Yesterday, I took a day-trip down to Yogaville, one of the strangest places in central Virginia, and took some video. Though not quite a full film, I thought sharing this would be more fun then just posting still pictures. Consider this the cinematic equivalent of a doodle. Best viewed fullscreen HD.
For those unfamiliar, Yogaville is home of the LOTUS shrine (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine), a monument to the idea that “truth is one, paths are many.” To get there you have to take several unpaved roads, and walk through nearby woods. It’s in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by the mountains of Buckingham, VA. An odd place for a massive mixture of traditional Indian architecture and 70s hippie design.
The ashram is considered by many to be a cult. Though their guru is dead, residents will tell you his spirit still watches over the ashram. I wouldn’t suggest joining, but if you’re ever driving through Virginia, Yogaville is worth a visit.