The Herbal Zone is a garden of medicinal herbs being created in Tapovan. See the slideshow for pics, and more pics below...
So I am here in the BK ashram in Rajasthan. I happily read the daily murli on my computer with a chai in hand, sitting in a little
garden watching the sun rise over the Aravali Mountains.
In the afternoons I go to Tapovan, and spend hours in the little forest near the
river, sharing a lemongrass tea with the Tapovan brothers,wandering through the orchards, the grape vines and castor oil plants. And I walk along the path around the almost finished 'Herbal Garden', and its mud brick sannyasi domes for solo meditation.
And I talk to 'Rokki', the old and gentle dog who knows the best places to find comfort and ease in his last years. Then there's the matter of eating vegan : soy milk is made every few days on site in Talheti, praise the Lord.
I went up the mountain the other day to the original ashram 'Pandav Bhawan', did some recording at Gyansarovar Videos, had coffee and flute with subtle muso Dave
in the Art department, and now I am going south to Pondicherry, and some days at the Auroville community there...bye for now friends...love to all..
Footnote: To maintain the ashram thousands of locals are employed as tradespeople, artisans and
cleaners. The cost is IR 60,00,000 per month I am reliably informed. That's $140,000 a month going into the local economy!