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Back to the Himalayas, Coni has visited the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, home of the Divine Life Society founded by Swami Sivananda. Here’s his account.

This morning, I met Swami Vimalananda who invited me at the great Swami Sivananda’s Samadhi in Rishikesh. Since I was a bit early, I had a stroll around and took some pictures of the ashram of the Divine Life Society, which was founded back in 1936.

After a pooja was finished at the Samadhi, Swami Vimalananda arrived and took a seat. He was soon followed by some of the devotees who gathered around him. When he asked “Is Mr. Coni here?”, I knew it was my turn and I took a seat next to the Swami. I shortly told him about the ‘Yoga in India’ book project and he seemed to like it a lot.  He told me to come back on Monday at 10am for further discussion.  He also gave me the green light to take photographs of the premises.

By the time I finished taking photos of Swami Sivananda’s Samadhi it was already lunch time, and I headed to the busy dining area of the ashram, finishing my yoga day with a tasty lunch.

Swami Vimalananda

Swami Vimalananda, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

For more details and photos of the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, please visit Yoga.in at http://www.yoga.in/centers/sivananda-ashram-185.html

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