Wednesday May 10, Ananda Purnima (Baba’s Birthday) Celebration
In New York the Ananda Purnima Celebrations started on Tuesday afternoon with three hours Akhanda Kiirtana attended by 15 Margiis and Acaryas. Next morning we had a special moment and enjoyed Baba’s Grace while doing Akhanda Kiirtana from 3 a.m. to 6:07 a.m. followed by collective meditation and reading of Ananda Vanii in many languages. At 9 a.m. we started again Akhanda Kiirtana and continued until 3 p.m. During the akhanda kiirtana we had visit of 25 seniors and staff from a nearby senior center and they enjoyed kiirtana, meditation, a short talk by Ac. Shankarananda Avt. and lunch. After the Akhanda Kiirtana and meditation we had a very touching sharing of our senior Margiis and their experience with Baba and in deep meditation.
The evening program included a RAWA performance of a professional Indian singer, Dharma Cakra and Baba’s video.
All in all, the Ananda Purnima program was attended by about 70 people, Margiis, friends, and sympathizers and organized by the collective effort of the New York Margiis and Ac. Abhiramananda Avt. (SS), Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt. (SOS), Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt. (PRS), Ac. Shankarananda (ASD), Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt. and Ac. Iishvarakrsnananda Avt. (RU/RAWA).
In Toronto Canada there was a very warm celebration attended by several Margi with Acarya Parinirvanananda Avadhuta.
Ananda Purnima Celebrations with joyous Akhanda Kiirtan at Dallas Jagrti, May 07 and 10.