by Shakti Thompson

On Thursday right before our fire ceremony I looked out of the window while getting my coat on. I looked over the pond and wondered what kind of a new duck was on the pond. Then I stood there and kept watching and discovered very quickly that the odd duck was actually an otter. We started our fire ceremony a little later because everybody who came first had to do some otter watching. It was very exciting seeing him catching big bull frogs and then eating them. He did not get disturbed by us and kept on with his happy business. He was just catching frogs and fish one after the other. Two days later he showed up again and I was able to get some good pictures of him. He is such a beautiful fellow. We hope the river otter stays for a while or comes to visit again soon. We are all very happy and feel blessed for the wildlife around us.  



Shakti Thompson

began her stud­ies with Sri Kalesh­war in 2000 and served full- time at his ashram in Penukonda, India for many years. Fol­low­ing Sri Kaleshwar’s instruc­tions, she moved to the US to help man­age the Divine Lin­eage Heal­ing Cen­ter in Lay­tonville, CA and has been help­ing take care of the Cen­ter ever since. One of Kirsten’s many dharmic works is over­see­ing the Center’s char­i­ta­ble out­reach pro­grams in Men­do­cino County which pro­vide essen­tials for those in need within one of the poor­est coun­ties in Cal­i­for­nia.






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  1. Thank you for telling us about the latest visitor to the ashram. I saw a swimmer in the pond before the fire puja started. It looked like someone was serenely gliding through the water. I was so surprised! "Who could possibly be swimming in that icy water!?!"

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