Yoga Camp at Winnipeg Canada (July 6, 2006- July 13, 2006)
664th Yoga & Meditation Camp at Winnipeg (Canada) (July 6, 2006 to July 13, 2006)
Upon very humble and sincere invitation of Sri Suren Mehta & Smt. Chanrakala Mehta, a devotee family and well- wisher of Sri Swamiji Maharaj for more then three decades, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji visited Winnipeg (Canada) this year. This was his second visit to Winnipeg. Yoga teaching and evening discourses by Rev Sri Swamiji were organized in grand "Mr. Raj Pande" auditorium of Hindu Temple of Hindu Society of Canada. Free Yoga classes conducted by Swami Adhyatmanandaji from July 4, 2006 – July 13, 2006 attracted many Yoga lovers. Young, old and children from all walks of life participated in these yoga classes enthusiastically. Programs were organized in the morning as well in the evening, People from diverse nations and cultures attended these classes in large numbers including Canadian yoga students and yoga teachers.
A grand civic reception was organized by "ICCHA"(Indian Canadian Culture and Heritage Association). A life time achievement award was presented to Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji in the very august gathering of about three hundred and fifty citizens of Winnipeg. Mr. Bidu Jha, M.P. of Winnipeg welcomed Rev. Swamiji. Mr. Dhillon, President of ICCHA presented the award that so far to whom it was presented earlier. Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was recipient of this prestigious award for the year 2006.
On this occasion Sri Swamiji Maharaj, in his very thought provoking discourse on the subject of “Stress management’ said that, "Ego is the principal cause of our stress. Ego of power, position, cast, creed, color, sex, money, none of these are permanent. Let us try to be humble, noble and simple, forget and forgive, love all and hate none. We should not forget that we are Indian first. Our culture is based on the foundation of truth and non-violence. Wherever we may be, we should remember that harmony, mutual love, mutual affection, mutual reverence only can bring peace within and without. Kindly do not make independent groups. Be one, get together and think we are Indian.We belong to one family, family of a great land, a land of Himalayas and mother Ganges.We belong to a great heritage of Vedas, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, and Holy Granth Saheb. We are linage of Sri Ram, Krishna, Nanak, Kabir, Mira, Tulsi, Tagor and Mahatma Gandhiji. Remember our culture is not Tajmahal or classical music, dance, dramas or caves of Ajanta and Illora. Our culture is Satya, Ahimsa and Universal love. Adhere to truth, be kind and be compassionate.You all will live in peace, bliss and illumination".
Sri Swamiji emphasized upon daily prayer, meditation and readings of traditional literature of Sri Shankara or Ramanuj etc., to strive for the higher values of the life. This entire function was organized and planned by “Bharat Seva Ratna”, Dr. Naranjan Dhallaji's great efforts.
One week yoga camp program culminated on last day with a grand pot luck dinner by about three hundred yoga attendees. People had gala time and enjoyed about hundreds of international food varieties. Mrs. Chandrakala and Mr. Suren Mehta with the kind and generous help of Mr. Devang Joshi family organized Sri Swamiji's tour to Winnipeg, for which Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh is highly indebted to all of them.
Winnipeg broadcasting station interviewed Sri Swamiji Maharaj and broadcasted his message to Mankind. Daily Winnipeg also highlighted his Philosophy based on Gospel of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and teachings of the Divine Life Society, which he is following and propagating to lead and live the life divine.
During his stay Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited to grace and bless as well for dinner or lunch in number of devotees homes. Sri Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh is thankful to the president and members of the board of the Hindu Temple of Hindu Society for hosting Sri Swamiji and his week long program.
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
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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