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Spiritual Renewal Week 2009, Pt.3
August 17th, 2009

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Oh my. This has been an amazing week. I might be repeating myself, but I also heard it from about everyone I talked to today. I am again posting photos out of order by first putting up just a few from today’s Sunday Service.

Swamiji seemed to bound up the driveway and on to the stage to lead service and give a beautiful talk.

The choir sounded amazing, Dharmadas and Nirmala sang one of my favorite songs, O Master.

One picture shows a group of our young people at the end of a song from The Oratorio. To me the song is so incredibly powerful. It has four distinct parts and was sung so beautifully and the harmonies are so inticate. The singers, from left to right are: Peter Kretzmann, Nabha Cosley, Rose Atwell, and Ania Gorna. It usually makes me cry when I hear it and it did especially today because of their sincerity. Thank you for the devotion that you shared with us.

You can also see in that photo how smokey it is here. There is a large fire nearby (but not a threat to Ananda). There has been a heroic response from the fire fighting community. But, do pray that the fire is extinguished soon.

I am also including in this post a few random shots of some of the speakers. Everyone spoke eloquently and joyfully. We are so blessed to have such inspiration available to all of us. All the talks will (or are available) on ananda.org.

Tomorrow will post photos from the Indian Banquet. It is one of my favorite events to photograph. Bless you all and happy SRW!

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Ananda’s singing angels.
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Dave Warner, Kriya Minister from Ananda Village
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Peter Georing from Ananda Village
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Hriman from Seattle
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Asha Praver from Palo Alto.
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Devi Novak, co-director of Ananda Worldwide, after her inspiring talk.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Sue Cooper says:

    I don’t know whether the Ananda Ministers are speaking more and more powerfully as time goes on, or is it, that since Kriya initiation last may I am growing more and more open and receptive to the Masters’ vibration? I suspect it is a combination of both. I would like to say, sincerely, from my Heart’s centre an enormous “Thank you”. To all who spoke at this years SRW. Living many miles from Ananda, you all help keep my devotion alive and kicking, as it were, to share your joy with you. The Kriyacharyas, particularly, completely ‘floored’ me. I so ‘get it’.

    God bless you all dearest souls and continue to walk in AUM

    Sue Cooper

    Isle of Man, UK

  2. Mark Smithhisler says:

    Thanks Barbara,

    Your pictures are always so wonderful and seem to catch the true essence of Ananda. I’m struggling a bit to carry the blessings of SRW back into my daily life and your pictures really help to bring back that sense of connection and joy that I felt all week.

    Thanks again,

    Mark,

    Dallas, TX

 

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