Posts by Lynnea

Getting to Know Sharpeville Community History

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Getting to Know Sharpeville Community History

Shining a light on Sharpeville history through performing arts.    We enjoyed “A Day in Sharpeville” on our last Satyagraha Tour of South Africa and were kindly hosted by Nicho Ntema, Nina du Toit, Diniso “Gama” Gamakhulu alongside the Sharpeville Gang.  We are coordinating our upcoming 2018 visit with our Sharpeville friends and in the process, we prepared a few “getting to know you” questions for our hosts.  Due to the timing of the interview and that Sharpeville suffered a deadly massacre that shook the world March 21, 1960, we asked if they could lend any advice to the Las Vegas community given we just faced the deadliest...

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Together We ARE #VegasStrong!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Together We ARE #VegasStrong!

We express our deepest sympathies to all affected by the horrific senseless tragedy in Las Vegas October 1, 2017.  Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones.  The heinous event occurred on the eve of the October 2 United Nations International Day of Nonviolence named in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and birth anniversary.     A frustrated Gandhi commented on October 3, 1947: “Nobody now listens to what I say.”  Photo was taken October 6, 1947 Here we are 70 years later… Real Las #VegasStrong: Many people when they think of Las Vegas, they associate the community with the one-mile strip that attracts 40+ million visitors a year.  In the heart...

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Walking Water in California…
… with Dr. Rajendra Singh ‘The Waterman’

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Walking Water in California… … with Dr. Rajendra Singh ‘The Waterman’

On the recent 2016-2017 Gandhi Legacy Tour of India , led by Arun and Tushar Gandhi, we visited Tarun Bharat Sangh Campus to meet Dr. Rajendra Singh and take field tours of a few water bodies Dr. Singh has “resurrected.”  After two amazing days with Dr. Singh and his community, he informed our group about the upcoming Phase 3 of Walking Water in southern California slated for October 14-28, 2017. “More than a Water Walk, it is a movement!”, Singh has exclaimed.   “WALKING WATER is an invitation, an action, an educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles...

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Vaishnava Jana To
Bhajan Bapu Included in Daily Prayer

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Vaishnava Jana To  Bhajan Bapu Included in Daily Prayer

Vaishnava Jana To is one of the most popular bhajans (devotional poetry), written by the Gujurat poet Narsinh Meta in the 15th century.  This bhajan was included in Mahatma Gandhi’s daily prayer sessions.  Poet Narsinh Meta Lyrics and English Translation (wiki)   vaiṣṇava jana to tene kahiye je pīḍa parāyī jāṇe re, para duḥkhe upakāra kare to ye mana abhimāna na āṇe re Call those people Vaishnavas who Feel the pain of others, Help those who are in misery, But never let self-conceit enter their mind.     sakaḷa loka māṁ sahune vande, nindā na kare kenī re, vāca kācha mana niścala rākhe, dhana dhana jananī tenī re They respect the entire world, Do not disparage...

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“SEWA” Self-Employed Women’s Association

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

“SEWA” Self-Employed Women’s Association

Gandhi Legacy Tour has been visiting the SEWA organization in Ahmedabad for over a decade now.  Over the years we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with several of the empowered women in leadership positions.  We are always greeted with love and blessings and then given a passionate tour of (1) a sampling of various grass roots projects they’ve initiated, (2) their headquarters, and (3) the local community SEWA bank.  They give the legacy group a broad overview of their history and honorable accomplishments along with field tours in order to share first hand experiences of the solutions they’ve implemented to address the community need....

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