In the Fall 2010 issue of AV, we reported on the meeting of a small group of Vedantists from around the U.S. in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a weekend of sharing and support. Those of us who participated in that meeting voted to meet again in 2011 and to continue to share ideas by e-mail on how to further Vedanta in the West. We did meet again, this time at a Benedictine monastery in Pecos, near Santa Fe, on the weekend of October 13-15. Five new participants joined the group, from Atlanta, Chicago and Albuquerque.
Violinist Robert Gupta, a member of the Vedanta Society of New York and the youngest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, snatches time from his very busy schedule to serve the homeless and mentally ill on L. A.’s skid row in a unique way.
In Memoriam Swami Amohananda passed away in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at 3:00 AM on April 3, 2011. He would have been 100 on May 12.