The Long Way Home


Devotion
August 1, 2011, 6:21 AM
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It’s intimidating to walk into a place of worship that is not your religion, like being in a stranger’s living room uninvited. But we were welcomed with a history of the community by a New Vrindaban member, and he encouraged us to take as many pictures as we wanted. “We’re used to it,” our guide told us, and the camera helped ease any shyness I felt when I first entered the temple.

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How cool that they invited you to take photos. At first glance, I thought these were travel photos, too. I love the lake scene framed through open doors, and the statues with their hands to the sky.

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Comment by farmhouse stories

I’m happy to hear that I was able to capture a ‘faraway’ feeling. It does feel like that when there, but you notice it more when you leave and get back on the highway to home!

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Comment by Lisa

What amazing images. Were they having some sort of ceremony when you arrived or was the dancing part of the tour. It really looks like you took trip to India.

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Comment by motherblue212

thank you!
they were having a usual sunday ceremony where there is chanting to krishna and then the sacred feast (the love feast) afterwards. i had been too shy before to stay for the ceremony, but it nice to have permission to be a voyeur for this one.

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Comment by Lisa




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