In this post we explore the beach town of Kovalam where our spiritual adventure will conclude.

Fisherman on the beach in Kovalam in South India

Kovalam is a little town that sits on the beach facing the vast Arabian sea in the southwestern coast of India. Here, life is unhurried and gentle. Endless sun drenched beaches with only arching coconut trees to lay under as you watch fishermen bring in their catch each morning.

Our Hotel
We will stay at the beautiful Leela hotel perched on top a cliff by the sea.
We’ll use this time to enjoy the beaches, reflect on our spiritual adventure and create a plan on implementing all that we’ve learnt into our daily lives when we return home.

Leela hotel in Kovalam

The Leela hotel in Kovalam South India where the Vedic Odyssey group will be staying

The Leela hotel in Kovalam South India where the Vedic Odyssey group will be staying

 

Today is the last day in our series of entrepreneurial quotes that have spanned a month. We wrap up the series with a wise, simple and yet profound quote by my guru, reminding us that in our pursuit of entrepreneurship, to always hold in mind that …

“Life is meant to be lived joyously” – Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva)

Fireworks and a sea of lights light up the Golden Temple during Diwali celebrations, Amritsar.

Photo: Tens of thousands gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest shrine for Sikhs around the world, to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Punjab State, India.

 

It is that time of the day, just before the sun sets when work is over and friends get together to sit around, chat and enjoy a drink.

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd American President

Photo: It is that time of the day, just before the sun sets when work is over and friends get together to sit around, chat, enjoy a drink and each others company. Peru.

 

A taxi driver takes a nap on his taxi in quiet alley way in the bustling city of Kolkata, India.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Photo: A taxi driver takes a nap on his taxi in a quiet alley in the bustling city of Kolkata, India.

 

A yellow lotus flower in full bloom attracts a honey bee

“Know yourself. Focus on using your strengths and talents and learn how to delegate your weaknesses. [Know that] others have great ideas and different talents.” – Toby Hynes, President, Gulf States Toyota, Houston, TX.

Photo: A yellow lotus flower in full bloom attracts a honey bee. Kauai, Hawaii.

 

Diwali day at the Golden temple in Amritsar, Punjab state, India

“The true leader is always listening, learning and being truly open to the world around him.” – Jay M. Gallert, CEO, Health Net. Inc., Woodland Hills, CA

Photo: The festival of lights, Diwali, lived true to its name at the Golden Temple as tens of thousands of Sikhs gathered in and around the temple complex for one of India’s largest celebrations. Amritsar, India

 

Kecak is a Balinese dance performed mainly by men, Bali Indonesia

“To be successful one must be willing to learn and apply new concepts and not be afraid of change.” – Craig R. Barrett, CEO, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona.

Photo: Kecak is a form of Balinese music drama and performed primarily by men. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 100 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting “cak” and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. Bali, Indonesia.