On Walden Pond

On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag
I started the New Year chanting Lokāh Samastāh Sukino Bhavantū at an Amma Satsang. Then after a short nap, drove over to a friend’s and chanted the Hanuman Chalisa, seven times; then walked around Walden Pond. What a beautiful day to experience the magnificent.

Walking Yoga, circumambulating the emerald blue stillness. A time to quiet the mind and observe thoughts in action (or inaction). Don’t try to understand, don’t judge, just be the silent observer. Like the still waters, tall trees and blue sky. Just be. The Universe will carry on. Om!

Lokāh Samastāh Sukino Bhavantū
May all be at Peace

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Visiting Innsbruck

A shop window in Innsbruck. Creative and colorful!
Innsbruck, Austria Arun Shanbhag

View from atop Patscherkofel. In the valley below is the town of Innsbruck.
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Colva Beach – Serenely Beautiful

Colva Beach Goa sunset pics by Arun Shanbhag
On our visit to India in June, we paid a short visit to Goa. Starting on the early morning flight from Mumbai and after visiting the Ramnathi Devasthan, we arrived at the beach-front resort in Colva, early in the afternoon. We were so fatigued, both of us promptly fell asleep. The drumming of the heavy rains outside pushed us deeper in sleep. On waking up around 5 pm, and a leisurely coffee, we ambled onto the beach. The rains had stopped but the skies were still overcast.
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Montreal: Mont Royal and the City

Mont Royal Montreal Canada panorama pics by Arun Shanbhag
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Montreal got its name from the green bump on the edge of the city, “Mont Royal;” an urban forest similar to New York's Central Park. Actually it was landscaped by the same guy, Frederick Olmsted. It was an enjoyable walk up the hill and the greenery was refreshing. We were surprised by the crowds at the top – yes, it was a beautiful day and the locals were out in force. At the top, I clicked this serene vista.

From here, the views of the city were breathtaking. I told you, it was a beautiful day. Enjoy!
Mont Royal Montreal Canada panorama pics by Arun Shanbhag

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