Mark Oppenheimer: The Bhagavad Gita

Mark Oppenheimer introduces us to The Bhagavad Gita Saturday May 7 3:00 — 4:30 The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient text that succinctly communicates the essence of India’s vast Vedic literature. The Gita presents penetrating insights into the subtle workings that lie beneath the surface of our lives, ultimately aligning us with the original mind and … [Read more…]

# 9 – Bye India

OK, we drank the Kool Aid… Soma…. Turns out to be relaxing and rejuvenating, turns out you can swim in the ocean, the food is good and the treatments wonderful. Turns out we would like to stay longer. But we can’t, so we leave Sunday morning for airport and Bangalore, our final stop before heading … [Read more…]

#8 – Breakdown

Our last night in Ft Kochi is our BEST and cheapest meal so far. The previous night we were seduced into an “in” looking hotel’s hip wine bar. I’m not drinking (antibiotics) but Mallory has the best and only glass of good wine either of us has had in India. In addition we order pumpkin … [Read more…]

# 7 – Ft. Kochi

Ft. Kochi is a coast town, a fishing village. Not really a beach town, the locals do bathe in the sea, but we tourists are advised its too polluted to swim – so do we eat the fish or not? I don’t but Mallory has been craving fish and orders it, only to wonder half … [Read more…]

#6 – Travel in India

Yeah, it’s challenging… Especially if you’ve basically done everything wrong as we have – packed too much and wrong things, bought too much and heavy things (6 table cloths – really?), not really done the right research into perhaps how big India is, how different the roads are, how they are truly less organized than … [Read more…]

# 5 – Mysore

Our first day in Mysore, which holds the distinction of being known as the cleanest city in all of India, we visit Chamundi Hill where the impressive gold temple to the goddess Durga, chief cause of creation, preservation, and annihilation is located. Like the Shiva temple in Triuvannamalai, the temple surroundings are chaotic, colorful, and … [Read more…]