March 5th

Leave Varanarsi for Agra. We stay at the very luxurious Mogul Sheraton. Beautiful grounds – incredible even. The next morning its sunrise at the Taj Mahal – along with a lot of other people.

It took 22 years and 20,000 workers to build (1600's). We had a nice meditation under the trees. We then got back to the hotel and started our bus ride to New Delhi. We stop in Mathura and visit Krishna's birthplace == 1000's of years ago – nice meditation. I think the priest was enjoying the westerners come to pray. Then onto to Brindaban where Krishna ruled from. We visit the black-pillared temple that belonged to Swami Kebalananda the last living disciple of Lahiri Mahashaya.

We shot a group picture on the steps where Master stood with Kebalananda and Richard Wright. Then we leave for New Delhi. Stomach queasy (too many fried shrimp at the Mayfair) and ride bumpy. Thank God for Master's Hong Sau and Ewing's Jimbos magic stuff.