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The Art of Living Part 2 course at The Corbett View Resort, Ramnagar

advanced meditation course at jim corbett national park, ramnagar, nainital, uttarakhand

November 14th to 17th, 2013
Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Nainital (UK).
The Art of Living Part 2 course provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting our mental chatter, and experiencing deep rest and inner peace. The practice of silence has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. The course is a vacation for the body, mind and spirit and the ideal way of taking time off from one’s hectic life and diving deep into oneself to emerge refreshed, recharged and renewed.

Course Teacher:  Swami Priyajit Ji
Program Date: 14/11 to 17/11
Reporting on 14/11 by 2pm
Departure on 17/11 by 4pm

For more information
Phone: +91 9990483000, 9837918881, 9897100010, 9412049492
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United we march UP Youth Summit Volunteer For A Better India

“What you aspire for the nation, collectively we can achieve.” ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Uttar Pradesh Youth Summit Details Warm invitation for Youth Summit on 28 September 1.30-2.30p.m. valedictory session, followed by lunch

The Art of Living (Under the aegis of Volunteer For A Better India) in Partnership with 12 National and International Agencies, is hosting:

‘Uttar Pradesh Youth Summit' on 28 September 2013

At Surya Group of Institutions, Gaura, Mohanlalganj, Raebareli Road, Lucknow

From 9 am to 2.30pm, followed by lunch.

1.     Girls Safety ~ by UNICEF

2.     Drugs & Alcohol ~  by All India Institute of Medical Sciences  (AIIMS)

3.     Corruption ~ by UNODC

4.     HIV/AIDS ~ by UNAIDS, INERELA+ HEROES Project

5.     Female Foeticide ~ by UNFPA & FPA

6.     Village Entrepreneurship ~ by Dhristee, UNGCNI

7.     Environment ~ by UNMC

Our partners are:

1.     United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS),

2.     HEROES Project

3.     International Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV & AIDS (INERELA+),

4.     Indian Interfaith Coalition on HIV & AIDS (IICA),

5.     United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),

6.     Family Planning Association of India (FPAI),

7.     National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC, AIMS),

8.     United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),

9.     United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC),

10.  The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF),

11.  United Nations Global Compact Network India (UNGCNI) &

12.  DRISHTEE.

13.  Hosting partner: Surya Group of Institutions: Sri Abhishek Pal and Smt. Swati Pal

Our Guests of Honour:

1.     Honourable Vice Chancellor, Gautam Budh Technical University, Dr R. K. Khandal

2.     Honourable Principal, La Martiniere Girls’ College, Mrs F. Abraham

3.     Honourable Principal, St. Teresa College, Mr Peter Fanthome

4.     Honourable Minister, Sri Abhishek Misra

5.     Honourable Former Chief Minister, Sri Jagdambika Pal

Looking forward to having you with us at 1.30-2.30pm for the valedictory session.

Highlights of Satsang with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji at Bangalore Ashram 8th of March 2013.


What is a sin and what is a benevolent action?


An action that hurts others and oneself is a sin. An action that benefits others and ourselves is benevolence.


Can spirituality cure poverty?


Definitely. Spirituality brings a balance to the mind and brings great strength to us to do stuff.  Spirituality also grants the intuition of where to put the effort. Many dig for water where it is dry. Spirituality gives correct direction for your effort.  Removing the veil of ignorance spread over the mind is the same as waking the sleeping Divinity within oneself.


How should our speech be?


There is a lovely kannada song about this... Sri Sri sang it and translated to hindi... This is my translation of the hindi.  When you speak, it should be like a string of softly sparkling pearls. Clean and bright.  Your words should be clear as crystal, lucid and brilliant. Lord Shiva Himself should nod away in agreement with your words... Your speech should be so convincing and confident.


If Guru is there, is there any need for Pooja, astrology etc?


If the faith in the Guru is unshakable, unbreakable then no need for anything else. But a little bit of all this is always nice. Just a pinch of it. And anyways all this has no charm or strength when Guru is missing.


What's the point of all this creation, universes, life, etc?


What's the point of cricket?  Throwing a ball, hitting it, running after it... “For a bit of fun” - answered the questioner. Exactly. The vast infinite Divinity wanted to have a bit of fun. That's why this is called a Leela - a play. While you are in it... Simply enjoy it.


What's the significance of taking a sankalpa?


Sankalpa is taking the consciousness to the infinite universe. And then bringing it to the present, and make some special wish for oneself or family or friends.
Anyways in a Yagya, just being here, doing some service for others you become part of it and gain tremendous merit.
But if you want to take some special part in it, be part of a few of the rituals, then this provision is also made in the form of a sankalpa.

Six Signs of a Seeker

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

1. Acknowledging that one knows very little.

Many people think they know, without knowing or they get stuck in their limited knowledge. So they never learn. So the first thing is to acknowledge that one knows very little.

2. Willingness to know.

Many people acknowledge that they do not know, but they are not ready to learn.

3. Being non-judgmental and open-minded.

Some people would like to learn but their judgmental attitude and close-mindedness does not allow them to learn.

4. Total commitment and one-pointedness to the path one has chosen.

Some people are open-minded but lack commitment and one-pointedness. They keep shopping here and there and never progress.

5. Always putting truth and service before pleasure.

Sometimes even committed and one-pointed people stay away from the path in pursuit of momentary pleasures.

6. Patience and perseverance.

Some people are not swayed by pleasures and are committed and one-pointed, but if they lack patience and perseverance, they become restless and dejected.

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