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Norbulingka Institute, A Tribute to Tibet’s Heritage #AtoZChallenge

Norbulingka Institute Vidya Sury

In April 2015, during our trip to Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, we met the Dalai Lama. Oh yes, just saying that takes me right back to that moment when he asked me “You came all the way from Bangalore to meet me? Thank you!” And squeezed my hand. And leaned into my hug. And tickled my son’s beard. I still feel the warm cozy pressure of his hand. Okay, so, I actually meant to write something nice and soothing for N.…

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Turn down that noise Vidya Sury
Mindful Living

Turn down the volume, unplug, listen

So much noise Inside our head Our thoughts Our to-do list Work commitments Social media Twit, twit, Twitter Facebook Disturbing news A million things Fighting for space Space so scarce Turn down that volume. Unplug. Tune out the noise…

Gratitude brings Peace. The best way to rpactice is through a gratitude journal. Vidya Sury

Gratitude Brings Peace #WorldGratitudeDay

Today, September 21, is World Gratitude Day. It is also International Day of Peace. Rather a nice combination, considering that Gratitude brings immense peace. Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze…

#AtoZChallenge Book Review

Dialogues From Within

“Dialogues From Within”  is the beautiful title of a book of “poetry and verse to lift the spirit and soothe the soul” by my friend’s sister, Shobha Senan. The first thing I loved about this book is its cover.…