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Ananda Marga West Coast Tour
Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha (AMPS) is a Non-Profit Spiritual Organization dedicated to the motto “Self-realization and Service to Humanity”. We promote physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing by meditation, yoga, sentient vegetarian diet and other aspects of yogic lifestyle.
A team of three monks and two nuns is coming to California from November 21st to December 2nd, 2016 to tour the West Coast and conduct different programs.
Having many years of experience in the fields of Yoga, Meditation and Relief work we would like to share our knowledge with the community, connect with groups and organizations that are seeking for transformation, spiritual empowerment and a healthy way of living.
Collaborate in Organizing Events!
We would like to render service to your community, please help us organize an event!
Examples of some activities we can do:
• Classes on a specific topic
• One-day seminars
• Weekend seminar
• Meditation sessions
• Small groups sessions (for example one family, 2 – 10 individuals etc.)
• One-on-one instruction in meditation (the nuns teach to women, the monk to men)
• Lead Kiirtana/chanting sessions
• Do volunteer work
• Join any Spiritual activity at your locality
Possible topics for programs:
• Astaunga Yoga
• Rajadhiraja Yoga
• Mantra Meditation
• Sentient Vegetarian Diet
• Yoga Psychology
• Introduction to Spiritual Philosophy
• Yoga and Wellness
• Meditation for Youth
• Volunteering activity
• Social service
• Women’s Welfare
As nuns and monks we dedicate our lives for the welfare of society and everything we offer is donation based.
If you are interested in having us come and visit you for any of the above, or know anybody else who might be interested, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can coordinate the details.
West Coast Travel Plans:
Nov. 22 – 24 Los Angeles
Nov. 26 – 27 Bay Area
November 28 – 30 Sacramento/Grass Valley
Dec 1 – 4 Bay Area
Meditation Retreat at Los Altos Hills
When: Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4, 2016
Ananda Marga Yoga and Meditation Center
27160 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
For Further Information Please Contact:
Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta
Phone: (718) 898-1603, mobile (929) 257-8099
Acarya Anudhyanananda Avadhuta
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: (570) 445-5883
Avadhutika Ananda Kalyanmitra Acarya
Phone: (530) 432-3618, mobile: (530) 615-9529
Introduction to the Teachers:
Ananda Marga has a tradition of Sannyasin monks and nuns (Acaryas) that dedicate their lives to spiritual practice and social service. Before becoming qualified as an Acarya (one who teaches by one’s conduct), they have to take extensive training and are thereafter given a designated field of responsibility within the organization. They teach meditation and yoga, run social service projects and render all kinds of social service according to the need of the area they are working in.
Acarya Abhiramananda Avadhuta has been previously in several responsibilities in India. He has been nine years in the delicate responsibility of Sectorial Office Secretary in India until October 2015 before coming to New York Sector.
Since 1999 as a worker of Ananda Marga he has successfully facilitated most of the events, seminars, conferences, structural work of the organization and big spiritual gatherings of thousands of people in several cities and areas of India.
He has been serving in the last ten years in the Aviation Department of India as a meditation advisory official. He has been giving meditation workshops in different airports of India. Several thousands of airport officials have been benefited.
Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta grew up in Iceland and studied piano, languages and natural science. He started practicing Ananda Marga meditation as a teenager and went for training to become Ananda Marga monk at the age of 23. After taking extensive training in Denmark and Sweden he was assigned to work in Far East Asia and was in charge of Ananda Marga retreat center in Taiwan and same time studied Chinese and completed Bachelor and Master degrees in music and ethnomusicology. Since last three years he is working in North America and Central America as Sectorial Office Secretary for Ananda Marga and is active in teaching yoga and meditation to college students and the public. He is currently completing Yoga Alliance certification in teaching yoga and meditation to children and teenagers.
His main interests are meditation, yoga, classical- and ethnic music of all cultures, spiritual philosophy, linguistics, macroeconomics and environmental studies.
Acarya Anudhyanananda Avadhuta grew up in a family practicing Ananda Marga meditation and was attracted in early age to spirituality. He dedicated his life to service and Sannyasi life at the age of twenty and worked in many parts of India and later other parts of Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He has been working for Ananda Marga in USA since 2013.
His main interest is to realize the inner aspect of spirituality and help others achieve happiness through meditation and spiritual practice.
Brahmacarinii Anudhyana Acarya met Ananda Marga in 1998; briefly after, she became a full-time volunteer dedicating herself to help establish projects of Ananda Marga. Between 2001 and 2003 she helped opening a spiritually based Kindergarten in Israel covering both manager and teacher duties. In 2003 she started travel around Europe, teaching yoga and meditation classes and helped opening a community center in the most deprived neighborhood of Malta. The center provided enrichment activities to help distressed children and women.
In 2006 she started an extensive training at Sweden Training Center to become a nun of Ananda Marga. After 3 years she continued her training in India, becoming a sannyasi in 2009. For 3 years she was assigned to work in Thailand, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam, giving conferences and lectures in many places about philosophy and the science of Yoga. In 2012 she was assigned to work in USA, Canada, and Central America. She has been working mostly in New York, Texas, California and Colorado.
Avadhutika Ananda Kalyanmitra Acarya met Ananda Marga in 2001 and started to help as volunteer in several projects around Europe. After 2 years of volunteering, she decided to become a Sannyasi (nun of Ananda Marga) and attend Sweden Training Center.
After 4 years of extensive training, she was assigned to work in Far East Asia, in the areas of Russia and Taiwan. Her main duties were touring between cities in Russia, giving classes about Ananda Marga philosophy, introducing the benefits of meditation and yoga, and training women in spiritual disciplines. In Taiwan, she was helping managing a farm with daily yoga activities and helping the fasting and meditation camps.
For the last 3 years she has been working in USA, Mexico and Guatemala, also taking care of a spiritual eco-farm of 20 acres north east of Sacramento, CA.
Welcome to join our Winter Retreat at Ananda Kanan!
Next Meditation Retreat will be on December 10 and 11, 2016
Welcome to join a meditation retreat at Ananda Marga in Flushing! Those that are coming from far away can stay over night.
The Saturday program will start at 9 a.m. with Sadhana Shivir, alternative singing of kiirtana and meditation. It’s a great way to go deep into meditation as the mind goes deeper with every sitting.
Sunday morning will be Akhanda Kiirtana starting at 8:30 a.m. That means singing BABA NAM KEVALAM mantra for three hours and dancing. After all the singing and dancing we sit for collective meditation and end with a nice lunch together.
Accommodation during the program is also available at Ananda Marga WWD office (please contact Didi Ananda Tapomaya mob. (210) 502-6196.)
Festival of Light Event in Manhattan, NY
Ananda Marga jointly organized with World Yoga Community a Festival of Light (Diipavali/Diwali) event in Manhattan on November 6, 2016. Special thanks to our guests of honor: Cantor Rev. Judith Steel, Grandmother Bishop Lygia De Castro, Brother Oneness Raj Bhushan Esq., Puja Parikh, Priyata Dey, Rev. Beryl Green, Dr. Remi Aleppo, Dr. Idris Ena Kone, H H Jagat Guru Dileepji Maharaj, and other ethnic leaders. Also thanks to our Acaryas: Ac. Abhiramananda Avadhuta, Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt., Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt, Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt, Ac. Shankarananda Avt., Ac. Iishvarakrsnananda Avt., and Avadhutika Ananda Tapomaya Acarya and all Ananda Margiis attending and helping with the program.
Prabhata Samgiita Day, September 14, 2016 was celebrated at Ananda Marga Yoga and Meditation Center in New York with two hours of singing of Prabhata Samgiita, followed by Dharma Cakra and dinner. Prabháta Samgiita is a collection of 5018 songs that Shrii Shrii Anandamurti composed. He composed the first song “Bandhu He Niye Calo” on September 14, 1982 in Deoghar, India and then continued adding songs to the collection until the penultimate day of his life, more than eight years later. Prabháta means ‘dawn’, signifying the dawn of a new era of human history. The songs are devotional in nature and describe the feelings of the spiritual aspirants in their deepest meditation and their spiritual realizations, feelings of joy, bliss and pain of separation from the Lord.
During the event, as the Margiis, Dadas, and Didi continued singing the Prabhata Samgiita songs, gradually the devotional feelings increased. Singing those beautiful devotional songs helped us to enrich our meditation and bring the mind to a realm of mysticism and love for the Supreme, ever present in every aspects of our life.