Travels With a Swami: From Hollywood to the Himalayas, an L.A. Girl's Trip of a Lifetime (Paperback)

Travels With a Swami: From Hollywood to the Himalayas, an L.A. Girl's Trip of a Lifetime By Laura D'Auri Cover Image
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In the mid-1970s, a 20-something party girl from LA becomes aware of the spiritual life in India and decides to travel there. She meets a female Swami in a Himalayan ashram, and the women then spend 5 weeks traveling together to holy shrines throughout South India.


Her travels begin in Spain and Italy, funded by the proceeds of a coffee table book she compiled and sold to Bantam Books New York. Her true journey begins when she meets a charismatic female swami and together they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, visiting many spiritual pilgrimage sites rarely seen by foreigners.


In a very personal, detailed, and intimate portrait of a special journey, author Laura D'Auri takes the reader through a world unknown to most people. She entertains her readers with one-of-a-kind experiences including:


● Visiting various Hindu pilgrimage shrines.

● Spending time at an ashram in the Himalayas.

● Getting dysentery in Benares.

● Experiencing a 2,000-year-old labyrinth.

● Visiting a holy shrine high on a mountain.

● Enjoying city life with friends in Chennai.


Full of heart, Travels With A Swami follows Laura's travels from the mundane, to the sacred, to the dangerous, and everywhere in between. It's a perfect read for those fascinated by travel and India or anyone interested in spirituality. Those who enjoy learning about Hinduism will relate to many of the themes and anecdotes.



Product Details
ISBN: 9798822920767
Publisher: Palmetto Publishing
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 250
Language: English