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  • nayak_lp
    Thanks, John Paul, for a nice feeling for your joy days. The New Zealand Centres have given so much to the rest of Sri Chinmoy s path. Yours, Nayak ... Joy
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      Thanks, John Paul, for a nice feeling for your joy days. The New
      Zealand Centres have given so much to the rest of Sri Chinmoy's path.

      Yours,

      Nayak

      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, John Gillespie
      <mail@j...> wrote:
      > Here in New Zealand we recently had what we term a Joy Weekend - a
      Joy
      > Day that extends over several days - and we returned to the scene
      of
      > Sri Chinmoy's recent cow and lamb lifting programme: Taupo. First
      of
      > all it was a great chance to catch up with the members of the new
      > Centre in Taupo, who appear to be doing fine, and we also gave
      another
      > series of classes there to follow on from the set given last
      December.
      > It was also quite special to return to the place where only a few
      > months previously we had witnessed the remarkable events of Sri
      > Chinmoy's lamb and cowlifting programmes, and one student even paid
      a
      > special visit to say hello to the Parkwood Jersey family who hosted
      our
      > cow lifting odyssey.
      >
      > As with accounts of the recent Joy Day in Seattle we pushed
      ourselves
      > to exhaustion attempting to cram as many joy filled activities into
      > every waking hour as possible, and then we got up the next day and
      did
      > it again.
      >
      > One added bonus of this weekend, along with the usual outstanding
      > scenery, was the foresightful hiring of a room at the local Taupo
      > Events Centre - a multimillion dollar indoor sports facility just
      > outside the city centre. On our final morning we ended up having
      the
      > place to ourselves, and a three hour game of volleyball ensued,
      with
      > respite only for games of indoor soccer and 7 a-side short court
      > ultimate.
      >
      > One comment that I can make about Joy Days from personal experience
      is
      > that they can be a wonderful opportunity to make spiritual progress
      in
      > a very concentrated fashion, particularly when one is conscious of
      this
      > fact. I remember when I went to my first Joy Day another student
      said
      > as much to me, and suggested that you could make a month's
      spiritual
      > progress in one weekend if you were to apply yourself to this ends.
      >
      > Thanks for all the inspiring stories and reflections,
      >
      > --
      > John Paul
      >
      > "Harmony shall liberate the world from the web of complexities."
      > -Sri Chinmoy
      >
      > ------------------
      > A selection of sites related to Sri Chinmoy:
      >
      > More than 1000 of Sri Chinmoy's works online and searchable at this
      > site:
      > http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com
      >
      > A site dedicated to the poetry of Sri Chinmoy:
      > http://www.srichinmoypoetry.com
      >
      > The homepage of the worlwide Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team:
      > http://www.srichinmoyraces.org
      >
      > Information about the guiding philosophy of Sri Chinmoy's students
      and
      > their activities:
      > http://www.srichinmoycentre.org
      >
      > A site dedicated to the spiritual dimensions of music as the
      language
      > of the soul:
      > http://www.srichinmoymusic.com/
      >
      > The ever-glowing world of Sri Chinmoy's vast outpouring of artworks:
      > http://www.srichinmoyart.com/
      >
      > Experience the meditative and soul-stirring power of Sri Chinmoy's
      > music:
      > http://www.radiosrichinmoy.org/
      >
      >
      > > Readers of the group news here may be interested to know that one
      of
      > > Sri Chinmoy's creations is Joy Days.  At every Sri Chinmoy Centre
      in
      > > the world there is typically a Joy Day or Days several times a
      year,
      > > either just with the Centre or with several Centres combined. 
      Here
      > > in Seattle we just had a Joy Day combining students from our
      Centre
      > > with those in Victoria and Vancouver, Canada. We meditated
      together,
      > > played games (Ultimate Frisbee, Ping Pong, bowling), entertained
      > > ourselves with a play by Sri Chinmoy, watched video highlights of
      his
      > > program lifting 1000 lambs and 100 cows in New Zealand, ran a 2-
      mile
      > > race and a 1-mile race, told jokes, read some of our teachers
      > > beautiful writings, did much soulful singing, ate fabulous meals,
      and
      > > so on.  It was a tremendous break from the daily routine, and so
      much
      > > joy came from having fun with other meditators (and a very diverse
      > > lot they are).  The point is joy, joy and more joy.  So, those of
      you
      > > who think that spiritual life is dry, forget it! Remember Sri
      > > Chinmoy's famous aphorism, "God's greatest treasure is man's
      smile." 
      > >
      > > By the way, some of the Joy Days in Europe or Russia involve
      hundreds
      > > Sri Chinmoy's students and dozens of his spiritual Centres.
      > >
      > > Be happy.  Below are some sites to help you on your road to
      happiness.
      > >
      > > Yours,
      > >
      > > Nayak
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