Monthly Archives: October 2010

Blog5 Oct25 Habituating to Russia. When the extraordinary becomes ordinary. The Idiot, Christ, ballet, opera, cathedrals and Dom Knigi.

  Blog5 Oct25 Habituating to Russia. When the extraordinary becomes ordinary. The Idiot, Christ, ballet, opera, cathedrals and Dom Knigi. I have a friend and teacher, Shinzen Young, who has meditated and taught meditation for 40 years. He says that … Continue reading

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Blog4 Oct19 Reflections on life from Alexander Nevski Monastery.

Blog4 Oct19 Reflections on life from Alexander Nevski Monastery.   Oct 19. Alexander Nevski Monastery. Sitting in cafeteria overlooking garden, cemetery and cathedral. The widows are steamy and it’s near freezing outside. Why am I here in this monastery in … Continue reading

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Blog1 – September 8, 2010. – First report of Carter and Franny.

Blog1 – September 8, 2010. – First report of Carter and Franny.   Greetings from Berlin. Its cool and misty today. Franny wanted a day of rest so I decided to report. While old, Berlin feels like a young and … Continue reading

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Blog2 – September 27, 2010. – Second report of Carter and Franny

Blog2 – September 27, 2010. – Second report of Carter and Franny Berlin was full of war and holocaust and memorials and renewal — and edgy edgy art — and scary tattooed be-ringed skinheads that hop of the trolley to … Continue reading

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Blogs 3 – Russia Oct 15 (trial upload thru MSword bogger and word Press)

Blog3 Oct15 Russia Another fortnight of plays, cathedrals and a trip to the Peterhof summer palace and fountains. Another week searching for food and transportation and locations with undecipherable lettering. Another week of reacting to surprises and frustrations and beauty … Continue reading

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