Hello yogis, I have finally got on line again, and have started posting things from Pune. Sorry for the long delay. Please scroll down for some pics and comments from Pune days.
In Rishikesh, I have taught 2 classes so far for Usha. And otherwise I’m savouring my last week of solitude before the course starts. There are 43 people registered, many more than expected. It looks like a good strong group (and a VERY full room!). Already I have met some of them, and they have wonderful practices.
I’ve been spending my time here at Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, in my lovely yellow room that looks out over the Ganges, mostly reading and resting. I have been inspired by Ashok Banker’s retelling of The Ramayana. He has rewritten the story in a ‘fantasy’ mode (a la ‘The Lord of the Rings’) with yogic wisdom interspersed. It is totally irresistable! I devoured all 5 books that are available here in India. The 6th and final book isn’t avaliable until the summer. It has also moved me to start reading one of the original versions, Sant Tulsidas’s Ramachitramanas. I have developed much love for Lord Rama. And admiration in a new key to dear Hanumanji.
And many thoughts about the state of our Kali Yuga.
The other day I had an amazing Ganga Snan (bath). The sun is very hot during the day, and Ganga is very cold. I stayed in for a long time, and had a peaceful sit on the ghat afterwards. Jai Devi Gange!