Saturday, 31 August 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia

Bliss in Vancouver

So the procession portion of the Chariot Fest was over, went a bit overtime by usual standards (maybe a half hour) but it was good.  Strong kirtanhappened all the way along.  I'm the one assigned to pick and chose the lead singers. I gave the mic to the boys band, "The Mayapuris," and they just kept with it, to its sweet end—at Stanley Park.

I made my way to my designated spot, the "Q and A" booth.  Once I took my seat there, I didn't leave.  People had queries about life, about karmadharma, soul mates, God, the universe and how we may all be connected to each other in some way.

It was quite exciting because the questions were lodged by thoughtful people.  There were always a dozen or so in number, and that figure more or less remained constant.  The average wave remained for ten or fifteen minutes, and then moved on to be replaced by a new group.  It was a bit like the ocean waves right near us—the Pacific, the biggest and the deepest.

It was nearing 6:00 p.m., time to un-stiffen.  I made my way back to the Mayapuris who entertained for a good stretch. The place was rocking, on and off the stage.  Happy dancers.  Happy chanters.  I joined the group on stage.  I'm just an older soul up there with these younglings, but we all exuded this spritely energy, nevertheless.  All in the service of Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe.

May the Source be with you!
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