A Postcard from Mongolia

October 12, 2007

This morning the most wonderful thing arrived in my mailbox. A little message of hope, blossoming and spiritual spring in the impending winters of our hemisphere. It was an email from Haliun to a yogi mailing list, a yogini who was writing how Sahaja Yoga in Mongolia is organically growing. In the last 2 years, this is just her 3rd or so email. Her first one was an appeal to the global Sahaja Yoga community to send just subtle attention to the genesis of Sahaja Yoga in Mongolia. Her second was a simple acknowledgement that Khazakistan yogis were going to visit her city to help spread Sahaja Yoga. And now a third one, an update on how things are.

I met didi (elder sister) Haliun on the holy land of Canajoharie, NY. It was the year 2002 and fall was settling in. All us yogis were singing songs and telling stories like good old Sahaj hobbits. (Minus the consumption of hippy-happy substances.) We exchanged courteseys and later met in a yogi gathering in Chicago, where she was living as she completed her graduate studies. Again, in typical eastern tradition, the communication was minimally verbal. I did not know it was the last time I would meet her. But when I heard she had left the United States for her homeland of Mongolia, it was our loss and Mongolia’s gain. Here are selections from her ‘postcard’, that flew in this morning:

“I have begun the programs in Wednesday and Saturdays in here.
And soon are coming yogis from Russia with musical programs.
So I wanted to have your enlightened attention in order to have
smooth preparation and going of upcoming programs.”

“…now when yogis from Russia are coming and for the 2 weeks of
their stay, it would be very great to reach the seekers…”

“…there are people from last programs, who said they would come to see Russian yogis then me. But anyway again beginning to have very nice notes from around people about sahajayoga that they liked programs, always very great feelings to do these small things for sahaja yoga…”

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