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Satsang (spiritual discourse) by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati people

Satsang (spiritual discourse) by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

(May 21, 2018) After the Ganga aarti, a separate event happens in the ashram. A satsang (spiritual discourse) and question/answer forum is presided over by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. She has many titles to her name, but she is best referred to as the American Jewish lady who is extremely knowledgable and dispenses words of wisdom.....more »»

Bouncing Back into Yoga in Rishikesh yoga

Bouncing Back into Yoga in Rishikesh

(May 21, 2018) After my dust-induced ailment in Kathmandu, I have not been able to resume my yoga. But with a spacious yoga space in Haari Hostel and my resurgent strength, yoga was once again in the works. First session was with Cecilia and Ai, both fellow guests at the hostel....more »»

Exploring Rishikesh, India traveling

Exploring Rishikesh, India

(May 18, 2018) After 5 days in Paharganj, New Delhi, it was sensory overload. I had to leave. Rishikesh excited me a little more than the other destinations. With that, I booked my bus and hostel stay at RAAHI The Travellers Nest. I don't know anything about Rishikesh except for its yoga scene and I was curious what it would be like for me.....more »»

Meditation with Shirly Pnina at Lodi Garden, New Delhi meditation

Meditation with Shirly Pnina at Lodi Garden, New Delhi

(May 15, 2018) It was a chance meeting at Cafe CoffeeCo when Shirly talked about meditation with a Polish traveler. I got into the conversation, and before I knew it, I was already part of the meditation group for Lodi Garden with like-minded seekers....more »»

A First-Timer in New Delhi, India traveling

A First-Timer in New Delhi, India

(May 12-17, 2018) I've read so many things about New Delhi. As India's capital, it is a land of sharp contrasts - bustling, spiritual, scams, dynamic, dirty and hot. It was intimidating. When I disembarked from the plane, the first thing that greeted me was the heat - like the gush of hot air when you open up the oven door to see if the turkey is done! It was a foretelling start.....more »»

India e-VISA snag traveling

India e-VISA Snag

(May 9, 2018) I thought I've already covered all my bases for my crossing into India until I realized I got one thing all wrong. Being turned back at the border, I had to ride the 13-hour bus trip back to Kathmandu.....more »»

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