Vol. 5.15, 1 April 2013
Join us at Holi Mahotsav Celebrations in Darling Harbour 5 - 7 April 2013
After successful launch of International Centre of Nonviolence Australia by Ela Gandhi, Gandhi Development Trust and ICON (International Centre of Nonviolence) Durban, we invite everyone to join in the celebrations of our annual Holi Mahotsav the grand festival of Harmony and Friendship celebrated with colour and culture.
Friday 5 April: School Day Events at Amphitheatre near Harbour side followed by trip to Australian National Maritime Museum.
Saturday 6 April: In addition to nonstop dance and music, there will be Yoga demonstrations, Rath Yatra - the street procession, Sacred Fire ceremony.
Sunday 7 April: In addition to nonstop dance and music, there will be colour sessions from 12 to 4 pm.
And Cooking Demonstration at the food stalls on Saturday and Sunday 10:30 – 11:30 am.
Essay Competition 2013 Open
Topics; on Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today
The Essay Competition Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today: for the year 2012 closed. Prizes will be presented on 30 January 2013.
Ph: (1300 BHAVAN)
Yogendra Nishpanda Bhava
This has been found very useful in the Yoga Institute by Shri Yogendra. The break-up of the Sanskrit word is: ni—not; spand—movement, meaning there is no movement and bhava means state of mind so that it means that there should be no movement of the mind and physique or even of the mind. To do this you should have a comfortable and easy posture so that you should not change the posture.
1. Take your mat near the wall.
2. Sit down in a relaxed way.
3. Close your eyes.
4. After closing the eyes relax each and every part of the body one following the other.
5. After this forget the whole body.
6. As the body is supported by the wall even so the mind also needs something to cling to and listening is this support for the mind.
7. Engage the mind by listening to sounds.
8. It is not necessary that you listen to only one sound, among many in that case. Tension is likely to be caused.
9. So listen to a low sound which may fade away.
10. Remain passive and be completely absorbed in the sound.
11. Stick on to this sound and don’t let the mind wander.
10 to 15 minutes. Do this anytime and anywhere.
1. Introspective, training of the mind.
2. Release of tension.
3. Feeling physically and mentally relaxed.
4. Subjective experience of quietude.
5. Helps focusing your mind on a particular object for a long time.
Reference: Yoga for Students by Yogacharya Hansraj Yadav, Bhavan’s Book University
Mahatma Gandhi Says:
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