.....posts from 'Ashram'
(17 Mar '12)
16 Mar 2012, Amritapuri It was a nice sunny day at Amritapuri and everyone was waiting on the beach for Amma to come for the usual meditation and Q&A session that is always held on Monday and Friday evenings. A little after 5pm Amma arrived on the beach and shortly after that the meditation started. […]
(19 Feb '12)
17 Feb 2012, Amritapuri I was wrong! “She doesn’t do it anymore,” I had said. Not long ago, I was telling a newcomer to the ashram how it used to be ‘in the old days‘: “Amma used to come out at night and help with whatever work there was to be done–carrying bags of sand […]
(26 Oct '11)
26 Oct 2011, Manila Shantamrita lead the lively bhajans and Atmapuja. People offered flower petals to each one’s deity in the puja. They enjoyed an intimate moment bathing in the light during the arati. Sacred lights of Diwali were arranged beautifully for the evening satsang after the Puja.
(24 Oct '11)
24 October 2011, La Mesa Eco Park, Manila Amma Center Manila gets down to work. Participants begin by reconnecting with the earth as they pot some soil in preparation for planting tree saplings. A ranger from La Mesa Eco Park demonstrated planting in preparation for the ceremonial tree planting that was done by Br. Shantamrita […]
19 September – 1st October, 2011 – South America During the past 2 weeks Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri travelled across South America visiting Peru, Brazil and Chile. Lima, Peru Swami conducted 3 days of programs throughout the capital city of Peru. While in Lima Swami met with several government officials, including: Hilaria Supa, the Peruvian representative […]
(14 Sep '11)
September 8th – 11th 2011, Hong Kong Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri conducted three days of programs in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s sole Hindu Temple is located in the Happy Valley. The temple had a crowd of more than 200 to attend Swami Ramakrishnananda’s talk. After the talk, Swamiji began leading bhajans, with songs such as Dayakaro […]
(8 Sep '11)
The elephant Lakshmi was waiting by Amma’s house after bhajans to be fed and played with by Amma. When Amma was about to come around the corner Lakshmi felt it and began trumpeting in excitement. In the meantime a lot of ashram residents & visitors where gathered as well to enjoy the rare occasion and […]