Archive for Tag Archives: ' surendra'

A life of Zen: Ryōkan, the great fool

Surendra's portrait of the inspiring rebel monk who totally abandoned the rigid Zen organisation of his day, interspersed with delightful poems Ryōkan wrote along on his path.

9 Rajneeshpuram residents on what Wild Wild Country got wrong

Anna Silman talked to former Rajneeshpuram residents. Published in New York Magazine, The Cut, USA, on April 19, 2018.

Moments with a mountain

Rarely a day goes by without a glance at Mt Ariake. It is not fully visible from our house but towers majestically over the whole surrounding village and beyond, says Surendra.

Tribes are on the way out

Surendra casts a critical eye at the behaviour, rules and norms of tribes and families and their enslavement of the individual. He states, "The tribe is the collective version of [...]

Autumn paddies in Japan

Surendra observed the growing of the rice in Nagano, Japan and documented his findings with his new digital camera, saying that "This year has seen a leap from many years of black [...]

Nothing is good, nothing is bad – encouraging bacteria

Surendra explores the importance of bacteria for our health, how they took detrimental blows through our lifestyle, antibiotics and 'modern food', and how to easily increase them [...]

Let’s Roundup those GMOs!

The hazards of the chemical glyphosate for all living entities and the sinister role Monsanto has been playing in a macabre death waltz is illuminated by Surendra’s in-depth [...]

Hinkley Point: a nuclear mystery

Further to his article on the impact of the Fukushima disaster, Surendra addresses the ongoing dramatic concerns about the global nuclear industry which are widely being kept mum [...]

The death of a parent

Working full-on as a painter in the Lao Tzu construction crew in Pune 2 to complete the Samadhi, Surendra narrates the circumstances that made him decide to fly to England to be [...]

Dozō Kura, a unique tradition in Japanese architecture

Dotted around rural Japan are black and white buildings known as dozō kura, writes Surendra. Most of these pictures come from the Azumino area of Nagano, where he lives.

The Fukushima disaster will never go away

Surendra's chilling update on the continuous radiation poisoning of the entire globe.

Buddhas and Friends

Surendra continues his recollections of his search for ancient Buddhist and Shinto sites in Japan, visiting the island of Sado, Nara and Kamakura, and Kyoto.

Five Hundred Buddhas

Surendra recalls his journey setting out to find a legendary site in Japan called 'Go Hyakyu Rakan'.

Share your Buddhahood to Save this Planet!

Surendra looks at radiation poisoning unleashed onto humanity and ponders the end of Kali Yuga and Osho's vision of a possible buddhahood outcome. Part 2 of 2 of his essay, [...]

‘Atoms for Peace’

With humankind now being constantly exposed to radiation, Surendra looks into the chilling status quo. Part 1 of 2 of his essay, 'Radiation and the Nuclear Nightmare'.

Japanese Architecture: Buildings in Decline

Surendra explores the Japanese countryside for abandoned buildings and sees that death really is at the heart of life.

My Roman Holiday

Towards the end of the nineties, after leaving Ko Hsuan in Devon, England, Surendra found himself in Rome, Italy.

Osho Ko Hsuan – or Ko Hsuan

In part 5 of 5 Surendra looks at the adults' roles at Osho Ko Hsuan and the conflict if the school ought to remain an organisation under the name of Osho or, if adults didn't want [...]

Osho Ko Hsuan – The Art of Living

In part 4 of 5, Surendra recollects the interaction between adults/teachers and kids and the importance of the kids' individuation.

Osho Ko Hsuan – Sexuality

In part 3 of 5, Surendra writes about how sex and sexuality was approached at Osho Ko Hsuan school.

Osho Ko Hsuan – Learning our Lessons

Part 2 of 5: Surendra writes about how the school was run, how children participated and the task to prepare the kids for life in the world.

Osho Ko Hsuan – An Adventure in Education

In Part 1 of 5, Surendra recalls the captivating years at Osho Ko Hsuan School in Devon, England.

Much-loved Dartmoor

Surendra shares his love affair with Dartmoor, an area of moorland covering almost 1,000 square kilometres, located in southern Devon, England.

Earth Meets Sky

Surendra displays some of his rare landscape photography.

Rice Fields in Winter

Surendra's photos of rice crops in Japan during the winter.

Organic Forms

Surendra shows his very special photo series celebrating the beauty of plants and vegetables and speak about his joy for photography.

Farewell to Dartmoor, Hello Japan!

Surendra tells of his and Amrapali’s decision to leave Devon in UK for the Nagano area of Japan.

Surendra and the sannyasin portrait project

Photographic portraits of sannyasins, a project for those who live in the south of England