Despite its technological progress, India maintains a sense of time that is cyclic rather than linear. This cyclical sense of time is also in India's "both-and" approach, a sharp contrast to the West's "either-or" mentality.
As a result, India's spiritual vision can be indiscriminately inclusive rather than discriminatingly exclusive. However, such an approach can be frustrating to the Westerner who grows up learning to exercise discernment and exercise conscious choice.
When we facilitate our pilgrimage in India, we are not oblivious to India's shortcomings. On the contrary, we are acutely aware of them, as much as we are aware of the West's limitations. We've lived in the West for over three decades, which is most of our adult lives.
Our approach to pilgrimage is not to compare the shadow of one culture with the light of another. We educate our pilgrims so that they learn to extract and value the spiritual gifts of both cultures. Our world-class ability to educate and enlighten is another reason that draws our pilgrims to return with us repeatedly for this experience.
While in India, we help our pilgrims discover freedom from psychological time, the ability to respect many paths, and a sense of rootedness in "being" rather than in "doing."
India has drawn spiritual seekers to her from all over the world in quest of an inner, more permanent reality through her meditation methods. Our teaching curriculum spans an impressive swath of Indian spirituality, including Yoga, Tantra, Mantra, and Meditation.