The cold is back with a vengeance: it is -7°C (19°F) this morning. It is quite warm inside, of course. The temple, like all the buildings in the cold climate of this extreme North Temperate Zone, is very well insulated, and all the windows are triple-glazed.
But once you step outside — brrr! On my morning japa walk, I see that the edges of the sea are starting to freeze: frozen ripples along the shore of the bay. It is cold all day.
We work on the new edition of the Sadhu Sangha devotional magazine all day, under the direction of Avadhut Maharaj.
We take a break at six o' clock to attend the weekly Saturday program. About thirty devotees and guests brave the cold to attend the feast, and Avadhut Maharaj leads a rousing kirtan.
After we have all had prasadam, Avdhut Maharaj, Madhava Krishna Prabhu and I return to work on the magazine.