Dhuni – The Fire That Will Consume Your Attachments

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If you happen to be in the small town of Meherabad, India during the 12th of any month, you can take part in Dhuni, a spiritual event that involves singing, fire, sandalwood, ghee, and letting go of personal attachments.

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Amartithi – A Magical Three Day Celebration in Meherabad, India

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Amartithi is a very special event taking place every year from January 29-31 in the town of Meherabad in the state of Maharashtra, India which hosts around 12,000 overnight visitors, and about 30,000 daytime visitors from all over the world during this three-day program in celebration of Meher Baba. Continue reading “Amartithi – A Magical Three Day Celebration in Meherabad, India”

Meherazad – A Little Piece of Paradise on Earth

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Meherazad was the last residence of the Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba and is today a place of spiritual pilgrimage outside Pimpalgaon village, approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of Ahmednagar, India, and a few more miles away from Meherabad and the Meher Pilgrim Retreat. Continue reading “Meherazad – A Little Piece of Paradise on Earth”

Meherabad, A Rural Town in India and Site of the Meher Pilgrim Retreat

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Meherabad is a rural town in India where Meher Baba’s Samadhi, the Meher Pilgrim Retreat, charitable establishments, residences and other facilities for pilgrims are located.

This is a follow-up post to A Real Peaceful Place To Visit In Rural India. Continue reading “Meherabad, A Rural Town in India and Site of the Meher Pilgrim Retreat”

A Real Peaceful Place To Visit In Rural India

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A week ago I arrived from a wonderful 12 day trip to India, but I didn’t visit the India that most people know. I didn’t go to the Taj Mahal or see elephants swim in the waters of Kerala, I didn’t visit the pink city of Jaipur or the majestic Himalayas, and I didn’t explore the big cities like Delhi or Bangalore. Instead, along with my mom, we drove 6 hours from Mumbai to Meherabad and stayed at the Meher Pilgrim Retreat.  Continue reading “A Real Peaceful Place To Visit In Rural India”

I’m Going To India!

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This week we booked tickets to go to India in October! That is my mom, my brother and I.  Continue reading “I’m Going To India!”

A Guide To Traveling To The Meher Pilgrim Retreat in Meherabad, India

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The Meher Pilgrim Retreat is an accommodation facility in Meherabad. The nearest city a few miles away is Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra in India, and Ahmednagar is about 2 hours from the bigger city of Pune. People from all over the world come here for a spiritual pilgrimage. Continue reading “A Guide To Traveling To The Meher Pilgrim Retreat in Meherabad, India”

The Joy of India: From The Archives (Part II)

The Black and White Tree Lovers.
The Black and White Tree Lovers.

Yesterday I shared with you a few photos from our trip to India last January. Today I share with you a few photos I found from my trips to India from years ranging 2006-2013. Continue reading “The Joy of India: From The Archives (Part II)”

The Joy of India: From The Archives

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Lately I have been writing quite negatively about India with all my latest culture shock posts. My intention is to run an honest blog, so I’m not going to be writing about how awesome and easy life is as an expat if it is not true, and I am not just going to write about the positive things that happen. I will write about both the good and the bad, and so far it has been more of a struggling adventure than an exciting adventure. So to lift up the mood, I decided to share some of my photos from our mostly happy trip to India last January before we moved here, and show you the joy and the great people and culture of this country. Continue reading “The Joy of India: From The Archives”

Decorated Cows Receive Prasad

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We were heading home when suddenly, we saw a man with his two cows, and other men surrounding them, walking up the hill. These cows were all decorated with balloons and powdered paint. The only camera we had on hand, was Josh’s phone (which has a pretty crappy camera, unfortunately.)

He took some video and followed them towards Meher Baba’s Samadhi, where they were headed. I sat on a nearby bench and waited. Continue reading “Decorated Cows Receive Prasad”