Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
This photo shows a water filtering system which is used in conjunction with the batik and dyeing center. We also saw the jute production center, handlooms, pickle production site, vermi-composting, bee keeping, rain water harvesting and an organic herb garden.
Ushagram has asked us for help in testing the soil and water for arsenic, a common problem in rural West Bengal. They also hope that they can find new and diversified markets for their jute and batik handicrafts. They always welcome visitors and are looking forward to learning more about sustainable farming practices.
Monday, July 04, 2005
It is by a group called Tibetan VOlunteers for Animals (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the saying on the shirt in Tibetan was translated like this,
"While we torture animals by eating meat still we are praying with our prayer wheels. This is not real Dharma, this is the style of artificial Buddha." Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok
We always need to keep striving for our ideals and values -- to be more truthful to ourselves.