Gita Gyana Yagna, Baroda

A week-long Gita Gyana Yagna by P. Swamini Amitanandaji was organized at Atma Jyoti Ashram, Ellora Park, Baroda from 5th to 12th Jan 2018. The subject matter of the twin discourse series were Gita Chapter-8 and Kathopanishad 2-1 in Gujrati.

Links of Albums along with other links are given below. The pravachans were recorded, both audio & video, and have since been uploaded.

Album

Pravachan Links:

Gita Ch – 8

Kathopanishad 2-1

 

Mahashivratri (Vedanta) Camp – Feb 2018

A six days residential Mahashivratri (Vedanta) Camp is being organized at the Vedanta Ashram, Sudama Nagar, Indore. The Camp will be of five days from 8th to 13th Feb 2018, and the conclusion will be with the celebration of Mahashivratri on the 13th Feb.

Camp Acharyas:

The pravachans will be conducted by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji and Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji. The Meditation and Chanting sessions will be by Poojya Swamini Samatanandaji, while the Puja sessions will be guided by Poojya Swamini Poornanandaji.

Venue :

Vedanta Ashram, E/2948, Sudama Nagar, Indore-452009 (MP)

Subjects :

Pravachans on Kaivalyopanishad ‘Shiv Sankalpa Suktam‘.

Chanting on Kaivalyopanishad

All the sessions will be in Hindi.

Who can apply:

Any healthy, sincere devotee who can live in the simple & austere atmosphere of an Ashram, without any complaints & problems, and wish to study Vedanta at the feet of traditional teachers can apply. The campers will have to stay inside the venue for all these six days. They will be given rooms with twin sharing. There are few rooms with attached bath/Lat, while others have common bath/lat facilities. No outing during the camp is allowed, and if at all there is some emergency they will take permission of the Acharyas to go out.

No outside food is permitted or encouraged. The timings of food & tea is fixed, and the menu is simple & sattwic. Filtered water is available 24×7.

Campers should be ready to serve in whatever way necessary to help keep the place clean & quiet.

All campers will have to attend all the classes and should be punctual to be in the class few minutes before.

Campers will just have to bring their minimum necessary clothes and toiletries. Bedding will be provided by the Ashram.

Routine :

6.00 AM – Meditation

6.30 – Tea

7.00 – Pravachan on the  ‘Kaivalyopanishad‘ (by Poojya Guruji)

8.30 – Breakfast

9.30 – Pravachans on the ‘Kaivalyopanishad‘ (by Poojya Guruji)

11.30 – Discussion

1.00 – Lunch

4.00 PM – Tea

4.30 – Chanting on ‘Kaivalyopanishad‘ (by Swamini Samatanandaji)

5.00 – Pravachan on ‘Shiv Sankalpa Suktam‘ (by Swamini Amitanandaji)

6.30 – Temple Aarti

7.30 – Dinner

8.30 – Bhajan / Que & Ans / Cultural events

10.00 – Lights off

Travel Plans:

The Campers will have to reach the venue latest by 7th Feb evening and can leave by 14th Feb as per their conveniences. Any change will have to be notified earlier.

Registration:

1. Please fill up the online Registration Form by following the link or check out the form below.

2. All the classes are free, but the campers have to take care of the various stay & food expenses etc. The fee for all these logistics, per person, has been fixed at Rs 5000/- for the six days stay. You can deposit this amount by going to our Donate Page and choosing any convenient mode of payment.

Note: Pl inform us by email about the mode & other details of the donation at vmission@gmail.com

Venue Map:

Map URL

 

 

This entry was posted on January 2, 2018, in Camp.

Vedanta Sandesh : Jan 2018

The Jan 2018 edition of Vedanta Sandesh is the English monthly eMagazine of International Vedanta Mission, containing inspiring and enlightening articles of Vedanta & Hinduism, and news of the activities of Vedanta Mission & Ashram – has been published. You can check it out from the links below:

Links:  Vedanta Sandesh is available on all of the following sites, and can be either downloaded or read online.

  1. Issuu

  2. Scribd

  3. GDocs

  4. Box

Getting VS in your Folder directly: Now that we have Google Drive , our subscribers with Gmail can get the VS directly in their Google Drive Folder – the moment it is published. Interested people can let us know so that we can add their email id’s in Direct Share Facility.

Vedanta Sandesh is a free magazine, and you are welcome to share it with your friends & relatives. May the good values & vision spread to bless the lives of one & all.

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This entry was posted on January 1, 2018, in Magazines.

Hanuman Chalisa Satsang: Dec 2017

दिसम्बर २०१७ का अंतिम हनुमान चालीसा सत्संग साल के अंतिम दिन और अंतिम रविवार दिनांक ३१ को वेदांत आश्रम में आयोजित हुआ। कार्यक्रम का प्रारम्भ सुन्दर भजनो से हुआ। सुनील कुमार ओझा और गुलाब चाँद व्यास जी ने पूज्य गुरूजी स्वामी आत्मानंद जी का स्वागत पुष्प माला से किया। सबने सामूहिक रूप से हनुमान चालीसा का पाठ  किया, और फिर राम-नाम संकीर्तन के बाद प्रवचन का शुभारम्भ हुआ। इस बार चालीसा की २३वीं  चौपाई पर चिंतन हुआ – आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै, तीनों  लोक हाँक ते कापै ।।

अपने प्रवचन में पूज्य गुरूजी ने बताया की हनुमानजी अत्यंत तेजस्वी हैं, और कोई भी ऐसा नहीं हैं जो उनके तेज का पराभव कर सके। पराभव तो दूर की बात है कोई उनका सामना भी नहीं कर सकता है। व्यक्तित्व का तेज अनेकों प्रकार से अभिव्यक्त होता है – चेहरे की दिव्य चमक, शरीर में उत्साह, विचारों में उमंग और सूक्ष्म विचार, और मन में निर्भीकता और अन्य दैवी गुण । तेज से युक्त व्यक्ति में कोई चिंता, भय और तनाव आदि का तो नामोनिशान नहीं दिखता है। आज के समय में जब तनाव का चारों तरफ बोलबाला और साम्राज्य है लोग मानों तेज विहीन से हो गए हैं। अच्छी शिक्षा और संस्कार व्यक्ति को सुन्दर और तेजस्वी व्यक्तित्व का धनी बना देते हैं। वो ही ज्ञान सुन्दर और कल्याणकारी है जो हमें सुन्दर और तेजस्वी व्यक्तित्त्व से युक्त करे। ऐसे व्यक्ति के लिए समस्याएं भी मात्र परिस्थिति बन जाती हैं, और जो इनसे विहीन होते हैं उनके लिए है एक परिस्थिति भी समस्या बन जाती है। एक निर्मलानंद जी महाराज जी ने कहा है – पहले हम कतरे को भी दरिया समझ कर डूब जाते थे , लेकिन निर्मल अब तो हम दरिया को भी कतरा समझते हैं। यह ही हनुमान जी के व्यक्तित्व का लक्षण था। उन्होंने दरिया को कतरे की तरह ही देखा और आसानी से कूद गए। और आगे भी क्या क्या किया यह सामान्य व्यक्तियों के लिए अकल्पनीय था।

गीता में भगवान श्री कृष्ण कहते हैं की जो भी हमारी परा प्रकृति को जनता है वो यह भी जानता  है की हम ही तेजस्वीओं में तेज हैं। अपरा और परा प्रकृति को जानने वाला व्यक्ति ही अंततः उस ईश्वरीय सूत्र को भी जनता है जो एक मणियों की माला में सूत्र की तरह सब में अनुस्यूत होता है। ऐसा व्यक्ति स्पष्ट रूप से देखता है की ईश्वर ही बुद्धिमानों में बुद्धि, तेजस्वियों में तेज आदि की तरह स्थित है। अर्थात महान तेज का धनी व्यक्ति वो ही होता है जो ऐसे तत्त्व ज्ञान से युक्त होता है, और हनुमानजी का महान तेज उनके ऐसे तत्त्व ज्ञान का ही सूचक है। उनके बारे में कहा ही गया है की वे ज्ञानिनाम अग्रगण्यम हैं। वस्तुतः हनुमानजी ब्रह्मज्ञान के तेज से युक्त हैं इसी लिए उनके तेज की कोई तुलना नहीं है।  यहाँ गोस्वामीजी कहते हैं की आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै – अर्थात ब्रह्मज्ञान को धारण करने वाला हनुमानजी जैसा ही कोई विरला होता है। आप ही ऐसे ब्रह्मज्ञान से जनित तेज को धारण कर सकते हैं। हनुमानजी की तुलना शिवजी से ही करी जा सकती है, जिन्होंने गंगाजी को धारण किया था। जब गंगाजी का अवतरण हो रहा था तो प्रश्न हुआ की गंगा जी को धारण कौन कर सकता है तब पता चला की यह काम तो केवल शिव जी ही कर सकते हैं और तब भगीरथ जी ने उन्हें मनाया। वैसे ही हनुमानजी का तेज वे ही संभल सकते हैं।

आगे गोस्वामीजी कहते हैं की तीनों  लोक हांक  ते कापैं। जब लंका से निकलते हुए उन्होंने हांक लगाइ तो वह इतनी भयंकर थी की लंका में गर्भनियों के गर्भ गिरने लगे। ऐसे थे बजरंगबली हनुमानजी।

Links :

Album 

Pravachan 

 

Gita Gyana Yagna, Lucknow

A week-long Gita Gyana Yagna by P. Swamini Samatanandaji was organized at Sarveshwar Mahadev Mandir, SBI Colony, Lucknow from 21st to 28th Dec 2017. The subject matter of the twin discourse series were Gita Chapter-3 and Sadhana Panchakam.

This entry was posted on January 1, 2018, in GGY, Mission.

Birthday of Poojya Guruji

On 15th Dec 2017 morning, Poojya Guruji after conducting his Mundakopanishad pravachan, did the Rudrabhisheka of Bhagwan Sri Gangeshwar Mahadev in the Ashram Mandir. All arrangements were meticulously & lovingly made by ashram inmates. P. Swamini chanted the mantas and the elaborate puja was done. Abhisheka was done with Dakshinamurty Stotram. Later a Bhandara followed.

On 17th Dec a public program was organized at the Ashram, wherein there was a Flute Rendition Program by a well-known Flute Player of the city – Sh Salil Datey. He had his whole team of Tabla, Octapad & Synthesizer. He gave an hour-long program and then there was a short Memory Game presented by his son Soham, who is a final year Engineering student. Both programs were enchanting. Thereafter Poojya Guruji in his short blessing speech, told everyone about the history and significance of the Flute of Bhagwan Sri Krishna. Later everyone had dinner.

Check out few select photos of the event :

Here is the Playlist of the Flute Rendition Program. In the ned there is the Blessings Speech of Poojya Guruji :

Links:

Album of Puja

Album of Flute Program

This entry was posted on December 20, 2017, in Ashram.

Gita Gyana Yagna, Mumbai

A week-long GITA GYANA YAGNA by Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji was organized at Vivekananda Auditorium, in Ramkrishna Math, Khar, Mumbai, from 4th to 11th Dec 2017. The subject-matter of the twin discourse series were – Gita Chapter 17, and Advaita-Makaranda.

Anand-Lahari : 2017

The 2017 edition of Anand-Lahari was organized on 2nd Dec 2017, at Manik Sabha Gruh, Bandra, Mumbai. Anand-Lahari is an annual musical fest organized by Indian Cultural Foundation, a charitable organization encouraging the cultural heritage of our country.

Asha Bachani welcomed Poojya Guruji and all the guests and introduced the artists. This year the program was divided into two parts. The first part was of classical dance, presented by Sanyukta Wagh, and Sruti Viswanath; while the second part was of that of spiritual songs. In the second part we had a nice devotional singer Shabanam Virmani. Both the programs were very much appreciated.

In the interval, the Managing Trustee of ICF, who is also the President of Vedanta Mission, Mumbai, and Convenor of Anand-Lahari, Sh Avinash Datta, welcomed everyone and also the Trust activities. he also introduced Poojya Guruji and requested him to give his blessings.

 

This entry was posted on December 13, 2017, in al, icf.

Vedanta Sandesh – Dec 2017

The Dec 2017 edition of Vedanta Sandesh is the English monthly eMagazine of International Vedanta Mission, containing inspiring and enlightening articles of Vedanta & Hinduism, and news of the activities of Vedanta Mission & Ashram – has been published. You can check it out from the links below:

Links:  Vedanta Sandesh is available on all of the following sites, and can be either downloaded or read online.

  1. Issuu

  2. Scribd

  3. GDocs

  4. Box

Getting VS in your Folder directly: Now that we have Google Drive , our subscribers with Gmail can get the VS directly in their Google Drive Folder – the moment it is published. Interested people can let us know so that we can add their email id’s in Direct Share Facility.

Vedanta Sandesh is a free magazine, and you are welcome to share it with your friends & relatives. May the good values & vision spread to bless the lives of one & all.

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This entry was posted on December 1, 2017, in Magazines.

Gita Jayanti Mahotsav Inauguration

On 27th Nov 2017 evening, Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji and P. Swamini Amitanandaji inaugurated the week-long Gita Jayanti Mahotsav at Agrasen Dham (Phooti Kothi). They lighted the lamp amidst the chanting of shlokas. Poojya Guruji also released a book on Gita written by Dr Raja Ram Gupta. Poojya Guruji said that we all should become like Arjun, who choose Bhagwan Sri Krishna instead of power & prosperity. May he become the Saarthi of the chariot of our lives too. Later P. Swaminiji also addressed the gathering.