Crimson Dawn Newsletter – September 2015

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Highlights:
  • Atlanta Region Retreat concluded on September 7 2015
  • Prabhata Samgiita Divas celebrated in New York Sector
  • Benefits Fair of Queens College in New York
  • Southern Humor Book – FINE AS FROG’S HAIR
  • Mexican Salad with Blueberries, Roasted Corn & Avocado
  • Kiirtan Retreat 2015
  • Ananda Marga Essentials available on Google Play (also in Spanish)
  • Yoga, Tantra, and Kevalá Bhakti
  • Story of the Uniform

Prabhata Samgiita Divas celebrated in New York Sector

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On the occasion of 33rd Anniversary of Prabhata Samgiita a public event was organised by Ananda Marga Canada at Malton Community Center, Mississauga, Ontario, on Sunday September 13 from 4 – 8 p.m. The event featured song, dance and instrumental music (Samgiita) as well as introduction to Ananda Marga and was open to the public with attendance of over 70 people.

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Atlanta Region Retreat concluded on September 7 2015

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Three full days of Inner and Outer Transformation just concluded at Ananda Girisuta near Asheville, North Carolina. The Ananda Marga Regional Retreat for Atlanta Region has been an intense and productive time for all the participants engaged in the workshops and activities geared on the themes of Tantra, PROUT and Neohumanism.

All the workshops were very well presented and engaged the participants in active discussion. Tantra was presented in its core ideas that reflect the ideology of Ananda Marga. All the presenter where demonstrating to be able to convey the topics with profound insights and direct knowledge.

PROUT as a theory was introduced through its 5 fundamental principles and followed up by a presentation of all the PROUT projects around the world. It was a way to recognize the impact of the socio-economic theory propounded by Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar in 1959.

More than fifteen margi of Atlanta Region demonstrated the interest and …

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Benefits Fair of Queens College in New York

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Pracar in Sectorial Office, Flushing, NY is picking up with classes in the jagrti and recently Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta was accepted as yoga and meditation teacher at the Queens College Fitness Center.

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Southern Humor Book – FINE AS FROG’S HAIR

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An uproarious romp through rural North Carolina’s colloquial phrases, as taught to Dr. Steven Landau by his beloved patients.

Profits are shared with AMURT – Ananda Marga Universal relief Team in USA.

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Prabhata Samgiita (Songs of the New Dawn)

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ÁNDHÁR TITHITE ESECHILE
ÁLOTE KENO ELE NÁ

DUHKHER NISHIITHE KENO
ELE GHAR SÁJÁNO HOLO NÁ
ÁLOTE KENO ELE NÁ

BOLE CHILE YATHÁKÁLE ÁSABE
ÁMÁR GHARE ATITHI HOBE
ELE AKÁLE, PRASÁDHAN KARÁ GELO NÁ
ÁLOTE KENO ELE NÁ

SVARŃA PRADIIPE GHRITA SALITÁ CHILO
SURABHITA DHÚPA DHÚPADÁNIITE CHILO
PIT́HULII ÁLPANÁ BÁT́Á CHILO
ÁNKITE SAMAY MORE DILE NÁ
ÁLOTE KENO ELE NÁ

ÁNDHÁR TITHITE ESECHILE
ÁLOTE KENO ELE NÁ

You came in dark times, why did not You come during my happy hours? Why did You come on dark nights, when my home could not be decorated? You told me that You would come on an appropriate occasion, and become my guest in my home. You came …

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Mexican Salad with Blueberries, Roasted Corn & Avocado

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Mexican vegetables are featured in a cuisine that combines indigenous and Spanish influences. Mexico is self-sufficient in most fruits and vegetables (that is, Mexican farmers grow enough to meet the needs of the people), and in beans, rice, and sugar. However, many people living in rural areas are poor, and are barely able to grow enough food to feed their own families. When I lived in Oaxaca, I liked to go the food stands that were right outside the university buildings downtown, which was right next to a small park, with plenty of room for the food vendors to set up their …

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Kiirtan Retreat 2015

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Join Sukhadeva and Sojha for an inspiring weekend of Kirtan. For those who don’t know, kirtan is a type of spiritual practice that joins mantra, meditation and music. This weekend will focus solely on the sacred mantra Baba Nam Kevalam. The meaning is “Only that feeling of Divine love!” By singing and dancing to this mantra we immerse ourselves in a positive vibration.

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Ananda Marga Essentials available on Google Play (also in Spanish)

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Look for Ananda Marga on Google Play and install the app for Android.

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If you are Spanish speaking there is the equivalent app Ananda Marga Esenciales

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The development of the two app and their availability on Google Play is harboring new creative solutions for bringing more people in contact with Ananda …

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Yoga, Tantra, and Kevalá Bhakti

Today’s subject of discourse is “Yoga, Tantra and Kevalá Bhakti”. In the sphere of spiritual practice, yoga, Tantra and kevalá bhakti, all three, are essential for the realization of Parama Puruśa. We should not ignore any of the three, although [ultimately] Parama Puruśa can only be attained by dint of bhakti – rather, kevalá bhakti [non-attributional devotion].

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Story of the Uniform

By Bhaeravii Devi with Ac Bhaskarananda Avt

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Even though all the talk in virtual forum regarding acarya uniforms and the repercussions of wearing them in public or not has concluded, this has given me rise to gather more information about what is the full uniform and what it represents. They are so commonplace a sight for Margiis, but how often does one stop to pay attention past who is freshly ironed or not, how easy it is to spot the orange dot in a crowd at the airport pickup curb, or perhaps muse upon the subtly different shades of fabric that range from the color of orange juice to one a deeper shade reminiscent of ripe mango.

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Published by Ac. Vimalananda Avt. – Sectorial Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
149-02 Melbourne Ave Flushing, NY 11367
ssnysector@gmail.com Tel. +1 718 898 1604

Edited by Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt. Public Relations Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
prs.nys@gmail.com Tel. +1 347 592 7455

Crimson Dawn is edited by the Public Relations Department of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha in New York Sector. We wish to offer an updated panorama of news and resources for the Ananda Marga society and public at large with particular focus on North, Central America and Caribbean (New York Sector).

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