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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
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What is the use of Seva? How does Seva help meditation?

Q: Guruji what is the use of Seva? How does it help meditation?


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Listen, suppose you are stranded in some place and you need someone to give you a lift in their car or taxi and nobody stops their car to give you a lift, how would you feel?


You are carrying two bags and you have to go to the restroom in a railway station. You can’t leave the bags unattended and you have to go to the restroom, what will you do? You will find some nice elderly person, go to them and keep the bags with them requesting them to take care while you go for five minutes to the restroom. Don’t you need other’s help? If they refuse to help you then how can you survive? You know in this world as human beings we have to help each other and that is what seva is.

Seva means what? ‘Sa’ means ‘him’ which refers to God and ‘Eva’ means ‘like him’; doing things like him.

God does so many things for you but does not expect anything in return from you. Whether you pray to him, thank him or not he will still continue to do. He is not doing you a favor. When you thank God, that is for your own joy, it does not matter to God. In the same way whether people acknowledge your work or not, whether they thank you or not you still do it because you find that it is important to do!

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Meditation practice can promote cortical plasticity in adults in areas important for cognitive and emotional processing and well-being

People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don’t.

Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input.

In one area of gray matter, the thickening turns out to be more pronounced in older than in younger people. That’s intriguing because those sections of the human cortex, or thinking cap, normally get thinner as we age.

“Our data suggest that meditation practice can promote cortical plasticity in adults in areas important for cognitive and emotional processing and well-being,” says Sara Lazar, leader of the study and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. “These findings are consistent with other studies that demonstrated increased thickness of music areas in the brains of musicians, and visual and motor areas in the brains of jugglers. In other words, the structure of an adult brain can change in response to repeated practice.”

More: Harvard Gazette

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