News & Activity Report for the Month of February 2013

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The month of February began with Satsang and meeting of Board of Trustee of Sri Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh held at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad on Sunday Feb 3, 2013 under the guidance of Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, the President of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh. The key members of many branches of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh namely Rajkot, Surendranagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ankaleshwar, Surat and Sabarkantha District’s Khedbrahma, Laxmipura, and Bhojpura joined the meeting.  


The satsang meeting began with prayers and Guru Vandana. Amongst the other works and seva projects  discussed at this meeting, the main concentration was about the “Project READ" (Rural Educational Aid Distribution) ” - the plan is printing of 1,20,000 notebooks for distribution to needy and underprivileged children of interior and tribal part of Gujarat. Sri Arunbhai Oza, a trustee of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh is leading this noble project and working on towards raising the fund, printing and executing with his team members, the distribution work.


Nadiad (03/02/2013): A function organized by Gujarat Christ Consciousness Society at Saint Mary School’s campus ground, Nadiad. Revered Arch Bishop Francis Macwan honored and awarded “ Humanity Service Award “ to Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj for His efforts towards  bringing  harmony amongst the different religious organizations and serving the society united together. Revered Arch Bishop Francis Macwan highly praised Pujya Swamiji for His unremitting services to Humanity. In response, Revered Swamiji Maharaj glorified Gurumaharaj Swami Chidananda and GuruBhagwan Swami Sivananda, who dedicated their life for the upliftment of society and Swami Sivananda was known as Givananda & Sevananda.


After the function Revered Swamiji and devotee group paid their homage to Holy Sri Santram Mandir and had Satsang with saints of the institution.


Satsang and Tours to Taipei, Taiwan of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj

 in the month of February 2013 


On February 3, 2013 Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj departed for Taipei, Taiwan. A group of devotees from the ashram went to the airport to wish Him good bye and as always, small stasang got arranged spontaneously at the airport.


Honoring sincere invitation of Yogi James Lo Pujya Swamiji toured to Taipei. He organized Pujya Swamiji’s Tour to Taipei.  He is a founder president of Sivananda Yoga Studio Taipei, Taiwan. Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj was received at the airport by Yogi James Lo and Respected Ms.Jane 


Gita Jnana Yajana ( Feb 5, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013 &  Feb 18, 2013 - Feb 21, 2013) Revered Swamiji Maharaj conducted Yogasan, Pranayam and Meditation classes and gave Bhagawad Gita discourses everyday for 2 hours in English and it was translated in Chinese language by Yogi James Lo.


Five days Deep Immersion Yoga program of Sivananda Yoga was organized at Sivananda Yoga studio in collaboration of Sports and Yoga Federation of Taipei. Yogi James Lo is the director of this Federation also. During these five days four sessions of two hours each, Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj conducted Advanced Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Re-Birth incarnation, Meditation and eight discourses on the subject of Patanjali Yoga Sutra. People from around the distance from Taipei, Kilong, Kowsung came to attend these discourses. All the participants received certificates on completion of this intense Yoga workshop.


On February 19, 2013 Revered Swamiji Maharaj was invited to grace and bless China Yoga Association, It was founded by  Dr. Madam Helen Ho, who was a devotees of Pujya Swamiji. She was instrumental in inviting Pujya Swamiji at Taipei and establishing a close tie with Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Pujya Swamiji has visited there six times in last decade and about two hundred and thirty seven Yoga Teachers are being trained under the guidance & teaching of  Revered Swamiji Maharaj at Taiwan.


Kaoshung: On Feb 22, 2013 morning Swamiji, Yogi James Lo and other devotees travelled to Kaoshung and paid homage to famous Buddha institute “Fo Guang Shan”.  It is a joy for Revered Swamiji Maharaj to visit Revered Master Hsing Yun. As always, tree was planted in the garden here.


Kaoshing: ( Feb 23, 2013 & Feb 24, 2013)  Here Yogi Hung Chien Yen organized eight programs for advanced Yoga students and Swamiji conducted  rebirth-incarnation, meditation, yoga relaxation classes. Also, Bhagwad Gita discourses were organized and were well received by people.


Chinese New Year Celebraion( Feb 11 to 13, 2013) Devotees of Sivananda Family at Taiwan felt  happy to celebrate Chinese New Year with Sri Swamiji Maharaj this year. They visited old orphanage home and feeding was done. Also, New year was celebrated with Indian Asian students at Academia-Scientific-Research institute of Taiwan International University.


On Feb 25, late evening, Swamiji departed for India. A group of devotees came at the airport with love & devotion to give Him farewell.


Delhi : On Feb 26, 2013 Revered Swami arrived at Delhi. Swamiji visited Respected Colonel. Madhusudanji,who is one hundred years old. This family has a great devotion for  Pujya Swamiji, recently his wife, Raj Mataji passed away. Pujya Swamiji's visit brought a solace to Sri Madhusudanji.


Sri Swamiji also visited famous Mogul garden of President house at Delhi. Sri Rajneesh Kashyapji organized satsang at Dwarka also.


 Revered Swamiji Maharaj left for Ahmedabad on 27th afternoon from Delhi. On His arrival Swamiji Maharaj received a warm welcome and Satsang was organized at the Ashram. 


758th Yoga Pranayam, Meditation camp was commenced on Feb 28, 2013 under guidance of Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at Chandraprasad Desai Memorial Foundation, Bapunagar.


Om Shanti! 

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