Helena Roerich along with her son moved to Kalimpong in 1949 and lived in Crookety House, a bungalow built by the British in the 1940s. She is believed to have carried on the work prescribed by Master Morya over the next seven years. The Russian philosopher’s main aim was to spread the message of Agni Yoga (Living Ethics). Today the Crookety House is the seat of Agni Yoga. For most of the year, she would live in the Crookety House, where she wrote, painted and meditated in a lawn from where one could breathe the fresh Himalayan air. In October 1955, she suffered heart attacks and passed away in her sleep at the age of 76. Helena Roerich’s body was cremated and her ashes were placed in a Buddhist stupa located which is in the compound of the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Buddhist monastery. Crookety House has been converted into a museum and is managed by Italian admirers of the Roerich family, who established the Himalayan Institute of Ethics and Good Living.
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