I am in Yucca Valley, California, for the first ever Bhakti Fest, which is going to be held on the outskirts of Joshua Tree National Park. It begins today at noon, and I will try to have some thoughts and pictures up soon. For anyone who has never been to the desert – oh my. And the teachers and artists and vendors that are here are amazing. I’m hoping to take class with Saul David Raye today, Rainbeu Mars tomorrow, and Shiva Rea on Sunday. The kirtan participants include Joey Lugassey, Wade Imre Morrissette, Wah!, Jai Uttail, and my personal must see, Jaya Lakshmi. So far this is an amazing experience: the warmth of the people, the feeling of community and going with the flow, it feels like home in my heart.