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1st Jan 2013
We join local people in the Knuckles Mountains to celebrate the start of 2013 by way of a Buddhist Pirith.
This ancient night long ritual performed by village elders is calming, magical and above all shared by the community.
A description of Shamanic Rituals at The Abode by Sid. Life in the remote villages in Sri Lanka remains largely unchanged.
People live simply in harmony with the environment, responding to the seasons as they unfold.
Buddhist New Year in April 2010 saw us being invited to a cricket tournament high in the Knuckles Mountains at The Abode. Read all about the game as it is played between 13 village teams on a very hot day.
One of our guests has given us permission to show you his photos on Facebook of the Waterfall Trek from The Abode he did with Sid and some friends in September 2011. They are fantastic. Take a look!
In September 2011 the New Zealand Listener published an article by one of our friends about their stay with us. See: http://www.listener.co.nz/lifestyle/travel/sri-lankas-untouched-walpolamulla/
In October 2008, the Geographical Magazine (November 2008 edition) published an article about The Abode Trust written by Jinni Reddy. It includes photos by the internationally famous photographer, Luke Douggleby, who spent two days in the summer with Sid walking the area and took about 300 pictures. And here it is! sri-lanka_nov081-geographical
In April 2009 the Ethical Travel Guide came out and we are included. It describes the tours we offer to The Abode in the Knuckles Mountains feature and the way in which we use the proceeds from those tours to help maintain the local way of life in the mountain villages. You can order a copy of the Ethical Tourism Guide which costs £14.99 from:
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