By Madhava Smullen
A new project, The Pilgrimage, is providing luxury spiritual retreats and online education for corporate clients, while also offering ISKCON devotees the chance to earn a living amongst Vaishnava peers.
Founder Sandipani Muni Das (Kal Key), originally from Coventry in the UK, worked on Wall Street before a visit to the sacred village of Vrindavan, India changed his life. An encounter with a holy man there, who lived so simply yet was ready to share everything he had, gave Sandipani Muni a new appreciation for the important things in life.
“I’m not saying that material things don’t make you happy,” he says in a promotional video for The Pilgrimage. “I’m saying that they just don’t fulfill you. If you want to find fulfillment, if you want to make a difference, then you first need to explore where you came from, and what happens at the end. Whether it’s the pilgrimage, a holiday, a vacation, take the time to discover who you really are. Because time isn’t waiting. If you’re not asking those questions, if you’re not exploring the point of your life, you’re wasting it.”