Tag: Punjab

  • 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.…

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    I was leaving Ustad Ji’s home after having my first lesson. The wood and iron gate that separates the courtyard from the street towers over me and takes a lot of effort to move. As I emerged into the street, I was startled to find my way blocked by two pigs. I stood in astonishment.…

  • Oh No! What Have I Done?  A Snapshot of My First Week in India

    Oh No! What Have I Done? A Snapshot of My First Week in India

    During the past year, I traveled extensively as part of my music and yoga studies. Without fail, I always felt the protective, guiding energy of Waheguru in crucial moments. G.O.D., the Generating, Organizing, Delivering/Destroying force of the totality of creation. That unseen, unfathomable energy of intelligence and organization that has final say. As real and…

  • Serving the Other

    Serving the Other

    Before coming to India, I met with a trusted adviser, Siri Gian Kaur Khalsa of Espanola, New Mexico. She provided some valuable advice and insights. One of Siri Gian’s recommendations for me was to spend two hours a week doing seva (selfless service) at Darbar Sahib (the Golden Temple). Sound advice which I followed regularly…