SRV Kids Retreat

by Marleigh Fansler

I’ve been going to the kid’s retreat for two years now, and I have to tell you, it’s awesome!  Not only do you get to learn about a beautiful way of life, but each day you get to go down to the American River for some nice fun in the sun.  I enjoy the teachings of Vedanta because it accepts all other religions, and for me it makes the most sense.  People need to realize that true Religion is like a one-size-fits-all kind of deal, and that it doesn’t matter who you are, you may reach peace no matter what god you believe in.  After all, there is no race or gender to God, so why should it matter?  Ignorance is all it is, and believe me, there is no bliss to ignorance.  I was raised Catholic, and yet I feel the love so strongly from the stories of Holy Mother, and Sri Ramakrishna.  I’m no expert, but even a rookie like me can feel the comfort of knowing I am That.  I am Atman.  I am everything.  Yet I still use silly pronouns, such as me, I, her, she, him, his.  Perhaps I should work on ripening my ego once I’m done writing this.  Anywho, the retreat is a great place to learn about the real you.  Wonderful people.  Beautiful teachings.  Magnificent river.  Why wouldn’t you go?