Author: Amanjot Kaur

  • Returning to India ~ The Himalayan Cottage

    Returning to India ~ The Himalayan Cottage

    I was on my way to Mother India once again The emotions stirred up before my departure left me with a deeply depressed heart. But I knew why I was going: to finish the manuscript and illustrations for my book, to have more time studying with Ustad Ji and to pursue my meditation practice deeply…

  • The Year in Exile

    The Year in Exile

    I was talking with a Punjabi friend, shortly after my return to Utah. He couldn’t understand why it was challenging for me to live in the U.S. again. “It’s more difficult here? Are you more attached to India?” he asked. It’s a good question. How to answer it? I’ll say it like this: India is…

  • Uprooted

    Uprooted

    It’s been a while since my last post. The past year was unbelievably challenging both spiritually and musically. I experienced a lot of growth both as a musician and human being. I wasn’t able to write about those challenges as I was living through them. Today I am going to share with you the unexpected…

  • The Punjabi Village Wedding

    The Punjabi Village Wedding

    I was still in Varanasi with Ottile when I received an unexpected phone call. It was my friend Gurpreet, from Salt Lake City, UT. She said she was here in India for a family wedding and would I like to come to her village to spend time together and attend the wedding? Absolutely! I replied.…

  • Reuniting with Ottilie: Agra and Varanasi

    Reuniting with Ottilie: Agra and Varanasi

    This is part two of my travel adventures in India – pre virus/lockdown days 😂 You may recall that in June of 2019, I met a wonderful young woman named Ottilie while staying at a Yoga Ashram in Nepal. Ottilie and I kept in touch after meeting and planned to reconnect sometime later in the…