More from Fire Mountain...

The morning after doing our all night vigil is always an interesting day. Here we are with Mark sitting outside of the Shiva Temple next to our Ashram, absorbing the early morning vibes...


Mark standing in front of the back puja table...
There's a little island in the middle of the river within walking distance of our Fire Mountain Retreat. There you'll find a cluster of very old trees. This is where Bhagawan Nityananda would come and sit for his meditation...



The Pods with Swami Govinda at Fire Mountain Retreat. He used to live with Baba Muktananda at the Ashram in Ganeshpuri...
Chapatis being made for the afternoon meal...
The majestic mountain Mandagni behind our Dome. Agni is the Sanskrit word for Fire...

A beautiful rangoli sand painting in Ganeshpuri...

One of the highlights of the trip happened on our last day in Ganeshpuri. Swamiji had made arrangements for us all to be able to go into the Nityananda temple and chant the Hard Light version of Shri Guru Gita in English. This was a particular great joy for us, because we Pods had been the editors of this book - and had felt it was directly inspired by Bhagawan Nityananda himself. So we felt like we were bringing it home to him.

After we chanted, we all went up for darshan, and were able to give our books to the Brahmin priests, who placed them next to the murti, the statue of Bhagawan, for blessings - touching them to his feet and hands, and placing flowers in amongst the pages.

This book is available now on Amazon and the Hard Light Online Store...
Guru Gita

Shri gurudeva charanaar panamastu!
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