The Oracle

Those of you who have been following my blogs would have already read a little bit about a man I refer to as Pachen. Translated as “the brave one” in Tibetan; Pachen’s official title is Neyenchen Tanghla Kuten and he holds the esteemed role of personal oracle to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala,…

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My First Chod Ritual

It’s a cool winters afternoon set amidst the backdrop of the ancient ruins of Nalanda (acclaimed Buddhist University in modern-day Bihar). As with everything else I have experienced in India, this is a place of polarity where the serenity is in direct contrast to the bustling streets and chaos just outside the walls. The energy…