Music, Meditation and Get-together in Queens College and Edison, New Jersey

Collective Photo after the Music, Meditation, and Get-together in Edison, NJ
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Acarya Abhiramananda Avadhuta (SSNY) took the lead to organize public programs in Queens College and Edison, New Jersey. The title of the programs was Music, Meditation, and Get-together. 

Collective photo after the Queens College Event on December 15, 2018

The Queens College event took place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in a conference room at the Student Union building in Queens College (Flushing, New York.) The program was video recorded by a television station in Queens. They will cut the recorded material and make a documentary that will be featured on the television. The program featured a yoga dance by sister Svasti, Indian dance by sister Priyata, Prabhata Samgiita, Kiirtana, and guided meditation. Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta presented the projects and events of Ananda Marga in New York Sector with a new slideshow presentation featuring all the main projects in New York Sector. Arish Kumar Sahani encouraged everyone to learn meditation and support Ananda Marga. In the end, our sympathizers were awarded a small present and gave a short talk about their impression of Ananda Marga. In the end, everyone enjoyed lunch together. The event was very successful and gave a good impression of Ananda Marga to the public.

 

The Music, Meditation, and Get-together in Edison, New Jersey on Sunday, December 16, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. took place in a large hall at the YMCA Center in Edison. The room had a stage for the performers, and a sympathizer of Ananda Marga arranged a professional sound system. The program was very well attended by Margiis, sympathizers, and the public. 

The program started with a yoga performance by sister Asima from Vietnam followed by a deeply devotional Hindi bhajan sung by Srimati Neeta Mujumdar Ramekar, director of Shree Harsi Entertainment in New Jersey. After that, two girls from the Akul family in New Jersey danced Bharatnatyam dance, and R. Sahasrabuddhe along with Neeta ji sang a devotional Qawwali song. 

Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta introduced Ananda Marga by a slideshow and Avadhutika Ananda Acira Acarya gave an introduction to Ananda Marga meditation, and after everyone had sung Kiirtana together, she guided the audience into meditation using the Baba Nam Kevalam mantra. Sister Tapsi played the flute, and sister Parul guided everyone to make origami art. In the end, the guests and performers were honored, and Dr. H. R. Chaudhary read some of his poetry and answered questions about spiritual practice. In the end, everyone joined for collective photos and had some fruits and snacks and a chance to socialize. The program was very successful, and everyone enjoyed the beautiful RAWA performances, Kiirtana, meditation, and the Satsaunga.

Bharatnatyam Dance