My Experiences Staying in an Ashram in Rishikesh

My Experiences Staying in an Ashram in Rishikesh

My Experiences Staying in an Ashram in Rishikesh Although very stereotypical, I knew I wanted to stay in an ashram during my time in Rishikesh to have a different experience than the hostels I have stayed in thus far.  Made popular by the Beatles, Rishikesh is now a tourist mecca for Indians and foreigners.  Some come for spiritual enlightenment and to “find themselves”, while others come for yoga teacher training or to simply see what all of the fuss is about.  I like to think that I belong in the…

Exploring the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

Exploring the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

Exploring the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh Being a big Beatles fan, I was eager to visit the old ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, where the Beatles famously spent time there back in 1968.  Seeking a break from the crowds and attention, they enrolled in a Transcendental Meditation course and used their free time for songwriting.  Many of the songs written then were included in the famous White Album, released later that year.  Their time spent in Rishikesh wasn’t all happy though.  Creative differences caused disagreements and Ringo Starr and his…