News & Activity Report for the Month of June 2018
Sivananda Ashram - Ahmedabad
News Through Event Photos
Jana Yajana by H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji on
Adi Shankra's Text "Atma Bodh" ( June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018):
Pujya Swamiji' s discourse series on "Atma Bodh" started on June 1, 2018
with Spiritual Retreat at Valsad, continued at Ashram from June 11, 2018 and
concluded on June 30, 2018. Sri Swamiji's wisdom sharing on "Atma bodh" meaning
"Self-knowledge", the knowledge of soul or the supreme spirit" was enlightening
for the devotees. HE elaborated the original text which consists of sixty-eight
verses and described the way to the attainment of the knowledge of the Atman.
Shankara teaches that the Ultimate Reality or Brahman, the foundation of all, is
beyond name and form, is of the nature of Pure Consciousness.
4th International Yoga Day Celebration ( June 21, 2018): 4 th International Yoga Day (June 21, 2018) was celebrated at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad with great enthusiasm in presence and guidance of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanadaji Maharaj. Ashram had planned Yoga activities especially for this day and also, Yoga Teachers Team reached out to teach Yoga to distant places namely handicapped school children at Blind school, Business places, Residential school campus, Hospital centers etc. Thanks to Ashram's Yoga Teachers for their dedication and selfless services to the benefits of all.
Ten days prior to World Yoga Day, Ashramís yoga teachers conducted free yoga classes for physically handicapped school children in blind school to boys & girls, deaf & dumb and handicapped.
Special Yogasan, Pranayam, Relaxation training
sessions were conducted for people at Zydus Moraiya Plant, Cadila
Pharmaceutical Co, GCS Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre.
National Sample Survey Organization Data Processing Centre ( NSSO & DPC ),
Shri Narayan Guru Cultural School, Satellite, National Sample Survey
Concluding of the Yoga Day was grand at the Ashram with the evening function and inspiring talk on the subject of " Yoga, a key to Healthy & Happy family" by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji. He staid that healthy mother first, that follows healthy children and naturally that brings happiness to the family. Health is the greatest wealth. Start with simple but regular practice of yoga and pranayam and be healthy and happy. Dr. Varsha Dave (Gynecologist), Smt. Chidrupini Kshatriya(Dietician), Dr. Nitin Vora (Dean of Sola Medical College) also shared their thoughts.
Function was concluded with prayer for World Peace and Dinner served to all.
Satsang & Tour of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj During the Month of June 2018.Chharodi (June 1, 2018): University of Nirma organizes its faculties refresher course every year. This year also, they invited Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj to address the faculties and newly recruited professors. Sri Swamiji inspiring talk on the occasion on the subject of "Education, Teachings and Teacher" was well received by all. In his sharing, Swamiji said that education is a training for the life in which ethics has the most important role. Education of the intellect without moral discipline is injurious to human progress. Intelligence without character is a source of danger, both to the individual concerned and to his fellow men. Education must help to form a strong, pure and beautiful character. Teachers must have a spirit of self dedication because they have responsibility of great task of raising the citizens of tomorrow. The teacher should be a friendly guide for the students and never a superior, domineering master. He should be endowed with ethical perfection. Ultimately, the aim of real education is drawing out the dormant divinity lying hidden within each human beings".
Valsad (June 1, 2018 - June 9, 2018): On June 1st
late evening, Sri Swamiji reached Valsad and addressed a gathering of devotees.
This evening, satsang continued up to 8 pm and thereafter every day from 6.00 pm
to 7.00 pm at Club Resort auditorium. Thanks to Smt. Archana and Sri Ashokbhai
Desaiís family for their sincere love and generous hospitality to Pujya Swamiji
During his stay, Sri Swamiji Maharaj visited newly constructed Senior citizen home at Vapi. Also, Sri Swamiji paid homage and visited BAPSís temple at Tithal and had satsang with saints of the institute.
Birthday of Sri Yagnesh Desai, President of Divya Jivan Sangh
(on June 2nd) and Sri Pratap Desai, Secretary and Trustee of Gujarat
Divya Jivan Sangh (on June 3rd) were celebrated.
On Thursday, June 7th Revered Swamiji attended satsang at Brahmakumari organization at Valsad. In Valsad and its vicinity towns, there are five yoga teachers trained at Sivananda Institute of Vedanta -Yoga Academy (SIVA), Sivananda Ashram (Ahmedabad). They all brought their students of yoga and on morning of June 6th yoga class was conducted by Sri Swamiji Maharaj. On June 9 th morning, Swamiji left for Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad (June 10, 2018) : "PRAYOG" Institute for Nature Cure and Yoga organized its annual zonal conference at Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad. Sri Swami Maharaj inaugurated it with lightening the lamp. In his inaugural speech, Swamiji said that let us be natural. Nature cure we need. Our original nature is BLISS. Unfortunately, we live life of all glamour, show and hypocrisy. Let us live moment to moment. We must learn to live in each breath. Bury the past. Live in present, do not create castle for future. Your key for the kingdom of future is your action and awareness of the present only. Sleep early, wake up early. Do not be slave to the mobile phone. Breath fresh air, have glimpses of Sun rise and Sun set every day. Watch stars and moon at night. Have a morning walk. Avoid canned and tinned foods. Eat fresh cooked food. Avoid white floor and aerated drinks. Keep cheerful. Meditate without fail. You will enrich your health and character.
On 10th evening, Revered Sri Swami Maharaj presided over the function upon huble invitation of Ahmedabad Bengali Associationís fund raising function at Sri Pandit Dindayal Auditorium. They staged Bengali Drama "Sahajahan". It was a great function.
Om Shanti !
Upcoming Events at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad for the month of July, 2018
H. H. Sri Gurudev Swamiji Sivanandaji Maharajís 55th Maha Samadhi Aradhana Day (August 4, 2018). Paduka Poojan, Satsang Ė 8.30 am. to 10.00 am.
Rath Yatra (July 14, 2018) 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Holy Gurupurnima Jnan Yajna ( July 22, 2018 -July 27, 2018)
Glory of Guru (July 22, 2018) by H.H Sri Swami
Smt. Rupa Majmudar ( July 23, 2018)
H. H. Sri Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji Maharaj, President, Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Rajkot( July 24, 2018)
H. H. Sri Swamini Vidya Prakashananda Mataji, Tatva Tirth, Thaltej. Ahmedabad (July 25, 2018)
H. H. Sri Swami Avyayanandaji Maharaj, Chinmay Mission, Ahmedabad( July 26, 2018)
Sri Guru Paduka Poojan from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm (July 27,
Satsang discourse of Mahatmas on the Glory of Guru from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Mahaprasad & Dinner (8.30 pm to 9.00 pm)
Regular Ashram Activities
Regular Yoga classes five times a day.
Reiki teachings level 1 & 2 every month.
Poor feeding three times in a month.
Grain distribution to poor and needy families on 2nd Sunday of the month
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Vishnusahsranama - with meaning
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)
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