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Ananda Marga Chile continues to run its yoga instructor courses as intensives during the summer, and throughout the year as well. They have become well recognised in Chile for their spiritual depth and non-commercial flavour. Costs are kept to a minimum in order to give a chance to everyone to participate in this special experience.
Our yoga teacher training has became well-known in Santiago city for its spiritual content and affordable cost. At the summer course at our rural retreat, 23 people shared the mystical experience of the 15-day training, with spiritual philosophy, asanas, kiirtan, workshops and vegetarian diet. The city course started in April with 35 students. These students also go to our rural retreat every second weekend for theoretical classes.
The course is unique in Chile because our yoga system is complete, including all aspects of traditional yoga, and this holistic approach is very popular. It’s a great experience to be trained in our wonderful retreat center near the great Rapel lake. People really experience a special grace there. After intensive spiritual practices for 15 days they feel a deep change in their soul and only return home with great difficulty!
A new yoga teacher course started in the port of San Antonio. It’s a collaboration between Ananda Marga and the municipality. 34 students joined and now are taking the annual course, Dada Mokshananda and two other asanas instructors are traveling there regularly to give the classes. Two more courses, Ayurvedic medicine and herbal medicine, will start in June.
Also this year, on the occasion of Ananda Purnima a full moon kiirtan with delicious vegetarian food was attended by 130 members of the public.
Our awesome kiirtan group was performed at the VoSe festival in February 2014. Groups such as Shakti, Amma, Sahaja Yoga, Hari Krishna and Sufis as well as Ananda Marga performed kiirtan on the Willow stage as part of the multi-faith akhanda kiirtan. Our Ananda Marga kiirtan group performed twice and we were the only ones to include dynamic lalita marmika dance in the kiirtan performance.
Various other activities have been taking place on the scene in Aotearoa:
Local AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) volunteers responded to the Christchurch earthquake by distributing rescue remedy to psychologically traumatised victims.
Download the response reports here:
Acarya Narada Muni recently produced a documentary telling the story of a white-skinned Aboriginal woman discovering her roots. The documentary was aired on Australian TV ABC’s Message Stick program.
Didi Ananda Tapomaya conducted a course on Neohumanist Education in Guatemala for the teachers of the Limonada school. She is pictured here with one of the students receiving an award.