Thursday Satsang via Zoom and In-Person Viewing at TMC – April 27, 2023
Hiking Pilgrimage in the Himalayas
Joshimath, Badrinath, and the Valley of Flowers
with Renée Silvus
7:00 – 8:30 p.m
6:00-7:00 p.m.: Gentle Hatha Yoga with Eric Ness
7:00-7:30 p.m.: Guided Meditation with Swami Radha Bharati
7:30-8:30 p.m.:Hiking Pilgrimage in the Himalayas Joshimath, Badrinath, and the Valley of Flowers
with Renée Silvus
8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers
8:40 p.m.: Snacks
Consider how you understand pilgrimage. We may think of a journey to a sacred destination, or a journey walking along a sacred route. The Sanskrit for Pilgrimage is Irta Yatra. Irta refers to a connection point to layers of consciousness, while Yatra is journey. This reminds us how pilgrimage includes an internal sacred journey as well.
Northern India is saturated with shrines, peaks, streams, and paths. It isn’t supposed to be easy. The harrowing roads hug steep and unstable mountainsides. You may have to hike longer than expected, choose between a helicopter or donkey, and navigate monkeys and donkey dung.
Join us for another account and vivid slideshow of the recent excursion with the Himalayan Institute. There are wide vistas, steep trails, camping, endless waterfalls, and all kinds of shrines. See an archetypal town right out of a western, and enjoy a sunny day tromping into the spectacular Valley of Flowers.
Renée lives in the mountains of McCall, Idaho where she teaches, coaches, facilitates, and manages a retreat venue and a co-working/event space. Renée was initiated at SRSG in 2016 by Swami Radha, studied with Dr. Ganasan at Sadhana Mandir, and served a month of seva at the Himalayan Institute. Renée is currently completing the first in a series of short books on reading Henry D. Thoreau.