Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Sunday

 April 19, 2011
Posted by Kitzie

Another beautiful, perfect day in the desert. Sunday was Hanuman’s birthday, and there were so many magical, synchronistic moments.  Here were the standouts for me: seeing Gwendolyn from Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band playing in a drum circle outside the cafeteria; soul kirtan mama C.C.White gettin’ down with her bad self singing “Kirtan Feels Good”; chanting “Baba Hanuman” with Shantala as the sun was setting in the desert; Wah!, a glowing figure in yellow with her red scarf blowing in the breeze, serenely chanting as bodies danced in the darkness, the full moon rising behind her — a moon symbolic of fruition.

I’m home, and it’s time to wash the desert dust from my clothes. But as I remember the soft eyes & smiling faces of the people who were there with me this weekend, the loving, open-hearted spirit of Bhakti Fest continues to live and grow.  We are  better for last weekend, and  the world is better. Until September.

Hari Bol!

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