May is Melanoma Awareness Month. As we light the havan fire this Sunday, we will be especially mindful of those like Rebecca who have died from this disease--which is often linked to overexposure to Agni in its manifestation as the sun--as well as those who are survivors and those who are still battling. We will remember that we must regard Agni with care and respect, since it is both life giver and a potential danger. We will pray for protection from the dangers of Agni while we invoke its healing transformative power. We will continue our observance in two weeks time, as we gather for Malas to Cure Melanoma, where we will offer a mala (108) of sun salutations together with healing mantra to raise awareness about melanoma and money for melanoma research.
Please join us for both these events. Havan begins at 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 4th. Malas to Cure Melanoma takes place from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th. Bring names and/or photos of anyone you know who is battling or has fought melanoma. If you can't be at our events, send us the name of anyone you would like us to remember as we make our offerings.