Travels In Sri Lanka – Finding the Ancient Past of the “Resplendent Isle”

Having traveled in India on more than one occasion, becoming acquainted (sometimes overwhelmed) with its geographical immensity, ancient and diverse cultures, I’ve long held a curiosity about Sri Lanka, the relatively small island neighbor lying less than 20 miles from India’s south eastern coast. Considering Sri Lanka’s location in the equatorial tropics of the Indian […]

Laos & Thailand: An Asian Fantasy

Laos & Thailand: An Asian Fantasy

At first consideration, appreciating Buddhist art and going scuba diving seem as different as night and day. The principles of Buddhist art encompass simplicity, devotion and meditation while scuba diving involves hi-tech equipment and activity. But there are similarities–both ask their participants to focus on the moment, contemplation that can bring serenity and relaxation. Why […]