Here is more feedback about Casino Rama.
After clearing up some logistical issues, our trip to Orillia with Sunanda and Payal was slowed by heavy rain and tornado warnings. Very interesting! When we arrived at Casino Rama, we found our way to the Ball Room through a dark Casino (the power was out) where we were received by Karen and the other organizers who invited us to participate in the Palliative Care Worker conference. Casino Rama is such an unlikely place to give inner peace and meditation workshops, but it is amazing to see how Sahaja Yoga meditation can be practiced anywhere, anytime.
Peter, Holly, and Shulin had just started the first session and we joined them. Peter took us through the subtle system and explained how we can achieve balance and access this peace through Sahaja Yoga meditation. Everyone enjoyed the meditation and many felt the sensations on their hands, bodies, and heads. Holly answered questions and told everyone about our meditation classes in Barrie, where many of the attendees live.
Karen told us that the attendees were reluctant to try the meditation at first because other things were available (massage, reflexology, Reiki, etc.). However, those who tried it were very pleased by the experience and quite interested in learning more. Karen admitted that this event was a mix of many things, but based on the very positive feedback, she suggested that we might have a dedicated meditation program for the Palliative Care Workers in the future, possibly early fall 2014.
We can only imagine the challenges Palliative Care Workers face in their profession, as well in their daily lives. We are very pleased to offer our services for these kind folks, and we look forward to working with Karen and the other volunteers in the near future.
Thank you again to Karen for inviting us and including us in the conference.