Written by Mary Clark
Master Acharya Shree Yogeesh comfortably sat in a cross-legged pose on a dais in a corner of the large room. An ivory wool shawl draped over his white cable knit sweater. White socks peeked out from his equally light, linen loose-fitting pants. His smile welcomed all into the room and encouraged us to sit on the floor in front of him as we prepared to interview him. On the wall were a mantra in an ancient language and a large print of the Master with his awards below. Behind us were volunteers who work at the Retreat Center. Were we in India? Maybe Nepal? No, the Siddhayatan Hindu-Jain Tirth & Spiritual Retreat was a short 20-minute drive from Paris on Highway 56, just west of Windom.