Antar-Yatra: 2017 AIM for Seva Benefit Performance

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Antar-Yatra

The Journey Within

San Diego, California – November 12th, 2017

Antar-Yatra, The Journey Within is choreographed and directed by Indian Classical Dancer, Sharmila Biswas, the founder of Odissi Vision and Movement Center, Kolkata. Sharmila Biswas will be accompanied by her talented troupe.

The All India Movement (AIM) for Seva (Service) is an integrated community development program founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda reaching out to rural and tribal children across India.

You are cordially invited to celebrate AIM for Seva 2016 successes and we humbly ask for your support to continue educating the children and finishing the construction of the new girls’ home detailed below.

When: 6:00 PM, Sunday November 12, 2017
Where: Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC
Address: 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 Map it.
Social Hour – 5:00-6:00 (Food available for purchase, proceeds to be donated to AIM for Seva).

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A message from AIM for Seva Southern Calfornia Lead, Kavita Rajaratnan

Dear Friends and Supporters of AIM for Seva,

We are truly grateful for your generous contributions. Since its inception, AIM for Seva has educated 14,000 chatralaya students across 16 states of India. We are pleased to report that the pass rate of these children in public board exams is over 90%, a phenomenal achievement, thanks to the efforts of the children and the environment created by all those who care for these children! AIM for Seva has been awarded the Platinum Certificate by Guidestar India among 7,000 similar charitable organizations. AIM for Seva, USA achieved the top rating of FOUR stars from Charity Navigator, USA as well.

Projects Supported from the USA fundraiser in 2016:

  • Construction of 4 new Free Student Homes in Ghaziabad near New Delhi, Dimapur in Nagaland. Mehboob Nagar in Andhra Pradesh and Chunchunakatte in Karnataka.
  • Sponsorship of about 1500 children in 50 Free Student Homes across 10 states of India.
  • Construction of 16 class rooms for High Schools in rural India (Manjakudi & Kadalur).
  • Health care support to Shamlaji Hospital in Gujarat and Eye Hospital in Mathura
  • Establishment of scholarship funds for students in rural India

Projects Supported by San Diego:

  • 2015 – Raised $50,000 and supported:
    • Girls’ Free Student Home in Bidar, Karnataka
    • Boys’ Free Student Home in Rothak, Haryana
    • New construction of the Boys’ Free Student Homes in Sembangudi, Tamil Nadu
  • 2016 – Raised $100,000 and supported:
    • Boys’ Free Student Home in Rothak, Haryana
    • Girls’ Free Student Home in Bodidra, Gujarat
    • Start of the construction of the new Girls’ Free Student Home in Thennapattu Village, Tamil Nadu.
  • 2017 – Fundraising Goal is $100,000 which will allow us to:
    • Continue our support of the Rothak and Bodidra Free Student Homes
    • Complete phase 1 of the new Girls’ Free Student Home and start on phase 2. Each phase will be approximately 5000 sq ft. The Free Student Homes will provide a place for 120 girls to call home while they go to school.

Your donation of little as USD $450 will provide education, accommodation, food, extra tuition, after school support and extra-curricular activities for 1 year. If your company provides matching please take advantage of that so your impact can double.

Please feel free to contact with any questions regarding the projects and the show. We ask that you help us spread the word on the wonderful work being done by AIM for Seva and forward this email to friends and family. Please also use the Facebook event link to invite friends.

With Gratitude,

Kavita and AIM for Seva San Diego Team

kvraj64@gmail.com

(858)880-8609

Swami Viditatmananda June 2017 Southern California

“Human being achieves success by living a life of giving, rather than a life of grabbing. As one learns to give love, one discovers lasting love in the process.”
Swami Viditatmananda

 

Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati will be returning to Southern California to give four talks this year in Encinitas, Mira Mesa,, Anaheim, Diamond Bar.

 Swami Viditatmananda is the senior ācārya (teacher) and president  of the Arsha Vidya Pitham in the US, founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda.  Swamiji’s depth of vision and scholarship, coupled with his gentle and direct communication style enables him to clearly unfold the transformative teachings of the sages of ancient India in a manner that is immediately accessible and relevant to our daily lives.

During his discourses Swamiji leads us through an exploration of the realities of our everyday experiences, enabling us to see life through his eyes, and thereby begin to directly recognize our innate peace and joy, and our inherent non-separateness from the sacred.

Come share an evening with this Mahatma, this extraordinary soul, and discover your innate potential to meet life with purpose and joy

Talks are in English.  Admission is free.

Explore the Teachings of Swami Viditatmananda
Online Videos
Audio & Reading
USA Ashram – Arsha Vidya Gurukulam
Ahmedabad Ashram – Adhyatma Vidya Mandir


San Diego

Encinitas

Yoga and Wisdom:
Awakening to Reality

Sunday, June 25th
7:30 pm

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

 

Mira Mesa

A Life of Balance:
Practical Spirituality

Monday, June 26th
7:00 pm

Shiva-Vishnu Temple
9252 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126

 


Orange County & Los Angeles

Anaheim

Living Objectively

Tuesday, June 27th
7:00 pm

Gayatri Chetna Center
2446 W Orange Ave
Anaheim, CA 92804

Diamond Bar

Understanding Joy:
Guided Meditation

Wednesday, June 28th
7:00 pm

Diamond Bar Community Center
1600 South Grand Ave
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

 

Meera: The Soul Divine – Friday August 19th

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Meera: The Soul Divine 

US Premier Performance in San Diego

This Friday August 19th

 

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Meera – The Soul Divine Dance Production – Friday August 19th Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC, San Diego, CA

AIM for Seva Benefit Dance Program

 

This year’s dance AIM for Seva dance production kicks off it’s 17-city US tour in San Diego, California on August 19, 2016.  The All India Movement (AIM) for Seva (Service) is an integrated community development program founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda reaching out to rural and tribal children across India.

The San Diego AIM for Seva chapter is targeting this year to support Free Student Homes in Gujarat and in Haryana, as well as to support new Free Student Housing construction in Tamil Nadu.  Thanks to two generous San Diego families we have a $25,000 Matching Gift Challenge this year.

CLICK HERE to reserve your seats now!

This Seating is donation based.  Passes will be available at will-call during the Social Hour

Watch the Performance Preview

DOORS OPEN at 6:30 p.m.

SOCIAL HOUR 6:30-7:30 ( Food available for purchase, proceeds to be donated to AIM for Seva)

When: Friday 8/19/2016    Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC
Address: 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037  Map it.

Read the Wonderful Reviews

Meera’s Tale, Creatively Retold: ‘Meera – the Soul Divine’, a collaborative work by Chitra Visweswaran’s Chidambaram Dance Company and vocalist Bombay Jayashri was a well-crafted visual treat.” – The HinduRead More

Tracing Meera’s spiritual journey in a modern world‘ – Soulful and devoted, poet-saint Meera’s evocative written word has been a well of inspiration for artists across the ages. Exploring the strength and dedication of the Krishna devotee, a new collaborative production by Bharatanatyam exponent Chitra Visweswaran and Carnatic music exponent Bombay Jayashri Ramnath hopes to bring alive the life of the 16th century mystic.” Times of IndiaRead More

Visit AIM for Seva Meera Performance Facebook Page

Read review of last year’s show

Visit Arsha Drishti to learn more about local Gita, Advaita Vedanta, and Sanskrit Classes.

Exciting Upcoming AIM for Seva Events 

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Meera – The Soul Divine Dance Production – Friday August 19th Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC, San Diego, CA

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1st Annual 2-mile Walkathon – Sunday July 24th

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1st Annual Seva Golf Classic – Thursday August 4th Rancho Bernardo Inn Gold & Resort Spa

The All India Movement (AIM) for SEVA (Service)  is an integrated community development program founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda reaching out to rural and tribal children across Indian.  Several fun events are planned here in San Diego in the coming month to raise awareness about this worthwhile organization. Come, Enjoy, Participate!

Discovering Harmony in Life – Buenos Aires Anniversary Talk

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A talk by

Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati

Arsha Vidya, Argentina 26th Anniversary Celebration
Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 15, 2016

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Swami Advayatmananda was invited by Swamini Vilasananda to Buenos Aires, Argentina to speak at the 26th anniversary celebration of Arsha Vidya Argentina. While there Swamiji taught Dṛg Dṛśya Viveka during a weekend retreat and also gave number of talks at various locations throughout the city. Topics included:

  • Prāptasya Prāptiḥ – Attaining The Already Attained
  • Īśvara & Jīva Sṛṣṭi – Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Self-Compassion 
  • The Sādhana & Sādhya – The Spiritual Search, Means and End
  • The Meaning of Namaste – Honoring Non-Duality
  • The Vedic Equation – Vision of Freedom

Read more about the anniversary celebration in the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Newsletter HERE

Read Discovering Harmony in Life in the Arsha Vidya Newsletter – Part 1, Part 2 .  Download entire Arsha Vidya newsletter containing the articles HERE and HERE

The audio recordings of the anniversary talk, the weekend retreat, and Swamiji’s talks around town, including the Spanish translation are planned to be made available.

 

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June 26-29 2016 – Swami Viditatmananda’s Southern California Speaking Schedule

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Southern California Talks

We are pleased to announce that  Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati will be returning to Southern California to give four talks this year – two in San Diego, one in Diamond Bar, and another in Irvine. Please be sure to save the dates and come to hear this most compassionate, wise, and respected mahatma.

 Swami Viditatmananda is the senior ācārya (teacher) and  president  of the Arsha Vidya Pitham in the US, founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda.  Swamiji’s depth of vision and scholarship, coupled with a gentle and direct communication style enables him to clearly unfold the transformative teachings of the sages of ancient India in a manner that is immediately accessible and relevant to our daily lives.

During his discourses Swamiji leads us through an exploration of the realities of our everyday experiences, enabling us to see life through his eyes and thereby begin to directly recognize our innate peace and joy, and our inherent non-separateness from the sacred.

You are also cordially invited to a lunch satsang with Swamiji Monday afternoon, June 27th in San Diego.  Please RSVP (required) to Kavita Rajaratnam – kvraj64@gmail.com, 858-880-8609.  Seating is limited.

Talks are in English.  Admission is free.

Watch talks given by Swami Viditatmananda during previous visits to the area HERE.

 


San Diego

Introduction to 

Advaita Vedanta 

Sunday June 26, 7:30 PM

Shiva-Vishnu Temple
9252 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126

 

Bringing the Lord 

Into Our Lives

Monday June 27, 7:30 PM

Shri Mandir
9474 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92126

 

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Los Angeles Area

Diamond Bar

The Value of Values

Tuesday June 28, 7:00 PM

Diamond Bar Community Center
Pine Room
1600 Grand Ave
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

 

Irvine

Dharma : Understanding the Universal Order

Wednesday June 29, 7:00 PM

Woodbury Community Center
130 Sanctuary
Irvine, CA 92620

 

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Seeking Resolution: The Resolution of Seeking – An Introduction to Advaita Vedanta, A Chennai Temple Talk

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A talk by Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati

(Presented as Brahmacārī Daksha Chaitanya prior to his Saṃnyāsa-Dīkṣā)

Marundeeshvara Temple, Chennai, India

November 19, 2014

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Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati, while still a brahmacārī (Daksha Chaitanya), was invited to speak at the beautiful and sacred Marundeeshvara Temple in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, India, on November 19, 2014.  In this talk he explores the resolution to equation “I” + x = Happiness, questioning the very premise of our ceaseless search for wholeness.  Along the way he touches on topics ranging from crossword puzzles, musical improvisation, and workplace challenges, to recognition of the fundamental universal human problem, impermanent means and ends,  radical transformation of self identity, and the joy of living, all as informed by the vision of the sages of ancient India.

 

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Vedanta & Sanskrit Classes on Hiatus May 2 – June 4

Due to Swamiji’s teaching travel schedule the Thursday evening meditation and Kaivalya Upaniṣad Vedanta class as well as the Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday chanting and Sanskrit classes will be on hiatus from May 2 – June 4.  Classes will resume June 5.

The Sunday and Wednesday Gita study groups will continue uninterrupted.  Beginning Sanskrit TA sessions will also continue.