Posts in Places of Pilgrimage
Visiting #Babaji's cave in the #Himalayas in North India: a photo essay

For those of you interested in making pilgrimages to holy spots across the world and meditating where saints have meditated, a visit to Babaji's cave in the Himalayas is a must. The cave is a 45 minute trek from a place called Kukuchina located in the small town of Dunagiri in North India, not so far away from Dwarahat. Infact, my recommendation would be to stay at Dwarahat and hire a cab for the day to drive to Kukuchina. Here are some pictures from a trip I made there with some friends some time back.

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A #pilgrimage to the #Drongiri #temple in Uttarakhand, North India

Approximately 600 km (250 miles) from Delhi in the state of Uttarakhand, lies a cluster of 6 small villages that forms the district of Drongiri or Dunagiri or Doonagiri. It is famous for the temple of Dunagiri (an hour's drive from Dwarahat) dedicated to the Goddess Vaishnavi that attracts a large number of pilgrims every year.

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A pilgrimage to Konnersreuth Germany--visiting the village of Saint Therese Neumann

It was the month of February and even though it had been snowing heavily in Germany, I decided to make a pilgrimage to Konnersreuth in Bavaria, Germany to visit the house of Saint Therese Neumann, which had been a long cherished desire in my heart after I had first read about her in Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. 

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#Ranchi, India--a spiritual pilgrimage to the YSS ashram of Paramahansa Yogananda

Several years ago, I was traveling by train in India in a second class compartment with another friend-I must have been some 15 odd years old and when my friends were already dating, I was busy making drawings for a fashion magazine I wanted to start in school.  So in this train compartment, I met these two young European girls who told me about their search for peace that had brought them to India and asked me if I was ever interested in such a thing.

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My pilgrimage to Lourdes France, where Saint Bernadette had visions of the Mother

A few years ago, I was blessed with a pilgrimage to Lourdes and even as I was thinking to post it here, a friend called and wanted to know all about my experience! So here it is, my most beatific day at Lourdes, one of the most heavenly pilgrimage spots in the world!

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The must see #SRF meditation gardens at #Encinitas, California

Those of you who have been to the beach town of Encinitas in Southern California probably have also been to the beautiful SRF meditation gardens located on 215 West "K" Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. Open to public from Tuesdays through Sundays, 9am to 5pm, the beauty of the gardens and the vibrations of the place transport you to a dimension which is beyond time and space. SRF members can stay at the Encinitas retreat and enjoy the gardens watching the sunset and the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean even after public hours.

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The #SRF #Lakeshrine meditation gardens: paradise in Pacific Palisades

Hello friends, I have been traveling the last one week and was recently at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades, California. If there is a place on earth which is beyond time and space, this is it! The ten acre site with it's beautifully manicured gardens and a spring-fed lake invites thousands of visitors each year. The silent spiritual sanctuary permeated with an other-worldly peace makes one forget about daily life and concerns so that one can just BE! 

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