DAKSHINESWAR IN DEPTH! This journey is included in the 16 day trip. 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. The home of Hassi Bose daughter of Tulsi Bose and her shrine of relics and treasures including the beds of Yogananda and Sri Yuketeswar are next to the YSS mediation center. In this immediate area the pages of the “Autobiography of a Yogi” chapters come to life; Master Mahasaya, the Levitating Sain,t Rabindranath Tagore.Wonderful women and men, Saints and Sages; Bengal is the home of many high thinkers, notable for their contributions to the up-liftment of our world. Calcutta traffic is a test of holding on to your peace! Patience is not only a virtue its a requirement.
We will stay at the lovely Oberoi Grand Hotel over 100 years old. If you would like to experience one night in Dakshineswar ashram on the Hoogly that can be arranged.
SACRED SHRINES: Art and Culture
Welcome to INDIA!
This India experience is an easy journey for our small tour (7 max or your private party) to the best hotels of India as we experience the "Autobiography of a Yogi". The video here is from our 2016 winter trip. You get a little glimpse of the journey.This was a pilgrimage trip to the sacred shrines of Paramahansa Yogananda with our special guest Dr.Thomas Parker POLESTAR DEVOTIONAL my mentor who started these journeys to India 37 years ago.
As this trip is for you, it is designed and to use the word Bespoke:made especially for you. Safe great hotels make the difference in an amazing trip. I have cultivated a great relationship with all the safe beautiful top hotels we stay in creating a great guest experience.
As a working artist and passive archeologist,I have an enthusiasm for the ancient and vanishing arcitecture, archeology and art, that abounds here. Our trip begins in Bombay,(Mumbai), at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel where Paramahansaji stayed when he Returned to India on August 22, 1935, parked on the edge of the Arabian Sea the Gateway of India.
We relax at the pool to gather from the long plane ride.The spa treatments 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, that alone challeges all the devotion in the world. Relax after the day in a STRESS FREE HOTEL.
Pilgrimage tour: Shrines of Paramahansa Yogananda:The Autobiography of a Yogi Tour. The only book Steve Jobs had on his ipad. Up the Raniket Nanital mountain in Dwarahat for Mahavatar Babajis cave, experience the Dwarahat ashram-a lovely little hamlet truly blessed with Saints, Sages and Avatars. Our flights to the cities include but not limited to: PURI BOMBAY BENARES with an in depth study of CALCUTTA and DAKSHINESWAR now offered.
Whatever journey you choose we meet with Dr. Parasar Banerjee in Juhu Beach, Mumbai at the lovely Marriott hotel. Dr. Parasar is Dr. Parkers friend and vedic astologer of more than 30 years. I always look forwrd to seeing him again, he prescribes the correct jewels and stones, for your earthly karmic challenges. If you have seen the movie Awake, he had told John Grimstead who produced the movie AWAKE, 10 years before the movie came out that he would change the lives of millions. Im pretty sure that event happened. We had a special pooja in Benares for John Grimstead as we placed his ashes in the holy Ganges River near Manikanika ghat. You can see a bit from the video above.
This is a great trip, join me. Atithi Devo Bhava!
16 day Journey $10,950 per person
Happy Safe Blessed Journey
Simione Messier,(Tara) Encinta, California