Darshan, Easter Garden Party, One-Day Retreat – March 2011 – June 2011 Events – with slideshows
Louix has had a full schedule of public Darshan events over the last few months—events at which profound healings take place in the physical presence of the Master. With Pranam always at work serenading the room with their “world devotional music,” these events have helped to create a dedicated following of people attending these events, now occurring all over Southern California and the West. Over the last few months, these have included: April 28th in Henderson, Nevada (just outside of Las Vegas); March 7th at the Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills; March 25th at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas; April 22nd at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; and once more at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas on June 3rd.
In addition, On April 24th (Easter Sunday), Prema Drala Ashram gathered to hold its Annual Spring Gardens Ceremony and celebrate Easter at the Sanctuary (Guruji’s home). Guruji said an opening prayer to bless the meal and begin the festivities, then offered a memorial to the life and ministry of beloved Sathya Sai Baba, who had just entered Mahasamadhi that very morning (click here to read Guruji’s eulogy to Sai Baba). We then enjoyed a luscious Mediterranean meal, and the children participated in an Easter egg hunt. Many of the guests had their picture taken with Guruji while the garden was in full spring bloom. Guruji gave precious life counseling to several in attendance, and various disciples shared how their lives have been transformed since embarking on their walk with Guruji. In the evening we reconvened in the Sanctuary’s mandir and sang devotional songs for hours, while Guruji filled our hearts with His Divine love and shakti.
Also, on May 14th, Louix held a One-Day Retreat in Mission Viejo, California. Louix began the retreat with a guided meditation during which we took an undersea journey, wherein a mermaid helped each of us discover deeper levels of self-love and recognition of our own beauty. He then gave a discourse on various topics, including: surrender, divine love, living in the world as an emanation of pure love, and enlightenment. After that, we enjoyed a delicious, organic vegan lunch, catered from local vegan restaurant Native Foods. The afternoon brought a rich Q&A session, where he shared his wisdom on topics ranging from terrorism, to self-purification, to employment, to healing family dynamics. The retreat was capped off by Pranam leading the group in some devotional songs.