“Varanasi is one of the most ancient cities of learning. This was a place where hundreds of enlightened beings lived at a time. In every street, you had an enlightened being to meet.”
Varanasi (Kashi) – the City of Light, is said to be over 15,000 years old – the oldest inhabited city in the world. Legends say that this magnificent city was the abode of Adiyogi himself, who consecrated the city in the form of a powerful yantra with 468 shrines arranged in a geometric pattern.
Kashi is a living testimony to the variety and exuberance of India’s countless spiritual paths. Today, even after so many thousands of years, the city is alive and vibrant, drawing hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. Isha Sacred Walks provides a unique opportunity to experience this holiest of cities, and also the sacred places that abound in this part of India.
Guided and enveloped by intense meditation processes, sathsangs and chants, the Varanasi Sacred walks is an opportunity to enrich one’s life with a sojourn to a region that has seen a tremendous amount of spiritual work. It is in this region, close to the Himalayas, that yogis and mystics from the mountains lived and imparted their wisdom.
The program culminates with Guru Pooja – an offering of gratitude to the great beings of the past, who have made available the powerful possibility of self-transformation.
Isha offers this program not as a tour, but as a possibility for deep spiritual transformation. Imbibing the overwhelming power, energy and grace of these sacred spaces opens one up to higher dimensions of life.