Discover The Beatles’ India!

Join Paul Salzman and Ravi Shankar for a possible life-changing experience! The photographer and the sitar master are inviting Beatles fans to a journey which will take place in February 2010.

The Beatles In India: a healing journey in many ways captures the impact India had on the Beatles. Timed with George Harrison’s birthday which we will celebrate at the Ravi Shanker Institute, meeting with many of the personalities who were with the Beatles and experiencing for ourselves something of their sojourn in Rishikesh, this is a journey into one of the most important events in our lives. Tour participants will be able to see some of the most unique photographs of the Beatles, hear from people who were with Beatles, join performances of people who have performed with the Beatles and it will be Beatles and India!

In December 1967, 23 year-old Paul Saltzman traveled to India in search of himself. To his great surprise, he found the Beatles in India. Paul spent a magical week at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram. He learned meditation and hung out with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Thirty years later, he found the photos he’d shot and put away in a cardboard box: The Beatles in India.

“…like a footprint left in the sand, and I’m reminded of the path that’s been washed away and the Greek proverb, ‘You can never enter the same river twice.’ As the ashram I knew is gone, so too are the Beatles. And yet, we can evoke their magic through their music, their words, and their photographs.”
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