Nome is the teacher at SAT in Santa Cruz, CA, USA. His teaching of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Self-inquiry is the highest and deepest that we have ever heard. We have been taking satsang with Nome for more than 20 years, and when we go back to the USA, one big part of the trip is to spend time with Nome at satsang and maybe a retreat.
We usually see him seated before the group, giving a discourse or in dialogue. While there is often laughter, the satsangs are serious occasions to deeply dive into spiritual practice.
Here, though, is another side of Nome, not usually seen. A member of the sangha, Jim Clark, who does the flower decorating of the murtis before satsangs, has recently adopted a new puppy, Max.
Nome has fun with the puppy, and recently Jim took a few photos of him playing with Max.
Max got the toy.
Now for quiet time.
Both are happy after play time.
I thought that these photos would be of interest to spiritual seekers everywhere, as a chance to see a sage out of the usual milieu.