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Ananda Pune Update, 31 July 2011

By Nayaswami Nirmala

Dear ones,

Here is a photo collage of projects and progress here in the community.

As you can see, we are one big construction site! We had a retreat this weekend, "Energizing Yourself at Will", with Dr. Aditya and Jemal, and it is a very good subject to focus on.

Through the efforts of many, we have started getting deliveries of materials, and our roads are starting to shape up. Now we need workers, and lots of them. It's the time of the rice fields, so workers are scarce, but soon we will be able to hire more people.

The beautiful monsoon season is ideal for propagating plants, and planting. We are starting "plant nurseries" so that we will have lots of planting material in a couple of months.

It's been fun to identify baby mango trees, baby banana trees, and colourful wild flowers in the jungle that we can transplant into more ideal locations. Someday, all will be beautiful.

You'll see a photo of our pond, full of water. When the monsoon is over, we plan to drain it, reshape it slightly, and line it so that it will retain water year-round. This and many more water-harvesting projects are planned for the coming year.

Twelve flats are scheduled to be ready by Christmas, with another 8 ready at the end of January. Many families are poised to move in as soon as they can. What a Christmas gift to Master that will be, to have family devotees living here in 2011...

Keep us in your prayers as we move forward with this vision to help manifest the 1st Ananda Sangha Kriya Yogashram in India.

Love and blessings,

Aum, n.

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