Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia
At Blue Apple
It is only my speculation that the Mainland Linear Trail, as it is referred to, was either a former railway line or a hydro service road. Whatever it is, it is a convenient path taken advantage of by hundreds of walkers in this peripheral area of Halifax – Fairview. Both Brhat and I were quite amazed by the amount of strong scented roses, of all things, lined along the way. That fragrance is not man-made.
It was Theresa, our host in Halifax, who led us to this trail where we met hundreds of trekkers including a group of Bhutanese, all rather committed members, at least in spirit, to the Vaishnava culture, as we are.
It was Joseph Currie (I like to use his last name as a reminder of the Indian prep) who took us to the Blue Apple Wellness Centre downtown. There, an eager group of youthful open-hearts sat in anticipation of hearing about pilgrimage and the life of a monastic. No doubt, mantra meditation was also a draw. Joseph himself is not only a fairly good networker, but is a vocalist, guitarist and an activist. I asked him to take the lead in the end of our chanting session. Krishna has provided him with a number of gifts and talents. Isn’t that true for each and every one of us.
May the Source be with you.