Spiritual Travel

Reconnect with your Divine Nature in Costa Rica

Yoganananda once said “There are so many things here in America that I wanted for my own impoverished country.  In time, however, I found that the people here are not so happy, on average, as the peasants in India – … Continue reading

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My Nurturing Experience of Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala, India

Diksha McCord’s account of her 2017, Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala. This was our eleventh year leading a yoga retreat in Kerala, India. Our group of 13 people were wonderful, and open to learn and experience India’s traditional, … Continue reading

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Attuning with the Christ Within

In October of 2015 my husband, Gyandev, and I led a pilgrimage to Israel. I had grown up in Israel as a Jew. Now, I hoped to see Israel with a new consciousness that embraced all sincere truth seekers. Before … Continue reading

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The Power of God’s Messengers

In 1986, my husband and I had the great blessing of going on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Though Jerusalem was much less crowded 30 years ago, still, the Stations of the Cross on the way to the site of … Continue reading

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An Ayurvedic Retreat

A few years ago,  I made a very wise decision to travel to Southern India for an Ayurvedic Retreat in Kerala with Gyandev and Diksha McCord. Adjusting to the empty nest phase of life at that time, I felt it was … Continue reading

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Babaji’s Cave

Testimonial by Nayaswami Jyotish We recently went on a pilgrimage to Babaji’s cave. There were forty-five pilgrims on the trip, with most of us seeing this sacred spot for the first time. It was here, in this little secluded cave … Continue reading

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Heal Yourself with Ayurveda

Many years ago, I began seeking alternative healing modalities, as I wanted to stay well and healthy in natural ways. Throughout the years I have explored many such modalities: homeopathy, vegetarianism, shiatsu, therapeutic dance, breathwork, meditation, yoga practice, and more. … Continue reading

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Sri Yukteswar & Mosquitoes

Visiting places where saints lived has brought deep experiences for many a devotee. One place in particular, for me, has been Puri, on the Bay of Bengal, where Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda’s Guru, founded an ashram. A narrow winding street, … Continue reading

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Waking up Anandamayi Ma

The hermitage of the great saint Anandamayi Ma is located along the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, India. Anandamayi Ma, whose life is described in Autobiography of a Yogi, died in 1982. On a pilgrimage to India in 2006, our … Continue reading

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Spiritual Lessons from Wild Indian Drivers

I recently visited India—a country that can give the Western mind a firm shaking. One thing that shakes many visitors is the chaotic traffic. Drivers might do anything at any time: pull in front of you without looking, drive the … Continue reading

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