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A preparations letter will be sent after complete registration with a list of recommended items. Here is an overview only: Sturdy walking shoes, clothing for layering including a sweater or light jacket for chilly nights and mornings, a pair of shoes or slippers dedicated for indoor use. A yoga mat will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own and yoga or meditation props if you need them. Also plan to bring a small seating cushion. Here is an example.

A small daypack or roomy shoulder bag for daily use and for the pilgrimage trips we will do to nearby places.

Bring soap, shampoo, and personal toiletries for bathing. Laundry service, for a fee, will be available, or you may choose the gentler approach and personally wash your laundry by hand.

If you are taking prescription medication, bring an adequate amount with you. Although some medicines are available in India, their supply and quality are not reliable.

A “microbiological UV water purifier, such as the All Clear by Camelbak or the SteriPEN portable UV water purifier.

Toilet paper can be found in India but isn’t always available. Even if found, the quality is likely to be different than what we are used to. The hotel provides toilet paper. We recommend for you to keep a roll in your daily backpack and/or wipes.

Things to leave at home:

  • hair dryer, curling iron, hair straightener, iron, hot water pot, heating coil, and similar electrical items
  • too much clothing
  • incense and candles
  • non-essential electronics (this is the perfect time to “unplug”).


A meditation on the Heart

Freedom from stress, pain and suffering

How Love Heals

"People and situations do not cause you pain.
Your thoughts and emotions about them do.
You can change those reactions.
This is the key to freedom."
- Ram Giri