Thursday, February 19, 2009

India Intersession Group Checks In

The Indian Intersession group arrived safely in New Delhi, India, yesterday, after a 14-hour flight from JFK in New York. Special thanks to Heather Brown for hosting Michelle overnight and to Luella for hosting Mani and Becca for two days, then driving them, along with Nathan, Adam, and Ron to JFK. After meeting Moon there, we all said our good-byes and had a wonderfully uneventful flight full of a combination of excitement, movies, naps, and reading. Our first evening, we strolled a bit near the hostel before returning there to dine. Today, we went to the inspirational and architecturally magnificent Lotus Temple of the B`Hai faith, where we learned of their powerful and optimistic teachings about tolerance and the beauty as well as unity of human religion and experience. We made our way to the lovely Lodi Garden, as huge public space for quiet in the midst of the busy, jostling traffic of cosmopolitan New Delhi. Impressions include amazement at the efficiency of the chaotic New Delhi traffic, the outstanding food and hospitality here, and the sensory grandeur that is India. A friendly hostel visitor named Rajiv has lent me his laptop for the moment to write this, and I really should return it now. We are all very happy to be here, enjoying excellent health and taking good care of each other. Namaste - Ron

1 comment:

Emily said...

It sounds like a great start to your adventures. I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about what you encounter in India.