Anda #6 - June 10, 2023
Andas are where I share associative blobs of links to what I’ve been exploring, seeing, listening to, and reading. "Anda" means egg in Sanskrit. It's a zone of fertility and creativity.
Meet Jaya Kula’s resident naturopath, Dr. Sangita Pedro! Dr. Sangita specializes in all the things that plague us these days, including lyme, complex chronic illnesses, mold and fungus, and stubborn gut issues. She also offers traditional homeopathy. Dr. Sangita works with folx from all over the place via Zoom, but her office is in Portland, Oregon. Find her at Clear Sky Natural Medicine.
Over the next six months in these Anda posts, I’ll be featuring Jaya Kula community members who offer exemplary services and beautiful objects. So stay tuned!
I’ve had an aromantic crush on Danny Kaye since I was a little kid. This is definitely a joy-sparker. If you don’t know these guys - Harry Belafonte and Danny Kaye - they had a magical friendship and were both incredible performers. Harry was of mixed Jamaican and Jewish ancestry. Danny’s parents were Jewish immigrants.
Free books about Anandamayi Ma! Whole books, totally free about Anandamayi Ma’s life and teachings.
Aaannnnd. . . if you have to spare, the most wonderful Jyotish jewelry in the realm: Oocha Mani from Jyotishi and craftsperson extraordinaire, Nala Saraswati.
A Facebook friend and fellow Yijing/Zhouyi geek posted this photo of books he’s reading.
And continuing the ancient traditions from China theme, check out Stephanie Stewart’s @seriousfengshui on IG. Daily forecasts and pithy advice based on Chinese astrology.
I just found out that Richard Diebenkorn, one of my favorite California artists, was actually born in Portland, OR where I currently live. His Ocean Park series sparked a marvelous dream back in my 20s. I was wandering among many of the large Ocean Park paintings that were floating all around me. Then a voice I presumed to be Diebenkorn’s came out of the sky and said: “The reason why I love Ocean Park is because you can feel life more intensely here.”
Okay, I guess I’m on an art roll. Lotus Sculpture offers all kinds of Hindu and Buddhist statues in a wide range of styles and prices. You’re sure to find something perfect for your altar!
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