Once Again on 28th December 2007

Once again, on the 28th Dec. 2007, our Yoga Center had the honor to host a concert by Rim Banna, a world-famous singer, composer and song writer from Palestine. She acquired great fame for her albums such as "The Mirrors of my Soul" "This was not my story", and her latest album "Seasons of Violet : Love songs from Palestine". In the Arabic world she is also well known for her lullabies and children songs. The event was made special by the children of our Omkarananda Preparatory School, Rishikesh, who were elegantly dressed in Arabic costumes making the event a truly unforgettable one. They performed a Welcome Dance to welcome Rim Banna in Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world. Completely dedicated to the Palestinian Cause, Rim Banna has a great love and affection for India, its culture and its people. She has become an inseparable part of our family Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, because of her sublime understanding of the spirituality and religion of India. Taking a break from her tours in various countries she stayed in our Ashram for a month as a spiritual retreat spending her time in singing prayers and reading holy texts in the presence of Shri Prabhuji, whom she considers her spiritual father. She was accompanied by her dear husband Leonid, sweet daughters Baylassan and Qumran, and son Ursalem.

Vladimir Malutin