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 …
... There were no malas or chants or visualizations here – nothing to help concentrate the mind. Goenka (the man who revived the tradition) says such things make us feel good on the surface but are a distraction from the reality of the self. On our nightly video discourses he told us that to penetrate our subconscious we had to go it alone. Just you, your breath and your sensations. ‘You are surgeons now’, he told ...
... are you here then? Why travel to the other side of the world to hang out with westerners?
It's easy to do, incidentally. I think most of us who travel abroad are guilty of putting ourselves in comfortable bubbles wherever we go. It's pretty frequent on the tourist trail to only talk to waiters, touts and white people. Experiences with locals usually vary from fighting over prices or 'experiencing traditional culture' and ...
... it added up to 10 hours per day. I'll spare you all the details but it was an incredibly powerful experience. If you would like the whole description I will be happy to share it with you but this computer is quite slow and it is a long story. There is a nice summary here: http://www.vridhamma.org/VRI-Introducti on . The main goal is to train the mind to become aware of all things in the universe as temporary and to be objective to negative thoughts, emotions ...
... trees have been chopped for the dam project.
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed