Gaurav and Ripla Malhotra met with Bodhinatha at the SpringHill Suites in Chicago. It was quite a challenge to have little Aran appear in this photo. He likes to play "hide and go seek" with the camera. The Malhotras are always very helpful with airport shuttles, helping with luggage, showing us around the city and providing delicious dal makhani and parathas. Along with meeting with Bodhinatha, they were introduced to a color meditation found here: http://himalayanacademy.com/study/color-meditation.shtml
The three distinct attainments in our philosophy: realization-nirvikalpa samadhi, moksha-liberation and merger-vishvagrasa. Believe in our ability to raise consciousness high and hold it. Every day live in the highest state of consciousness you can. Take on Siva's point of view, see divinity. Experience what's real. Pay attention to that aspect of you which is Siva.