Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A synthesis of yoga and modern science

Sam, Eric, and Andrew wanted to go back to Chennai that afternoon but me and Kayla decided that we wanted to stay another night, so they took the driver back and we said we would just take the bus back. We tried to stay at an Ashram guesthouse that night, but they had no rooms left – unfortunately they give preference to Hindus. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a Frenchwoman known as The Mother and propounds spiritual tenets the represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science. We visited it the next day and it was pretty cool to see, there were lots of people there meditating and whatnot – there was also a bookstore where I bought 11 books for about $8. Since the Ashram guesthouse was full we stayed at the Hotel de l’Orient, which was pretty nice (2000 Rupees a night, or $45). It was one of two high-end hotels in Pondicherry. posted by Kerri Perazone Location:Roxbury, New York, United States Tuesday, March 14, 2006 @ 9:18 PM

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