|At the weaving workshop run by the Saccidanada Ashram.|
|Young priest at village temple.|
I am back home after an amazing 5 week journey to Southern India. Most of my visit was based at the Saccidanada Ashram in Tamil Nadu. It was here that I lived a simple life style with about 28 other travelers (pilgrims) mediating, chanting and reflecting. Every few days we would journey of from the ashram to visit a local temple for a traditional Hindu puja.
|Simple looms at the village workshop.|
|Peacock roosting on the ashram cow barn.|
I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit this warm, gracious part of India. The changes in my heart and spirit will be evident for many months ahead. And I am grateful to be back home, setting up the big loom (almost threaded!!) and soon back to teaching in schools.
Note that I have included an image of the plastic bobbins that Macomber sells now - in 2 sizes (both for $2/each) 4" and 6".
All is well.
|Kumar takes care of the cows at the ashram.|
|Simple looms - notice the kolam on the floor under warp.|
|Winding a bobbin.|
|Temple in Thanjuvar|
|4" and 6" bobbins|