iMonk Archive
November 2006

A brief description of blogs for this month. See the Main Archive for links to all blogs, click on any of the Annual Archives (in the menu on the right) for blogs for that year, or go to the Tags Archive for blogs arranged by category and subject.

Week 1
Russia: Saint Petersburg

Haiku lamenting Srila Gurudeva's departure.

Cold comfort
The cold Russian weather and the fresh snow increases the iMonk's feeling of separation from his guru.

Week 2
Russia: Smolensk

Warm welcome
The iMonk catches the midnight train from Moscow to Smolensk for a weekend preaching engagement in that city.

Real welfare work
The iMonk urges students from the Smolensk Medical Academy to investigate the cause of disease, not just treat its symptoms.

Week 3
Russia: Saint Petersburg

Russian trains
Why the iMonk prefers to ride in the third class car (platskartniy) when traveling by rail in Russia.

Week 4+
Russia: Yaroslavl

Another lesson
The iMonk is again reminded that appearances can be deceiving when he returns to Yaroslavl after three years.

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