When our dearest friend, mentor, teacher and Mantralogy artist, Shyam das, left this earthly plane in January, it seemed impossible to us to consider another Bhajan Boat. But then it seemed impossible not to. The Bhajan Boat was Shyam’s love and joy and we spent many magical afternoons with him, chanting the sacred names and enjoying our simple hometown, potluck prasad. We sailed in perfect warm and sunny weather and on some cold and stormy days as well. We even once sailed during a hurricane, which Shyam artfully dubbed the “HARI-cane.”
Shyam’s delight in being with other Bhaktas on the Hudson river, chanting the sacred names was so absolute, he was never deterred. His faith in the magic of the Bhajan Boat, and the glory of the experience was full, and all pervading. It filled him with over flowing joy and some seriously, ridiculously silly bhav. Remembering this, we felt we had to keep it going. And we knew hat it would be tremendously pleasing to him, that we would all be joining together again on the boat, to chant the names of the Beloved.
PLEASE JOIN US! AUGUST 25, 2013!
Who: SRI KIRTAN~DEVADAS from Brooklyn NY ~Raga with STEVE GORN with Tomek and Naren and special guests: VISHVAMBHAR AND KISH from the MAYAPURIS! and ALL OF YOU!
Where: Hudson River Water Front ~Water St. Hudson NY 12534 (Just behind the Amtrack station)
When: AUGUST 25, 2013 from 3-6 (arrive no later than 2:30 for boarding) RAIN OR SHINE
What to Bring: A cushion to sit on and a pure vegetarian dish to share (no eggs, garlic or onions)
click on the links below: One is for kids tickets and one for adults.
This is a small boat and the tickets are selling FAST! Please buy on line. Your name will be on a list at the dock for speedy boarding!
Let’s make this an historical day. Shyam das would be delighted.