Report from Sivananda Ashram
Annakoot darshan at Sri Ashtalakshmi Bhavan on Diwali (Nov 12, 2004)
On Nov 11, 2004 collective Lakshmi pujan was performed in traditional manner by devotees at Sri Ashtalakshmi Bhavan.
On Nov 12, 2004 (Diwali Annakoot) offering to Maa Ashtalakshmi of more than six hundred food items prepared by devotees. More than four hundred devotees taken the prasad on Diwali day at the Ashram. Next day about twelve hundred packages of dry prasad were made and distributed to daridranarayas.
Nov 22-24, 2004 three day lecture series were jointly taken by Smt. Rupa
Majmudar, Sri.Tapan Mankodi and Smt. Punita Kaushal for National Environmental
science Academy, New Delhi and Gujarat Council on science and Technology,
Gandhinagar's training program on dealing with Disaster, stress & cure through
Nov 22, 2004 Smt. Rupa Majmudar gave a lecture on the subject of "How to
relax while working" at Sardar Patel Institute of Professional
Sri Manhar Udhasji, a poet and singer visited the ashram, worshiped at Lord Sri Vishwanath Mahadev. Also had a darshan of Holy Ashta Lakshmi Mataji and Chidananda Dhyana Mandir.
Report of Concluding of Spiritual Tour of H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj( November 1, 2004 - November 30, 2004)
Spreading the message of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and to live by it, is the constant preoccupation of Sri. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. His Life and each breath have been dedicated to spread the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Vedanta through simple and practical teachings of Gurudev Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri.Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Wherever he went, he talked about the simple message of Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj- “Serve, Love, Meditate & Realize” and guidelines of daily Sadhana through Gurudev’s “Twenty Spiritual Instructions”. Devotees welcomed him here in the west for his simplicity, sincerity and love for teaching Yoga way of life.
Report by Sri.
Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s Yoga classes reverberated in Atlanta: Free Yoga classes conducted by Swami Adhyatmananda from Nov 4 – Nov 8 attracted many and the way Swami taught yoga to participants still reverberating in the minds of all participants. Young, old and children from all walks of life participated in these yoga classes enthusiastically. People from diverse nations and cultures attended these classes in big numbers as the Atlanta based news daily; Atlanta Constitution journal had published a story on yoga with Swamiji’s bio just before Swami’s arrival in
Sri. Sai Sailendra inaugurated
five-day free yoga classes by lighting a traditional lamp at Global Mall on
Thursday, Nov 4. Swami Adhyatmananda while addressing the participants said that
yoga is not a religious thing. Even while explaining the benefits of chanting
With Buddhist Monks
Swami Adhyatmananda visited Shree
Shakti Mandir at Lake
City and given a spiritual discourse. Swamiji has
also visited Hindu
Celebration & Yoga Camp at Chicago
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago hosted Rev. Swamiji’s seven days Yoga Camp in the morning 6.00am to 7.30 am. It was attended by a large number of yoga enthusiasts including yoga teachers of all nationality. This time Swamiji not only took preliminary flexibility exercises for the beginners but also taught advanced Yogasana postures, Pranayama including Sivananda Pranayama, Yoganidra, and Meditation techniques in detail at the request of others who are well advanced in the yoga field. The program was extremely well received and very much appreciated by all participants. In the evening Swamiji’s discourses were organized at various organizations namely, Hari Om Mandir, Sri. Gayatri Parivar, Sri. Arbindo Kendra, Swathyaya parivar and Indian American Cultural center. As always, welcome satsang was held at Spiritual Life Foundation, Oak Brook. Swamiji spoke on various subjects stressing the importance of a life of moderation and daily Sadhana.
Diwali Rangoli (with dry colorful powder) by Sri.Swami Adhyatmanandji Maharaj
It was a special Diwali
time and all were in festive mood. An artist in Swamiji created a beautiful
rangoli. That was a special treat for us. On Saturday, the very first day of a
new year (Indian calendar), Swamiji took part in a Grand Annakoot darshan and
Aarati at Sri. Swaminarayana Mandir (BAP’S). Swamiji’s one week stay here
was completely filled and hectic with home visits, home satangs, visit to ailing
and sick devotees etc. The day began at
Yoga at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC)
Meditation session at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Last day satsang was a special feast for devotees
in the form of an hour long soul stirring Kirtan by Swamiji.
Nov 15, 2004
upon his arrival Smt. Bhavani sarkar,
Sri.Shantanu Sarkar and Sri Pareshbhai Patel welcomed Swamiji Maharaj with
flowers and garland at the airport. Evening satsang and Padpuja were performed
by Bengali Samaj at Smt. Bhavani and Santanu Sarkar’s home. On
A week long Yoga Camp and series of
discourses were organized at famous Sanatan Mandir of Norwalk,
. Because of the vast publicity by leading Indian news
papers such as India Post, India Journal, News Asia etc, a large number of yoga
enthusiasts attended the morning and evening yoga classes. All were benefited by
Rev. Swamiji’s wisdom pouring out
in simple sharing with love and sincerity. Hindi discourses on the subject of
“Stress management through Self Management” captivated the crowd for all
seven days. Rev. Swamiji was invited for home visits, home satsnags as well as
business houses as usual. Special satsangs were also organized at Radha Raman
Temple and Senior Citizen Center
Thanks and congratulation to Smt.
Kalpana & Dr. Sri. Vinod Rana, Smt. Sachi & Dr. Hemendra Rana, Dr.
Rajendra Rana, Dr. Smt. Surekha Vashi and Sri. Bhikubhai Patel, President of
Sanatan Mandir for organizing the programs at
stop at Chicago
Making snow balls in season's first snow fall at Chicago
After a day’s break at Chicago, a
last stop of this trip in
"Tulsi Plant" was
brought by Swamiji from Los Angeles and planted by him at the last minute before
going to airport and fulfilled the wish of mother of the house. Many thanks
at Swaminarayana temple(BAP'S)
Famous house journal of
London, Gujarat Samachar hosted Rev. Swamiji’s discourse and question - answer
session at Gujarat Samachar Bhavan. Sri. C. B. Patel, owner of the weekly
welcomed Swamiji and thanked him for his graceful presence.
After spending three days at Bristol
(UK) and a stop by visit to Lester Rev. Swamiji departed for Ahmedabad
For organizing this entire tour to
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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