And they’re off

The mighty Shanti group has successfully gathered together at the San Francisco airport. They’ve gone through security and they are off to board their plane. We look forward to hearing more from this team as they delve deeper into all that awaits in India. Stay tuned to the blog for an update when they have landed safely in Delhi! – Mike and the HQ team… Read More

And they’re off

The Shiva group has successfully gathered together at the San Francisco airport. They’ve gone through security and they are off to board their plane. We wish them luck as they get ready to traverse the many landscapes India has to offer… We will update the blog again once they land safely in Delhi, from there stay tuned for updates directly from the crew! – Mike and the HQ team… Read More

Shanti is coming home

We've received word that the mighty Shanti group has checked in to their flights New Delhi.  They've been a fantastic group and it been a great semester.  We are wishing them all traveling mercies on their respective journeys home. Here's a retrospective picture the the handsome group from their time at Dev Bala farm. Namaste… Read More

Along the Ganga

Namaste, and a warm hello from all of us here in India!!! Wow, our most recent adventures have been truly one of kind. Sorry, to eveyone out there that has been looking forward to our latest post, we haven't had the chance to catch up on group orientated activities lately; such as blogging because we where staying at the beautiful Phool Chatti Ashram in Rishikesh. Last week was such a… Read More

Be Here Now: Unplugging Abroad

On all of our Carpe Diem gap year programs, we politely ask that students leave their cell phones, computers, and any other wi-fi devices at home for the duration.     “WHAT?!! 3 MONTHS WITHOUT AN iPHONE?!  OMG!  WTF!  LMFAO!”    The above response, though imaginary, is not far removed from what we sometimes receive.  In the environment of today, “unplugging” is often seen as a radical gesture, something… Read More

Shanti in Sikkim

  Overnight trains are almost becoming comfortable — compared to train station floors.  We left the busy city of Calcutta and looked onwards towards the mountains of Gangtok, Sikkim. After our first jeep ride we were eager to make our way into the nearest cafe to grab pizza, hot dogs, and a cake to celebrate the 19th birthday of our wonderful group mate, Hava. We made our way into our… Read More

Shanti

We have received word that the mighty Shanti group has successfully gathered together at SFO (minus Winston from Germany who will meet the group in New Delhi).  What's more, they've checked in for their flight and gone through security in fine style.  We send our best wishes as they travel across the world.  Stay tuned for the next posting from India!  … Read More

Farewell to India

We’ve received word that the Shanti group has said their tearful goodbyes to Kelsi at the airport and they have set off from New Delhi.  We wish them all traveling mercies on their respective journeys home.  You are a fantastic group, team Shanti, filled with heart.  Namaste.… Read More

Shiva group farewell

Shiva group Fall 2014 has safely made it to the airport and are boarding their plane. After some time travel and many miles they will be back home. It’s hard to believe that 12 weeks have past already, it feels like yesterday we were all meeting and playing games and naming our pinkies at SFO. We spent our last day together relaxing in Delhi and all enjoyed one last Bollywood… Read More

Photos from SE Asia

We’ve received word that the group has returned from their volunteer project doing flood reparation work with the Akha and Lahu villagers.  They have moved on to the Pleek Wiwek Dhamma Centre near Wieng Haeng.  We’ll look forward to their next updates as they learn about Theravadan Buddhism and border issues involving the Shan people along the Burmese border.… Read More