There are two halves to this talk. In the first I narrate what drew me to Bhagavan’s teachings and then to India. And in the second I speak about some of the teachers I have been with and written about.
Mostly about Books (expanded version)
About fifteen years ago I gave an interview in which I gave background information on all the books I had written. In 2014 I updated it by adding stories about all the book projects I had been involved in since the original interview was posted.
Interview with Viorica Wiessman
A few years ago I started an email interview with a Romanian translator who wanted me to give some biographical information about my first experiences in Tiruvannamalai. The interview was never completed. This is as far as we got…
Remembering Nisargadatta Maharaj
These are my recollections of the time I spent with Nisargadatta Maharaj in the late 1970s. I was prompted to write them down after a brief meeting with a casual visitor who wanted me to talk about that era of my life.
This is my account of a period of my life when I decided to live in an abandoned temple just off the Arunachala pradakshina road.
Half a lifetime ago
Here are some recollections from 1983, from a time when I was temporarily in London and looking for a way to return to India.
I was not planning to write anything today, but when I opened my online UK newspaper I discovered that it was Father’s Day. Eight people were telling the story of their relationships with their fathers, and their collective efforts inspired me to do the same. I am also prompted to do so by my memory of his funeral service at which a minister who barely knew him gave a eulogy that I thought was under-informed and uninspiring.
My son the Missionary
This is the story of how my mother tried to come to terms with the life I had chosen for myself.