April 11th: Day 10

After having finished last night’s concert with Shri Hanumana Sthuti, we began the morning meditation celebrating Shri Hanumana Jayanti.

Day 10 by Agnese

A group of six people went to check a Cultural music center and the Sophia University area. Before that, we had a few contacts of schools we wished to call to see if we could manage a meeting or, even better, a concert or a program. So, what happened is that we made the phone call to the Indian International school and they immediately embraced the opportunity of a collaboration with us, therefore, the first thing we did was send an email with all the contacts and information needed.

We then headed towards the Cultural Music Centre and we tried to get in, but the security guard told us Monday was actually they’re closing day so there was no possibility to visit. We didn’t give up though, and asked him if we could speak to someone in charge of the events as we were a group of international people in Tokyo providing music concerts and meditation workshops. He immediately got at the phone and in three minutes we were inside of the building waiting for the PR manager who showed up after a short time, welcoming us and showing great interest in who we were and our purpose.

He told us they have two main concert halls and they organize events regarding different cultures, and collaborate with the embassy, and other relevant organizations and universities, and that with a notice of three or six months in advance they could organize an event for us (so for the next tour expect great things!!!!!).

Just when we thought we were done and we had exchanged info and contacts, he turned and asked us to follow him taking us on a mini private tour of the two main rooms of the center which had a collection of pianos that Beethoven and Chopin had played. All of this was made with such spontaneity, kindness and open heart that I got a little emotional … seeing all of this is what really made our day very special from the very beginning!!

We moved to the University of Sophia, and witnessed another gesture of extreme kindness when an old lady gave Anandamay her kimono after she stopped her on a street to ask where she could get one as beautiful as hers. A young gentleman also stopped to see if he could help and eventually ended up being our translator.

All of this filled our heart with inexplicable joy, we were all touched by such gestures. Moving on, we walked through a venue full of temples where we sang bhajans and vibrated the area. We felt the vibrations flow through and around us. We got to see beautiful parks and of course the chance to appreciate more and more, like everyday, the Sakura, and its stunning process with the blossoming and the slow fade of the petals.

We then made it to the university and there, we were welcomed by the biggest crowd of students going up and down the venues inviting us to join their clubs. We thought of it as a good chance to give realization, and so we dove in the flow of people and eventually gave some realization and asked questions around. As a matter of fact, it was their second day of the new term and all the associations and clubs were recruiting new people, and the thing would go on till tomorrow, so get ready for some more adventures people cause not one but two groups are going back there tomorrow!!

Day 10 by Katherine

We had a workshop today in the Olympic Youth center in the Arts Building. Emma and Ram went around the Olympic Youth Center handing out flyers and trying to bring people. Emma took my bottle of vibrated water from pujas and sprayed the OYC. Suman and I set up the room. Within 10 minutes, Ram and Emma escorted a Japanese guy from the athletics building and into the room. He sat down and Suman talked to him in Japanese.

We placed our hand on our heart and another Japanese guy walked into the room. He came just in time before we started. He spoke English.

We did the affirmations. After they received their realization, we raised our hands to the heart level, took a breath in and out. We slowly opened our eyes to examine our hands. The guys saw that their left hand was lower than the right. They were curious to learn more.

We talked about the channels and the qualities of each one. We mentioned how Shri Mataji came to Japan, and sailed on a boat all around the country. She said the Japanese people are very blessed. After explaining the five elements, we showed them how to balance the channels using the earth element and the ether element. We finished with raising our kundalini and doing a bandhan.

We raised the hands to the heart level and asked:

“Do you feel different now?”

“I feel cool here and here,” the first Japanese guy explained, showing us his wrists where the left and right mooladhara chakra is. The second guy said he felt cool in both hands. Everyone’s hands were equally balanced and on the same level.

The first guy who arrived had to leave right away because he was late to pick up someone from the athletics building. The second guy who spoke English stuck around asking us questions. He wanted to know more about the importance of meditating in the morning and at night. He wanted to know how it helped us cope with people, and how we could catch from them and how we could clear our catches.

“I really appreciate you coming here,” he said after giving us his email. “Japan really needs this. Thank you so much, and good luck.”

In the evening, we had a Shri Shiva Puja, as Shri Hanumana is one of the powers of Shri Shiva. There was a big rain storm going on outside, along with heavy winds. After the Puja was over, the wind and the rain stopped and the night became silenced.

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