A Brief Pilgrimage To Encinitas

SRF Encinitas Books & Gifts Store

I journeyed to the Northwest earlier today, along the coast to Encinitas. I just needed to get away to the SRF Temple and Hermitage (a place where Kriya Yoga is taught and practiced), and I browsed in their Books & Gifts store. They had many beautiful, spiritually symbolic items there that were far too expensive. But I was able to buy a few packages of incense and fragrances for the ashram… my home.

Tiled Mural @ SRF Encinitas

There was a tiled mural outside the SRF Gifts & Books store that I simply fell in love with. Depicting a faraway land that perhaps I’ve always wanted to visit in my dreams. A beautiful mural.

Elephant and Rider

There was a lone rider on an elephant, journeying through this wondrous land….

The Himalayas!

It appears the rider on the elephant was traveling toward that far off temple there along the river by the waterfall… but, perhaps his true destination was The Himalayas above and beyond….

The Holy Trinity

As I left the store and just before entering my car across the street, I turned around and three palm trees caught my eye and I looked up… the Holy Trinity… the Supreme Father, the Anointed Son, and the Holiest of Spirits… reaching ever upward, towards the Heavens…

And I felt this small, peaceful journey was complete… and I headed home.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

5 thoughts on “A Brief Pilgrimage To Encinitas

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  • Thursday November 27, 2008 at 3:55 pm
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    It’s always so nice to get away. What a lovely place you visited. I love the mural, as well, especially after reading what you wrote about it in a later post. Beautiful!

    Enjoy your journey, my friend!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  • Thursday November 27, 2008 at 7:55 am
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    It’s always so nice to get away. What a lovely place you visited. I love the mural, as well, especially after reading what you wrote about it in a later post. Beautiful!

    Enjoy your journey, my friend!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  • Thursday November 27, 2008 at 8:02 pm
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    Wendi: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!!

    Love and Peace!

  • Thursday November 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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    Wendi: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!!

    Love and Peace!

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