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I WANT TO GO TO INDIA — HOW CAN I STUDY IN THE ASHRAM YOU DISCUSS?

Posted by Josh on November 14, 2008

Answered by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray,

Love.

The Ashram where I studied is too small these days to accept new applicants — and generally speaking they only have resources for teaching their long-term students. But there are many other wonderful resources out there for beginning meditators. If you’re interested in travel to India, the most useful book is calledFrom Here to Nirvana – the Yoga Journal Guide to Spiritual Travel in India,which is a comprehensive review of dozens of spiritual outlets across India, written with practicality, humor and honesty. Also keep in mind what my mom told me once when I said, “Someday I’d like to get a boat and sail around the world!” She replied, “Why don’t you start by going sailing for an afternoon, and see if you like it?” Moving to India is a big step. Try a weekend meditation retreat first, just to see if you respond to it. Or begin a meditation practice at home. I would recommend the books of Pema Chodren and Jack Kornfield (who are both Buddhists) as excellent places to begin. Christian meditation is a centuries-old tradition, and there are now some excellent teachers and tapes out there on the topic.

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One Response to “I WANT TO GO TO INDIA — HOW CAN I STUDY IN THE ASHRAM YOU DISCUSS?”

  1. This picture is from Navaratri at Sada Shiva Dham in Loenen, Apeldoorn, Holland. Please let us know who made this picture and why it is placed here and in Pinterest??? ssd@babaji.nl

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