by Jnana Hodson
During the hippie years, many daring souls moved to spiritual hermitages called an ashram to live with a guru. Here's the story of one renegade mountain farm where eight residents discover their quest for transcendence and enlightenment has everything to do with baking bread and mixing cement, plus headstands. As for the guru, she's both earthy and demanding. It's Om, Sweet Om, in the end.