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Report - Rishikesh, India. Bealtes Ashram 2013

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Lewis Hobson, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Lewis Hobson

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    Located alongside the river Ganges, in the holy "Valley of the Saints", the International Academy of Meditation, was a 14-acre compound. It was built in 1963 with a $100,000 gift from American heiress Doris Duke, on land leased from the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department.

    In February 1968 the Beatles travelled here to attend a course in Transcendental Meditation. While here, they wrote more than 18 songs which ended up on the White Album and two on Abbey Road.

    The ashram itself was abandoned by the guru and his followers in the mid-1970s and gradually reclaimed by nature.


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    Thank you for sharing this cool piece of history :thumb
     
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    This is awesome! I like it.
     
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    lewis can you add the history of the place to the report for others to read about it. :thumb
     
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    Nice.....would be interested to know what it is/was
     
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    Ant2011 and pirate like this.
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