Queen’s Park, Toronto
We are getting ready for the
MANtra retreat. Staged in the beautiful Appalachia of West Virginia is this
guy’s get-together. It’s our fifth annual and we are actually going to attend, physically,
this year. Our crew from Toronto have been preparing a drama and it will become
a feature for the entertainment night, which includes some chanting in the form
of a killer kirtan this Saturday.
I was walking through the
basement ashram corridor when Mangalananda happen to be there, looking
all bright. He came in from Halifax and is also enroute to the men’s retreat.
This is the case for Bader, coming from Montreal. Both of these visitors were
being accommodated by Raj who is the project manager of “MANtra.” This group of
three are a great team, pulling the project together.
Another of the organizers is
Partha, from outside Kamloops in British Columbia, who unfortunately won’t be
able to come. Passport renewals appear to be really slow in Canada. Which
reminds me – I hope we have no problem at the US border. Borders have their
purpose but to some degree they are often a headache; being superficial
I am not suggesting the two
countries should merge but please, customs authorities, be a little easy on us
coming over the border. We are coming over to perform a little bhakti yoga
for the pleasure of our guru.
May the Source be with you!