Let’s find out more about Ekaterina and about the ‘Heart in Action’ Award
Who is Ekaterina and What is her connection to Burlington?
Ekaterina is a true friend of the Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network of volunteers that is based in Burlington. In fact, Ekaterina has joined earlier in March, The Festival of New Beginnings as a special guest and enchanted the 200+ people in the audience with her beautiful voice and variety of songs. The Mayor of Burlington and other officials were also present.
Other Connections: October is about Thanksgiving and Navaratri Celebrations as well Halloween. In various ways, we can relate them all to the Heart, can’t we?!
It’s interesting to share that we found out the news about Ekaterina’s award only after we shared our local October news: the Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network team of volunteers received an invite to the VIP Party for “Community Champions” here in Burlington: (click!) Meditators become Champions in Burlington Community. Cool, isn’t it?!
We were celebrated with other Community Champions on October 24th, 2023
Let’s Find out Why Ekaterina has received the ‘Heart in Action’ Award?
Let’s find out about more about the Heart in Action Award for Ekaterina – an Ukrainian Lambertois Singer and Sahaja Yogini.
“Heart in Action” Award’s Info – translated by Ekaterina from Saint-Laurent’s official website
‘The category of the prize is “Lambertois of heart and action.” The description of the category:
Having carried out a project or action which has contributed to improving the quality of life of the community or which serves as a motivation or example to fellow citizens. The text under Ekaterina’s photo:
Ekaterina Lavrentyeva receives a “Heart and Action” award in recognition of her efforts to help Ukrainian refugees here and those who remained there. Immigrating from Ukraine herself in 2005, Mrs. Lavrentyeva was worried about her family and her compatriots when the war broke out in 2022. She quickly looked for the possibilities to help in any way and multiplied her actions in our community as well as for those who remained in Ukraine.’
‘ Her participation as an artist in various cultural events has highlighted Ukrainian culture. Her commitment as an interpreter to Ukrainian refugees also deserves to be praised. She knew how to translate their words and their emotions. She was able to explain to them the Quebec context in which they were operating, which certainly facilitated their integration.
She also got involved in collecting clothing, sanitary products and medicines for Ukraine. Finally, she is always there when asked for help and does so with discretion and humility.
For all these reasons, Ms. Lavrentyeva is a truly generous and active woman and she deserves this recognition. ‘
Our Sahaj Appreciation for a beautiful human being and dear sister sahaja yogini:
This year is very special for us, sahaja yogis, because in 2023 we are celebrating the 100th birthday anniversary of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – our spiritual teacher and the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Her legacy revolved around the genuine love for humanity, the strive to achieve our individual and collective Self-Realization , by becoming connected to the universal energy and to each other, ensuring that by standing with a dignified character on the higher principles of truth, love and compassion, we unite and support each other, ultimately finding: Freedom in Self-Realization through Meditation!
One can see that Ekaterina is ‘walking the walk‘ (the sahaj path) and her heart is not only in the right place, but it goes all out!
On behalf of her Sahaja Yoga Family and Friends from here, in Burlington (the heart of Halton region), we are offering to Ekaterina our gift of love and respect with this article, carrying enlightening quotes from our spiritual teacher’s teachings, accompanied by the heart-shaped petal roses from our gardens; also we stand together as Shri Mataji always wanted for Her children-followers to create family-like communities, in which we enjoy each other’s spiritual growth, qualities and achievements, while being actively compassionate for everyone else in the larger communities and for the entire world.
Hey, Ekaterina! Burlington is Welcoming you and Everyone on December 10th to The Festival of Inner Lights 2023
Dear readers: Join us on December 10th for the Grand Finale of the 100 Seeds of Joy community initiative!
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