Earthquake in Sikkim

    We’ve been in communication with the group leaders and all is well – in fact very little has registered that there was an earthquake in Sikkim, but since it could… Read More

    India Scavengering

    Hello Friends and Family! After about 40 hours of travel through Hong Kong and then a surprise stop in Bangkok where we learned how to say hello and thank you… Read More

    Om Shanti Om

    And it’s with great peace that this group appears to be departing.  Just look at these yoga poses!  It’s hard not to remember my own first journey to India …… Read More

    Last Days

    Namaste Family and Friends.We finished up the ashram program with a nice Puja ceremony, in which we chanted a mantra 108 times before burning our worries away. Then we left… Read More

    The group is A-OK

    This is Ethan here, just wanting to reassure any worried parents in the light of the Mumbai tragedy that the group is doing well and are meditating their way through… Read More


    Our first few days in Rishikesh were very relaxing. We were able to explore the yoga capital of the world and reflect on our experiences in India thus far. Some… Read More

    Adventures In Bir!!!

    Hello devoted readers! Namaste!Our stay in Bir as turned out to be an incredibly pleasant one, full of self discovery and exploration. We lodged up in the ‘Deer Park Institute’,… Read More

    sweet! our whole group from left to right :Mychal, Sofia, Ashley, Will, Jack, Adam, HeatherUp above Bir, from a place where SO many paragliders take off everyday. More later.Much प्यारshanti… Read More

    गोल्डन तेम्प्ले Golden Temple in Amritsar! Imagine this lit up at night… swimming in pray flags! Just out the back door from Deer Park Institute:-)… Read More


    Tashidelek. Once Again. We have arrived back at the beloved foothills of the Himalayas in the teeny town of Bir. We’re staying at the Deer Park Institute, which is Buddhist… Read More

    Namaste from the forest of bliss….. also known as Varanasi or Banaras.We have grown accustomed to our daily routine in Varanasi which includes Hindi class in the morning, followed by… Read More

    Greetings from Kolkata round two! We are on our final day in Kolkata and it has been quite an excited 10 days here. As soon as we arrived here it… Read More


    Hello Everybody~We’ve finally arrived in Kolkata, after an overnight train ride, after a five hour jeep from Gangtok. We said our longing goodbyes to the majestic Himalayan town up in… Read More


    After a quick flight, and a three hour jeep ride up winding mountains, we have found ourselves in Darjeeling. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed at our hotel, and… Read More

    Safe and Sound

    I wanted to post something immediately to let you all know that all of the students in all Carpe Diem groups are well, in good spirits, and bedding down for… Read More

    Hey Guys!

    Hi everybody.I cannot believe I am in India. It’s amazing. There is so much going on all around us. I love it, and I feel like this is the place… Read More