Shri Jasnath Asan, Rajasthan, India
Photo © Shri Jasnath Asan, 2016
The TWO DESERTS, ONE SKY Project
Poor health and bad internet has made this blog a bit problematic but it looks like things (both me and the internet) may be now on the mend. I made it safely to the Shri Jasnath Asan yesterday after about a 2-hour ride north from Jodhpur. There it was, Shri Jasnaath Asan, standing patiently as an oasis of tranquility. Got in, just in time for puja and a delicious meal before settling into a guest room in the beautifully carved sandstone house that will serve as my home for the next three weeks.
For those new to this blog, Shri Jasnath Asan is a 500-year-old ashram (educational and spiritual center) in Panchla Siddha, India. Students in our Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada, USA and those of the Thar Desert area of India will compare and contrast their cultural and natural history art-based environmental education projects
The One Sky project is committed to arid land environmental education and is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding between cultures of the shared responsibilities to both our fragile planet as well as to to each other.
Many thanks to WANT Expeditions, Adelson Educational Campus, and Shri Jasnath Asan for making this project a reality.
Panchla Siddha, India
Sharon K. Schafer
I paint, photograph, and speak about wild places in an act of reciprocity that is as vital to me as heartbeat or breath.
My interest in the magic and mystery of the natural world lies at the intersection of art and science.
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