superamit #LeahGupta and @jessaclark running through the woods near my parents house. It's almost spring! 4d

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superamit Snow melting off the branches this morning. 2w
  •   lokate It's Springing! 2w
  •   sheidingerphoto So beautiful 2w
  •   t_lush Hey Amit - I'm in new haven... Can I buy you a beer or a coffee while you around? 2w
  •   jodimckee beautiful!! 1w

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superamit Last week I had the pleasure of meeting my "cancer friend" @itssuleika in NYC.

Suleika was diagnosed with leukemia (AML) within months of me. We both endured clinical trials, months of chemotherapy, and a stem cell transplant.

Since then, she's been writing an amazing column for the New York Times called "Life, Interrupted", about life as a young person with cancer. Check it out!
3w

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superamit rain + snow → mist

Driving around taking photos in this sleepy little town near where my parents live.
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  •   simone_anne You're back in the states! How does it feel? 3w
  •   formerly_toom Love this. 3w
  •   karenabad Stunning 3w
  •   brucebanko I'm originally from Oxford Connecticut! Definitely a sleepy little town. Guessing you're at the bus company on Route 67 / Oxford Rd 3w
  •   kvanscha This is so lovely 3w
  •   _magadeth Connecticut! 3w

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superamit This is what I came back to see! 4w

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superamit An icy cold morning in Connecticut 4w

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superamit Me, @jessaclark, and #leahgupta cruising along the Pacific late last year.

Thx @helenadagmar for taking this pic for the latest issue of @Offscreenmag
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superamit From the world's tallest building, during a sandstorm in the desert of Dubai.

We're on our way back to the States today, but we took a stopover in Dubai to visit family and see the tallest building and biggest mall.

The mall is equally bonkers - it houses a theme park, aquarium, ice rink, and sees more visitors each year than New York City.
1mon

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superamit One more from Holi!

This morning we head back the states for a bit, via an overnight in Dubai to visit my aunt and @aanchalgupta97. :)
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superamit Happy Holi from India!

Holi is a festival of colors where for one day you can pick a water fight or color fight with anyone. Walking outside is perilous (water balloons from above) and indoors isn't much safer!

ONE MORE DAY IN INDIA, then it's off to Connecticut to see my folks & hang around the Northeast for a while. (Photo by @jessaclark)
1mon

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superamit I just finished 10 days on a silent meditation and Buddhism retreat, up in the hills of Dharamsala.

No devices, no media, no talking outside of a 1 hour Buddhism discussion group each day.

I'm so glad I did it and plan to integrate some of what I learned of meditation practice and the ethics and philosophy of Buddhism into my life.
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  •   sana_amos I just found out about 10 day silent retreats last week and been very intrigued after reading up on it. Sounds intense but amazing too 1mon
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  •   jenmay amazing! how was it? 1mon
  •   whooliphant Fantastic! How different was it from Vipassna? 1mon
  •   modchik Whoa ... Game changer 1mon
  •   bebarnett very cool amit 1mon
  •   thest Awesome, Sir! ️ from London 1mon

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superamit I'd been walking by this roadside barber for a week thinking: when would someone need a haircut AND a taxi at the same time? (But man, if they did, this place would be MAD EFFICIENT.) And then today I found myself needing a haircut and a taxi to the airport for the next day... and I knew exactly where to go.

For 80 rupees he gave me a fine shave and threw in a head massage, too. He told me during the winter months business is slow, so taxi bookings help pay the rent for his shop.

He finished up and I booked a taxi for the morning. On my way out, he gave me his number. Then he told me his name: Amit.

It was meant to be.
1mon

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superamit Hiked 5 hours Saturday, 2 above the snow-line, to reach Triund Hill. It's early in the season so it was icy atop several feet of snow.

Underprepared with just sneakers, I stayed overnight in a concrete room (no water, no electricity, no heat) in the home of the kind owner of the tea stall at top.

View was alright though. :)
2mon

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superamit 3 days of rain ended last night in a misty sunsetty dreamscape that I couldn't even hope to capture fully.

Today I'm up early to spend the day hiking to Triund. (Thx for the suggestion @mscheminske)
2mon

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superamit It's been raining for three days but it's still nice. 2mon

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superamit Spent 11.5 hours on the train, sat 4 hours pressed into an insanely crowded bus, then another bus, jammed into the trunk of a jeep with 6 others, then hiked up and down hills until I arrived... here.

This is my view for the week.
I'm in McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh, home to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Government in Exile, and 100,000 Tibetans.

In a week I go up a bit farther to start a 10 day Buddhist meditation silent retreat. I'm excited and nervous!
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  •   spenceke Wow! Good luck! 2mon
  •   nehalia Looks like you reached heaven after hell! Your 10 day retreat sounds awesome, happy meditating 2mon
  •   monicasemergiu I love following your trip! 2mon
  •   nishahalai Your first 10-day silent meditation retreat! How exciting! - Two words for you - "Just Observe". 😇 2mon
  •   luke0x Wonderful! 2mon
  •   paulmoffatt I want to go back! I have a few pics of this place on my profile/feed 2mon
  •   jessehectic Love it there. How cold is it and where is your Vapasana retreat? 2mon
  •   superamit @jessehectic I'm doing a Buddhism/meditation 10-day at Tushita. Not too cold. Been down to low 50s (very cold at night) but warming up. 2mon

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superamit A glimpse outside my window right now, on a misty morning train into Delhi. 2mon

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superamit A fond to Matheran. We'll miss your ridiculous sunsets every night.

Today we take a "toy" train down the side of the hill station at sunrise, then another train to Mumbai. From there, I'm headed to Delhi and Jessa's on to Goa.
2mon

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superamit They call this Sunset Point. Dunno why. 2mon

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