On Saturday, November 24th, 2018, New Talavana held its first succession meeting, in which plans were discussed for the handing over of management responsibilities to the younger generation of devotees. Many of the community’s first generation devotees have dedicated a great portion of their lives to developing and maintaining this very special, sacred place, and because they are now reaching advanced age, they initiated this meeting in an effort to begin having the younger generation take on more leadership duties.
The meeting was well attended and enlivening. Devotees old and young shared their thoughts in a receptive and respectful atmosphere. Plus, there was a fantastic prasadam feast afterward. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed by those present that another meeting should be held approximately three months later. Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming meeting.