Conscious living workshop
With Brahmachari Shantamrita
Today’s world faces turbulent international conditions, economic instability, increasing crime, as well as climate change and global environmental pollution. Towards a solution, our efforts at ameliorating social, economic, educational and political systems worldwide, have achieved a degree of success.
However, is a shift in the structures we have created really sufficient to bring about a fundamental solution to the world’s problems? Or, is the most urgent need of the day a shift in the awareness of the human mind, which is the ultimate source of all the problems and instability? Is it not time for us to look within, listen to the voice of our conscience, and find a place of inner tranquility and contentment?
With this in mind, Brahmachari Shantamrita Chaitanya conducted a workshop on Conscious Living, guiding us in the principles of self-transformation through awareness.
Saturday May 8th
- Picnic at Centennial Park
The second program was held outdoors the following day, Saturday May 8th in Centennial Park. This was an opportunity to spend a more informal time with Swamiji for a morning of chanting, meditating together, catching up about Amma's 2010 tour and a picnic lunch.
About Brahmachari Shantamrita Chaitanya
Brahmachari Shantamrita Chaitanya grew up in the USA, where he studied Japanese and Asian Civilizations. He began living at Amritapuri (Amma's Ashram), India in 1993. In 1997 at the age of 29 he was initiated by Amma as a Brahmachari (formally becoming a monk and priest) and since then has been engaged in social, educational and spiritual activities throughout India, Japan, USA and Europe.
In India he has worked on projects such as the Amrita-Kuteeram Housing Construction scheme (supplying housing to people of low income) and the Gujarat Earthquake relief project. In Europe and the USA he has been involved in activities for the Youth as well as accompanying Amma on Her World Tours.
Since 2002 Brahmachari Shantamrita has lived primarily in Japan, where he Director of M.A. Center Japan and on the Board of Directors of the Japanese branch of Embracing The World (www.embracingtheworld.org). He continues to travel around the world, with Amma and on his own, conducting pujas and homas and inspiring devotees with his heartfelt talks
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