Vrindavan Incense

incense from Vrindivan

Baba’s Shop Now Carries Vrindavan Incense   Embraced by the Yamuna river in three directions, the ancient and holy city of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, is home to many temples honoring Krishna. That’s because the key events of Krishna’s mythological life took place here and in the surrounding forests. The many temples in…

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A Pilgrimage to Baba Ram Dass’s Bus

RD’s Famous Blue Bus is at Lama Foundation   My pilgrimage began in Tucson, Arizona with a peaceful 10 hour drive to Questa, New Mexico. Driving up the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, my heart began to swell as I felt the abundance of good vibes emanating from the Lama Foundation. I couldn’t help but smile…

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Carrie’s Cashew Fudge

Carrie’s Cashew Fudge Cashew fudge is a popular treat in India, but this recipe is an Americanized version and can be further adapted to your tastes. I’ve been making this with maple syrup for my vegan friends, and honey for everyone else. It makes a nice dessert centerpiece, surrounded by fresh or dried fruit.  …

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Guru Purnima in Taos

Guru Purnima in Taos: Memories Three years ago, the new Hanuman Mandir opened at the Neem Karoli Ashram in Taos. This formal Hindu Temple built with adobe, fully integrating the southwest feelings of New Mexico, has an annual event called Guru Purnima which honors the relationship between Neem Karoli Baba and his followers. Ram Dass…

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Pintu’s Perfect Chai

PINTU’S PERFECT CHAI   Pintu sent us his recipe for this excellent and authentic Indian chai. Here’s how to make it.  Add one cup of water and two teaspoons of your favorite black tea to a small pot. Let it come to a complete boil. Add a few slices of ginger, (leaving the skin on…

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