On August 04, 2021 Ananda was invited by the Cultural Association “Cantiere Orvieto” to present the book “Exercises of Yogic Mindfulness. Four weeks on the path of Awareness” (Ananda Edizioni), by Jayadev Jaerschky. The event was entitled “The Evening of Joy” and took place in the Readers’ Garden of the “Luigi Fumi” Library in Orvieto, outdoors. 

The Ananda choir, called “JOY-CHOIR”, led by Peter Treichler, gave a magical start to the event, immediately creating a joyful and elevated atmosphere, with several songs by Swami Kriyananda. Afterwards, Riccardo Campino, the organizer, presented the event and its essential purpose: to offer a useful, enlightening and encouraging message to everyone, for the confusing moment our society is experiencing at the moment. 

During the book presentation itself, Jayadev focused on developing deep awareness in body, mind, and soul, guiding listeners through various yogic exercises described in the book. The event concluded with several more joyful songs from the “JOY CHOIR.” The audience was thrilled. We understood this: during the times we are living we need many more events of this kind, to touch the hearts and souls of many people with a message of hope, positivity and the awareness of the beauty of life and of our true Self.