The local and expat communities came together to stage “Music, Mandalas, Meditation y Milagros” – a free public event that exceeded all expectations on Thursday, March 8.
Music was provided by DJ Phil, who put together an incredible playlist of female Mexican, Canadian and U.S. performers. Additional special permits were obtained to waive park entrance and baño charges for the duration. Gloria Perales at Chapala City Hall helped expedite the applications.
Mandala coloring specialist Christine Collins gave the welcoming address in both languages. The students from the local Academia de Belleza were on hand to provide on site manicure and hair services. The Family Development Agency (DIF) set up informational displays about women’s and family health concerns and also offered freshly made sandwiches and agua fresca for all in attendance. They even miraculously got a large fence banner displaying the eye-catching logo ready in time for the event.
In alignment with over 500 Sisterhood Circles worldwide (two in Mexico), candles were lit at 7 p.m. and a meditation circle facing east was formed. Marianne in English and Noris in Spanish led a guided meditation for peace. It was the perfect ending to an event that will surely continue in the future with financial and in-kind donations from the community and the newly formed Sisterhood Circle, called Las Hermanas of Lake Chapala.