A national level trainers camp was held in Amritapuri from Dec. 25th – 31st, 2015. Participants from all over India came to become teachers of the Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) Technique and Amrita Yoga. Individuals also learned how to lead youth groups and hold events under the Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara (AYUDH) umbrella.
Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri inaugurated the camp and encouraged the trainees to lead spiritually centered lives and to carry forward the message of Sanatana Dharma with the light of Amma’s teachings.
The trainees were exposed to inspiring talks by senior monks of the Ashram. The talks, held in English, Malayalam, and Hindi, included topics such as The Importance of the Guru, Sanatana Dharma, and How to Have a Healthy Life with Natural Remedies. The sessions also focused on how science and spiritually can work hand in hand.
Dr. Vandana Balakrishnan, from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), gave insights into her scientific research done on the positive effects of Integrated Amrita Meditation.
A camp participant, Ranjana (from Uttarakhand) said, “I do not know how Amma managed to bring me here from the far flung Himalayas to the other end of the country. I now only want to become Her instrument.”
“I feel blessed to be part of this camp. I hope to regularly practice what I have learnt here and also be able to teach it to others,” said Nilesh (from Pune).
At the conclusion of the camp, participants shared their inspirations and thoughts on how they will now carry the light of IAM, Amrita Yoga and AYUDH, to all corners of the country.