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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Greetings from Mamallapuram! My name is Mike and I am one of the participants in the 2010 South Indian Odyssey. Well we’ve finished our second day in Mamallapuram and are preparing to head out to Chidambaram mid day tomorrow. Before we head out of Internet range for a couple of days I want...Read More
We started our 2010 South Indian Odyssey today with an orientation class this afternoon. The class was held outdoors under some shady trees by the beach and the resort was a perfect setting to begin our journey. Though some of us are still slightly jet lagged we are all happy to be here and eager...Read More
Aaah India! It conjures up all kinds of memories. It’s been 7 months since my last visit and it doesn’t feel soon enough to be back. My friend, Mike, who is participating in the 2010 South Indian Odyssey, and I are heading to India a few days early. It was a long flight from New…Read More
An article from the Chicago Tribune. Research shows daily attention to mind-body dynamic reduces anxiety, strengthens immune system. Newer research from the University of Wisconsin shows a meditation habit can strengthen the body’s immune function, plus increase brain performance in the for...Read More
Eagle, Colorado, USA. The weekend visit to Colorado was truly uplifting. Eagle was the place that I had given my first workshop little over a year ago and it was nice to be back there. So many familiar faces and some new ones. The first workshop on Saturday was titled “Relationships” and the one ...Read More
Fri, 7th Aug 2009 – Our theme for the week of study is “I am a Hindu and I …”. Each camper had to finish that sentence based on what they learnt. The older campers had to write 30 statements of “I am a Hindu and I …” and the younger ones 15 statements. Cl...Read More