Travel Blogs from Nashik
After missing our first train out of Mumbai we eventually escaped the big city and headed for one of the most holy towns in India 'Nasik'. It's about 4 hours away by train and the journey wasn't without its drama. Once on the train Sarah was peeling her apple with her pen knife. Suddenly out of nowhere the old man sitting beside her grabbed the pen …
... in the picture). In between meditations we could eat, sleep and weep silently to ourselves before the next onslaught began. Men and women were kept apart; all forms of communication were banned; books and pens and paper were confiscated and walking was the only method of exercise allowed. It was lockdown time.
I’m used to meditation being all peace and love and kindness and making me feel fantastic. Vipassana was not ...
Over the last 18 months in Asia I have made lots of friends but not many Asian ones. I've lived here and travelled here and had lots of connections with Asian people, but they have rarely got past the superficial stage. I've had a sneaky deep-down suspicion for some time now that I'm actually a massive racist, unable to connect with people from different cultures. I've often found myself feeling separate and foreign and thought Why ...
... below is of the main pagoda, a replica of Shwedegon Pagoda in Yangon. Our main meditation hall is to the left. Due to the large number of students and limited number of cells in the pagoda, I was only able to spend one day meditating inside, but it was something that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
The 10 main days of the retreat were very, very intense. Meditation started at 4:30am and ended at 9:30pm every day, with breaks here and ...
... trees have been chopped for the dam project.
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- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed