At an event at home, I asked the guests to join us in celebrating my father's life. Some bought copies of his book, Tales of a Journalist, Bureaucrat, Spy.
Papa loved life and lived it to the full - even in his last year, with severely restricted mobility, he made the best of what was offered to him. So his birthday felt like an appropriate occasion to celebrate.
I was also happy to talk about meditation on this occasion. Papa taught me my first mantra (the Gayatri) when I was a child.
I introduced Nandini Nagpal, my partner on an upcoming program for teens. She spoke about this program that will teach young people to live with greater awareness. It was a fun intro, as you can see... I don't take life, or myself, too seriously. :)
Then I held forth for a bit about my favourite topics of Meditation and Reiki energy healing, followed by a short introduction of an upcoming program of Bhagavad Gita study. We ended with a short but wonderful group meditation.