Modern day sadhu It's been 15 years since I walked to the sweet lake in Arambol. Back then I was not even sure if I'd found it....hours climbing and bouncing over rooks in a half dry, half wet river bed, fear of leeches teasing my mind, mosquitos pricking my skin...as soon as there was enough sacred mud to smear on my skin pooled out from a pool clearer then others I was content. I never did reach anything resembling a lake or the much spoke of sacred banyan tree. Now I see
Why go on retreat?
It's 09:30 I sit overlooking the Nile River at Murchison falls national park. Since waking & have practiced pranayama, flowed through a creative asana self practice and meditated. I arrived at breakfast half an hour ago and now sit silently watching the river. The breakfast buffet is filled with delicious things, I immediately reach for the fruit my mouth watering, mango, watermelon and pineapple full of colour, flavour and chi/prana. I pour myself a fr