Here at the OSHO resort that claims to be the oasis of wellness and meditation in the affluent area of Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, Pune. Time will tell if I leave with that conclusion but the food is really on the mark as guests cash in their vouchers for food & drink following a couple of concerns in comments at my earlier post today.
Residents can buy food stamps here if they choose to eat on campus (some live off and eat off site and come in for classes) and claim them back for food. Interestingly enough a statement on the vouchers says ‘Contribution for meditation activities‘ at the footer of the ticket.
Largely Indian based I tucked into daal, paratha and a massive piece of papaya this morning with my masala chi there is also designated smokers area and wine available for lunch / dinner for those who fancy a tipple. At lunch there was more of an International theme but strictly vegetarian. From Italian pastas and pizzas to Japanese sushi and miso soup and a selection of curries.
Coincidentally, a feature in the Pune mirror today reckons Brits could be waking up to the sound of snap, crackle and poppadom at breakfast time as our love of curry grows which would take some getting used to, everyday. Cereals & fry ups may well be history as we opt for lentil curry, daal, paratha or korma by the year 2050 according to Jo Ruddock, Kellogg’s head of research. Curry for breakfast anyone? Waffles and a short stack always did it for me during my time studying in San Luis Obispo in California.
Just to clarify the idea here it’s a Meditation Resort where I’m free to come & go and set my own pace and agenda by choosing if I want to do something or would rather rest or leave the resort to go shopping, drking or whatever else. I can learn the Osho Active Meditations which are techniques specifically designed for “our contemporary over-charged minds and stress-impacted bodies” and try a few classes while I’m at it.
So much choice and I’ll post an activity update tomorrow as I’ve just had my first sample! Cheers….