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Enjoying an Ashram Picnic in Rishikesh

What exactly is an ashram, I asked Shanti, a young Californian free-thinker, who lives at Parmath Niketan Ashram to serve their leader Swami Chidanand Saraswati in his humanitarian and ecological efforts. Her answer was: ashrams are intentional communities of people following the same goals, in India traditionally around a guru, …
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Cooking Spinach Chapatis and Apple Cinnamon Halva in Rishikesh

From Mumbai I made my way to Rishikesh, known to Westerners as the “yoga capital” of the world but also one of India’s greatest pilgrimage centers, home to many sadhus, holy men who follow the path of renunciation. Swargashram is the area around the Ram Jhula bridge over Ganga, the …
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