My husband John and I have two daughters and live in a community of spiritually oriented families in the wilds of British Columbia. Just yesterday (July 4, 2011) a scraggly-looking black bear ate most of the lettuce Priya (our youngest) and I planted last month. When I yelled at the bear he sauntered off and although I told him he should never come back, no doubt he will. Our lettuce is just too tasty for him to stay away. Anyway we’re glad to be in this surprise-filled community; that photo in the banner above is a slice of our valley.
My spiritual teacher gave me the name Visakha ( pronounced vishAkhA ) Dasi in 1971 (the same year John and I were married), and although it’s an unusual name in the West, to honor him I’ve used it ever since. I’m still a student spiritually and thrilled to be learning, trying to live by and writing about the Bhagavad-gita’s wisdom. My friend Marie Ann Ostlund suggested that I make this blog to go with my website (our-spiritual-journey.com), and gradually I’m getting how to do it and having fun with it.
Thanks for joining me and I hope the Gita touches your life. My teacher, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, calls the Gita “undoubtedly one of the most brilliant stars in the horizon of the spiritual sky.”