PUNE (West India)
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
Dada Shambhushivananda gave a talk before a few hundred graduate IT and Bio-Technology students of Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune on the theme: The Science of Yoga and Meditation. Dadaji stressed that a yogic life style and the science of bio-psychology can be helpful to students to improve their concentration, bring about emotional balance, overcome stresses and establish communion with the universal cosmic-spirit that lies hidden within us. Dr G.D. Sharma, Principal of the Institute welcomed Dadaji and invited him to return to the institute after expressing the vote of thanks.
Talk at the Lexicon International School in Pune
Mr. Sewak Nayyar welcomed Dadaji and expressed his great appreciation for the profound thoughts on “Liberation of Human Intellect”. Dadaji talked about the different kosas (layers) of mind and showed how neohumanist education is designed to develop all the kosas. The talk was given to about 50 teachers of the Lexicon International School. Meditation was also practised by all the teachers in the presence of Dadaiji.
FEROZPUR (North India)
Dental College In Ferozpur
Dada Shambhushivananda also addressed 1000 students and staff of the Dental College in Ferozpur. Afterwards he met with 50 of the students and gave them more specific instruction on incorporating meditation into their daily life. Some faculty members also learned meditation.
Model School in Ferozpur
Dr. Shambhushivananda addressed over 1000 students of the DC Model School in Ferozpur. His talk dwelt on the “Importance of Moral Values in Modern Life”. Morality is the effort to lead a well-knit life of inner and outer peace. It is the inherent wont of human beings to live in peace and joy. Morality provides a strong foundation for fulfilling such a longing. Dadaji discussed the moral dilemmas of our times and showed how mind can be controlled and trained to guide us in these turbulent times.
Delhi Public School
Dadaji also addressed teachers at the Delhi Public School in Ferozpur
CHANDIGARH (North India)
College of Enginnering and Technology – Chandigarh
Students of the College of Engineering and Technology were greatly refreshed by a talk on “Stress Management” by Dr. Shambhushivananda. Over a hundred students attended the talk which was interspersed with live examples of sources of stress in our lives. Dadaji showed that a simple daily twenty minute routine practice of yoga and meditation can help to alleviate and counteract the stress in our life. Dadaji also spoke to individual students afterwards.
Seminar in Chandigarh
A three day yogic lifestyle seminar was held July 31- August 2. Dada Shambushivananda gave some classes including a class on PROUT.
KOLAR, BANGALORE AND MALUR (South India)
Medical University in Kolar
Dr. Shambhushivananda addressed all of the doctors and students of the Medical University in Kolar, near Bangalore. Dr. Nitin Patal, the head of the department of Yoga and Meditation Research, met with Dr. Shambhushivananda to explore areas of joint collaboration.
BAR Association Bangalore
Dada Shambhushivananda addressed hundreds of advocates of Bangalore Bar during a Seminar on Stress Management and Yoga jointly offered by the Advocates Association, Bengaluru and AMGK.
Ananda Marga Polytechnic
Dada Shambhushivananda addressed the students of the Ananda Marga Polytechnic in Malur. He also met separately with the staff.
Ananda Marga High School in Khera Chattar
An Ananda Marga High School has been started in Khera Chattar, near Anandanagar and is currently extending its building complex to cater to the increasing demand of local students. There are also residential boarding school facilities on the campus. About 450 students are enrolled in the school which is run as per CBSE guidelines besides imparting universal moral and spiritual teachings based on neohumanism.
The Gurukul Canteen Renovation Anandanagar
The Gurukul Canteen Renovation work has started at Anandanagar under the care of Ac. Svarupananda Avadhuta. Thanks to our India donors for support for this project. Anandanagar (West Bengal) is located on the border of Jharkhand and W.Bengal and the pristine environment is very attractive for educational activities.
Ananda Marga Gurukula Teachers Training College
The extension building of Ananda Marga Gurukula Teachers Training College is nearing completion and will enable us to accommodate 200 students. GK TTC is one of the pioneering teachers training college that also provides orientation to neohumanist education. We hope to upgrade the facilities and offer more post graduate courses.
Yoga Wellness Center
(excerpted from a report by Dada Dharmavedananda, Director)
The Yoga Wellness Center in Ananda Nagar, India, a naturopathic healing center, has now opened.
In April, as planned, a number of patients stayed in the Center and benefited from our initial on-the-job training for staff. Since then some of the staff have given introductory talks in numerous locations in and around Ananda Nagar.
As a result we have had more patients – both poor and not-so-poor –with more excellent results. Nirainjan (of the UK) has been helping enormously; he wears many hats there, not only as a fantastic chef, but also as a therapist. Besides the assisting Dadas, all the other 5 fulltime staff are from the local area, including manager Dayal. Everyone is welcome to come as a patient, no matter what belief, group etc. The Center is a hive of spiritual unity.
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