Friday, January 18, 2013

In the absence of Amma -- Meditation sessions and Satsang are there

1st-2nd Week of January 2013

Amma went for North Indian tour on 02/01/2013 from the Ashram. A large number of brahmacharis, Brahmacharinis, Achan/ Ammamars and western devotees (600+ in total) accompanied her for the tour.

Normally, during Ammas' absence in the Ashram, a dullness settles over; several Achans and Ammamars would utilize this time to go to their respective native places or to visit their nearest kith and kin; they would return just before Amma returns to the Ashram.

Not much of spiritual activity will be there in the Ashram except for the regular early-morning chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama Archana, another round of Archana at 10 AM and, in the evening,  6:30 to 8 PM, Lalitha Sahasranama sthotram and Bhajans.  All these sessions would take place simultaneously at Kali Temple (for ladies) and Main Darshan Hall (for gents).

This time, Amma has arranged yet another spiritual activity, particularly to cater to the needs of Western devotees. There is a morning group meditation (30 minutes) followed by Satsang in English (30 minutes) at the beach between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. Again another session in the evening between 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

Brahmachari Ramkumar and Brahmachari Vinay (Westerner) and Br. Sachin (Westerner) are conducting these sessions with utter dedication and enthusiasm.

All of them are knowledgeable and capable speakers (in English) and their Satsang sessions are very lively. With the right mix spiritual wisdom, 'Amma stories' (i.e. anecdotes of happenings around Amma), personal experiences with Amma, short spiritual stories and quotations from scripture, the brahmacharis are attracting more and more audience every day.

Thank you Amma, for providing the Ashramites with this additional spiritual bonanza this time during your absence!

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