Lasting Impressions

We’ve just received word that the Mighty Shanti is off! Two students are staying on to explore India; one is heading back to Australia; and the rest are currently boarding Read More


Blog from Liam K I think the main thing that I learned from my time in India is what being happy really means. Before going on this trip I felt… Read More


Blog from Nelyn Phillip “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek” -Dalai Lama XIV Namaskar Family and friends!… Read More

Himalayan Trek

Blog from Katie L. Photos from Peter and Diane Namaste friends and family, The trek was absolutely amazing. The night before the trek we stayed at the Colonel’s Resort and… Read More

Rishikesh & Yoga

Blog from Emma Parker We arrived in Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, exhausted, after a 5 hour train ride and almost 2 hour rickshaw ride from Haridwar station. Despite most of us… Read More

Photos from Rishikesh

The mighty Shanti crew just returned from a week at the yoga ashram. While we’re waiting for a blog about their experience, the leaders sent us these beautiful photos of… Read More


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