Dear brothers and sisters across the land of the 3 Americas,
The flames of our spirits lept with joy and rejoiced in the news that our
beloved Holy Mother has blessed us with another opportunity to host
Shri Krishna Puja at Nirmal Nagari in Canajoharie, New York, August 8-10.
We all collectively desire to welcome our Divine Mother in the most
respectful manner and prepare for this auspicious occasion with full
attention and love. While it remains and enormous task to accomplish, we
have risen to the occasion before, with our Holy Mother's blessings.
A bit of
The hanger was erected in less than 10 days and Shri Mataji's house and road
were built in about the same amount of time. These feats were accomplished
with dedication, hard work and commitment of many. How much we can
accomplish this year will depend on how soon we are present on the land in
substantial numbers. Please do not think that all of the work on the land
that needs to be done for the Shri Krishna Puja seminar can be done by the
few yogis who live at the ashram or go up from the east coast on the
weekends. It is urgent that many, many yogis arrive as soon as possible to
assist with the countless projects that require immediate attention.
the projects that need to be done right away are listed below, but there
are many others. Many of the developments that have been accomplished
at Nirmal Nagiri resulted from the heartfelt desire and initiative of a
brother or sister. Help is needed without delay for:
- Cleaning, painting, arranging Shri Mataji's house
- Washing and ironing Shri Mataji's linens
- Gardening at Shri Mataji's house
- Agricultural work
- Improvements to and cleaning showers
- Making new and fixing existing footpaths throughout the site
- Building storage sheds
- Road and parking lot improvements
- Weeding, planting, and landscaping the central area around the hanger,
- courtyard and kitchen areas
- Building shade roof in the dishwashing area behind kitchen
- Numerous carpentry projects
- Cleaning and preparing the hanger
Finally, yogis are needed to remain on the land after the Puja to work on
the construction of the first Sahaj Straw Bale schoolhouse in America. It
is to be built on the land between Shri Mataji's house and the hanger.
This is a very important project for the growth and development of our
children and needs to be finished before winter arrives.
Now is the time to
take extra days off and arrive as early as possible. The cost for meals while
helping to prepare Nirmal Nagari for Shri Krishna Puja
or after is $6/day. Please, please seriously consider how important it is
that all of this work must be done within the 12 days!
We all look forward
to the immeasurable blessing of hosting Shri Mataji and the many brothers
and sisters from around the world for Shri Krishna Puja.
At Guru Puja, Shri Mataji reminded us of our responsibility to depend on
ourselves. We can collectively excel and realize the full potential of this
crucial opportunity for ourselves and the manifestation of Shri Mataji's
vision of an enlightened race worldwide.
Bolo Shri Amerikeshwari Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Ki Jai !!!