Ananda Marga Winter Retreat - New York Sector

Ananda Marga Winter Retreat - New York Sector

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Inspiring Winter Retreat, New Year 2020

The Ananda Marga Winter Retreat, New Year 2020 took place at Cleburne State Park in Dallas from December 27 to January 1, 2019. This was a New York Sectorial Retreat organized by a team of Acaryas and Dallas Margiis.

The retreat started with a three hour Akhanda Kiirtana on December 27. The Margiis decorated the meditation hall and Puja Table beautifully with an abundance of flowers and lighting. As the retreat moved on, the every-afternoon Akhanda Kiirtana was growing in intensity and sweetness. The culmination of the retreat was the nine-hours Akhanda Kiirtana ending at midnight of the New Year, followed by collective meditation and a Baba video. After a short rest, the programs continued on the morning of January 1 with Paincajainya, Dharma Cakra, reading of Ananda Vanii, and another Baba video. During the closing ceremony, Margiis and Acaryas shared their joy of participating in the retreat and how it had touched their lives.

The weather in Dallas was good, mostly sunny in the day, and a light freeze in the night except for one day of rain and warmer weather. The Margiis enjoyed the calm natural environment and, on the third day, went together for a walk around the lake.
On Saturday, December 28, Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta gave an introduction to Ideological Training - the syllabus, benefits, and how to implement in all major units of the Sector. He then went into details of the benefits of Prabhata Samgiita to our spiritual life, the best ways to practice the songs, and taught four songs to the Margiis. In the evening, Didi Ananda Acira gave a beautiful workshop and introduction to Yama and Niyama. She first presented Yama and Niyama and how it relates to our lives, and then we split into groups and made dramas based on the principles. It was a lot of fun and a refreshing way of remembering the foundations of our spiritual lives.

On Saturday, December 29, after morning walk around the lake, the Margiis and Acaryas came together for a PROUT workshop lead by Acarya Dhruva. He explained how Baba introduced PROUT in 1959 and how PROUT continued to develop through various discourses and social work. The second part of the workshop focused on Baba’s article about some important aspects of an Ideal Constitution.
Baba emphasizes that an Ideal Constitution should guarantee minimum requirements to all human beings and provide security to all plants, animals, and other species on this earth. An Ideal Constitution would influence the way governments function, and eventually, all life on this earth. The workshop then concluded with a brainstorming of all participants how PROUT could serve the society and how to implement and popularize PROUT.
On Monday morning, December 30, Acarya Satyamitrananda Avadhuta gave a workshop about Ta**ra, its history, and its importance. In the evening, we had Katha Kiirtana, and the Margiis and Acaryas shared their experiences in their spiritual life and with Baba.
On December 31, Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta and Acarya Dhruva lead “Review of the Year and Envisioning the New Year.” Dada Diiptimanananda first presented the various good news of the Sector of the last six months, and the Margiis and Acaryas also shared from the programs that they had organized. Acarya Dhruva then introduced the importance of setting goals, envisioning how to achieve them, and how Baba had given goals and taken reporting from the Acaryas and Margiis. The session then concluded with a presentation by sister Vandana and the Dallas Margiis for a new project to establish a Master Unit and affordable housing project in the vicinity of Dallas. The Margiis are already searching for suitable land and building and planning for the project. Vandana’s presentation was enthusiastic and inspired the Margiis.
The Kiirtana on every afternoon during the retreat culminated in nine-hours Akhanda Kiirtana on December 31. More Margiis from Dallas joined on the last day of the year, and the Kiirtana was very devotional and energetic. The Kiirtana ended at midnight, and the Margiis entered the New Year with Samgacchadvam and collective meditation. Everyone then enjoyed a nice Baba video and prasad.
On January 1, 2020, we had Dharma Cakra in the morning and then another Baba video with Varabhaya Mudra. Everyone did Guru Puja together and received Baba’s Blessing on the New Year Day morning. Ananda Marga is truly a multicultural and multilingual organization, and when reading Ananda Vanii, the Margiis and Acaryas represented about twenty native languages from India, Europe, Asia, and Russia. The retreat ended with collective noon meditation by the lake and lunch. Everyone left with a light heart with hope for the New Year and all its challenges, joys, and spiritual development.

The organizing committee of the retreat was Swami, Onkarnath, Vandana, Sainjay, Ac. Abhiramananda Avt (SS NY), Ac. Advayananda Avt., Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt., Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt., Avtk. Ananda Hitaprabha Ac., and Avadhutika Ananda Acira Acarya.
Ac. Sarvajiitananda Avt., Ac. Satyamitrananda Avt., and Ac. Muktatmananda Avt. also participated and enriched the retreat with their contributions.
Welcome to the Ananda Marga Winter Retreat in Dallas, Texas!

The Winter Retreat is a unique opportunity to enjoy deep meditation, Akhanda Kiirtana, Sadhana Shivir, and Satsaunga and enter the New Year with new hope and blissful devotional feelings. The program will include every day Akhanda Kiirtana, ample opportunity for meditation, classes, and sharing meals as a spiritual family. This year the retreat will be at Cleburne State Park.
The Winter Retreat is a Sectorial Retreat and we will have many Dadas and Didis attending this event. Please register early to help with organizing!

The retreat this year will be this year from December 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020.

Registration and payment options are now available on the website:

http://www.ampsnysconference.org

Highlights of the Program

Every Day Akhanda Kiirtana
Collective Meditation and Spiritual Talks
Interesting Classes/workshops
Beautiful environment
Delicious vegetarian/vegan meals
Outdoor activities at the State Park

Arrival for the Winter Retreat is on December 27, 2019, in the afternoon. The accommodation area will be available from 3 p.m. The retreat programs will start at 4 p.m.

Departure is on January 1, 2020, after breakfast.

Cleburne State Park is a beautiful state park with a lake and forested area. There are various trails and beautiful areas to visit around the park.

The accommodation is in two barracks with 24 bunk beds each. If you have any special needs for accommodation, please mention it in the registration form or contact the organizing committee.

Transportation

Cleburne State Park is about 70 miles from Dallas Forth Worth Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL.) If you are arriving by flight or bus, please contact the organizing committee for transportation availability and ridesharing. If you have any questions regarding transportation, you can also mention it in the registration form, and we will contact you.

The address is:

Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033

Retreat Fees and Registration:

Please visit the retreat website for information about payments and for submitting the registration form:

http://www.ampsnysconference.org

The Ananda Marga Winter Retreat is a Sectorial Retreat of the New York Sector. It is a family event

11/25/2022

Namaskar brothers and sisters
Welcome to the Ananda Marga Winter Retreat in Dallas, Texas!

The Winter Retreat is a unique opportunity to enjoy deep meditation, Akhanda Kiirtan, and Satsaunga and enter the New Year with new hope and blissful devotional feelings. The program will include every day Akhanda Kiirtana, ample opportunity for meditation, classes, and sharing meals as a spiritual family. This year the retreat will be at Cleburne State Park.Please register early to help with organizing!

The retreat this year will be this year from December 28, 2022- January 1, 2023.

Registration and payment options are now available on the website:

http://www.ampsnysconference.org

Highlights of the Program

Akhanda Kiirtana
Collective Meditation and Spiritual Talks
Interesting Classes/workshops
Beautiful environment
Delicious vegetarian/vegan meals
Outdoor activities at the State Park

Arrival for the Winter Retreat is on December 28, 2022, in the afternoon. The accommodation area will be available from 3 p.m. The retreat programs will start at 4 p.m.

Departure is on January 1, 2023, after breakfast.

Cleburne State Park is a beautiful state park with a lake and forested area. There are various trails and beautiful areas to visit around the park.

The accommodation is in two barracks with 24 bunk beds each. If you have any special needs for accommodation, please mention it in the registration form or contact the organizing committee.

Transportation

Cleburne State Park is about 70 miles from Dallas Forth Worth Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL.) If you are arriving by flight or bus, please contact the organizing committee for transportation availability and ridesharing. If you have any questions regarding transportation, you can also mention it in the registration form, and we will contact you.

The address is:

Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033

Retreat Fees and Registration:

Please zelle to [email protected] or phone number 469-400-5682

Photos from Ananda Marga Winter Retreat - New York Sector's post 01/05/2020

Inspiring Winter Retreat, New Year 2020

The Ananda Marga Winter Retreat, New Year 2020 took place at Cleburne State Park in Dallas from December 27 to January 1, 2019. This was a New York Sectorial Retreat organized by a team of Acaryas and Dallas Margiis.

The retreat started with a three hour Akhanda Kiirtana on December 27. The Margiis decorated the meditation hall and Puja Table beautifully with an abundance of flowers and lighting. As the retreat moved on, the every-afternoon Akhanda Kiirtana was growing in intensity and sweetness. The culmination of the retreat was the nine-hours Akhanda Kiirtana ending at midnight of the New Year, followed by collective meditation and a Baba video. After a short rest, the programs continued on the morning of January 1 with Paincajainya, Dharma Cakra, reading of Ananda Vanii, and another Baba video. During the closing ceremony, Margiis and Acaryas shared their joy of participating in the retreat and how it had touched their lives.

The weather in Dallas was good, mostly sunny in the day, and a light freeze in the night except for one day of rain and warmer weather. The Margiis enjoyed the calm natural environment and, on the third day, went together for a walk around the lake.
On Saturday, December 28, Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta gave an introduction to Ideological Training - the syllabus, benefits, and how to implement in all major units of the Sector. He then went into details of the benefits of Prabhata Samgiita to our spiritual life, the best ways to practice the songs, and taught four songs to the Margiis. In the evening, Didi Ananda Acira gave a beautiful workshop and introduction to Yama and Niyama. She first presented Yama and Niyama and how it relates to our lives, and then we split into groups and made dramas based on the principles. It was a lot of fun and a refreshing way of remembering the foundations of our spiritual lives.

On Saturday, December 29, after morning walk around the lake, the Margiis and Acaryas came together for a PROUT workshop lead by Acarya Dhruva. He explained how Baba introduced PROUT in 1959 and how PROUT continued to develop through various discourses and social work. The second part of the workshop focused on Baba’s article about some important aspects of an Ideal Constitution.
Baba emphasizes that an Ideal Constitution should guarantee minimum requirements to all human beings and provide security to all plants, animals, and other species on this earth. An Ideal Constitution would influence the way governments function, and eventually, all life on this earth. The workshop then concluded with a brainstorming of all participants how PROUT could serve the society and how to implement and popularize PROUT.
On Monday morning, December 30, Acarya Satyamitrananda Avadhuta gave a workshop about Ta**ra, its history, and its importance. In the evening, we had Katha Kiirtana, and the Margiis and Acaryas shared their experiences in their spiritual life and with Baba.
On December 31, Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta and Acarya Dhruva lead “Review of the Year and Envisioning the New Year.” Dada Diiptimanananda first presented the various good news of the Sector of the last six months, and the Margiis and Acaryas also shared from the programs that they had organized. Acarya Dhruva then introduced the importance of setting goals, envisioning how to achieve them, and how Baba had given goals and taken reporting from the Acaryas and Margiis. The session then concluded with a presentation by sister Vandana and the Dallas Margiis for a new project to establish a Master Unit and affordable housing project in the vicinity of Dallas. The Margiis are already searching for suitable land and building and planning for the project. Vandana’s presentation was enthusiastic and inspired the Margiis.
The Kiirtana on every afternoon during the retreat culminated in nine-hours Akhanda Kiirtana on December 31. More Margiis from Dallas joined on the last day of the year, and the Kiirtana was very devotional and energetic. The Kiirtana ended at midnight, and the Margiis entered the New Year with Samgacchadvam and collective meditation. Everyone then enjoyed a nice Baba video and prasad.
On January 1, 2020, we had Dharma Cakra in the morning and then another Baba video with Varabhaya Mudra. Everyone did Guru Puja together and received Baba’s Blessing on the New Year Day morning. Ananda Marga is truly a multicultural and multilingual organization, and when reading Ananda Vanii, the Margiis and Acaryas represented about twenty native languages from India, Europe, Asia, and Russia. The retreat ended with collective noon meditation by the lake and lunch. Everyone left with a light heart with hope for the New Year and all its challenges, joys, and spiritual development.

The organizing committee of the retreat was Swami, Onkarnath, Vandana, Sainjay, Ac. Abhiramananda Avt (SS NY), Ac. Advayananda Avt., Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt., Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt., Avtk. Ananda Hitaprabha Ac., and Avadhutika Ananda Acira Acarya.
Ac. Sarvajiitananda Avt., Ac. Satyamitrananda Avt., and Ac. Muktatmananda Avt. also participated and enriched the retreat with their contributions.

Photos from Ananda Marga Winter Retreat - New York Sector's post 11/07/2019

Welcome to the Ananda Marga Winter Retreat in Dallas, Texas!

The Winter Retreat is a unique opportunity to enjoy deep meditation, Akhanda Kiirtana, Sadhana Shivir, and Satsaunga and enter the New Year with new hope and blissful devotional feelings. The program will include every day Akhanda Kiirtana, ample opportunity for meditation, classes, and sharing meals as a spiritual family. This year the retreat will be at Cleburne State Park.
The Winter Retreat is a Sectorial Retreat and we will have many Dadas and Didis attending this event. Please register early to help with organizing!

The retreat this year will be this year from December 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020.

Registration and payment options are now available on the website:

http://www.ampsnysconference.org

Highlights of the Program

Every Day Akhanda Kiirtana
Collective Meditation and Spiritual Talks
Interesting Classes/workshops
Beautiful environment
Delicious vegetarian/vegan meals
Outdoor activities at the State Park

Arrival for the Winter Retreat is on December 27, 2019, in the afternoon. The accommodation area will be available from 3 p.m. The retreat programs will start at 4 p.m.

Departure is on January 1, 2020, after breakfast.

Cleburne State Park is a beautiful state park with a lake and forested area. There are various trails and beautiful areas to visit around the park.

The accommodation is in two barracks with 24 bunk beds each. If you have any special needs for accommodation, please mention it in the registration form or contact the organizing committee.

Transportation

Cleburne State Park is about 70 miles from Dallas Forth Worth Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL.) If you are arriving by flight or bus, please contact the organizing committee for transportation availability and ridesharing. If you have any questions regarding transportation, you can also mention it in the registration form, and we will contact you.

The address is:

Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033

Retreat Fees and Registration:

Please visit the retreat website for information about payments and for submitting the registration form:

http://www.ampsnysconference.org

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Dallas, TX

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