The meals are light at Rockwood Manor, especially when you show up late like I did. I had to catch a nap during this retreat workshop. I'm exhausted from insomnia three nights in a row. And when breakfast is not to my liking (there are uttapams) I'm more inclined to forgo. I'm not complaining. Just stating facts about the way of the world. Nothing's perfect with these bodies.
But, oh how I’m enjoying the meetings. There are lots of young representatives from across the U.S. and Canada, as well as some old mules like me. Topics are pertinent. Relevancy is always something to embrace. Thank you, God! Thank you, Krishna!
I also can’t wait to get to the white water and waterfalls on the Potomac River nearby . Kayakers apparently love the the fluid around here. I’m scheduled for a walk tomorrow.
During break times I get a chance to interview leaders. As a member of ISKCON’s Guru Service Committee, I am taking notes from interviews I get from leaders, on the performance level of official gurus in our society of bhakti-yogis. Assessment is always healthy.
I'm grateful to Jennifer Thurman (Vishnu Priya) for coming from North Carolina to help secretarially. She types out my handwritten blog entries before they go to the next level. I'm also grateful to Abhidheya in Vancouver, and the rest of my international communications team, who carry on from there. I should never complain about the help I get.
And one more checkpoint is to appreciate the soon arrival of Corrado when I get back home. He will help me as an assistant, including looking after my legs and feet. He will be a new monk at our ashram in Toronto, God willing.
May the Source be with you!