- One day before the joyday I was sitting in a bus and enjoyed my first
ride to the city after I had spent three month in solitary for being
sick when Kedar phoned me and offered me a last minute ride to the
Joyday in Gmunden, Austria. I had spent a thought on it before but
pushed it away because Gmunden is a 6-hour ride from Zurich. Right
away I said to him cheerfully: "Yees!" Afterwards I felt miserable -
how can I dare to go on that trip? I has been so sick. I called him back
and explained my worries. But Kedar paused for a second and then
convinced me with a waterfall of inspiring words to join them.
Thank you Kedar for your kind support and arranging the hotel booking
and so on. I would like to thank Harald as well (one of the organisers
of the Joyday) who made it possible for us to stay in a very nice hotel.
(Nirmala and I enjoyed a fullmoon-night on the sunterrace of the
beautiful place of Gmunden).
We also visited on Sunday Harald and Andrea's coffee-shop "Heart-Joy"
in Salzburg a very nice location where you could find many students
who took the opportunity to visit the cafe after coming back from the
Joyday. (Andrea, are you recovered? ;-)) I very much enjoyed looking
at our teachers bird drawings there on the walls arranged with much
empathy and warm colours in the backround.
I hope I never unlearn the art of not taking things for granted. I am
very grateful and enjoyed the Joyday and the beautiful area.
You can also visit Vidyutonnati's photo gallery album: "Salzburg and
where we hopefully find out who we actually are if not at least whose
Here is a link to the place:
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, kedarvideo
> Every month the European Sri Chinmoy Centres meet for a mutual
> and inspiration. This weekend the so-called JOY-DAY took place inthe
> beautiful place of Gmï¿½nden near Salzburg in Austriia. About 400students of
> Sri Chinmoy met for common meditations, singing, sketches, news,running
> and much more. Tulosi, the famous magician, now living in Vienna,was MC
> and lead us through the program with the help of Erhu-player andmusician
> Mandu from Linz. As usual the gathering was filled withinspirational items.
> So, we heard about Sri Chinmoy's recent lifting of the world'sstrongest
> men, we had a live call with a member of 3100 mile race (currentlytaking
> place in Queen, NY), saw videos on meditation, art and swimming andcould
> attend a funny Quiz. Music groups and poetry recitationssupplemented the
> program. Early Sunday morning a 2-mile race and a half-marathonattracted
> the sportive people among us, followed by a boat-ride on nearbylake.
> Kedar, Zurich