I had lunch today with Lila Padma Devi Dasi as she will be heading to Mysore soon for an extended stay. We share the intention of being able to devote more time eventually in visiting temples & practicing Bhakti & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This vdo from Kino shares her experiences & insights with Mysore , Guruji , Sharath & practicing in the yogashala.
Jaya & thanks to Susan von Seggern for the warm email re Bhakti Fest 2012. Much appreciate your visits to the blog & all the love. Here's a video of Bhakta Ayush Prabhu from 2010 with Gauravani , the Mayapuris & more all blissed out in bhav , chanting the Maha Mantra. Hari Hari !
I usually have the Business Thali which is 2/3 the size of the South Indian thali. As I had not had lunch due to a heavy meeting schedule , it was an act of supreme indulgence that caused me to order this for dinner.
As always , SB did not disappoint ; with the incredible flavors of the sambar , dahi & pickles just partying in my palate. Once they all managed to settle in my stomach , I felt I was about ready to burst. As my teacher described it , " You always go overboard. "
So full was I that my next plan of attack , the " Crack Shake" at Shake Shack Madison Park became an " I'll see you next time ".
My trip into NYC from DC the previous evening proved to be the supreme yogic test as my flights from Dulles & DCA were both cancelled consecutively due to the NYC storms. My prayers to the Deities got me into La Guardia finally at 10 AM. Which was pretty late for me to endeavor to attend Eddie's Mysore class at AYNY the following morning.
Another " I'll catch you next time " will be the AM Mysore classes at Flow Yoga near Logan Circle , a couple of blocks from the hotel I was staying in.
Angie Swiec , the co-director of the film " Mysore Magic " was at Jois Shala Encinitas last night to speak & answer questions after the showing. Mysore Magic : Yoga At The Source is a short film about practitioners of Ashtanga & the magical experience of practicing in Mysore , India.What is that indefinable energy that attracts Yoga practitioners to Mysore , India year after year ?
The Festival of Colors held annually at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Dham in Spanish Fork UT is the largest Holi celebration in the Western Hemisphere. They will be extending the celebration in 2013 to the new Sri Sri Radha Krishna Dham in Salt Lake City. I was blessed & made it to darshan there on Tues. afternoon. Then dropped-in at Jeff Silverstein's mellow Wed. PM Led Class at the Shiva Centre in Sugar House. Salt Lake City & Park City can be amazing places. Jai !
I have posted this video before but on the heels of the previous post regarding Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu , it deserves a re-feature. The Sri Siksastakam is composed of 8 verses in which the mission , the Sankirtan movement & precepts of Sri Krishna Chaitanya are revealed. " Ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam "