Blog from Deanna. Photos from Diane and Peter After leaving Varanasi, the group arrived in Bodhgaya. We’ve spent the last six days studying Buddhism and meditation while staying at the… Read More


A few snapshots of the group’s time at the farm outside of Varanassi last week and in Saranath. Thanks Dianne and Peter for the great photos!… Read More

Hanging out in Varanasi

Namaste from the Holy City of Varansi! G’day 🙂 it’s Zoe here as this week’s appointed blogger. I’m sorry it’s taken a little while for me to put this up.… Read More

Photo Updates

The Shanti group is currently in Varanassi. While we wait for their next blog update, here are some great photos. The first is from Diane and Peter (taken at a… Read More


Blog from Willow S. Photos from Peter & Diane Greetings from India! After almost two weeks here, I think it’s really starting to sink in that we are here. Although… Read More

Navigating Delhi!

Hello from India! Katie, Amber, and Zoe are all posting from an internet cafe in Paharganj! This is one thing on our list of Scavenger Hunt Items! So far in… Read More

Shanti Arrived in Delhi

We’re happy to report that the entire Shanti crew is together in Delhi after a smooth and safe flight! They are nestled in their hostel getting some much deserved rest… Read More

Shanti is on the way…

The Shanti team is walking through security at the San Francisco airport and so excited to begin their journey together! The airport rendezvous was full of laughter and games and… Read More

Welcome Shanti 2017!

Namaste Shanti travelers! With our departure for India only a few short days away, we are thrilled to share our first blog post of the Spring. As the semester progresses,… Read More

And So It Goes

It’s the afternoon of December 6th, and the community of Shanti Fall 2016 huddles one last time, arms wrapped around each other’s shoulders, the tops of our heads touching as… Read More

The hardest goodbye..

Namaste loved ones!! Catherine here, writing to you in Delhi with love and gratitude radiating through my heart and soul as we finish up our 3 month long journey. The… Read More

Shanti is on their way…

We’ve just heard from the leaders with the update that the entire Shanti group is safely off on their next adventures! Many will be traveling on their own in Asia… Read More

Pink City Livin’

Namaskar friends, family and anonymous readers! Emilia here, writing this from Rajasthan, the westernmost state of northern India! We left the mountains and Mother Ganga behind in Rishekesh, and took… Read More

Photos from Jaipur

The Shanti group spent the last week exploring Jaipur. Here are some photos from our wonderful guide and colleague Rishi-Ji! #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left;… Read More


Namaste all of you beautiful souls! With a happy heart and a calm mind I am blessed to be writing to you from the quaint town of Rishikesh where we… Read More