Man Proposes, God Disposes


We are back in action with a "Save the Date kind of email. For those of you who did not place an order last week, let me fill you in. I had the opportunity last week to experience that old saying that "First you tell God your plans, and then He laughs." After I diligently put together last week's newsletter and sent it off, my son was diagnosed with a good, strong case of the flu. Despite my valiant attempts to stave it off, I was delirious with fever by that night. There was nothing to do but cancel cooking for the week and fulfill everyone's order this week. There were many silver linings to the whole experience, one of which being that if you didn't get to order from last week's menu, now is your chance! The kofta has waited for everyone to catch up. Another one of the many blessings that came out of last week was that my partner, my son and I spent some serious quality time together watching medicinal tv and videos. We had a sweet vacation together, just not in the way we had envisioned it. So in light of this lesson that you can never really count on being able to fulfill your plans, it seems funny to me to give you this list of upcoming events. Yet, that is one of the big lessons of the Bhagavad-Gita; we must do our duty without being attached to the result. Or in other words, "Man proposes (you do have to propose in order to get anywhere); God disposes."

Friday, March 17th - March Kirtan and Vegetarian Dinner at Collective Wellness, 3326 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. 7 pm Kirtan. 8:30 pm Yoga of Food. Our hostess, Emily Penney, always cooks something delicious and wonderful to share with all. Donations accepted, $10 - $20. Come for all or part of the evening.

Sunday, March 18th - Don't miss this opportunity to hear world-renowned Indian classical musician, K Sridhar give his spring concert at The Barn at Valhalla, 1040 Duffy's Way, Chapel Hill, 4:15- 6:30 pm. Sridhar ji is a master sarod player. He will be accompanied by Ishwin Dembla on the tablas. Tickets are $20 at the door. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. This concert is widely anticipated by local fans of Indian classical music, so if you are coming for the first time, make sure to come early!

Saturday, March 25th - Govinda's will return to the Carrboro Farmers' Market! 9 am - noon. We will be there with bells on, selling pies, cornbread muffins, cookies, and an array of frozen entrees. All items gluten & dairy- free of course.

(photo Carrboro Farmers' Market)

Saturday, March 25th - As if the Farmers' Market were not enough excitement, this will be a double-header day! The Krishna temple in Hillsborough will be hosting a Holi Festival of Colors. Bring your spirit of adventure, your appetite and some old white clothing, 12:30 pm - 4:30pm. Samadhi will be providing musical accompaniment for the throwing of the colors, 2:30 - 4:30.

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