For as long as she could remember, Life Coach Ellen Besso had a preoccupation with India and its people, feeling drawn to go there. An Indian Sojourn is a spiritual travel memoir which describes her two journeys to India with her partner, Don. Their daily life in India is described in exquisite detail as well as the people who became lifelong friends. The book’s core though comes from their profound experiences volunteering and tutoring Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India.
Ellen writes: “India’s draw is complex; we can’t understand it within the frame of reference of our Western minds, and that is part of what pulls us in. Once our constant internal analysis abates, we’re more open to flowing with what is unfolding around us. To say that the environment there is over stimulating would be an understatement. People, vehicles, cows, even the colors are de trop, but my approach has been; “Bring it on. I was thirsty for India after waiting for her so long and I wanted to soak in every tiny little detail.”
Join Ellen on her spiritual experience of travel and volunteering. “Meet the people we developed strong friendships with, and enjoy the fascination and wild rides that are India. This book is also about the heartfelt stories of refugees, fellow travelers and the Indian people themselves and the effort of trying to understand cultures very different from ours. Ultimately though it is the moments when we are not so far apart that define An Indian Sojourn.” This is the second book in Ellen Besso’s MidLife Maze Series.