Everyone all ready and rugged up to face the chilly windy winter of New York City. ( The Polar bear gets the prize!)
During the months of October and November Didi Anudhyana completed a tour in Mexico which touched the cities of Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Leon, Morelia and Cuernavaca.
She delivered several lectures inspiring numbers of sisters and brothers to join Ananda Marga. More images are available on the facebook page Ananda Marga Mexico
Acarya Paramasukha Brahmacarii was posted this summer as Regional Secretary for London Region, Berlin Sector. He has been staying at New York Sectorial Office since September this year while processing his visa application. His visa is now ready and he has left for his posting in London. We would like to extend our gratitude for all the help he has rendered during his stay in doing service and pracar in New York as well as renovations and maintenance of our new Flushing Sectorial Office. And wish him all the best for his work in London Region.
Akhanda Kiirtana at Lost Altos Hills is held on the morning of every first Sunday of the month starting at 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 followed by collective meditation and lunch. On December 7, around 12 Margiis and 5 Acaryas joined the kiirtana that was held after concluding RDS meetings held during December 4 and 5, 2015. The kiirtana was very lively and everyone enjoyed the day.
Around 70 Margiis and Acaryas came together on the weekend November 20 – 22 at Ananda Girisuta for a program dedicated to Kiirtana and Sadhana (devotional mantra music and meditation). The event started afternoon Friday Nov. 20 with one hour Kiirtana followed by Dharma Cakra and a long Avarta Kiirtana after dinner. Members of the SOJA Kiirtana Team had come from Canada, Norway and USA to lead the Kiirtana during the retreat.
Saturday was the main day with Akhanda Kiirtana in the morning and afternoon and Sunday morning started with Akhanda Kiirtana followed by the Revolutionary Marriage of brother Jiivanmukta and sister Sonalii. Their relatives joined in for the wedding – some coming from far distance to attend the event. During the weekend everyone had the chance to enjoy the subtle vibrations of the Kiirtana and go deep in meditation. The quiet and beautiful environment of Ananda Girisuta contributed to the overall positive experience of the participants. Food and accommodation was taken care of by the staff of Prama and was both tasty and nurturing physical and mental health and balance. This was the second time this event was held and it will continue on annual basis.
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.