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Yoga Day—a few points to remember

by Bhaeravii Devii

First International Yoga Day on 21st June. It is indeed appreciative and delightful—adds a golden and glorious feather in the helm of human history.

Although yoga has been discovered, cultured, and practiced by the ancient Indian sages thousands of years ago –updated and modified by the great spiritual scholars of different ages from time to time, still we have started to coin its credentials very recently. In fact, only the last decade has witnessed its tremendous numerical growth throughout the globe. In the eve of this auspicious occasion I would humbly like to put forward some important points which always perplex my mind.

Firstly, does yoga have any relationship with religion? This question has stormed the world. Before answering this most valuable and sensitive question we should have a clear and concrete idea about the difference between any religion and spirituality. Spirituality, in the true sense, is the psycho-spiritual journey of Unit Self towards the Supreme Cognitive Being—the Supreme Nucleus of this great universe, in search of absolute bliss. This is what every unit being heartily intends for. It is the basic inner urge of any human being of any cast creed color or country of the world. This philosophy becomes a practical experience of daily life by regular meditation drenched with loving surrender.

On the other hand, religion is the beliefs, rituals, practices or observances of some group, sect, community or even country—originated from blind faith, dogma and myths. Spiritual awareness sows the seed of unity, harmony, and benevolence—culture the spirit of universal fraternity, whereas religions ignite the feeling of hatred, anger, and divisions. Spirituality tells the tale of comprehensive welfare of all beings—animate or inanimate, shows the real path of progress, peace, and prosperity–leads the world to a supra aesthetic state of divine world, but religions splits the world, kills the innocents, embraces wars and ultimately leads to complete destruction.

Our existence, expression, expansion, and achievement are basically three folded—physical, mental and spiritual. Neglecting any one of these arenas brings the imbalance in life. Because body, mind, and spirit are not only inter related but grossly affect one another. An unhealthy body cannot possess a healthy mind; on the other hand a stressful or polluted mind affect the internal biological order of the body and causes physical ailments. Moreover the united journey of body and mind terminates in the supreme state of spiritual ecstasy. Yes, Yoga is the science of harmonious and all embracing development of body, mind and self—based on human bio-psychology. Yoga is the supreme union of Atma  and Paramatma—unit self and Cosmic Self. The aim of any yogic school is based on these basic principles. So how can we even think of practicing and preaching yoga without its driving life force—the spiritual effulgence. How it is possible that someone will take full bath without touching water. For the proper practice of yoga or having showered in its spontaneous stream of divine nectar one needs to adhere all its aspects without any ifs and buts, right from the very beginning to end—from the base to the top—from Yama-niyama to samadhi. Just notice, even asanas (yogic exercises) what we usually describe as yoga today is threaded in the second position of Ashtanga yoga. One must be firm in Yama-Niyama—the basic moral principles before stepping into practicing physical postures or asanas.

BBC:
“India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led thousands in a mass yoga program in the capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day. Millions of others are expected to do yoga at similar events planned in hundreds of Indian cities and towns”.

Ananda Dham Master Unit today as seen by Dada Vimaleshananda

Ananda Dham Master Unit is located in California near Los Angeles. It is a productive master unit where crops are sold at the local farmer’s market as organic produce. Some crops are specialty items which are always in demand. Today Dada Gananathananda went to the local Farmer’s Market in Lancaster together with a Korean margi that is visiting. The images have been taken this morning August 10 2013. The “peach farm” as we knew it is just a memory. Difficult to think about replacing all the lost trees in an area that has become barren land prone to floods in the near future. But the master unit is still there with dada busy as usual. “This is a fantastic place for meditation” states Dadaji. It was before and still remain today the treasure of Ananda Dham.

Ananda Dham – Peach Farm ravaged by wild fires

white-fire-picOn Memorial Day weekend in the White Rock camping area in the Los Padres National Forest, a vicious wild fire blaze broke out. The fire moved fast due to high wind gusts, high temperatures, and the seasonal tinder-dry vegetation. It was dubbed the White Fire. More than 6,000 campers and 4,000 residents were ordered to evacuate before the fire changed course and headed southeast threatening a number of small commercial properties and dozens of rural homes. Santa Barbara and neighboring residential communities sitting on the other side of the coastal range, which rises quickly from near the Pacific shoreline to peaks topping 3,000 feet, were even on alert. Hiway 154 was closed while over 600 firefighters worked for a full week to control the inferno.

Prison Yoga Program – by Ray Rainjan Guthrey

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I was a Psychologist/Counselor for the California Department of Corrections for 26 years, beginning in 1983. I was able to submit a program for approval to the Director of Corrections in 1999 to allow me to have a regular yoga/meditation program developed by and for prison inmates. Our program was approved in late 1999 under the umbrella of the SAP (substance abuse program) on a maximum level prison yard at sierra conservation center, Jamestown California. We called our program the “Inner Awareness Group” thereby avoiding any religious connotation. The supervisors of the SAP also approved the program as a therapeutic tool in combating substance abuse.

Our program consisted of asanas, kiirtan, sadhana and workshops including non-violent communication, tantric philosophy and more.

We had many guest speakers some very dedicated to visiting often. Ac. Rudreshvarananda, Ac. Krsnabhuddhyananda, Ac. Didi Giitanjali, Ac. Mantrashuddhananda, and our honored guest Ac. Ramananda Avt. Many margii’s over the 5 years came also as guests.

We enjoyed 5 years with a core group of 30 or more high custody inmates. One inmate in particular, Vishvanath, became a great devotee of Baba and ten years after initiation was given his parole. He now resides in Fresno, California with his wife whom has become a margii also.

Granbury, Texas Tornado Relief – Initial Survey Report & Second Visit

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Last Saturday I went for the first time to Granbury. After a 2-hour drive, I reached the town of about 6 thousand by a beautiful lake. I located the Rancho Brazos subdivision, the area hardest-hit by the deadly tornado, classified as an EF-4 of a maximum EF-5 on the Fujita Scale.16 tornadoes hit the North Texas area, and this one had winds of 166-200 mph.

I intended to enter the neighborhood to make a survey of the damage, talk to the residents, and see what help to give them, but as I drove up and showed my AMURT badge, the Hood County sheriff’s deputies said they were not allowing anyone in yet, except the residents and professional search-and-rescue personnel.

They directed me to go to 2 churches where I could register myself and my organization, obtain a permit and return another day when volunteers like myself would be permitted in.
I first found the Church of Christ and talked to the pastor there, who was very friendly and helpful, not showing any outward surprise at my strange orange uniform! He told me that he thought the relief efforts would “…go on for a long time,… months or even a year…” due to the heavy damage. I asked what he thought the victims need most, and he replied, ” Food, clothes, shelter, baby items, and of course, money to get their disrupted lives back to normal again.” Then he directed me to the First United Church where I could find the volunteers taking care of registration.

So I found that church and in the parking lot, saw tables set up and trailers where donated items were stored. Meeting the very friendly and welcoming volunteers of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), it was a joy to see their tired yet smiling and inspired faces. They took my details down, and Pam Scheuler, the in-charge there recounted to me some stories of that fateful Wednesday night when the tornado touched down, and all power and cell phone reception in that area was lost, and how many Granbury residents did their best to help the victims of the disaster. She was inspired that the ones most affected tried to help not just themselves, but selflessly aided their neighbors as well. Pam said that ” Texas and southern culture is like that.”

I explained about AMURT and our relief work around the world, and we took some photos together. It was getting dark so I said I would be back Monday and try to bring some volunteers with me to help in whatever way we can, and to make a better survey when we can go into the devastated area.

(By the way, an interesting thing happened on the way there and back from our office/Ja’grti/Meditation Center in Richardson — our 310K-mile trusty old Toyota started out with properly-inflated tires, but upon reaching home, the right rear tire was 50 per cent deflated,and some hours later,down to 90% deflated. I had heard a noise in that area of the car on the way there, and again on the return trip, but it seemed to be running fine and normal, so I thought it had run over something on the highway. Actually, it was running at high speed on crowded highways with a leaky tire, so it was a small “miracle” that nothing untoward happened. I sat down and recalled BA’BA’, our Guru (Spiritual Master)’s advice that human life is very precious and short, none of us knows what will happen next, so we should utilize this human frame to do good for others maximally, and sincerely and regularly do our spiritual practices.)

(In a few hours, I will return there.)

A’c. Advaya’nanda Avt.
SFS-PU NY

What is Ananda Marga?

Ananda Marga was founded in 1955 by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in India. Today Ananda Marga has developed in a Mission with presence in almost all countries of the world. Yet it is rather subjective to be able to answer to the question “What is Ananda Marga” and many may ask in reply: “What do you mean for Ananda Marga?” . And this is exactly the reason why I am asking the question! It seems that there can be as many correct answers as the people you ask. But is it really so? Is there such a universal identity about Ananda Marga which reflects the ideology given by the Founder?

Let’s begin with direct quotes from His discourses;

“No matter what circumstances you are in, never lose sight of the Infinite One. Degradation is impossible for those who have accepted the Supreme Being as the Ideal of their lives. Indulging in mean thoughts only engenders crude vibrations in the Citta, as the result of which you will have to take rebirth in lower species in order to suffer the lowly Saḿskáras created by those crude vibrations. Thus you must arouse higher vibrations in your Citta. Even a man of King Bharata’s calibre had to take rebirth as a deer because at the time of his death he was deeply anxious about a fawn. Thus regardless of what you are at present or what you may possibly become in the future, do not digress from the ideal of the Great in any circumstances: do not stray even a step away from the path of realization of Absolute Bliss. Ananda Marga or the path to eternal bliss is the only path for you.” (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti – Vibration, Form and Colour
Phálgunii Púrńimá 1956 DMC )

Ananda Marga is the most suitable path for every individual and it provides adequately appropriate philosophy of life for the individual mind to move along while in addition making one physically fit,mentally focused and spiritually connected. It promotes in every individual an urge for selfless service to the needy, humans as well as non-humans, in community and beyond. Ideologically it practices the dictum of transform yourself to transform society.

Ananda Marga is described as a practical philosophy for personal development, social service and the all-around transformation of society Its system of spiritual practice has also been explained as a practical synthesis of Vedic and Tantric philosophies. Through its meditation centres and service projects around the world, Ananda Marga offers instruction in meditation, yoga and other self-development leadership practices on a non-commercial basis. (Wikipedia)

“Due to our regular service activities over the past three years at the Elderly Care Center at Zao Ru, Taipei, Ananda Marga was invited to its 10th anniversary celebrations. Dada Kaladharananda attended the ceremony and had the opportunity to meet Taiwan’s Vice President, Wu Den Yih, who appreciated Ananda Marga’s efforts.” (from the Ananda Marga Worldnews published on anandamarga.org)

Below are a few quotations from the discourses of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti where in different contexts Aanda Marga is further presented or explained in its literatures:

“I have already said that Ananda Marga is the first movement aimed at liberating spirituality from the unwholesome influences from dogma. Hence you must not in any way encourage dogma. Rather, you should carry on an endless fight against dogma. And while fighting against dogma, you will realize the actual truth, and when you will come in contact with truth, you will be established in real spirituality. Remember, you have got to be established in real spirituality, because in spirituality alone lies the highest fulfillment and achievement of human life. Otherwise, there is hardly any difference between human beings and animals. That human beings are not animals is the supreme veracity and the supreme actuality. So human beings have got to be established in human excellence and carry on a ceaseless struggle against dogma.” (Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar – Various Forms of Exploitation – 19 August 1980, Calcutta)

“Living beings may be divided into two main groups based on intellect: those who want to share their wisdom, and those who do not. Those who favor the exchange of wisdom have a greater social awareness. But those who oppose it cannot develop a collective social mind due to a lack of mutual understanding. Human beings are basically beings of social inclination. They must always remember that those possessing little strength and ability, and those not provided with the means to survive the struggle for life by Nature, must be led along in companionship. Those who take great pains to assist the helpless are more civilized and endowed with greater awareness. They are the socially-minded beings who readily embrace the underprivileged, the downtrodden and the rejected people of society.

Ananda Marga keeps its gates open so that each and every man and woman may enter. Anybody may join, anybody may sing in chorus with the rest. The united march of the people is a march of victory. Ananda Marga states this in unequivocal language.” (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti – The Spirit of Society – 1956 DMC )

“But Ananda Marga is for one and all: I wish to disseminate dharma among all. The dedicated monks and nuns of Ananda Marga have accepted their life of renunciation not out of any escapist mentality, but to further the cause of human welfare; and through their service, they seek to lead human beings along the path of righteousness to the abode of Supreme Bliss.”
(Shrii Shrii Anandamurti – Verse, Mythology, History and Itihása – 25 March 1979, Midnapur)

From these quotations it becomes clear that Ananda Marga is the reflection of a universal ideology. It manifests in different forms according to time, place and persons. It mirrors society as we know it bringing a change within the mind and heart of the people which ultimately manifests in further external changes and transformations. It is more mental and spiritual than physical. One last quotation which clearly projects Ananda Marga from the philosophical and spiritual context into the practical and social context:

“Today human beings are becoming increasingly engaged in psychic and spiritual occupations, and this trend will increase more rapidly in the future. Ánanda Márgiis should never compel people to follow Ánanda Márga philosophy. Rather, they should always inspire people along the path of spirituality by encouraging selfless service, sacrifice, good conduct, spiritual practices, the development of all-round knowledge, etc.Ananda Marga is a comprehensive mode of living based on spirituality, and in Ananda Marga sádhaná, dhyana and japa are Atmic or Dharmic jiivika.” (Three Types of Occupation – 11 November 1988, Calcutta)

[the image at the beginning is taken from the Newsletter Gurukula Network – Issue 31 – Page 37 which portrays the children of an Ananda Marga Kindergarten at Gopal – Ananda Nagar, West Bengal, India)

How to keep the mind pure?

This is a spiritual question that has been answered by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in a very simple and practical way:

“The spirit of shaoca is to keep the mind pure and the body clean. How can the mind be kept pure? There is an external way and an internal way. What is the external way? People are normally totally preoccupied with thoughts about their immediate environment. If people do good deeds in their environment, good thoughts will occur in their minds whenever they rest. Conversely, those who always harm others, will think about doing more harm or committing more crimes in their leisure time. So the first and foremost method for keeping the mind pure is to engage oneself in virtuous deeds. “Kuru puńyamahorátram”. That is, do virtuous deeds night and day.

And what is the internal way? The internal way is to look towards one’s goal, one “abhiiśt́a” (or in Saḿskrta, one’s “shrat”). The spirit of the Saḿskrta root verb “dhá” is to lead the mind towards “shrat”. So “shrat” + “dhá” = “shraddhá”.

So externally there should be selfless social service, and internally there should be shraddhá. In these two ways the mind is compelled to remain pure.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

It is interesting to compare it with the same question answered by Albert Swartz.

So Karma Yoga without loosing the spiritual goal from sight – Iishvara. A pure mind cost effort and selfless effort kept with the ideation of the Lord makes the mind pure. It is a simple recipe. There is no space for idleness. A stagnant pool harbors disease. The water should flow in order to remain pure.

Among the many compositions of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti called Prabhat Samgiita we found one that starts with the line:

“I bloomed as a thorn on the stem of Your lotus …

The lotus flower is associated with purity as it grows in the mud but it is not touched by it. So purity remains in our mind even when we are bound to get in touch with the dusty earth in the act of service. In the teachings of Shiva we find:

“Even while sitting on the dusty earth, in the midst of the multitude of finite things, one’s mind may be imprinted with the colour of the Infinite – one may become possessed by the Infinite.” (quoted from Shivopadesha 1 – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti – 25 June 1982, Patna)

In “A Guide to Human Conduct” by Shrii Shrii AnandamurtI we find:

“Mental purity helps particularly in keeping a person healthy. Impure thoughts increase the acidity of the blood and invite disorders of the stomach, heart and brain. That is why every human being should make a strong as habit as possible of selfless service and Iishvara Prańidhána (meditation). The best way to attain mental purity is to follow the principles of Yama and Niyama.”

Selfless service can be rendered in so many different ways. In Ananda Marga there is a department dedicated to universal relief which is particularly active in the island of Haiti. Many volunteers from all the world participates to the service activities of AMURT and AMURTEL . In the video this is how the celebrate on the last day of their visit:

Your Personal Relationship with God

by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

In the morning I said that it is the utilization of energy which matters and not the possession of an unutilized capacity. Many people have inferiority complexes of different kinds. They think they are not learned. How will they achieve the goal of their life?

It is wrong to presume that by reading voluminous books or by delivering beautiful lectures, one can attain Parama Puruśa. No scholarship nor even literacy is required to meet God. The future of those who are uneducated is also bright.

God’s relation with human beings is a family relation. When parents feed the children, they do not give four chapatis to the son who is a Master of Arts and only one to the next son who is only a matriculate. For parents, all their children are equal. Similarly, for God all persons are equal for the spiritual food He will give them. Really, the love of parents is dependent not upon the education of the children but upon the children’s attachment for the parents.

Scholars or intellectuals have one drawback. They read different theories and philosophies, and these things create a clash in their minds. They are unable to decide whether this philosophy is correct, or that one is correct. The uneducated, on the other hand, are better off, as they walk on the spiritual path with steadiness, undisturbed by warring ideas. The intellect is incapable of comprehending Parama Puruśa. After all, the intellect is only a creation of the [pratisaiṋcara](1) process, in which Pure Consciousness reconverts itself into [the mind] out of the five fundamental factors into which it converted itself earlier. Being a created thing, intellect cannot comprehend its Creator, the Supreme Being. The puppets can perform any play the master wants them to perform, but they cannot control the master who plays them.

What is knowledge? It is the subjectivization of the object. God, being the ultimate subjectivity, cannot be caught by the thought process, which can only catch external objects and not a superior stage of subjectivity.

Nor is God attained merely by listening to a lot of [spiritual discourses]. Some persons are fond of attending spiritual congregations. But what they hear with one ear goes out the other at a 180º angle, and does not lead to salvation. With kiirtana and the remembrance of God, however, it is otherwise. Whether you do these things with faith and devotion, or with enmity, the results are encouraging.

The word shraddhá [translated “faith and devotion”] really has no equivalent in the English language. Whatever you consider as the summum bonum of life is sat. And when you direct all your faculties and sentiments towards the attainment of this goal, this is called shrat. And the feeling associated with this is called shraddhá.

Even when you think of God as an enemy, you are involved in Him. Really, our mind is more activated [to think about somebody] by anger and hatred [than by positive propensities]. When we have a quarrel with somebody, we keep on thinking that the next time we meet that person, we will say this or that. Therefore, God will be attained whether you love Him or hate Him. Ravana was constantly thinking of Rama as his enemy and therefore he also attained salvation through His hands. But merely listening to scriptures or talks is not going to bring about the desired results.

Another fact must be remembered: that God is realized only by those whom He graces with compassion. You should not have the feeling in mind, “Now I have done so much; God should shower His grace on me.” Rather you should feel, “It is for You, O Lord, to grace me or not. This body of mine will work like a machine until You grace me with love.” If you are proud of your meritorious actions, this pride will remain in the end and not the grace of God. For Him, all are equal. For society, the differences matter, but not for God. His grace is raining on all, but if you are carrying an umbrella of ego on your head, how will you get drenched by His Grace? Everyone has a right to enter Brahmaloka [the subtlest layer of the Macrocosmic Mind]; this is the birthright of all. He is kind to all, every moment of one’s life. One has only to receive this kindness by removing the ego.

However great a sinner one may be, the moment one surrenders to the Lord, one becomes a devotee – his or her salvation is guaranteed.

The Entity whom you are trying to attain – Parama Puruśa – is your own innermost self. Your relation with Him is not external, to be defined by courts, laws, or society. It is a family relationship. The desire in your mind to meet God is only born when He is inclined towards you. It is the result of His desire to meet you. Your meeting with God is not a unilateral affair, it is a mutual thing. You walk one step towards Him and He will come twenty towards you.

When an infant starts walking, the parent first asks it and goads it to walk a little. It tries to walk, but falls. Then the parent advances and lifts it up onto his or her lap. God does the same. Make the slightest effort, and He will pick you up and place you on His lap.

Your relation with God is personal. No one can sever this relationship. It is part of your being, your birthright.

21 January 1971 evening, Ranchi

Optimism – The ultimate weapon

by Dada Vimaleshananda

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Helen Keller

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”
Vaclav Havel

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’ t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
Lucille Ball

“Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.”
Tom Hanks

Seligman, a well-known researcher in the area of optimism, summarizes the essence of optimism:

“Changing the destructive things you say to yourself when you experience the setbacks that life deals us is the central skill of optimism.” (Seligman, 1991, p.15)

You will notice that being optimistic is not just being positive during the good times, but also being able to maintain positive thoughts about ourselves, even during life’s setbacks.

Optimism is more than a state of mind. It transforms philosophy into action:

“Those who dismiss the world as illusory, do injustice to their individual prowess, and become very cynical. This negative approach leads the human society astray, partially or fully. Seeing how deeply you love your children a máyávádin (a proponent of the doctrine of illusion) will say, “Be careful, you are about to fall in the snare of attachment. Remember this relative world is just an illusory prison”. To such a negative statement a genuine Ánanda Margii will say with robust optimism: “Of course I will love my children with all my heart, and through sádhaná, expand this love to its greatest or unlimited extent. Let this love which was confined to one child be extended to all children. By taking the hearts of all parents within one’s own heart one realizes that every child is worthy of this love.” This sort of awareness is possible only through real knowledge – the knowledge of truth. Those who deny the importance of knowledge in sádhaná want to throw humanity into the abysmal darkness of staticity.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (The Highest Category of Devotion – Bhádra Púrńimá 1957 DMC, Katihar, Bihar)

“Human beings must not be pessimists under any circumstances. I am an incorrigible optimist, for I know that optimism is the very essence of life.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Abhimat III, 34)

“Now, within the realm of these three binding principles, society will have to find the path for true progress through proper planning and proper struggle. Without this, the future of humanity is dark. But you should bear in mind that pessimism or the complex of hopelessness is not the essence of this universe; optimism is the goal of the universal humanity. So in no circumstances should cynicism or nihilism be encouraged; rather when the righteous and virtuous people of this world sit together and decide what should and should not be done, they will certainly find the proper path. The internal clash amongst the three binding principles should never be discouraged; on the contrary, it should be directed along the proper path.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Heterogeneity in Aesthetics – 31 December 1984, Ananda Nagar)

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
Peace Pilgrim

“Optimism is that energy that transform ideals into reality”
Dada Vimaleshananda

There are some people who are pessimistic. They say that the society around us is very bleak, that it has no expression of vitality and that it seems that everyone is in a deep slumber. Pessimists say this because they have never made any detailed study of human history, nor do they care to. Had they done so, they would certainly be optimistic, because if they had looked carefully at the symptoms of pause, they would have realized that significant preparations were being made for the subsequent phase of speed. So under no circumstances should human beings be pessimistic. That is why I am always an incorrigible optimist, because I know that optimism is life.
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Dynamicity and Staticity – 10 March 1979, Calcutta)

Education for liberation

“Now, education means assimilation, conversion or transmutation of external physicalities. Knowledge regarding this collection has been transformed into your mental realm. This transformation of the external objectivity into internal subjectivity is education. So education is the transformation of external objectivity into internal subjectivity.” Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar

In Ananda Madhukunj on the hills near Bologna, Italy it has been created a rural development project by the effort of one margi family. With a continuous effort that has already completed 7 years they have restructured two houses in stones creating a space that have been used for small retreats and recreation.

The videos have been taken during a day in which the margi of Bologna have joined for a pizza party. Collective meditation and Baba Nam Kevalam kiirtan helped to blend spirituality with nature and pure outdoor enjoyment. Even one day of break from the urban routine helps to restore joy and unity. More images and videos are available on the webpage anandamadhukunj.wordpress.com

Below the live kiirtan in the Ananda Marga Unit of Bologna – Italy