My home and office is a 38 foot sailboat in the Santa Barbara harbor. Â Her name is Uma Karuna. Â “Uma”Â is Tibetan for middle or the middle path. Â “Karuna” is Sanskrit for compassion.
I often sail alone to the Channel Islands that are 20 + miles off the coast to the south of Santa Barbara. Â Absorbed into ocean, sun and wind I feel interconnected with all the elements of existence. Â My sailboat feels like a vehicle into the mysteries of life. Â Sailing is a wonderful metaphor for the spiritual journey.
Last weekend, I was anchored at Santa Cruz Island at two anchorages: Yellow Banks and Coches. Â I slept out in the cockpit of the boat gazing up at the stars and listening to the waves break against the shore. Â At dawn, I was moved to record this song and verses that I wrote on InterSpiritual Meditation. Â When I returned, I added a few sunset pictures from my iPhone. Â I am happy to share these with you here.