Where & What is Alf Doing ‘Now’?
Inspired by Derek Sivers, this is my ‘Now’ page. Not a general background of me (about page), rather an up to date version of what am I doing/working on ‘Now’.
Back to Mother India
I came back to India for 3 weeks of Vipassana retreats. Once out (sounds like jail lol), it was pretty inspiring visiting Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Saranath, Bodhgaya, and Rajgiri (Vulture’s Peak). To hang out, meditate, and read suttas where the Buddha laid the dharma down!
focus: PERMACULTURE, MEDITATION & writing in India
Most dharma people were going to Rishikesh and Dharamshala. Although beautiful, I wanted more quiet and less Vegan Cafe scene. So I came to Sikkim (between Nepal and Bhutan) in NE India to find solitude, mountains & clean air.
I have been living in home-stays in a small villages and currently am volunteering at a permaculture Food Forrest.
What I am working on:
Open the Gift to Play in the Present (poetic essay - DONE)
Buddha the Deadbeat Dad (Blog - 95% )
Loneliness & The Art of Being Alone (Blog - 70%)
Surfing with Jesuit Zen Masters (my first real 'profile', a nut that won’t crack - over 10 months on/off - 90% done).
Probably more than you ever wanted to k ’now’…
Updated May 18, 2019.