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8. His Holiness the Gyalwang Drupka My Crazy Tale

    I I’m browsing the Leh (India) Tibetan guesthouse bookshelf. I don’t know why, but I count the number of books. There are twenty-two books including Robert Pirsiig’s classic counter-cultural text Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Jane Austin’s  Victorian novel Mansfield Park, and Enid Blyton’s Hardy-boys inspired  childrens' book The Five Go … Continue reading 8. His Holiness the Gyalwang Drupka My Crazy Tale

6. Street Art, Notices, and Signs

While meandering along side streets between Kathmandu’s Thamel and Durbar Square, I came across some street art. Underneath many of the paintings was X College in conjunction with Kathmandu’s Heritage Walk. Rather than the work of a solitary artist such as a Banksy, this work appears to have been planned to celebrate Kathmandu. The subject … Continue reading 6. Street Art, Notices, and Signs

Responding to Death: Words about the Dead and Hopes for the Dead

I do not want to appear morbid; however, I am sometimes intrigued by cemeteries. Those cemeteries often show how individuals respond to death. The way individuals are remembered by words and decorations on tombs or on plaques in churches can convey powerful sentiments. The very location of cemeteries may also say something about the hopes … Continue reading Responding to Death: Words about the Dead and Hopes for the Dead

Wondering about Justice while Walking the Camino

My sabbatical is about moral responsibility. While walking the Camino, I think about numerous traits related to the morally responsible person, simplicity, perseverance, hospitality all connect to being responsible. Yet, I find that it is somewhat difficult, but not impossible, to thinking about justice and a just person while on the Camino. One experience relevant … Continue reading Wondering about Justice while Walking the Camino