This Way to Vipassana - Vipassana Meditation

My Vipassana Meditation Experience

I had and have times where I didn’t or don’t feel well at all, my mind is running wild, endless thoughts, sleepless nights accompanied with aimless time killing during the day. And so meditation, “relaxing” and “controlling” the mind, sounded really good and familiar to me. It sounded similar to what I tried during the days … Read more

Cyril shooting

“Night-sky-photography-crash-course” on Kovalam Beach

After our arrival in Trivandrum, we realised we had a night to kill until our 10-day Vipassana Meditation Course held in the hilly outskirts. So, we spontaneously decided to spend the night at Kovalam Beach to relax, swim, eat seafood, raw pineapples and mangos and drink beer before our long abstinence. The only “productive” thing we did … Read more

Discovering Burnished Pots in Dehra-Dun

We arrived in Dehra-Dun in time to celebrate Diwali (at home). We lit the house with the traditional earthen oil lamps and enjoyed their warm glow. Little did we know that our lazy peaceful days of drinking chai in the garden would not last. The demonetisation of the 500 and 1000 rupee notes was announced: … Read more

Dharamsala Calling

We took the opportunity to explore Dharamsala before leaving for the plains of northern India: completing a 15-hour bus journey to get up there without actually experiencing the mountains seemed senseless. We rode into McLeod Ganj on a local tin bus, excited about the food and mountains we were going to encounter. We walked through … Read more

Photography - Baner Khad

Pottery at the Talking Clay Studio

So there we were, on a pottery course in the mountains with no personal conveyance and a fair few kilometers between our cottage and the closest town, Fatehpur. Our favourite activity instantly became the tranquil, scenic walk on a narrowly paved path from our rented cottage, through the village fields, past the village and then … Read more