In My Opinion…

Vedanta is a Hindu philosophy and practice whose goal is self-realization. In this conversation, Mark asks a woman in India about the best place to study Vedanta. Read more »

Health Problems

Micheal got a horrible illness called 'amoebic dysentery' during his trip to India. Unfortunately, he took the wrong pills to cure himself. Listen to what he has to say in this conversation. Read more »

People and Places – The Swami – 6 – The Same Thing

The universe is full of many forms, but the essence is one. The essence is one. The essence is one. So says the swami. Read more »

Making a Documentary

A French guy is making a documentary about a Benedictine monk who went to India to learn from Hinduism. The monk never came back.... Read more »

Indian Languages

There are a multitude of languages spoken in India, one of the world's largest and most diverse countries. Listen to Mark talk to an interesting guy who claims to speak many Indian languages. Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 5 – Chanting the Vedas

The Vedas are large bodies of texts originating in ancient India. In this recording, the swami tells Mark all about the powerful effects the Vedas have when chanted. Read more »

Himalayan Hike – 1 – Hiring a Guide

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (Himalayan Hike1.mp3) at irp Mark and Axel from Australia teamed up with Luis from Spain and Alex from France to hike to Malana in Himachal Pradesh. Gilles helped them negotiate the price and conditions of a guide over the mountain […] Read more »

The Man from Marseilles

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (marseilles.mp3) at serena sundai Mark: So Eric, you are from France? Eric: Yes. Mark: Which part? Eric: Which park? Mark: Which part?! Eric: My part is Marseilles. My city is Marseilles and my country is France. Mark: But you speak […] Read more »

The Tamil Minority in Sri Lanka

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (tamilminority.mp3) at noaman Reporter: Uh-huh. Tamil Man: Open this one. (the digital recorder; “turn it on”) Reporter: Yeah. Tamil Man: Very important. Reporter: Good. Tamil Man: The Sri Lankan Government; what they are doing now. They understand that the Tamil […] Read more »