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Ananda Kanan Summer Retreat, 2017

Namaskar, Dear Brothers and Sisters!

You are invited and welcome to participate in the annual summer conference at Ananda Kanan. This time a special emphasis will be given to Neo-Humanism – in theory, emotionally, spiritually, and practically. Our Loving Guru Ba’ba’ declared, “Neohumanism is humanism of the past, humanism of the present and humanism – newly explained – of the future. Explaining humanity and humanism in a new light will widen the path of human progress, will make it easier to tread. Neohumanism will give new inspiration and provide a new interpretation for the very concept of human existence. It will help people understand that human beings, as the most thoughtful and intelligent beings in this created universe, will have to accept the great responsibility of taking care of the entire universe – will have to accept that the responsibility for the entire universe rests on them.”

Come and join us, and bring the wonderful dynamism of Neo-Humanism into your heart and daily living as your mind expands and merges with the flow of this spiritual program. Satsaunga, Kiirtan, Seva, Sattvik living, Duty, Seminar — a few of the treasures awaiting you at Ananda Kanan. This event will help you, your family and your community with its gravity-boost, propelling your role, forward and upward, in serving all livings beings, and in serving the Atman at your very core. Let us move together towards this historic and special event bring Neo-Humanism to life, for all.

Yours brotherly,

Ácárya Diiptimanánanda Avadhúta

Sectorial Office Secretary (SOS) of Ananda Marga in New York Sector

Address: 149-02 Melbourne Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367-1356, USA

Tel. +1 718 898 1603   Mob. +1 929 257 8099

https://www.facebook.com/anandamarga.nyc/

Summer Retreat Registration Form

Slide show from Ananda Kanan Summer Retreat 2016

Ananda Purnima celebrations

Wednesday May 10, Ananda Purnima (Baba’s Birthday) Celebration

In New York the Ananda Purnima Celebrations started on Tuesday afternoon with three hours Akhanda Kiirtana attended by 15 Margiis and Acaryas. Next morning we had a special moment and enjoyed Baba’s Grace while doing Akhanda Kiirtana from 3 a.m. to 6:07 a.m. followed by collective meditation and reading of Ananda Vanii in many languages. At 9 a.m. we started again Akhanda Kiirtana and continued until 3 p.m. During the akhanda kiirtana we had visit of 25 seniors and staff from a nearby senior center and they enjoyed kiirtana, meditation, a short talk by Ac. Shankarananda Avt. and lunch. After the Akhanda Kiirtana and meditation we had a very touching sharing of our senior Margiis and their experience with Baba and in deep meditation.

The evening program included a RAWA performance of a professional Indian singer, Dharma Cakra and Baba’s video.

All in all, the Ananda Purnima program was attended by about 70 people, Margiis, friends, and sympathizers and organized by the collective effort of the New York Margiis and Ac. Abhiramananda Avt. (SS), Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt. (SOS), Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt. (PRS), Ac. Shankarananda (ASD), Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt. and Ac. Iishvarakrsnananda Avt. (RU/RAWA).

In Toronto Canada there was a very warm celebration attended by several Margi with Acarya Parinirvanananda Avadhuta.

Ananda Purnima Celebrations with joyous Akhanda Kiirtan at Dallas Jagrti, May 07 and 10.​

Microvita Seminar – New York Meditation Retreat

Every month Ananda Marga in New York City organizes a two days seminar. The program includes chanting and meditation which are most conducive for bringing good energy and creating a congenial atmosphere. This first weekend of the month of May we had the special participation through INTERNET of two expert in the Microvita Science. On Saturday Acarya Vimalananda Avadhuta, coordinator of the Microvita Research committee gave a lecture on the topic illustrating the advancement of the Microvita Science and its possible applications.

The following day Dr. Hans-Hoachim Rudolph (Manohara) went into details about a specific topic of Microvita and Cosmology which has been subject of scientific research and discussions since the seminal discourse given by Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar in 1990. Dr. Rudolph has been doing extensive research since then and in 17 years he has reached some results publishing a book – From Imaginary Oxymora to Real Polarities and Return – and preparing for a second book which is almost ready for publishing. By lecturing around the world he has consolidated his theory about the microvita in relationship with most advanced research in quantum physics and mathematics.

At the seminar in New York were present several professors who got deep insights about the profoundity of Shrii P. R. Sarkar contribution to science. Prof. Ravi Kulkarni has been introduced to Microvita Science recently and he is working on creating a framework of reference for further study harboring the beginning of the work for a Consciousness Research Institute in USA.

Ananda Marga at the “Oneness in Diversity” conference in New York

 “May Peace Be With You: Oneness Through Diversity” conference on Saturday, May 6, 2017 saw the participation of several religious leaders. Ananda Marga was represented by Acarya Abhiramananda Avadhuta and Acarya Anudhyananda Avadhuta accompanied by Arish Sahani and Acarya Vimaleshananda Avadhuta. 

The conference was held on occasion of the visit to USA of Mr. Lee which is the leader of HWPL, an organization working for peace at different levels worldwide. Mr. Lee at the age of 86 shows an incredible dynamism in promoting peace having toured already 25 the entire globe.

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

Ananda Marga at the International Youth Conference in Washington DC

On May 3 2017 Ananda Marga participated to the 14th Annual Youth for Human Rights International in Washington DC.

The topics were quite relevant to the critical situation of the present society:

“What does human rights education have to do with the billion dollar industry of human trafficking? Find out from those on the front lines of grassroots education, advocacy and undercover work. Hear about this year’s world tour to India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Taiwan and the USA, including regional summits in India, Mexico and Taiwan, to educate and catalyze youth to become advocates for human rights.
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards will be presented to outstanding youth from around the USA.”

Acarya Abhiramananda Avadhuta and Acarya Anudhyanananda Avadhuta had several relevant meetings with public officials and brilliant youths from around the world.

Inauguration new Ananda Marga center in Houston, Texas

Ananda Marga in Houston opens a new center. The inauguration took place on April 30 2017 at the presence of Acarya Abhiramananda Avadhuta, Sectorial Secretary of Ananda Marga in New York Sector. Margi from Houston and from Dallas participated together with several Acaryas from New York Sector. Acarya Satyamitrananda Avadhuta came from Mexico and Acarya Iishvarakrsnananda Avadhuta, Acarya Anudhyanananda Avadhuta and Avadhutika Ananda Sutiirtha from USA.

The new center will function as a meditation and wellness center in a newly constructed residential complex. Thanks to the Margi of Houston and to the dedication of the Acaryas that have made possible this important accomplishment.

Festival Of Faiths, April 19-22, Louisville, Kentucky

It was a wonderful interfaith gathering held in downtown Louisville, with about 400 participants from different religious faiths, spiritual and socially active groups. Brother Yatimana arranged for Ac. Advayananda Avt. to participate and represent Ananda Marga and PROUTist Universal. Many formal and personal interactions were made, most notable with a Bishop Emeritus of Cuba and his aides, and with Tibetan Buddhist monks and representatives of HH Dalai Lama. We attended a nationally-televised event at the Cathedral of the Assumption, with renowned broadcast journalist Ann Curry.

Ananda Purn’ima Celebrations in New York in Sectorial Office

Warm thanks to everyone contributing to the sweetness of the Ananda Purn’ima (Baba’s Birthday) celebrations, May 21, 2016!

Some Margiis came the evening before to be able to join the early morning program. Every day at Sectorial Office starts at 5 a.m. with Painjajanya i.e. singing of Prabhata Samgiita (devotional songs composed by Shrii P. R. Sarkar), kiirtana (singing of the mantra Baba Nam Kevalam and dancing laliita marmika dance) and meditation. Ananda Purn’ima programs were no exception but after Painjajanya, kiirtana was continued until 6:07 a.m., the time that Shrii P. R. Sarkar was born on full moon day of May 21, 1921 in Jamalpur, India. Everyone present then joined collective meditation.

unnamed (10)Akhanda Kiirtana (three hours singing of Baba Nam Kevalam) took place from 7 – 10 a.m. followed by collective meditation and reading of Ananda Vanii (special message selected from the writings of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti).

unnamed (5)Ananda Marga in New York is truly a multicultural and international community and it was amazing that among those present (34 adults and three children) the Ananda Vanii was read in around 30 languages. After sharing of inspiring words and Baba stories by Acarya Shankarananda Avadhuta as well as others present, a festive vegetarian lunch was served along with a variety of home made cakes and sweets.

unnamed (9)The programs were very successful and everyone enjoyed the subtle blissful vibrations of the day. Even the nature was rejoicing with the first warm day of spring and first roses blooming in our garden.

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Celebration of Ananda Purnima ,Baba’s Birthday at Ananda Pritii Master Unit Atascosa Texas

Attended by Margiis from San Antonio, Houston and Austin.The celebration started at 5am with Akhanda Kirtan followed by different activities throughout the day which included collective meditations, video presentations, Kaosiki and Tandava performances, sharing stories of personal and spiritual experiences with Baba and Ananda Marga .The day was highlighted by a class on MicroVita by Dr Ram of Houston Unit. The day concluded with a delicious vegetarian dinner and never-ending satsang that saying goodbye was so difficult for everyone. Overall, the day was full of Baba’s Grace and a blissful experience for everyone.

Baba Nam Kevalam
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