|We stand with the material difficulties of India and love its culture, but we cannot
ignore its spirituality, for it pervades India as well as the heart of our life.
This is why we also invite others to meet spiritual masters.
In July 2013 we welcomed
Shivshankar Singh, who is Swami Nardanand's
brother and the successor of Maa
Chetan Jyoti's ashram (founder of the C.J.Maa Music School in
On June 17, a deluge fell upon the high valleys of the Ganges
sweeping away houses, animals and people. This was hardly mentioned by
the French media.
We were planning to go to this region in October but it became
inaccessible, so instead we decided to go where we can to bring some
financial support to affected villagers.
We raised funds for this mission throughout the summer, starting on Wednesday
with a friendly evening at our house. On the agenda, some devotional
songs (bhajans) with Shivshankar,
followed by a shared meal and a Blues concert with our friends Ernie
and Pete who had just arrived from Florida.
The Siddhashram and Swami Nardanand joined us and sold some kirtan CDs,
a part of which was donated towards this action. At the end of the summer we had managed to
collect the great sum of 1025 € - Thank you so
To find out about
what we did with the money, visit Ganges
From Saturday 25
Wednesday 29 June:
Spiritual meeting with Swami
Following our trip to India we were delighted to welcome in our home
Swami Nardanand, who lead a meeting weekend followed by a
three-day retreat. Swami Nardanand comes from a line of authentic
spiritual masters. We stayed at his Siddha Ashram in Ujjain in January
2011 and were deeply moved by his teaching of real depth and freedom.
This is why we took advantage of his coming to Europe to organise
a meeting with him on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June,
for those who
wanted to meet him and discover this path. Then, a retreat was held
with him from Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 June for
students already committed and
for those who wished to know
this path more deeply.
Click here to see the programme
in French (.pdf file).