Swimming with the Swamis

I told the Swamis and Maas who live here how much I love to hike so they promised to take me on a magical trek in the surrounding forest, and today they did! It was truly spectacular. We hiked through the forest full of  tamarind trees,  creeks, waterfalls, dragonflies, butterflies & monkeys. We brought a picnic and had lunch next to the waterfall after our swim. It was a spectacular day! Thank you!

Villa de doris

For those of you who are curious, here is where I sleep at the Ashram, as the guest of Doris. Doris loves it so much here that she purchased her room and is a part-time resident. Somehow I have a feeling that I fared pretty well for Ashram-living !