Single Use Plastic during Covid-19

Single Use Plastic during Covid-19

Stuck at home, Ani and I have found ourselves consuming more plastic than usual.  I couldn’t help but wonder though, what role is plastic playing exactly in these crazy pandemic times?  After all, a look at the history of pandemics shows a pattern of waste accumulation compounding already challenging situations.

A Corona Day in Indonesia

A Corona Day in Indonesia

For me its been a moment of some despair:  I can palpably sense the shift in attention of the world from climate and environmental concern.  Of course, it is understandable.  But there’s deeper dynamics going on I feel; the ground is shifting under our feet.

Transcaste Concept

Transcaste Concept

I am really excited… I think we’ve found an important new word for a concept that has pressing modern significance. A few weeks ago, Ani and I were immersed in the Bandung Spirit conference in Paris and Le Havre. On the first day, Dr. Seema Parhihar from Kirori Mal...
The Prince and the Priest

The Prince and the Priest

Today I had a fascinating conversation with Frère Damien.  When I first arrived at the monastery 10 years ago, Frère Damien was a novice–  early 30s, and just having entered into the order. Today he is the Abott– having been elected a few years ago as the...
Les Memoires de Père Jaques

Les Memoires de Père Jaques

This week I have journeyed to Chimay, Belgium to take a little retreat at the Abbey de Scourmont. I am so grateful. Really, this is more of an excuse to see my old friend Père Jaques. Père Jaques (90) and I go back ten years ago when I was passing by on my bike and...