14 responses to “Founding Member Feature – Sanatan”

  1. Sarah Crawford Russell

    Beautiful words! Thank you Sanatan

  2. Kanu

    Great to read stories of old friends journeys towards inner peace and the evolution of the Saltspring centre. Such treasured memories you have shared…..Thanks

  3. Anita

    Thanks, Sanatan, for sharing. That was beautiful and inspiring. Om

  4. Kiva

    Thanks for the insightful story Sanatan!

  5. Purna

    Love ya Sanatan!

  6. Ambika Sheppard

    Sanatan–I reallyenjoyed reading your story-I started getting involved through AD’s classes on 4th avenue–I remember going to the centre in those early days and what a laid-back joyous inclusive community it was in those days–I guess its evolved where it has to be but in some ways I wish for those days again-everything is just soo organized and rule oriented now- Anyway that where its at at the present moment at the centre-so c’est la vie-la vie en rosa–well hope all is well with you and hope to see you again at the retreat-ADIOS-de Catherine Ambika Shepard

  7. Anusri (Rebecca Manring)

    Lovely story, Sanatan; very inspiring! I so miss the west coast satsang folks! Lots of good people here in Indiana, but I do miss regular satsang with others. Om Shanti, Anusri

  8. Ram Priya Dass

    You Are an elder now Sanatan! isnt it amazing how Babaji has helped us remove the obstacles in our paths and in sadhana? Welcome home brother! Jai Sita Ram!

  9. AJ

    So are you Mr Satelllite????

  10. Annie

    Wonderful story bro…Love You…Om!

  11. Dayadhar

    What a delight to read about those old times and some history. Loved the photos too! SSC is beautiful and we all are grateful for your work. Love you brother! Dayadhar and Samyukta

  12. Rajesh Kreisler

    I love your story, Sanatan, just like I love you. OM

  13. Bhavani

    These features about founding members are so lovely – it’s wonderful to hear the stories of our “extended family”. As an “honorary Canadian”, it’s great to share these memories.

    Now, Sanatan remembers among Babaji’s practical jokes the Great Pie Fight, yet neglected to remember the precursor of the previous year – the Great Water Trick, in which Babaji told small groups of ladies throughout the play of the Hanuman Olympics, “we will get the men” (he held his small slate close to his chest – “whispering”). At the traditional group photo at the end of the play on the Program House porch, it was fantastically successful.

    He had told us, “Ma Renu will call for a photo with only the men. They will puff up.” When Babaji picked up the corners of his robe and ran, this was the signal for us to rain buckets of water from above and copious quantities of water balloons hidden among the cars in the parking area: the men didn’t know what hit them!

    The Great Pie Fight was also carried off well, yet we knew something was up beforehand with the fake puja (something just didn’t seem right, and Babaji wouldn’t let Anuradha set it up in the “real” ritual spot). However, we were definitely “gotten” good with the shaving cream pies. And AD’s phony mantras, (“Visualize the Goddess with the mantra, “BREEENNG” – to bring the pies – had Babaji coughing, he was laughing so hard).

    Highlight memories, both. I love you, Sanatan.
    from MMC

  14. Sean & Melinda

    Wonderful to read your history and thoughts — and a delight to see the workshop I remember so fondly. I’m so grateful to have had you around to look up to — and annoy! 😉

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