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Spring is here..the best place and time to do meditation

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After a chilly winter …..spring is back in action. Paramanand Ashram is back with numerous flowers. This post is for everyone to take a break and checkout how ashram looks in Spring. I don’t know about you but for me even watching these flowers is a kind of meditation too. Perhaps now is best place and time to do Meditation.

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Spring season

Spring in the ashram

Sunflowers the hard work of Jeferson, Nigora, Kalyan, Mahesh and Many other students

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This reminds me of Hidimba ji 🙂

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Without any fragrance but still beautiful.

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Pictures by Mahendra Kumar

Pictures of Paramanand Ashram
Yoga Teacher Training Center in India

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It’s not just about a certificate or a course

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People go to colleges or universities not just a degree they want to experience the life of the university. The environment really matters. You may learn yoga while in your home when it comes to becoming an expert in it. You need highly competitive environment. You are required to study a lot. In group and on your own.

Yoga ashram

Yoga ashram

 

Self Study

Self Study

The studio which is just down the road is fine too but deep in your heart you know thats taking you no-where.Let me give you a simple example.which sports game you would like to watch a local club match or the olympics?Which award show you value more, the local community award or the Nobel prize?

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

I am not telling you to start watching Olympics or the Nobel prize show. That you already do 😉 I am telling you to select a yoga place very seriously, that’s going to be the best one / two or perhaps maybe several months of your life. I have witnessed myself a lot of transformations happening.

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Bliss

PS: I know you want to come to India. Maybe now is the time to take yoga and your dream seriously.

 

Mahendra Kumar
Staff writer: Paramanand Ashram
www.paramyoga.org

Graduation May 2013

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There are very many moments in life which are worth relishing upon. One of them is graduation day. All though students graduate every month here but every graduation ceremony is unique in their own sense.  Swamiji graced the occasion himself. We were blessed by his kind blessings and prasad,

This graduation was special in many respects..

1. Respected Swamiji was present to grace the occasion

2. We had two students ( Katee and Satya) who were here for almost 3 months

3. One of the students (Kat Bickert ) completed her 6 months Advanced Course

4. Students got Yoga teachers training, therapy and Ayurveda certificates.

 

Ashram life 7.0

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Beyond Yoga

As far as I have spent my time in the ashram, what I feel is that..it’s not just about yoga. Obviously Yoga the best and the most important part but with that comes up a lot of vivid kind of experiences…

 

Change in perspective:  It’s the old water and glass logic, either you see it half empty or half full. You can’t say anything until you experience it yourself. In India, your mind set changes.. western logics, theories don’t apply here. India is a land of mystery but in the same time it’s one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Can you imagine.. how big the car is??? it’s logically impossible for everyone to sit. BUT WE DID…

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where on earth you will see people worshiping a Machine?… yes we do it, PROUDLY!

Cultural Experiences:  In the ashram you experience the inter mixing of different cultures from around the globe. Seriously, after living here for almost one year… I can tell the your country of origin my just listening to your voice. And of course I had the opportunity to taste the most delicious of all flavours from every corner of the world..Italian, American, French, Spanish, south American… yummy!  

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Time for some yummy yummy food! Smile

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I can smell it from here…..  Am I the only one who’s feeling hungry again?

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Spirituality: I believe that spirituality can’t be explained, it can only be experienced. I mean, this is not something anyone can teach…. you have to get it through your own ways. Living in ashram does provide an environment for that.

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AND OF COURSE …… FRIENDSHIP BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Do I need to write it down????

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You may not see me in these pictures but I can definitely tell you one genuine fact… I HAVE GOT FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD.. And I feel myself lucky enough to be part of a global family.

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Mahendra Kumar
www.paramyoga.org

Courtesy- Beth, Crisaide, Mai, Jiaranai and all my friends!

Time to say Good Bye and Namaste!

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Another month passed in the Ashram a lot of things happened. A lot of classes, traveling and shopping!!!! But now all my friends are leaving… the course finished!

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Time to say Good bye. Everyone got along very well. Ever smiling and always happy.
Time passed and I never realized that it’s almost the end of the month. I wish everyone  could have stayed a bit longer…

Time to make new friends but it doesn’t mean I am ever gonna forget my other friends. Technically I remember every single friend of mine and how or when we met. Razor sharp memory ( Mahendra)

compiled and written by – Mahendra Kumar