If you would like to join us please contact Swami Tapasananda by email at"> or by phone at 269 543 3951.

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Each year Mother's Trust, thru its Interfaith Institute Program, organizes a sacred tour/retreat to the Chicago Area. We visit  temples , mosques and synagogues and stay in the beautiful Burr Ridge home of Indra and Jogi Makhija.
  The trip is a wonderful way to experience first hand the places of worship of some of the presenters who come to our Institute thruout the year. The three days are also a a really great opportunity for fellowship with thoughtful open minded  spiritual pilgrims. Plus, the Makhija's food is really great!

Typical Schedule of Events (actual program will be announced later this year, shown is for 2007 Tour)

Friday 11/17 3pm-- Leave from Mother's Trust 6676 122nd Ave Ganges Mi 5pm -Arrival and short rest at Makhija's home in Burr Ridge.  6pm BUDDHA DHARMA MEDITATION CENTER and TEMPLE 8910 S Kingery Hwy., Hinsdale IL. Dharma Talk by [Thai Buddhist monk] Venerable Vrasak Woradhamo. 9PM Dinner at Makhija's home 6360 Manor Drive , Burr Ridge IL 60521

Saturday 11/18/06 8AM breakfast SATURDAY 10AM KAM ISAIAH ISRAEL SYNAGOUGE A beautiful temple built in ancient midaeval style   1100 E Hyde Park Blvd Chicago IL participate in a Bat Mitzvah Ceremony and meet Rabbi David Fox Sandmel 2PM ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER 1810 N Pfingsten Road Northbrook ,IL 60062 Tour of Mosque; Talk by Imam Senad Agic Phone: (708) 272-031

6PM HINDU TEMPLE of GREATER CHICAGO Lemont, Illinois. Join Devi Bhajans at the Durga temple  and tour entire temple complex to observe the shrines of many Hindu deities   8PM dinner and return to Makhija's for the night

Sunday 11/19 8AM Breakfast 10AM STS CONSTANTINE & HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Merriville Indianna. Large beautiful Orthodox Cathedral Sunday 2PM Back to Ganges costs --Tour includes most meals and all lodging -- suggested donation of 150.00 [or what you can afford] Participants can car pool to Chicago and split gas/tolls costs CALL 269 543 3951 to register.