Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw

Impairment in the human ability isn’t and shouldn’t be a limitation to creativity. On the contrary, the Savant syndrome may actually augment talents. The first Braille press of India has been operational about 30 km from the AZIMVTH Ashram.

Himalayas are the highest mountains of the world. And the Ashram is in its foothills about 4 km away.

Due to thick forests in the vicinity, the logging industry thrives here. There are several saw-mills about 100 m away. And also over a dozen wood crafting shops where carpenters are busy.

The holidays of December bring welcome leisure time. And opportunities to relax, reflect and be blessed by The Carpenter.

03 Dec International Day of Persons with Disabilities
11 Dec International Mountain Day
18 Dec International Migrants Day
20 Dec International Human Solidarity Day
21 Dec Solstice, shortest day
25 Dec Christmas
31 Dec New Year Eve

“In ceaseless motion round the purple rim
Day after day sped by like coloured spokes,
And through a glamour of shifting hues of air
The seasons drew in linked signi?cant dance
The symbol pageant of the changing year.”

• Sanskrit / Hindi
• Calligraphy
• Photography
• Visual art
• Documentary
• Spirituality
• The Art of Life
• New media
• Linguistics
• Painting
• Music
• Writing
• Education
• Yoga
• Woodwork
• Everybody

• Visiting Ganges ghats, temples, ashrams
• Pilgrim interactions
• Local collaborations
• Exhibit
• Print media coverage
• Local music instruments
• Conditional access to a Braille printing press
• Conditional access to telescope / space orientation

• Personal room
• Shared studio
• Options to work at other cluster-locations
• 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
• Sachet tea/coffee 24hrs
• Daily small basket of fresh flowers
• Towels, bedding
• Laundry
• Travel within city
• Music guidance
• Ayurveda doctor visit every 3rd day

Grant of USD 500 liberally available.
28 days USD 1450
07 days USD 500
01 day USD 80

365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India

03 – 31 December 2017 (28 days)
Haridwar, Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas
One can apply to join for any 28 continuous days, either the dates mentioned above or earlier / later.

Ganges Cold ravine Nicholas RoerichImage: “Ganges Cold ravine”. Nicholas Roerich. 1946. Novosibirsk State Museum of Fine Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia

N03584Image: “Christ in the House of His Parents (‘The Carpenter’s Shop’)”. John Everett Millais. 1829-1896. Tate UK.

Anatol_Petrytsky__disabled-1924.jpg!LargeImage: “Disabled”. Anatol Petrytsky. 1895–1964. Courtesy – Wikipedia.