Archive for February, 2013

After teaching this morning, I had the gift of a bright moment by the river, with Holly and her harmonium and beautiful voice and heart. We anticpate a marvelous evening basking in our collective voices in kirtan, and exposure to Holly and her band in their offerings as well. The band is comprised of TALENTED musicians, and an opportunity to be in the intimate and sacred space of Turtle Haven Studio with their music, and the joy of community, in the warmth and light of offerings to the Great Mystery, in whatever form or by whichever name! Contact Holly to let her know you are coming and for carpooling information:

News For This Week and Beyond


P1080904I  have mentioned a thought provoking talk given by John Schumacher, and provide the link here for those who may be interested:
Is Yoga A Religion? A Discussion with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher …

For those interested in Ravi’s week-end retreat, the email with details will arrive soon; meanwhile, there is a flyer in an earlier blog post you may find. PLEASE NOTE: The actual deadline for earlybird registration and its advantages is March 10th, not the 1st as the flyer indicates!

Photograph from Elizabeth’s India Trip: Lakshmi painted on tile at Hindu Temple in Pune

Calendar News

Dear Friends,
Here are a few dates for forthcoming events! More details to follow….

February 23rd: Performance and kirtan with Holly Swanson at Turtle Haven Studio, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please let Elizabeth know if you plan to attend, as parking is limited, and carpoooling possibilities abundant!

March 15: Maher presentation with reflections in image and story relating to Jillian, Elizabeth and Brel’s recent time in Pune with Sister Lucy and the wondrous people involved with this innovative community, addressing the problems of domestic violence in India one life at a time, and yet with a larger view which addresses the social and cultural ills underlying the problem. Come and hear about the loving, uplifting and joyful community called Maher! This event will be held at the Congregational Church on Cornwall Street, and will begin at 7 pm. Items made by the Maher community will be sold and proceeds will further the work there!

Ravi Ravindra will return to teach in another public talk at 8Petals, April 12th at 7:30 pm, and week-end retreat at Turtle Haven, April 13th and 14th. Ravi will teach on “The Presence of Love in the Bhagavad Gita and the Gospels” as we learn about about loving the divine and receiving divine love. A flyer with alll the details will soon be posted here!