Ω. BESPOKE INDIA
Sacred shrines, architectural amazement. Uplift your life from the ordinary with this journey.
As this trip is for you, it is designed and made especially for you. SAFE, GREAT HOTELS make the difference creating a great guest experience for us. Lets go to India.
Because I am a working artist and active archeologist, I have an enthusiasm for the ancient and vanishing riches that abounds in our dear India. Unesco sites are preserving these architectural treasures, and culture of the millenniums, but perhaps not as swift and urgent as needed. Modern times is devouring faster the art and landscape that shaped our world. From year to year as I journey in the Indian continent I see the changes that bring relief to the people and the change that erodes the architectural legacy that is India of yore. With that in mind our trip begins in Bombay, (Mumbai), at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on the edge of the Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India.
Relax at the pool to Gather from the long plane ride. The spa treatments, (yes spa!) here are helpful for jetlag. I recomend them. Seriously take care of yourself on this journey, THERE IS NO SUFFERING REQUIRED, this is a trip to take care of yourself and enjoy the present moment. India WILL challenge you with pollution and mosquitos, reason enough! So Relax, in a STRESS FREE HOTEL.
Ω. Shrines of Paramahansa Yogananda:The Autobiography of a Yogi Tour. The only book Steve Jobs had on his iPad. Our journey includes Raniket, Nanital foothills to Dwarahat for Mahavatar Babajis cave, we experience the Dwarahat ashram. A lovely little hamlet truly blessed with Saints, Sages and Avatars. Our trip includes flights to the cities: PURI BOMBAY BENARES, but not limited to them. An indepth study of CALCUTTA and DAKSHINESWAR is now offered.
My dear friend and mentor Dr. Thomas Parker, creator of Polestar Tours (he’s been to India 38 times and came with me in 2016 at 90 years of age), has been friends with vedic astrologer Dr. Passar Banerjee of more than 33 years. We meet with Dr. Banerjee when we arrive in Bombay. I always look forward to seeing him again. He prescribes the correct jewels and stones for our earthly karmic challenges.
This is a great, safe comfortable journey, so come experience India with me. India is the place where the world began. Don’t miss it. Now is the time.
Atithi Devo Bhava! The Guest is God!
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DAKSHINESWAR IN DEPTH! Its about being there not as a sight seer but as an experience. We will explore the city of Dakshineswar with visits to the Kali Temple for pooja, feel Ramakrishna and Vivikenanda’s vibrations as well the Divine mother in the form of the Goddess Kali.
Walk the streets of 4 Garpar road and meditate in Yogananda’s attic where he found God and where Babaji visited him before he came to America. Visit the home of Hassi Bose daughter of Tulsi Bose and her shrine of relics and treasures including the beds of Yogananda and Sri Yuketeswar, next to the YSS mediation center. She gave me a stone cup once used by Swami Sri Yukteswar. In this immediate area the pages of the “Autobiography of a Yogi” come to life; Master Mahasaya, the Levitating Saint, Rabindranath Tagore. Bengal is home to many high thinkers, notable for their contributions to the up-liftment of our world. You will experience Calcutta traffic, a test of holding on to your peace! Patience is not only a virtue it is a requirement.
We will stay at the lovely Oberoi Grand Hotel in the heart of Calcutta.