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Dec 2012: Events at Ananda Kutir Ashram in Dec 2012 and early 2013

December 20, 2012

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DESERT ROSE CONCERT – FRIDAY, 21 DECEMBER
Desert Rose, in partnership with the Oneness Institute, invites you to their WELCOMING THE LIGHT
CONCERT. The evening will include a performance of songs from the latest Desert Rosealbum, Tariqat
— The Sufi Path and classics from The Prayer, The Awakeningand some unpublished songs.
The evening will also include a guided visualization to welcome the Light within and a special blessing
from the Oneness Institute France.

Date: Friday, 21 December
Time: 20h00
Venue: Ananda Kutir Ashrama
Cost: R80, special concessions for elderly and those who cannot afford the donation.
For Bookings: email bookings@desertrosemusic.co.za or call David 083 822 9505 or Yusuf on 079 619 5964
Seating is limited.

HOLIDAY SEVA
Come and make sandwiches for TB/HIV patients as part of your Christmas Service to the poor and sick.
Every Monday and Wednesday 09h00-11h00, except 24th December.

CHRISTMAS BOX APPEAL FOR LYEVIN
Hari Om, Dear Friends & Yogis,
How privileged we are to be part of this most wonderful Ashram! We enter knowing that we are
safe within the very well managed security gate, controlled by our most faithful & kind Lyevin.
Lyevin is employed by Supreme Security, and works extremely long hours for a minimal wage.
Always friendly, he welcomes us with a big smile. Yip, …. I’m asking everyone to please contribute
to his so well deserved Christmas bonus! No amount is too small, every Rand adds up.
I have left a tin at Reception, marked “Lyevin Xmas Donation” MANY THANKS, Ronica Shub



APPEAL FOR ITEMS FOR CHRISTMAS PARCELS
Thank you for all the wonderful gifts received so far.
Should you still wish to donate – please can you drop off your gifts by 15 December.

 

Toys and food for Christmas parcels for School and Clinics
The Outreach Team would like to appeal to You, to please bring any new or used toys (in good condition)
for distribution to the children in the clinics and at Stormont Madubela school.
For the Christmas parcels suggest
ions are:
Tinned fruit and vegetables, samp, mealiemeal, oats, beans, oil, peanut butter, sugar, tomato sauce,
tea, coffee and long life milk.


CHRISTMAS EVE SATSANG AND SUPPER – 24 DECEMBER

The Birth of Jesus Christ will be celebrated with a Satsang, which will include a discourse, singing
Christmas carols and kirtans. This will be followed by a Christmas Supper. RSVP for dinner by 19th December.

Date: Monday, 24 December


Time: 18h00 – 19h30
RSVP: info@anandakutir.org.za



NEW YEAR’S EVE SATSANG – 31 DECEMBER
Enter the New Year with spiritual intentions and vibrations, with Satsang and Yajna.

Date: Monday, 31 December
Time: 19h30 – midnight


YOGA CLASSES – DATES FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY
The last Yoga Class for 2012 will be on Saturday 15 December and then classes will
resume on Monday 14 January 2013. Full-month Fees paid in December will cover January too.
Other Activities at the Ashrama will continue as normal.

 


RAJA YOGA MEDITATION COURSE – 6 FEBRUARY – 24 APRIL 2013
with Sri Yogeshwari Mataji
Learn the art and science of meditation. Through meditation and other tools of
awareness you will discover your true and essential Self. Raja Yoga is the art of
Self-Mastery whereby you will gain insight on how to manage your reactions to
daily life. This is a fifteen-week course for aspirants.

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings: 18h00 – 19h30
Dates: 6 February – 24 April 2013.
Cost: R720 (includes literature).
To book: email info@anandakutir.org.za, 25 January 2013.





BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER
When The Heart Listens, Tributes to Sri Swami Venkatesananda
Serving His Beloved Jagadguru Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj

 

In the year 1953-4 Swami Sivananda celebrated the birthdays of his
closest disciples, an unusual event in the Indian Guru-discipleship
tradition. So it was that on the 26th December 1954 Swami Venkatesananda’s
34th Birthday was celebrated and a souvenir book was published.

On the occasions of Swami Venkatesananda’s 30th Mahasamadhi, this book


has been reprinted. It is a must for all devotees of Swami Venkatesananda
as well as spiritual seekers who wish to learn about true discipleship.
This book will touch your heart.
PRICE: R150

30TH ANNIVERSARY MUGS FOR SALE
There are special 30th Anniversary Mugs for sale at the Ashrama, to mark this wonderful and
auspicious occasion. With kind thanks to Jennifer Stephens who organised and contributed towards this.
PRICE
: R70 each

 

Ananda Kutir Ashrama offers Integral Yoga, which combines all the Yogas:
Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga,
for the union of all the different aspects of an individual:
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

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