Thursday, April 24, 2014

Study Vedanta at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh, India

Swami Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh

For a long time I wanted to study vedanta at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh, at least for the short term courses which they call Camps. The timing was never right before but finally last March I had the opportunity to do so. I had to book like six months in advanced because their Camps are usually very popular among local people.

Monday, April 21, 2014

I'm Nothing Special, I'm Just Another Guy With an Average Story

Back in my home country, among my friends and family, some people might see me as if I was somebody special because I'm the guy who did it, who gave up a really good life in order to follow his dreams. Perhaps, and most likely, many others see me as an immature guy who instead of pursuing an MBA, instead of getting married, settling down and building a future and a family decided to backpack in India for no good reason.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How Not to Practice Ahimsa, Non Violence

Devprayag Temple
During our last stop before coming back to Rishikesh, after a nice long road trip that I did with some friends from the Swami Rama Ashram, we decided to have our lunch at the temple in Devprayag, the town where the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet to form the river Ganges and where we had just taken a nice cold bath. We sat in a portico just outside the temple where some locals where resting and opened our bags with the sandwiches and fruits that we had brought with us.