The Margh Kumbh Mela at Allahabad/Prayagraj
The Margh Kumbh Mela at Allahabad is the largest spiritual gathering on the planet, which only happens every 12 years. Mystics who have devoted their lives to spirituality emerge from isolation to bathe in the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Jamuna, and Saraswati at Allahabad during this holy month. Millions of spiritual seekers flock to the shores of the Sangham (meeting of rivers) to cleanse lifetimes of Karma, and initiate themselves into a new phase of life, or commit themselves to a spiritual path or lineage. Making a pilgrimage to Allahabad as a group we will be entering a realm of devoted practice to engage our own inner mystic who yearns for union, and bathe ourselves in the holy waters, solidifying our devotion on each of our unique spiritual life journey.
Varanasi and The 5 Koshas:
Varanasi is the city said to provide a cleansing of the 5 Koshas to pilgrims who perform the ritual Panch Kroshi Yatra. We will activate and initiate within temples throughout the city symbolizing each of the 5 sheaths, accepting blessings and offering Svadhyaya, Sarada (devotion), and Seva. Daily meditation, asana, and lecture sessions will activate our journey through India’s holiest city.
Rishikesh: Cultivating the Yogic Senses :
Bathing in the blessings-Tender rebirth-daily Ganga baths. Daily morning sadhana along the river. Vasisthas cave and riverside prayers. Beatles Ashram celebratory practice, capturing each Yogi in the magic scenery. Hiking to the waterfalls, arati celebration at the Parmath Ashram, shopping, play and relaxing chai and smoothie drinking in local shops
Kainchi Dham: Journey into the Heart Cave:
Our group will stay in a Himalayan lodge with gardens close to the ashram for our daily visits. Morning Sadhana and Asana sessions in our lodge. Breakfast and then traveling the short distance to the Ashram each day to engage in the satsangs and arati in this holy place. Silence and meditation along the river.