Saturday, 30 September 2017

HFN-Trichy C-Connect Reliance Trends (September 2017)

Venue:Reliance Trends
Event: HFN follow up
Date:9th Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Harikrishnan
Participants: 62

Follow- ups on 16th, 23rd and 30th Sep 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

HFN-Trichy S-Connect - RT Malai (September 2017)

Venue: R.T. Malai Govt. School NSS Camp
Event: 3 day HFN
Date: 25th to 27th Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Sr. Chitra
Participants: 24

Monday, 25 September 2017

Conscious Living - Trichy - S-Connect - Manaparai (September 2017)

Venue: Saraswati Matriculation School Manaparai
Date: 25th September 2017
Event: Special session for students of Classes X to XII
Co-ordinator: Sr. Chitra and Sr. Bhavani
Participants: around 100 students

Topic: Handling Exam Fear and Parental Pressure
  1. Relaxation and meditation 20 minutes
  2. Take charge of your life - story of guru and cat - time management activity - have a definite plan or study schedule - comparison and competitive - handling parental pressure - brain gym exercises (in lieu of a break)
  3. Study techniques - chunking and spacing - Visualize success - what to do when taking an exam
  4. Taking questions and feedback
Special session for Teachers - around 25 participants including the Principal
Topic: Positive classroom dynamics
  1. Accepting students as they are - quote Bharatiyar song  about cat.
  2. The concept of modelling behaviour and behaviour modification thru reinforcement and positive punishment - no need to threaten and humiliate a child
  3. Distribution of a list of 26 ways of praising a child no matter what - avoid labels
  4. Explain the concept and benefits of brain gym exercises - give a copy to the principal
  5. Memory techniques- spacing and Ebbingus forgetting curve.
  6. Introduce the difference between MR and learning disabilities.  Maybe 2 minutes
  7. Handling questions and doubts

Sunday, 24 September 2017

HFN-Trichy T-Connect - Draupathi Amman Temple (September 2017)

Venue: Draupathi amman temple, Puthur
Event: HFN General
Date: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Sr. Lalitha
Participants: 9 participants on 15thSep

HFN - Trichy - U-Connect - JR Polytechnic (September 2017)

Venue: JR Polytechnic
Event: HFN follow-up
Date: 14th Sep
Co-ordinator: Sr. Latha
Participants: 70

Event: HFN follow-up
Date: 21st Sep
Co-ordinator: Sr. Latha
Participants: 62

Event: Ashram visit for JR Polytehnic students
Date: 23rd Sep

  1. Ice Breaker Session - Sr. Sheetal
  2. Deeper into the practice - Sr. Chitra
  3. Satsang followed by lunch
  4. Intro into insight learning - the rope problem -sr. Bhaani
  5. Brain gym exercise
  6. Exploring the value -sincerity - Sr.Bhavani

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

HFN Trichy - U-Connect Srimad Andavan College (September 2017)

Venue: Srimad Andavan College
Event: HFN follow up
Date: 19th Sep
Co-ordinator:Br. Balaji and Sr. Meenakshi
Participants: 320

HFN-Trichy - G-Connect - Railway Protection Force (September 2017)

Venue: RPF
Event: 3 day HFN
Date: 30th Aug to 1st Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Manivannan & Sr. Kanchana Sridhar
Batch I: 187

Date: 12th to 15th Sep
Batch II: 25 participants
Co-ordinator: Sr. Kanchana

Date: 18th to 21st Sep
Batch III: 120 participants
Co-ordinator: Br. Manivanan

Friday, 15 September 2017

HFN - Trichy V-Connect - Sub Centeers (September 2017)

Venue: Ethumalai Village
Event: New sub center Inauguration
Date: 13th Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Balaji
Participants: 24

Venue: Siruganur Village
Event: New sub center Inauguration
Date: 15th Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Balaji
Participants: Satsang attendence 13

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

HFN -Trichy U-Connect - Cauvery College (September 2017)

Venue: Cauvery College
Event: HFN Follow-up
Date: 12 th Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Sr. Lalitha & Sr. Chitra
Participants: 140

Update: Follow-up on Sep 19th 

Friday, 8 September 2017

HFN - Trichy - G-Connect -TNSTC (September 2017)

Venue: Tamil Nadu State Transport Cooperation
Event: 3 day HFN
Date: 1st Sep to 3rd Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Seshadari
Participants: TNSTC bus drivers and conductors

New Report in Hallmark Business School Journal

Newsletter of Hallmark Business School write up on U-connect being conducted for their students.

HFN - Trichy V-Connect - Siruganur Village (September 2017)

Venue: Sirganur Village
Event: HFN
Date: Sep 5th to Sep 7th
Co-ordinator: Br. Balaji
Participants: 10

HFN - Trichy S- Connect - Green Park School Thozhudhur (Septembet 2017)

Venue: Green Park School, Thozhudhur
Event: 3 day HFN
Date: 7th Sep to 9th Sep
Co-ordinators: Sis. Uma Lakshmanan and Br. Swaminathan
Participants: students + teachers = 150

Messages from Daji

Bulletin No: 2017.32  Thursday, 7 September 2017

Conversations With Daaji

Kanha Shanti Vanam

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

This morning Daaji left early to conduct a Heartfulness workshop for IAS officers, returning just after 9 a.m. During breakfast he had a discussion with a few abhyasis about various recent activities of Heartfulness and Brighter Minds, and then the topic moved to evolution and consciousness.

Creation, human evolution and consciousness

Q: Saheb, if we look at evolution in the Darwinian sense, first we have the origins of matter, then the oceans and then life emerged out of the oceans on this planet, and much later came human beings.

Daaji: Yes, that is the physical manifestion, but when we look at the whole thing from the spiritual perspective it is a different story. The souls of human beings came first as a part of the first Super-Mind of God. The currents of Purusha and Prakriti descended from the Kshob and our souls with that. What are soul mates? Those souls that descended from the Source in the same instant – even a few milliseconds later as everything expanded from the Source and they would not have had that same connection.

And it is still expanding. The creation of the universe is still going on at a speed at which we cannot even conceive. I once tried to observe it in meditation. I wanted to observe that first wave of creation, but when I tried I was completely gone – it was not possible to be conscious of its movement.

How we view human evolution also changes. In the physical sense, we are supposed to be evolving, developing our mental capacities, our brains, but if we look at human beings from the time of Creation onwards, our consciousness has been gradually degrading, so that now it is hampered by so much heaviness in the form of samskaras.

As consciousness keeps degrading with the outward manifestation of the universe, more and more chakras will be added to the human system. The original chakras are not the lowest ones in the human system, but the highest. Our degradation is not the natural expression of God, but it is our own creation. God has given us the potential and our purity or lack of purity is of our own making.

Even if we go back a few thousand years, to the time of Patanjali, he identified five Yamas and five Niyamas. Now we can add more, because our negative tendencies are more complex than in Patanjali’s time.

Also, if you observe the functions of the subtle body, they are also omnipresent. For example, pure Buddhi is there in everything – in the plant kingdom vines know how to send out tendrils to wrap around branches and poles; amoebae know how to orient towards sensory stimuli like light and sound. We see intelligence manifesting everywhere in life. But where can this Buddhi evolve into its deeper form? Where can it manifest as intuition and eventually wisdom? It manifests wherever an evolved being has mastered the sixth limb of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga, Dharana, the art of holding and germinating in the mental womb of the heart. This we commonly understand as listening to the heart.

So you see, how we view evolution depends on whether we are viewing it from the perspective of the physical world of matter or the causal, spiritual perspective. Both are interlinked of course but our focus determines what we see.

HFN - Trichy V-Connect - Ethumalai Village (September 2017)

Venue: Ethumalai Village
Event: 3 day HFN
Date:5th Sep to 7th Sep 2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Balaji
Participants: 24

HFN - Trichy G-Connect - Zonal Railway Training Institute (September 2017)

Venue: Railways Zonal Training Institute, Trichy
Event: HFN
Date: 07.09.2017
Co-ordinator: Sis. Kanchana Sridhar

Friday, 1 September 2017

HFN - Trichy - G-Connect - Zonal Railway Training Institute (September 2017)

Venue: Zonal Railway Training Institute
Event: 3 HFN
Date: 30th Aug to1st Sep
Co-ordinator: Sr. Kanchana

HFN - Trichy - S-Connect - Saraswati Bala Vidhya Mandir (September 2017)

Venue: Saraswati Bala Vidhya Mandir, Srinivasa Nagar, Trichy
Event: 1 day HFN for students
Date: 01.09.2017
Co-ordinator: Br. Balaji
Participants:200 students and 6 teachers