The Final Days of the Group Living
The last day of our journey started with a fire ritual in the early morning – after another bath in the Godavari river.
Around 9 we set out to the last part of our trip. After about 2 hs we left the highway at a little village and went up a hill to the Satya Narayana temple of Annavaram. It is a unique temple in so far as there Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi are worshipped together with Lord Shiva – an expression of synthesis.
Walking through the temple area
After the visit of the temple we went down to the village and were received in a house, where first there was a ritual in honour of Sri Kumar and later we were presented a delicious lunch.
The delicious lunch prepared on “environmentally friendly” banana leaves
Later we continued the journey to arrive at Visakhapatnam around nightfall.
Friday we had our final lecture in the retreat centre, ending a very profound seminar about topics of Cosmogenesis. In the evening a little ceremony closed the group living: Words of thanks were spoken and clothes distributed to all the members who have helped to realise this beautiful group living. Afterwards we all sat together enjoying a festive dinner.
Julio from Argentina speaking about his experiences at the group living