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Morning at the Madurai Meenakshi Temple (Part 1)
Morning at the Madurai Meenakshi Temple (Part 1)

I always feel blessed when I have the opportunity to visit the Meenakshi temple in Madurai. The sanctum of the temple is powerful and the experience each time ineffable. I always leave my camera behind when I go to temples and if I do take my camera I hardly ever take any photos. This trip…

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Marina Beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, South India
Marina Beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, South India

After a long flight from New York via Dubai I finally arrived in Chennai at the painful 3am arrival hour. With a day to spend in Chennai before our afternoon flight to Madurai we decided to explore a few places, one of which was Marina Beach. Having never been to a beach in Chennai I…

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2013 Kumbh Mela and a journey across North India
2013 Kumbh Mela and a journey across North India

A 13-day epic journey to the Kumbha Mela and across North India The map above does not shy away in reminding us that our spiritual adventure will take us almost all the way across north India. A massive distance to cover with a great many things to see in between. It also tells us that…

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The road to Badrinath, Temple in the Himalayas
The road to Badrinath, Temple in the Himalayas

Since I posted a few days ago about Mana, the last Indian village before Tibet, I thought I’d share a little about the journey to Badrinath. Badrinath is the little town just prior to Mana village. It is famed for the Badrinath temple, one of four holy sites in the Hindu Char Dham pilgrimag...

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Mana, the last Indian village before Tibet
Mana, the last Indian village before Tibet

As I prepare for my 3rd visit to India this year I came across some photos I took three years ago when I visited the village of Mana in north India. Mana is often known as the last Indian village before the Tibetan border and it is the furthest north I’ve been in the Indian…

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Central Java’s Mendut Temple and Monastery
Central Java’s Mendut Temple and Monastery

Another wonder in Central Java is the small but beautiful Mendut temple. It’s on the itinerary for one of the places for us to visit during our upcoming meditation and wellness retreat in Indonesia in September. Located a little over 3 kms from Borobudur this temple may appear insignificant...

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Traditional Herbal Remedies of Central Java, Indonesia
Traditional Herbal Remedies of Central Java, Indonesia

We share more about our upcoming stay at MesaStila in Central Java, during our September Meditation and Wellness retreat in the islands of Indonesia. Today we look at the traditional herbal remedies called Jamu that is offered at this wellness resort. Courtesy of MesaStila – “Jamu ref...

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Would you like a biscuit?
Would you like a biscuit?

I came across this photo in my collection as I was preparing for an upcoming retreat in India at the end of this month and I thought I’d share it. It was taken in a mud hut outside the village of Luni in the outskirts of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, North India.

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