June 17 – July 7. This trip was long due as after seven consecutive visits, last year no one from ashram visited Canada due to the temple inauguration. However, due to persistent requests, Swami Ji and Sadhvi Ji finally made a program in the month of June. It wasn’t a long trip, but they managed to visit many places and conduct Satsang there viz. Brampton, London, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. In fact, they even managed to cross the US border and visit Michigan and Seattle as well for one day each.
This year, the main focus was on revising everything that has been learnt during previous visits and improve further upon them. Therefore, it was mainly discourses and discussions in addition to the personal audience as and when required. Besides, there were many classes for children and teens just to make them aware of the real purpose of life and proper ways to approach it. Overall, it was full of fun and learning.
On June 21, world yoga day was also celebrated with all the devotees in Brampton. In fact, there were some practice sessions every morning to address the needs of the devotees. There were so many complaints about back, neck and knee problems. Sleeping and keeping calm was also a challenge in the fast paced life there. Besides, there were so many issues concerning physical and mental health that regular classes were considered essential. Besides, meditation sessions were also conducted every now and then.