Our first full day on the Odyssey began at 6:30am with Hatha Yoga and meditation on the beach as the sun was rising over the Bay of Bengal. It was very special to be in such a relaxing place with an amazing view of ancient temples, colorful fishing boats lining up the shores, a gorgeous sun rise……all while doing yoga on the beach!
After yoga it was breakfast then our morning class. Today’s topic was “introduction to Hinduism” and among the topics that I covered were the basic beliefs of Hinduism, the 4 sects, karma, reincarnation, God and Gods, and more. Then we headed off on an excursion visiting the 5 rathas and the famous Shore Temple. The resort is gorgeous and many of us spent the afternoon wandering the grounds or by the massive pool. One more class in the evening before dinner that was held on the beach. This class covered some of the basic understandings and strengths that are needed to be developed in order to sustain a successful meditative practice.
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