R.I.P. Dearest Durgana

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durganaIt is with deep sadness that we say farewell to the much-loved physical presence of our faithful and long-standing friend and teacher Magda Inglethorpe (Durgana) who passed away on Monday at the age of 88. Durgana’s dedication to the Yoga Teacher’s Fellowship and her commitment to her students over the span of her many years as an ISHTA yoga teacher will never be forgotten.

Her funeral will be held next Tuesday 10 November in Benoni.
If you would like to attend, please email Nandiva on nandiva@wol.co.za for more details.

From Wendy (Nandiva): “Even though your physical body has left this plane of existence you will always be remembered by all those who knew you. Your profound wisdom that you so unconditionally shared is still alive being taught at ISHTA – I thank you for that!!
I thank you for your loyal Seva to our beloved Guru Mani for so many years. I thank you for your service in yoga – for your wonderful service with the Yoga Teachers Fellowship.
Last but not least Durgana – I thank you for all the fun times we shared where we were able to laugh and make light of everything that seemed ‘heavy’ at the time – for the many lunches that we shared at ISHTA.
May the Divine bless and grace your dear soul Durgana.” Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti

From the Bhagavad Gita: That Yogi stays forever in Me, who, anchored in Divine unity whatever his mode of existence, realizes Me as pervading all beings. O Arjuna, the best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as feels for himself.”

From Pritam Hari Kaur: “Ohh, wahe guru! Just the other day, 20th October at Melody, Tejbir, Siri Shakti and I were fondly remembering Durgana, thinking of her, wishing her well, blessing her. Thinking with a twinge of sorrow that she was in too quiet of a place. Perhaps her spirit felt how beautiful the memories of her are, and how she is honoured for what she held and gave in so many years of her life with a steadfastness and the stalwart composure of a true yogin of solid standing and impact. May her sojourn be swift, guided and held by the angels, may she be with the avatars for whom her heart longs. May she be deeply understood in the yonder worlds in ways she longed for in this world. Akal, akal, undying spirit…”

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