• Short Summary

    BEATLES JOHN LENNON AND GEORGE HARRISON BASKED IN THE INDIAN SUNSHINE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AS THEY MEDIATED ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI'S HIMALAYAN RETREAT.

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    HIMALAYAS; WELCOME SIGN; GUARD PATROLS; MAHARISHI IN GROUND; PRAYER HOUSE; BEATLES AND WIVES IN GROUNDS; NEWSMEN AT GATES; BEATLES' BUNGALOW; RIVER GANGES.




    Initials GHB/V/BHH/LAD


    EDITORS NOTE: PROD.NO. 1698/68 SERVICED FEBRUARY 17 1968 REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BEATLES JOHN LENNON AND GEORGE HARRISON BASKED IN THE INDIAN SUNSHINE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AS THEY MEDIATED ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI'S HIMALAYAN RETREAT. THEY ARRIVED THERE FROM DELHI ON THURSDAY AND WERE DUE TO BE JOINED BY COLLEAGUES PAUL McCARTNEY AND RINGO STARR ON TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 20).

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MAHARISHI SAID THE TWO BEATLES, WHO WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR WIVES, HAD TAKEN THINGS EASY AT THE START OF THEIR COURSE IN TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION. WEARING THEIR ORDINARY WESTERN CLOTHING. THEY SAT ON THE ROOFTOP IN CHAIRS AND DID NOT TAKE UP YOGI POSTURES. THEY MEDIATED FOR ONLY SHORT PERIODS.

    AFTER THEIR MEDITATION, THEY JOINED SOME 60 OTHER FOREIGNERS ATTENDING THE COURSE FOR A DISCOURSE FROM THE MAHARISHI. THEN THEY SAT DOWN TO A SIMPLE VEGETARIAN LUNCH OF RICE AND CHAPPATTIS (WHEAT CAKES) WITH CURRIED VEGETABLES, CURD AND SALAD.

    OUTSIDE THE PADLOCKED GATES AND FENCE SURROUNDING THE GROUNDS, INDIAN AND FOREIGN NEWSMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS LAID SEIGE TO THE RETREAT. BUT LENNON AND HARRISON REFUSED TO MEET THE PRESS.

    THE BEATLES' BUNGALOW, WITH ITS SUPERB VIEW OF FORESTED HILLS, AND FAR-OFF SNOW-CAPED PEAKS OF THE HIMALAYAS AND THE SACRED RIVER GANGES FLOWING BELOW, IS COMFORTABLY FURNISHED AND HAS AN ELECTRIC FIRE FOR CHILLY EVENINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5M06EP4IDTADG7YUT6PFUTP03
    Media URN:
    VLVA5M06EP4IDTADG7YUT6PFUTP03
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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