Chennai college shines in Freedom

By Mohanji Acharya Rekha Murali

19th February 2020

I was invited by JBAS college for women, Chennai (India) as a speaker for a program titled ‘Sparkle 2020’. The program was meant for Grade 12 students who would be facing their board exams shortly.  Approximately 800 students participated in this event.  The students were cheerful, noisy, and clapped loudly for things that grabbed their interest.

As a part of the program, a ten-minute breathing technique and ‘Freedom’ meditation were conducted. The students did the breathing techniques with ease and settled down very comfortably for the meditation. A beautiful sense of calm and peace settled into the auditorium.

At the end of the meditation, there was a moment’s pause after which the students clapped appreciatively which conveyed a lot of respect for the meditation. The students received it well and their beautiful smiles spoke volumes.

Thank you Mohanji for such a powerful gift of ‘Freedom’ meditation for the children.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

 

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Bloom – A program for personal development skills

By Mohanji Acharya Rekha Murali

10th October and 14th October 2019

A program titled ‘bloom’ was conducted by Mohanji Acharya Rekha Murali for the first year under-graduate students of  JBAS college for women in Chennai, India. The focus of the program was to equip students from various departments of the college with academic and personal development skills.  Our Mohanji family member, Sudeshna Ganguly assisted he students enthusiastically.

The program was conducted in two sessions – one for the morning batch on the 10th and  the other for the evening batch of students on 14th October.  A total of 80 students benefited from this program. The aim of the personal development program was to bring awareness among the students on self-acceptance and love.

The program commenced with discussion of personal aspects that hampered their progress as students. This included fears, anxiety, family/peer pressure, and stress.  The art of letting go and accepting the strengths and weaknesses of self and others were discussed. Most of the students were from diverse backgrounds with many of them being first generation learners.

 

 

The young 18-year old women were taught some breathing  exercises such as watching their breath, deep breathing  etc. Some techniques to drop bad habits and painful memories were also shared.  With gentle, silent  breathing exercises, the students were led into the Blossoms of love meditation. The atmosphere changed from one of restlessness to peace and calmness.  All of them were meditating for the first time.

sudeshna
Sudeshna

At the end of the program, few girls shared that they felt peaceful and quiet within. A couple of them went into a no-thought stage where all their problems seemed to have vanished during the meditation. Each and every student present liked the meditation session and were grateful for the exposure.

Here are some pictures of their feedback:

 

 

 

 

 

Translation of the above two pictures that are in Tamil:

“This talk was very good. I did meditation for the first time. It was good.”

“All that you shared were useful. I understood it well. I will follow all that you told me.”

Heartfelt gratitude to Mohanji  for making the group cohesive and effective as the group of students were from different religious backgrounds and had never attended a meditation session before!

 

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

 

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