Inspired by the traditional All Saints and All Souls Days, Ananda remembers those gurubais, friends and family who are no longer with us. Beginning with an optional meditation, the evening will offer the opportunity to share memories of our dear ones and join one another in reflection and gratitude for the ways they touched us. The evening will include the choir singing music by Swami Kriyananda, and a brief astral ascension for those who wish to participate.
We will also be joined by Nayaswami Parvati, Executive Director of the Ananda Janaka Foundation, who will share about the Ananda Remembers program. Parvati is also a former spiritual director of Ananda Portland.
An evening of remembrance offers many opportunities for us. It allows space to honor our friends and family. And it also offers us space for reconciliation. Life is a rich tapestry of all our challenges and successes, victories and perceived failures. An evening of remembrance is a time to share our commonality in spirit.
Please bring a photo of any loved one you wish to put on the altar in remembrance. Photos should be given to Surendra or Margery by 6:45pm for placement on the altar.
NEW: You are also invited to submit names of departed loved ones for us to read aloud during the evening.