Crimson Dawn Newsletter – October 2015

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Highlights:
  • Monterrey Regional Retreat concluded on September 29
  • Ananda Marga at Health Awareness event in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mama D continues to feed the homeless
  • House Entrance Ceremony for Sectorial Office
  • Open House at Ananda Kanan
  • Yoga classes in the University of Morelos in Mexico
  • Latest news from Ananda Marga school in Nicaragua
  • Kiirtan Retreat 2015
  • New Era Music Symposium
  • Preface to “Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies” book
  • Barefoot doctors by Eduardo Beltran
  • Growing Your Own Sprouts

Monterrey Regional Retreat concluded on September 29

Group photo at the end of the retreat Ananda Marga retreats are wonderful opportunities to meet and uplift. This time it was Monterrey the place where a fantastic retreat happened. Margi from Morelia came one day in advance in order to participate and Dada Cirananda as the host was able make everybody feel at ease. The retreat was held in the jagrti and the space was just enough to allow more than 30 margi to attend parts of all of the venue. With Dada Cirananda there were three more Acaryas, Didi Anudhyana, Dada Ragatmananda and Dada Vimaleshananda. Dada Cirananda in the Dharma Cakra hall The baby naming ceremony of Tripti was a very special time which saw the greatest participation from all margi and acaryas. The baby of Abhimanyu and Divya was the center of attention also during the whole retreat. Several mothers enjoyed to take …

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Ananda Marga at Health Awareness event in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn’s Brownsville has a notorious history of being one of New York’s most dangerous and impoverished neighborhoods. By Baba’s grace we were invited to introduce Meditation and Yoga to the Brownsville Community during a Health Awareness fair hosted by the Health First insurance company. On a Saturday afternoon from 12-3pm Health First arranged a fairground venue space on a housing project yard and invited doctors, musicians, clowns, healers etc. Free health check-ups were accompanied with a live concert, face painting for kids, pranic healing, free fruit and of course free meditation and yoga. Many people expressed their gratitude to learn the …

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Mama D continues to feed the homeless

“When I went undercover in New York City as a homeless man, no one noticed me. I felt what it was like to be a homeless man. People would just past by me and look at me in disgrace. Only one lady was kind enough to give me some food. It was an experience I’ll never forget. So many times we forget how blessed we are. We should not take that for granted. And if we can help someone in need, we should. That’s why after I was done, I walked around and gave food and $100 to every homeless …

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House Entrance Ceremony for Sectorial Office

House Entrance Ceremony of New York Sectorial Office took place on Sunday October 4, 2015 at dawn followed by Akhanda Kiirtana. Margiis came from other cities and different parts of New York to join the celebration. RDS meetings had taken place the days before and Acaryas working in different parts of the Sector were present. Ac. Shankarananda Avt. lead the ceremony. Everyone appreciated the facilities and location that is in a good area nearby two high schools and Queens College. The address of Sectorial Office is 149 02 Melbourne Avenue, Flushing, New York 11367-1356. Telephone 718 898 1603.

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Open House at Ananda Kanan

“What a fun and inspiring gathering at the open house yesterday! There must have been 50-60 people from all around the Ozarks. There was great food, wonderful music and a fire to sit by while listening. It got a bit chilly later but everybody just moved inside, including Coburn with his fantastic homemade instrument and we all kept visiting. 10 people took dada kbs meditation class and most people took the tour around Ananda Kanan and heard some history of the place.” The event happened on October 4th and it is highlighted on the facebook page of the Ananda Kanan Ozarks …

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Yoga classes in the University of Morelos in Mexico

Classes of yoga and meditation are ongoing in the State University of Morelos in the  Department of Nutrition. It is very auspicious to witness how Ananda Marga is welcome with its complete yoga life style among the university students. In the same university Ananda Marga  has been giving a 4  month course on Tantra. Ananda Marga in Mexico has a strong presence with regular activities and service organized in the centers of Monterrey and Cuernavaca. More activities are also taking places in several other locations all over the country.

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Latest news from Ananda Marga school in Nicaragua

“Our students of Centro Educativo Ananda Marga are joining the simulation on what to do if earthquake occur.” Dada Visnupremananda is very active at the school and service activities take place on a regular basis: “The Comamos Juntos group of volunteers Katie, Nadia and Alma are bringing some vegetables which was collected from the market for tomorrow cooking. Every Wednesday we give vegetarian food to our students so they get used eating and knowing the kind of vegetables that are palatable and most delicious when they are well prepared and served.”

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Kiirtan Retreat 2015

Kiirtana touches the core of the human heart. Followers of most religions do kiirtana. The only reason for such large scale popularity of kiirtana is that it arouses the soft spiritual sentiments in a person. Behind kiirtana is blissful ideation. This ideation blossoms into full flower the soft feelings of the human heart lying so far in bud form. Kiirtana awakens the human feelings and transports a person into great bliss. Kiirtana fills one’s life and satisfies all wants. Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Join Sukhadeva and Sojha for an inspiring weekend of Kirtan. For those …

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New Era Music Symposium

Namaskar to all, We celebrated Prabha’ta Sam’giita Day on Sep. 13th and 14th, 2015. This was so pleased that celebration went very well. And it was most certainly due to all excellent participants, including donors, host, speakers, performers and audience. I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you. Thank you so much. This was the first time we promoted Prabha’ta Sam’giita program in public on Sep. 13th in National Taiwan University. This promoting program was named New Era Music Symposium, included 2 lectures by Dada Shiilabhadrananda and Acarya Liila’ and 8 songs of Prabha’ta Sam’giita singing by RAWA Taipei Wenshan Unit, …

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Preface to “Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies” book

Preface The object of the art of healing is to cure a patient, both physically and mentally. So the main question is not to uphold any particular school of medical science; rather, the key task is the welfare of the patient. Just as diseased body organs can be restored to normal by …

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Barefoot doctors by Eduardo Beltran

Money can buy almost anything and health has become a commodity too which is for sale at a cost that most of the time is not affordable by common people.  In western world health care is becoming a huge business where patients are just customers. But what happens with those who are not …

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Growing Your Own Sprouts

Try growing your own sprouts. Whole grains are transformed into a living food when they are sprouted. Sprouting increases vitamins, enzymes, and minerals and makes them more bio-available. Growing your own guarantees fresh clean sprouts. Sprouts will add living food to your otherwise dry food supply and also for your survival food pantry. One …

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Published by Ac. Vimalananda Avt. – Sectorial Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
149-02 Melbourne Ave Flushing, NY 11367
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Edited by Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt. Public Relations Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
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