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406, 2016

An Afternoon with a Bank Teller

By |June 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

This story I haven’t revealed to anyone but my wife.

Today I went to my bank to deposit some cash.  I am not going to disclose the amount, suffice it to say that it was a decent amount and the bills were in all denominations.  I previously counted the money, but the bank teller had to […]

1905, 2016

Banishment of Monks, Yes. Persecution of Buddhism, No

By |May 19th, 2016|My Opinion|0 Comments

By Deepak Shimkhada
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1903, 2016

A Snake is a Snake

By |March 19th, 2016|My Opinion, Travel|0 Comments

A Snake is a Snake

By Deepak Shimkhada

Part 1

I suffer from ophidiophobia: the fear […]

2502, 2016

Glory of the Himalaya

By |February 25th, 2016|Travel|3 Comments

Om Parvat, also known as Adi Kailash or Little Kailash in the district of  Darchula, Nepal

The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, […]

1402, 2016

What’s the value of life or an object?

By |February 14th, 2016|My Opinion|1 Comment

It’s a perplexing question.  I wouldn’t dare to judge the value of say, gold, diamond or something beyond my expertise.  I know something about art because I have […]

912, 2015

“Back off India:” Is it working?

By |December 9th, 2015|My Opinion|0 Comments

I neither understand the purpose nor the strategy of my Nepali brothers and sisters who take their protests to the streets. Ever since India allegedly imposed economic sanctions […]

2111, 2015

Claremont Vigil to express sorrow and show solidarity for the Paris attacks

By |November 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On the evening of Wednesday, November 18th, a candlelight vigil was organized by Claremont School of Theology’s Office of Inter-religious Committee to express sorrow and show solidarity for […]

1811, 2015

New publication

By |November 18th, 2015|Publications|0 Comments

A new research article on Tantra coauthored by me and Michael Reading has just been published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Dharma Studies.  The […]

1711, 2015

Diwali Celebrations at The Claremont Colleges

By |November 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This year, as every year, the Hindu students of the Claremont Colleges organized a Diwali program at Pomona College on Sunday, November 15. Students from five undergraduate colleges […]

1511, 2015

Pilgrim Festival in Claremont

By |November 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As we do every year, on Friday and Saturday Kanti and I went to the 67thannual Pilgrim Festival in Claremont.  The festival takes place every year just before […]