El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
By Revs. Jaspal Soni, Lois Drake and Linda Worobec
The five-day Summit University (SU) seminar The Path of the Eastern Adept was held in Darjeeling from September 10-15 in the beautiful Mayfair Hotel located in a prime location on the Mall in Darjeeling. Sixty eight students from USA, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Columbia, Taiwan, Ecuador, South Africa, and India participated in this first-ever SU held in the home town of beloved El Morya—the Chief of the Darjeeling Council of the Great White Brotherhood and the founder of the Summit Lighthouse.
The seminar began and closed by singing the song to the Chief, ‘Thanks for the Invitation’ and the playing of the dictation of Beloved El Morya given through Mark in Darjeeling during the first pilgrimage when Mark, Mother and chelas came to India in 1970. In that dictation, El Morya had requested an ashram in Darjeeling. That was an important highlight of the seminar. Other masters whose dictations were played included: Saint Germain, Mother Mary, Mighty Victory, Gautama Buddha, and Lord Maitreya. Several workshops were held based on the teachings Mother had given during the Darshan series of lectures of mid-nineties.
The Summit University was a great God-victory as the students basked in the light of the masters and enjoyed the pristine nature, colorful flowers and greenery surrounding the rolling landscape of the hotel. Throughout the Summit University, the weather remained mild with occasional rain showers that brought the temperatures to a comforting range. Thank you beloved elementals!
We enjoyed three field trips by visiting the Tiger Hill located on the Himalayan mountainous range and witnessed the early morning sunrise. Mark and Mother had also been there. Next, we visited the famous Ghum Tibetan Buddhist Monastery which has a radiating 15 feet tall statue of Lord Maitreya. We also took a ride in the narrow gauge “Toy Train” — a must for every Darjeeling traveler!
Summit University and India pilgrimage were divided into three legs. The first leg included attending Summit University in Darjeeling from September 10-16. The second leg spanned from September 17 through 24 and included touring through the cities of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The third and final leg covered the cities of Varanasi and Bodhgaya from September 25 through October 1.
After Darjeeling, it was the time to embark on the spiral for visiting some key northeastern cities of India for sightseeing and doing spiritual work. We began with Delhi traveling in two buses (the throat chakra and power center.) In Delhi, we visited several monuments of the Mogul era, including the Red Fort and Red Mosque built by Emperor Shah Jahan (an embodiment of Ascended Master Kuthumi) and two major sites – the Lakshmi-Narayan Temple where God and Goddess Meru had anchored their light when Mark and Mother visited India in 1970 and the Quatab Minar (Victory Tower) where Maha Chohan anchored his light when Mother visited India in 1980. The group also visited the Lotus Temple — a monument built by the Bahá’í House of Worship, notable for its flower-like shape which has become a prominent attraction of tourists. The chelas concluded the day by visiting the Chananda Cultural Society’s ashram which is located nearby. They had light refreshments and shared their heart flames with the Indian chelas. It was a great joy to witness the flame of the community burning bright and growing in the hearts of chelas of East and West.
Next morning, we left in two buses for Agra — the city of the memorable Taj Mahal – located about five hours away from Delhi. On the way, we stopped in the Holy City of Mathura to pay homage to beloved Krishna who was born in a tiny ancient prison cell some 5000 years ago. According to the legend, Krishna’s parents were imprisoned by his uncle and King Kansa to thwart the prophecy of the killing of the King by Krishna. There is a beautiful temple built around the prison cell which attracts thousands of devotees every day from far and near. We all loved being in the aura of beloved Krishna whose presence is very tangible. We stopped there briefly singing, ‘Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare Hare; Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna Hare Hare!’
Next day, we arrived early in the morning to see the Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan (beloved Kuthumi) in memory of his twin flame, Mumtaj Mahal. We took several pictures there and gave Kuthumi’s I AM Light decree. We also visited the Agra Fort located nearby, built by Akbar (El Morya) and later expanded by Shah Jahan. Here, Shah Jahan died in the captivity of his son, Aurangzeb after spending eight years under house arrest.
Next we arrived in Jaipur — the pink city and the heart chakra of India. We visited the historic Amber Fort built by the Rajput Raja Jai Singh and his son, Man Singh who was a knight in the court of Akbar. His sister Jodha was married to Akbar as shown in the Bollywood movie, Jodha-Akbar. We saw the remnants of the beautiful palaces in Jaipur painted in pink color. One can sense the vibrations of love in the people of Jaipur.
The second leg of the journey will conclude on September 24 when we return to Delhi and leave the next day for the third and final leg of the pilgrimage. The final leg of the pilgrimage will conclude on October 1. Most chelas leave on October 2 for their home destinations.
All along the way we give our decrees and share the teachings. We spend at least one night doing group decrees for the clearing of the chakras so the angels can cut them free. We are highly grateful for all the prayers and decrees our readers have given on behalf of India. The angels have truly paved the way for our trip.
You can see more pictures and read about our trip here: TSL.org/IndiaStories
What a fantastic trip …thanks for sharing it with us all??
Loved all your stories, Lois, Linda, and Jaspal. Love, Lee