In late 1968 Lily visited Rishikesh in India in order to learn about and practice Transcendental Mediation as taught by the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Transcendental Mediation was in its infancy at the time. The Beatles were at Rishikesh around the same time as Lily. I later visited Rishikesh in 1969 and I spent a little time with my mother on my way to Europe and in the process I also met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This was both privately as well as me attending a few of his lectures at Rishikesh.
By creating this blog I am paying public tribute to my mother for having the foresight to become involved in Transcendental Mediation when it was in its infancy. Furthermore it seems that the Beatles were as like-minded as Lily was around those early days of Transcendental Mediation too.
The following two videos are self explanatory. The third video was taken on a “Super 8” movie camera that I had taken with me on my journey to Europe. This third video was later edited to become a feature presentation at my mother’s funeral on July 10th 2017. Unfortunately the quality of the film is not good.
One Transcendental Mediation student talks about her search for meaning at Rishikesh in those early days.