The New Year 2017 was welcomed in different units of New York Sector.
Ananda Kanan Winter Retreat took place December 27, 2016 to January 1, 2017 with the participation of eleven Margiis, five Dadas and two Didis. The spiritual vibrations became more and more intense during the every day Sadhana Shivir in the morning, Akhanda Kiirtana in the afternoon and Katha Kiirtana and Avarta Kiirtana in the night. On December 31, we shared our resolutions for year 2017. Everyone was already spiritually charged by the daily spiritual programs and expressed sincere desires to go deeper into spiritual practice, render social service and establish Baba’s Mission in the coming year. On New Years Eve we had Akhanda Kiirtana until midnight followed by meditation, Guru Puja and reading of the Ananda Vanii.
At the New York Sectorial Office a well participated Akhanda Kiirtan was organized by the margi welcoming the New Year.
LFT Training in Ananda Kanan
Two brothers took LFT training in Ananda Kanan from January 1 – 8, 2017. During the training they had classes and strict routine every day and on the last day both passed the examinations. Trainer was Acarya Anudhyanananda Avadhuta, assistant trainer was Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta, and examiner was Acarya Krsnabuddhyananda Avadhuta. Acarya Advayananda Avadhuta assisted with the PROUT classes and the training. The new LFTs are brother Tanmaya and brother Bhaktideva.