Joy in Quebec
While it was June 4th
in Noida, India, the morning, I was delivering a class to students during my
evening, several hours behind the day before. It was my second time giving a
Zoom call to this group in what they say is an “Energy Class” and the topic was
“Who Is Crazy?” It was fun, and the simple answer to the question is that we all
are more or less crazy; based on the premise that we believe we are the body
when in fact my identity is that of a spirit soul. Let’s leave it at that.
Mahadeva and Annapurna drove us
all to the city of Montreal, to our temple on PIE IX Boulevard. They departed
towards Toronto, while Ryan and I stayed back for a Yoga Fest of sorts at Mount
Royale Park. The participation for the kirtan was fabulous.
A second kirtan occurred
at Nandagram Farm, outside of Montreal. Again, the inclusiveness of chanting
involvement was sublime. The whole idea of drawing people in to the dance/chant
dynamic was initiated by the great monk Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, in the early
16th century, in India.
We feel obliged to carry on the
tradition of joyful chanting wherever we go. It is only a dream to think that
any of us could execute kirtan with purity, as Chaitanya had projected.
Getting clean is a work in progress.
May the Source be with you!