Bodh Gaya

My dear friend Barry Fahrer took this stunning shot at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. © Barry Fahrer 2019 Bodh Gaya is home to a direct descendant of the Bodhi Tree under which Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment. Barry Fahrer is an excellent photographer and I look forward to sharing more of his photos of India, …

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“There was no room at the inn, but God came anyway.”*

Here's another oldie-but-goody from my holiday archives... I just remember their kindness and goodness to me, and their peacefulness and their utter simplicity. They inspired real reverence, and I think, in a way, they were certainly saints. And they were saints in that most effective and telling way: sanctified by leading ordinary lives in a …

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A tale of two [kinds of] Santas

Christmas 2019 is right around the corner, so I thought that I'd share this oldie-but-goodie with my readers. Enjoy! This weekend, New York was invaded by thousands of Santas, elves, reindeer and at least one Sugar Plum Fairy courtesy of Santacon 2016.  I had all but forgotten about the event, until I spotted the first crowd …

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