Yesterday when Ramona and I were walking in the garden of the Ashram we looked around and noticed again how beautiful the atmosphere is again with so many different people. Next to us we could see my father working in the garden with the gardener and the boys, my mother was in the kitchen with my grandmother and our kitchen team, our friends Regina, Jens and Celina were walking just in front of us, Purnendu was playing with the youngest of our Ashram children, upstairs we could see Yashendu giving a yoga class to retreat participants and through the office window we could see the volunteers at the computer.
There are so many different people from different nationalities who are at the Ashram for different reasons but everybody is very happy to be here and to be with each other. Our friends are happy and enjoy a wonderful holiday with us. The yoga retreat participants are happy to be here, learn more about yoga, do exercise and intensive practice and enjoy Ayurvedic massages. The volunteers came with the intention to help out while getting to know the culture and are happy to be in this family. Our staff, the whole Ashram team, is happy to work here, the boys are happy to play here and we are of course happy to have everybody here! How can you not be happy if you are surrounded by all this happiness?
Today we have another reason to be happy. It is my father’s birthday according to the moon calendar. It is Sharad Purnima and we simply celebrated him and our happiness with a cake and wonderful birthday food.