Strength and Solace in Community
We are so grateful to have shared such a rich and loving community gathering at Strawberry last month. Strawberry is a location filled with legacy – so much history! It’s as if we can hear the halls talking – all those people who have gathered there over the years in celebration of peace. To be together with Gangaji in this way is exquisite and priceless.
Putting together a volunteer gathering and meeting with Gangaji at Strawberry literally takes a village! Thanks to all of you for such a smooth set up in a location that is very labor intensive. Tom Hoffman said it best: “it’s a place where we have to touch the chairs twice”. With so many moving parts it’s a very full day. From the set-up group moving the bleachers, unloading the van, moving chairs, carrying so many heavy boxes, setting up the bookstore, the info and welcome table, bringing flowers to make the hall beautiful...you make it look easy and fun. So nice to have team members from both Ashland and the Bay Area, working together.
Special thanks to the kitchen team and all of you who brought delicious dishes for our potluck gathering! Amazing how quickly the gym is transformed into a welcoming sanctuary, where we can connect on a deeper level with the community.
We want to send a huge-hearted personal thank you for being there, volunteering, being who you are. It’s you who makes these events possible and so very special. And those of you who came to Berkeley to help at Sunday’s meeting with Gangaji were crucial to making the event go smoothly. It was a very full weekend…overflowing with love. So good to connect again after such a long, dark winter!
We look forward to seeing you in the year ahead. Connected in love; true to truth. So thankful for the support of Gangaji and our extended community!
In Love and Gratitude,
Abby and Janet