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Magical Varanasi 12-17 November 2013

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by designldg

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MAGICAL VARANASI is a 5-day programme involving PHOTOGRAPHY, YOGA & INDIAN COOKING lessons in Varanasi (Benaras), the oldest living city in the world.
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M A G I C A L V A R A N A S I > > > I N D I A > > > 12 – 17 NOVEMBER 2013Join us for a FIRST EVER 5-day programme in VARANASI INDIA to coincide with DEV DIWALI, one of the most auspicious annual festivals in Varanasi dedicated to the Holy River Ganga (when it is believed the gods descend on earth). An experience not to be missed!The 5-day MAGICAL VARANASI programme involves PHOTOGRAPHIC EXCURSIONS with Laurent Goldstein, an internationally acclaimed French photographer based in Varanasi. We will explore sites off the beaten track, where very few tourists go.We’re including INDIAN COOKING LESSONS to learn the intricate art of blending and mixing spices.

To complete these experiences, we’re also including YOGA CLASSES with Norma Kidson, a certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) from South Africa.
Don’t forget to pack your yoga mat!

You are FREE to participate in the 5-day MAGICAL VARANASI programme entirely AT YOUR OWN LEISURE!

This programme is limited to 15 people, so BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW by contacting us here on the MAGICAL VARANASI Facebook page.

COST: ONLY 600 € PER PERSON.

For more information you may visit the MAGICAL VARANASI page on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/MagicalVaranasi
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” (Rumi, famous Sufi Poet of the 13th century)
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Physical Wisdom

Posted in Pehlwans from Benaras with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by designldg

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“Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
We give it orders which make no sense.”
(Henry Miller – American Author and Writer, 1891-1980)

An inward moment with a pehlwan who was following his daily training inside the akhara facing the Ganges at Raj Ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).

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Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
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The Effort that Matters

Posted in Pehlwans from Benaras with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by designldg

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved.
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“The one thing that matters is the effort.
It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning”.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert)

This young man is a pehlwan (Indian wrestler) and he is using a pair of wood painted cylinders of 45 Kg weight each called “jodi” for his daily training.
I took this picture last Thursday in the begining of the afternoon under 48° at the little akhara which not far from Aurangzeb’s mosque in Kashi, the oldest part of Varanasi (Benaras).

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