Moncton, New Brunswick
Something Going On?
It is quite obvious to Ryan and I
that Moncton is ripe for a Krishna temple. During our walks we are encountering
people who are asking, “Is something going on with Radha Krishna?” (Meaning are
there gatherings for the Krishna chant?). For example, Akshay, from Madhya
Pradish, India, studied in Moncton, got his degree, and is now delivering pizza
for that money he needs. He was in his car when he spotted us, stopped and
asked the question.
“We are working on it,” is our
usual answer. Indeed, our dear and trusted Kadamba Priya, from Fredericton, has
plans to visit Moncton monthly to encourage bhakti in this fine city.
One more thing, a local woman by the name of Nancy is determined to see that a
place of devotional service is established. By what means, I don’t know, but
the other night at Louis’ she spoke passionately about it.
At Centennial Park, we converged
with Ryan’s family – his Mum, brother and niece. It was sweet to see the
reunion. Then, his bro led us to Victoria Park, where his friends were
conducting what they call yoga aerobics. As usual, whenever devotees are
present, there will be kirtan, chanting, so Ryan pulled out his drum. I
led the kirtan while family and friends chanted together. This drew the
attention of Vaishnavi, who came with her question, “Is there something going
on in town, chanting-wise? I know Etienne who used to have weekly sessions.”
So, you see, Moncton is ripe.
May the Source be with you!