Concert at The Lotus-Heart – October 3, 2013
The Sri Chinmoy Centre recently offered a concert of Sri Chinmoy‘s meditative music at The Lotus-Heart vegetarian restaurant in Christchurch. Gandharva Loka’s co-manager, Vajin Armstrong, introduced the concert and a variety of instruments from Gandharva Loka’s stock of world instruments including djembe, sitar and udu featured in the concert. The concert, the first for the Centre since the Feb 2011 earthquake, also saw the inaugural use of the new upstairs dining room at The Lotus-Heart which relocated with Gandharva Loka and The Gift Shop to 363 St Asaph Street after the earthquake.
The room was full with standing room only and this webmaster was fortunate enough to catch the concert through the kindness of our dear friend Ron Kettle who stood holding a tablet that transferred the event electronically via Skype. Ron’s comment afterwards was that he “…now knew what it was like to be The Statue of Liberty!” Thank you Ron – you’re the champion of self-giving! From my perspective, the concert was very beautiful and soulful and it was great to see the Centre members performing their Master’s music in a public concert again. I was greatly inspired by the concert and was very grateful to have had the opportunity to see and hear it from Auckland. Prasasta, who sang in the concert, also wrote a short article which can be viewed here »
The Lotus-Heart Voted ‘Best Vegetarian Restaurant 2013’
Our heartiest congratulations go out to everyone at The Lotus-Heart which has just been voted the best vegetarian restaurant in New Zealand through an online ‘peoples’ vote’ hosted by the Veggie community website on their Facebook page.
Upcoming Events: Sacred Sounds
Gandharva Loka’s Vajin and Prasasta will be presenting a talk and demonstration on the evening of October the 17th entitled Sacred Sounds as part of the Sri Chinmoy Centre’s special events programme held in conjunction with the programme of free meditation classes during the final months of 2013.
A fascinating glimpse into the world of sound presented by Gandharva Loka: the world music store. Learn about the special role that music – humanity’s universal language – has to play in creating a more harmonious and peaceful world.
There is still space if you are interested in coming – just contact the Sri Chinmoy Centre via the Meditation Christchurch website to register your interest.
New Instruments and Newsletter Coming Soon
Gandharva Loka is waiting on a couple of shipments of new instruments and as soon as they arrive, we will be sending out a newsletter which should be published by the end of October. If you have not done so already, you can subscribe to our newsletter here »
Best wishes to all,
The team at Gandharva Loka in Christchurch.