Ananda Kanan Newsletter – October 2015


Welcome to Ananda Cafe at Ananda Kanan!

The heart of Ananda Kanan resides in Baba’s Quarters. The senses of sound and taste may have found a new home in front of the dining hall in the Ananda Cafe. Renovations have been underway in this area for over two years, and in October an open house was held to celebrate the completion of the work. 50-60 people from all over the Ozarks region came to enjoy food prepared by the Ananda Kanan kitchen staff- Naomi Minahan and Yumi Jolliff, and listen to the soothing sounds of Butterflytones by Coburn Tuller, a local musician who makes and plays his own instruments. 10 people joined dada Kbs introductory meditation class and many more got a tour of Ananda Kanan. The Ananda Cafe includes the patio area, with a fountain, herb and flower gardens  and room for up to 8 tables, and the dome- an internet cafe complete with wifi and tables and seating inside.

Naomi (left) with assistant Yumi, with help from Sudhiira and KB, handle all the cooking for groups and events at AK.
Listening to Coburns music-so inspiring!
Progress Report
The following has happened at Ananda Kanan since May:
  • The summer retreat took place June 29-July 5 with 60 participants
  • Several people stayed for a few days or longer in the cabins, including sister Anjali from Mexico City
  • The Personal Transformation Intensive, a personal growth group from St. Louis area, rented Ananda Kanan for a total of 10 weekends.
  • Electric service to the white house was upgraded to bring it up to code
  • A wood floor was installed in Babas house.
  • A garden was grown which produced  a good number of vegetables.
  • Meditation classes were taught at Ananda Kanan and in Mtn. View, MO
  • Concrete was poured to create a patio area in front of the dining hall and to complete the sidewalk and entrance to the dharma cakra hall.
  • Repairs were done and tables and chairs added to the dome to create an internet cafe.
  • An Open House was held October 3rd to celebrate the completion of the Ananda Cafe project.
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