Namaskar to all,
I've always wished that Margis could see Ananda Kanan in the springtime, when the air is cool and the grass is green and everything is growing. Looks like this year I get my wish.
Our summer retreat at Ananda Kanan will be June 3-9, a month earlier than usual. The theme is "sustainability."
Of course, this word means many things to many people. We want to focus on the master unit, the practical embodiment of Baba's ideology. How will we sustain the mission through the coming years of change and upheaval? That's where places like Ananda Kanan come in. Baba's vision for a master unit includes everything that is necessary for a community to live and grow: physically, mentally and spiritually.
It is meant to be an ideological oasis, a model for how people can live cooperatively, sustained by a common spiritual goal. As always at a sectorial retreat, there will be lots of kiirtan and sadhana, Baba stories and cultural programs to give us inspiration. We'll also take a good look at ways we can really begin to build our dream for a better society, right here in our own back yard. I hope you will join us, and bring some friends with you.
We are making a big effort to create programs friendly and informative for people new to Ananda Marga. In 2012 the Mayan calendar is ending, and the Sadvipra Samaj calendar is just beginning. See you here!
ps. We have a cabin available for rent at Ananda Kanan, with its own kitchen and bathroom. Call me at 417 252 4797 for more info.