Apr 2015 Vol 11.

A Time for Celebration:

This April 26th we celebrated Swamiji’s 60th birthday and the silver jubilee of Prasanna Jyothi, a home for girl children. An occasion marked by joy and cheer, it took place at Nirguna Mandir in Bangalore, and was attended by Prasannites from around the city and country.

At 60, Swamiji is one of the leading spiritual gurus of India, ‘The Week’ magazine placing him in their list of the Top 5 best exponents of spiritual knowledge. His books have sold over 1 million copies in 110 titles in different languages. Read more about his celebrations here.

[Link: http://www.swamisukhabodhananda.net/blog/A-Time-for-Celebration]

Prasanna Jyothi

For over 25 years Prasanna Jyothi has worked to transform the lives of girl children in need, providing them with a safe environment in which to grow and realize their full potential.

This April 26th marked the Silver Jubilee of Prasann Jyothi. We wish to thank all the people along the way who have selflessly contributed to taking care of girls at the home.

Read more here. [Link: http://www.swamisukhabodhananda.net/blog/Prasanna-Jyothi-Silver-Jubilee-Celebrations ]

Launch of a new book: ‘The River of Life’

A picture speaks a thousand words, or so the saying goes. ‘The River of Life’ is just such a coffee table book where pictures speak as much as the words themselves.

This Embarking on a spiritual enquiry into the human condition, this coffee table book begins by explaining what leads us on such a journey.

Read more here.[Link: http://www.swamisukhabodhananda.net/blog/Prasanna-Jyothi-Silver-Jubilee-Celebrations ]

Buy some of our other the book here. [Link: http://www.swamisukhabodhananda.net/books/]

We wish to applaud Dr. Muralidhar for purchasing books worth over Rs. 35,000/-. We invite Chapter Chairpersons and Seminar Leaders to join us in spreading the message of Swamiji through his publications.

Artificial Limbs and Calipers

During Swamiji’s birthday celebrations and in the run up to it, we reached out to nearly 60 people in need of artificial limbs and calipers.

Scholarships

Scholarships were given out to those in need of financial assistance during Swamiji’s birthday celebrations.

Blood Donation

A blood donation was held at Nirgun Mandir.

Annadanam: food for the underprivileged

Serving food to the underprivileged is part of Prasanna Trust’s many activities. Recently, this took place in Shivanahalli.

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Chapter News:

This April, Swamiji visited USA after many years, speaking to Prasannites in various parts of the country.

We congratulate Ms. Shakila Banu and the team in USA for their excellent work.

Many of our other chapters conducted the Healthy Minds program for students and teachers across the country. Designed for youth and adults alike and conducted by our Seminar Leaders (facilitators developed by Prasanna Trust), the Healthy Minds program uses techniques based in Indian spirituality and thought for self-exploration and self-initiatied growth.

We even organized a blood donation camp and self-defense classes for women. Read on to know more.

Bangalore Chapter

Our Bangalore Chapters, led by our beloved Trustee Smt. Devkiji, completed reading the Bhagwath Katha in just 13 days. The icing on the cake was the bhajans conducted by Sri Jitender Joshi and team and Prasad Bhojan. The Bhagwath Katha invokes bhakti or devotion to Lord Vishnu.

Chennai CHAPTER

Ms. Anuradha conducted a Healthy Minds program for 25 teachers on 7th April. Ms. Pavithra gifted Swamiji’s books to all the teachers.

Hyderabad Chapter

Prasanna Trust in association with Bunts Sangha, Hyderabad organized a Sri Satyanarayana Pooja at Bunts Sangha Hall on 12th April. The Pooja was performed by Sri Jitender Joshi and was highly appreciated by all the members present.

Sri P.V.R.K. Prasad, Sri M.P. Subramaniam and Ms. Subhashini conducted a one-day training program for employees of MAK Projects on 14th and 15th of April. The program was well appreciated.

Koti Chapter: Dr. Muralidhar conducted the Healthy Minds Program for Om Sai Niketan High School on 15th April. He was supported by Sri P.M.C. Kiron, where 55 students participated and benefitted from the program.

On 22nd April 2015, Dr. Muralidhar conducted the Healthy Minds Program for 250 Students from Meridian School, Madhapur, Hyderabad. Due to the success of the program, one more session has been confirmed for teachers.

The Hyderabad Koti chapter arranged 60 satsangs or group meetings in the run up to Poojya Swamiji’s birthday. They were conducted every day at various volunteers’ homes.

Our Nallakunta and Chikkadpally Chapters of Hyderabad conducted a 1-day tailor-made workshop to middle management staff of MAK Projects, Hyderabad. Seminar Leaders, P.V.R.K. Prasad, Subramaniam and Subhashini, conducted two batches of the workshop on14th and 15th April. The topic was ‘Self Awareness based on Pancha Koshas’, which included Kundalini Pranayama and Yoga Nidra. The workshop was so well received that the company has requested more to be conducted.

Since February, our Nallakunta Chapter has also been providing Rs 5000/- per month towards food expenses, to the Home for Destitute Women run by Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust. During April we visited the home, along with the donor Smt Sita Lakshmi. On a similar note, Smt Annapurna and Venugopal, members of the chapter, have been providing hot meals cooked in their home to about 250 attendants of the patients of Govt. Niloufer Hospital for Children. They have been doing so every 3rd Saturday, since July 2014; we applaud them on their efforts.

Lucknow Awadh Chapter

More than 60 people donated blood on the 14th of April, thanks to the initiative of Dr. Chandra, our Prasannite at the Lucknow Awadh Chapter. The blood collected will go a long way towards saving many lives.

Dr. Chandra conducted Healthy Minds Program for 122 students and 10 faculty members from Ambedkar University on 21st April.

Mumbai Chapter

On 13th April, Ms. Asmita Gokhale, in association with other organizations, organized a self-defense workshop for ladies. Close to 60 ladies took part in the camp and learnt how to defend themselves in any situation.

Ms. Gokhale also conducted a Healthy Minds program at Vashi Sector – 6 in association with Rotary and Pratham E Computer Education. The program was attended by 80 participants.

Sri. Sriram Athri and Ms. Asmita Gokhale conducted a Healthy Minds program for Gurukul School on 16th & 17th April 2015. More than 400 students benefitted from this initiative. Athriji also conducted the program for 250 students at St. Elisus School, Khar West, Mumbai. Due to the growing impact of these programs, we are being requested to conduct more of them in schools.

Our young at heart senior most Seminar Leader Ms. Geetha Desai has conducted satsangs at various places during the month. Her passion for spreading Swamiji’s message of peaceful and happy living continues to burn brightly.

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