Now After Three Years
White City, with a population of
approximately 4,000 people, and growing, is an upper middle-class type of town.
Many trees have been planted here and the urban green trails are plentiful.
Poplar trees are indigenous to the area, as were prairie grasses and tiger
lilies until European farmers cleared these areas. There are spots where you
can sit, wait ’til the deer come, and enjoy some shanti (peace) as if
you are plopped in the middle of tranquil Vrndavana.
It was in Regina at Retallack
Street that I met members of the Krishna community as well as Sandy and Evening
Star who are part of the Wellness and Healing community in the city. Evening
Star is a First Nations person and has been active in native affairs. Recently
she attended the local Chariot Fest.
I was impressed with some of the
new people coming around and assisting at the temple. You have these younger
men and women, newer immigrants with PR status, that have been most helpful in
support of our aging couple who have been running the show here for years.
Jagannatha, the temple president, is turning 90 soon. Cintamani, has suffered
from an auto accident. Their daughter Kavita works in the nursing field and has
now become quite increasingly active in temple affairs. The family has worked
hard to establish bhakti in the city of Regina and region. I am inspired
May the Source be with you!