Category Archives: Spina bifida

Out Templing with the Wife

by Aranyakananda I am beginning to suspect my wife is lovely. Last week she and I realized that it was the first weekend in time out of mind that we did not have anything planned. At first my wife said … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage To Krishna Consciousness, Maybe

by Aranyakananda My wife and I are flying to California late this summer to visit friends and family. We will be staying in San Francisco, or very near. We have been planning this out for weeks, but it just occurred … Continue reading

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Bloody Know-It-Alls

by Aranyakananda Over the course of the last 15 years or more, a trend has developed in my life. I seem to come in close contact, often in close friendships with people who – I don’t know how else to … Continue reading

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My Tabla Meditations of Spring 2010.

by Aranyakananda The following is from a paper on the meditative aspects of playing the tabla, which I wrote while I was briefly a grad student in 2010. I was asked to try a meditative practice for three weeks and … Continue reading

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Lunch-Break Wheelchair Suryanamaskar

by Aranyakananda Suryanamaskar is intended to be done at dawn, as the sun rises, ideally, I think. But there are really no rules when it comes to dharma. Therefore, on Saturdays I have come to practice my own version of … Continue reading

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Bhagavad-Gita Discussion Group Absentee Topic: Patronizing Adharma

by Aranyakananda Because of a Christmas-time “calamity”, until March I will need to take accessible busing rather than ride to work with my wife in our car. I have used this service from time to time throughout the last decade … Continue reading

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A Tremendous Sense of Gratitude Aimed In 100 Different Directions & a Happiness Independent of External Circumstances

by Aranyakananda Of late, I have found myself in a state which I hoped I would not find myself again during this lifetime. A state in which I have wallowed many times before. I am in a cast and in … Continue reading

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