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-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .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

Shanti Photos!

Some great photos from the last few weeks of Shanti’s adventure! Chris in Bodhgaya Dani receiving an 18th-birthday blessing from the Venerable Tenzin Palmo at the Root Institute Emilia and… Read More

Shanti Lives Sustainably

Oh hey! The Shanti family has just spent the last week as members of the Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Alessandra here writing to… Read More

Shanti in West Bengal

Greetings from Kolkata, or Calcutta for anyone who took highschool geography before 2001. We sincerely hope that our blog is allowing all our readers to vicariously enjoy India. My name… Read More

Finding peace in Bodhgaya

Namaste beautiful friends and family!! Catherine here from Bodhgaya to update you on our latest week!! Boy, have we had an amazing time here at the Root Institute. I know… Read More

Hi From Rishikesh!

Writing to you from an internet cafe on the busy streets of Rishikesh. We have made it back safely from our 3 day trek in the Himalayas! We are sad… Read More

Group Photo

We just received this great picture of the entire group at their hostel in Delhi. Chris and Kate have let me know that the group is happy and healthy and… Read More

Scavenger Hunt in Delhi!

Namaste!! Emilia, Dani, Nate and Catherine here from an internet cafe in New Delhi! After 2 days of traveling, an adventurous layover in the city of Hong Kong, and many… Read More