Friday, 10 June 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Montreal, Quebec

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!


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