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Weekly Newsletter from Sri Sri Yoga New Jersey - Monday June 11th,2012
GURU POORNIMA CELEBRATIONS IN BOONE, NC
"Among the 12-13 full moons in ayear the vaishakha full moon is dedicated to Buddha (his birth andenlightenment), jyeshtha full moon to mother earth and the aashadha full moonis dedicated to the memory of masters. This is Guru-Purnima.
Special video on Boone, NC
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SEMINARFOR TEENS
Special discount ends on Monday, Jun 11, 2012.
PRINCETON: JUN 21,22,23
NORTH BRUNSWICK: JUN 16,17,18,19
Youth today face many challenges both insideand outside the classroom. As a participant on this course you are encouragedto go beyond a limited view of life and perceive the world in all itsdiversity.
THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR is aninnovative and dynamic program that nurtures the qualities of creativity,compassion, leadership, and friendliness in today's youth, so that they canshare themselves with the world to create a brighter future.
The YES! programs are taught in many US public schools,now it is available outside school. Please take some time to watch the videoscarefully. www.YouthEmpowermentSeminar.org
ART EXCEL FOR KIDS
- · Develop leadership skills which enable youth to become positive role models for their peers
- · Increase mental clarity, focus and concentration
- · Release negative emotional and behavioral patterns
- · Retain emotional balance in frustrating situations.
- · Discover their unique gifts and talents Skills learned
- · Physical: Stretching, Yoga
- · Mental and Spiritual: Specific breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, meditation
- · Social: Problem solving skills, development of social skills, leadership training, games, group dynamics, creative projects and service projects
For more information Visit www.artoflivingyouth.org
SRI SRI YOGA COURSE IN PRINCETON, NJ
Special discount ends on July 27th, 2012
Sri Sri Yoga is a discipline that isboth gentle and powerful at the same time. It integrates elements from differentpaths of yoga to unite the body and mind with awareness.
PRINCETON, NJ: AUG 3 & 4 AND AUG 10& 11, 2012
For moredetails and to register: http://secure.artofliving.org/courses.aspx?state=NJ&city=ALL&type=15
ASHTAVAKRA GITA PART 1
o Venue:Farm house with natural surroundings
o Carla and Mike's residence
o 548 Route 579 (Milestone Manor), Ringoes, NJ(near Pennington, Flemington)
o Every Tuesdays,6:30 to 7:45 pm (after Gurupoornima 2012)
o Contact: Carla @ 908-310-2505 or
Three kinds of Devotees
here are three kinds of devotees. The first kind is a devotee who keeps asking, `God give me this', `God give me that.' The second kind is a devotee who is always grateful, `Thank you God, you gave me this and you gave me that', one who is emotional, prayerful and keeps crying out of gratitude. The third kind is a devotee who always remains joyful, keeps smiling, dancing and singing joyful devotee. All three are different kinds of devotees, and yet all three are supreme. It is not that one is greater than another that is not so. A crying devotee, a laughing devotee, and a devotee who keeps asking so which category are you in, you can see that for yourself. It is possible that a little of all three may be there in you. That also is okay. Then that would be the fourth kind of devotee one who has a little bit of all the three present.
A joyful devotee, who gets lost in fun only, somewhere or the other, he is not able to attain depth and depth is also needed. That is why saint Kabirdas has said, `Kabira hasana door kar, rone se kar preet, bin roye kit paaiye, prem piyara meet'.
But the crying which Kabir is talking about is a different kind of crying, it is the crying that comes out of praise, out of gratitude and longing. It is not the kind of crying where one feels that this is lacking, that is lacking, this did not happen, that did not happen he is not referring to this type of crying which is for the worldly matters or maya. He is referring to those who cry out of bliss and devotion. So that is also needed. But the devotees who are joyful are said to be the knowledgeable once because they know that God is right here he is within me, and he is present this very moment.
Often people think that God is elsewhere; he existed sometime in the past, or will come sometime in the future. They forget that God is right here, right now, present within everyone, present within me just this conviction should be there. It is for this only that you are doing all these gymnastics, all these exercises. Otherwise what is the point of doing these exercises all day doing pranayama, asana, kirtan, bhajan, seva what is the essence of all these? To know that God is inside me, right here and right now.
This much for today! Listening to too much knowledge will cause indigestion. It becomes difficult to digest. Just digest this much. Today Guruji spoke only one line `God is right here, right now, within me and within everyone.'
SAVE PLANET CAMPAIGN
The unprecedented proportion that the youth employmentcrisis has acquired, has prompted the decision to place the topic on theConference agenda for a general discussion.
101st Session of the International Labor Conference, 30 May - 15 June 2012
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