November 2019 News

The Winter Bliss Retreat is Just Around the Corner
In little more than a month the Winter Bliss Retreat (December 27-January 1) will start in Ojai, California.

Good news from Mexico and Beyond by Dada Krpasundarananda
This month has been a bit quiet externally. We had a few DCs, an introduction class and several initiations, lesson reviews and new lessons. Further hard as work to prepare the Detox and Spring retreats next year. Also major cleanup and organizing things in our center in Xochicalco.

News from Mexico and Guatemala by Didi Ananda Mamata
After the beautiful Mexico retreats in Merida and Tepoztlan, I visited 11 cities in Mexico, conducting workshops, heart-circles, D.C.s, yoga classes and other programs, and taught meditation to several women.

Programs in the Schools of Puerto Rico by Dada Maheshvarananda
During a 12-day trip to Puerto Rico, I gave an Economic Democracy talk to agriculture students and professors at The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) at Utuado. Their focus is on sustainable agriculture. Though there is no shortage of fertile land, the island imports more than 90 percent of the food consumed, which is harmful to the environment and dangerous if there is any disruption of transportation links, such as happened after Hurrican Maria. “Food Sovereignty” for Puerto Rico needs financing and producer and consumer cooperatives, and this would create many good-paying jobs.

Social Service Continues in Asheville, NC by Didi Ananda Amoha
We, Didis, continue our regular Saturday and Sunday food distributions to three low-income housing complexes. Thanks goes to Earthfare Grocery and the Saxon family-who do the preliminary food sorting. As well, the monthly ‘Food Pop-up ‘ continues where we offer food to approx. 50 families (lots of kids!) and 20 housebound seniors.

Prout Study Circle in Asheville Completes 2019 Sessions
The 4-week Asheville Prout Study Circle wrapped up for the holiday season, and will resume with Part 2 in 2020. James Quilligan was a guest presenter at one of our meetings, and will be attending the second part of the Study Circle, which is based on Tools to Change the World by Dada Maheshvarananda and Mirra Price.

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