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Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

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Following the wheat harvest, Buddhist family lunch in field. Likir, Ladakh

Environmentally Sustainable Diet – Why is it not Taking Over Yet?

Environmentally sustainable diets are not taking over yet. Powerful lobbies and cultural habits are in the way. Concepts of gender, class & diet vary culturally. I describe different attitudes towards meat eating in different societies, showing that a heavy-duty meat diet it is not an inevitablity. We can, and must, change!

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

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At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

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Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

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etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

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Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

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Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

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With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »
Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

Read More »
Following the wheat harvest, Buddhist family lunch in field. Likir, Ladakh

Environmentally Sustainable Diet – Why is it not Taking Over Yet?

Environmentally sustainable diets are not taking over yet. Powerful lobbies and cultural habits are in the way. Concepts of gender, class & diet vary culturally. I describe different attitudes towards meat eating in different societies, showing that a heavy-duty meat diet it is not an inevitablity. We can, and must, change!

Read More »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

Read More »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

Read More »
At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

Read More »

Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

Read More »
etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

Read More »
Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

Read More »
Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

Read More »
With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »
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