The Most Famous Ashram – Rishikesh, India

A trip to Rishikesh is not complete without a visit to the Ashram of Yogi Maharishi Mahesh, also known as the "Beatles Ashram." The old, long-abandoned ashram was made famous after the Beatles stayed there in the late 60's... a visit that ushered them into an era of prolific songwriting as a result of their … Continue reading The Most Famous Ashram – Rishikesh, India

Coming Home – Rishikesh, India

February 6-17, 2017 Rishikesh is one of the very few places in all my travels that I made a pointed decision to revisit. I fell in love with this small Himalayan town on the Ganges just over a year ago and I admit that as I planned this trip, I had a moment of wondering … Continue reading Coming Home – Rishikesh, India

Revisiting India, the Land of Beautiful Intensity

Just over a year ago, I spent a month by myself in India, traveling to different cities, meditating, and seeking as much cultural, historical and spiritual experience as possible. It was, without a doubt, one of the most difficult things I have ever done... being alone in a place of such diverse intensity. And yet, … Continue reading Revisiting India, the Land of Beautiful Intensity

Namaste, My Friend – Rishikesh Part 2 – India

October 26 & 27, 2015 Early morning, before all the street vendors have set up, I walk through the quiet village on my way to breakfast, pausing to sit on one of the stairwells leading down to the river, smelling the subtle incense that permeates the air. At this hour, the river is a surprising … Continue reading Namaste, My Friend – Rishikesh Part 2 – India

Om Namaha Shiva – Rishikesh Part 1 – India

October 24 & 25, 2015 Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and built along either side of the sacred Ganges river near its source, Rishikesh has a beautiful intensity that is entirely unlike every other place I've been so far. While still densely populated, the chaos is severely dialed down, letting the natural beauty … Continue reading Om Namaha Shiva – Rishikesh Part 1 – India