It is even colder this morning than it was yesterday. There is an icy wind blowing off the Baltic Sea, and all the edges of the sea are starting to ice up. I reckon it won't be long now before the whole sea starts to freeze up. Now that will be a sight to see.
My morning japa walk is very short: the wind seems to cut right through you. I quickly return to the warmth of the office and work for a few hours on the layout of the new Sadhu Sangha magazine with Avadhut Maharaj and the rest of the publishing team.
At midday we again go on harinama-sankirtan on Nevsky Prospekt. It is much colder than last Sunday, so we all bundle up warmly with thick socks, sweaters, scarves, coats, hats, and for the first time since I am here: thermal underwear and gloves.
The sankirtan is much livelier than last week, because now the charismatic Avadhut Maharaj leads us. I must find out which dance school he went to :-)
We return to the ashram, have something to eat, and work on the magazine until well after midnight. I dash from the office, clutching my robes close to me, through the heavy snow that is just beginning to fall, to my room in the temple building.