the difference between the festival and a concert is that deva and i get to sit opposite each other - it's great to have eyecontact when we're singing - brings us to an even deeper connection to the mantras
we spent a session wearing red and/or white clothing - just because we like it ... i was made aware of the power of colour whenosho suggested we all wear maroon in the ashram - it gave a feeling of togetherness and oneness.
the gayatri mandir - built by our friend nityanando - provided us with the perfect setting to celebrate our life on planet earth.
although we were many, we never felt a lack of intimacy ... we shared food and stayed long after the sessions were finished, enjoying to be together and to hang out in the temple.
a quiet moment in the early morning
atmo georgia and wari om - the producers of a new movie on mantras - were filming at the festival - wari took this photo
..and this one too - we always knew manose had special talents... but... walking on water... hmmmm?
sunset from the gayatri mandir
resident enjoying the cushions
every day presented a new possibility - the days are open for participants to share their creativity with the gathering
beautiful gayatri devi presided over our gathering - she arrived via australia and india, donated by our brother in byron bay, baba - at shikara design
padma and nity enjoying life
our brother in music, rishi, came from denmark to stay for a week and play drums with us...he was so good we invited him to joinus on the autumn tour - welcome rishi!
dear friends alexis and leela
happy helpers enjoying some great food...made by manose and maya, of course
...four angels...watching over me...!
riccardo on cleaning duty!
if you ever wondered how the mantra beads are created, here is a clue - ami's work space.
she is just too cute!
our dear friend bill, from portland oregon usa - hovering above the dal and rice
..and here it is...
the flags send our prayers out to the world on the warm summer breezes of corfu
saida and karuna at dimitris restaurant
namaste corfu - see you next year!