Shedding the Past

Day 14, Part 1 – Spelunking I’m dreaming of Arati. Bells are clanging, the ┬áscent of incense is in the air. Or wait, no. It’s 5 AM and the temple just down the hill from us has begun its celebration of Shiva. I guess now is a good time to get up and start the … More Shedding the Past

Swamis and such

Day 11 – Part 2 Back on the bus we are headed for Swami Satchidananda’s childhood home and the lotus shrine, under construction, behind it. We are in a neighborhood. There are children walking home from school, houses lining the street and the smells of the evening meal being prepared. As we park in front … More Swamis and such