• MW elephant blessing
  • MW at Tiger Fort, Jaipur
  • MW at Taj Mahal with friends
  • Mariellen Ward, Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, aarti, India

   

   

Video of dance to Krishna chant

Woman giving at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

At the Festival of India on Toronto Island

Every summer, ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness — otherwise known as the “Hare Krishnas”) holds a picnic on Toronto Island called the Festival of India – Feed Your Soul. It’s a wonderful event and I never miss it. Everything is free — even the food! — and people of all ages attend. You can join a free outdoor yoga class, have your astrology chart done, enjoy the vegetarian feast, buy Indian clothes and trinkets and best of all, sing and dance along to incredibly happy, joyful kirtan (sacred) music. The event wraps up on Sunday late afternoon with a rousing kirtan session that everyone joins in. It’s basically a celebration of god, a spiritual rave — and no drugs or alcohol are needed to send everyone in a frenzy of joy.

Graceful dance, with hoop, to kirtan music

Blue turbans at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

Blue turbans at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

yoga class at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

yoga class at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

temple at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

temple at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

book at ISKCON Festival of India, Toronto Island, Summer 2010

and for those of you who think “spiritual people” don’t have a sense of humour …

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