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2013 Yuva Camp Life 13Bala

what changes this camp brought in you?

Love everything and be happy. – Aswathi T.S. I have learnt that nothing in this universe is a waste, everything has value and there is no end for anything. Everything undergoes a change. I learnt that happiness can be found within, and that no external thing can give us complete happiness. Love is the best […]

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2013 Yuva Camp Life 13Bala

Reflections of Love

Reflections: a session where all expressed their thoughts, shared their talents sang and laughed loudly. Feedback This section was actually interesting as we could get answers for the questions we might have not thought of. – Aswathi TS It was helpful for us in recollecting and memorizing what we learnt that day. – Pranav S […]

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2013 Yuva Gita 13Yuva

Bhagavad Gita for a successful life

Br. Dhyanamrita Chaitanya gave the class on Bhagavad Gita. The 12th Chapter – Bhakti Yoga was explained to the students. We discussed the idea of setting up the right goal in life, the values needed to achieve that and the qualification required. ‘Who is a devotee in the eyes of the Lord’ was really an […]

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2013 Yuva Gita 13Yuva

Bhagavad Gita in traditional style

Br. Dhyanamrita Chaitanya gave the class on Bhagavad Gita 12th Chapter – Bhakti Yoga. What is love? What is devotion? Who is a devotee? What he/she will be like? – all were discussed in details. ‘Who is a devotee in the eyes of the Lord’ was really an eye opener for many. His simple and […]

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2013 Yuva My Passion 13Yuva

Love for Traditional Medicine

My Life My Passion: Love for Traditional Medicine by Dr P Ram Manohar Dr P Ram Manohar spoke on June 8, 2013 during the My Life, My Passion session. He told the audience that passion for truth will lead one to success. Touching upon health and well-being he said that health is not the absence […]

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2013 Yuva Yoga & Meditation 13Yuva

Yoga for mind and body, awareness is the key

Gitamba gave classes every day combining pranayama and mantra to yoga. Boys and girls enjoyed these sessions throughly. Feedback These classes helped me to increase my willpower. The interest to go to yoga helped me get up every morning with a smile, even though the comforting cold climate made me think of sleeping.- Aswathi TS […]

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My Life My Passion: In the footsteps of Sri Ram – Dr Ram Avatar Sharma

Dr. Ram Avatar Sharma gave an inspiring talk during the My Life, My Passion session on 7th June 2013. Sharmaji demonstrated from the experiences that he shared that there is no work which is impossible, and also that if we have passion, we can achieve any heights. He taught the audience that, to attain perfection, […]

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2013 Yuva Yoga & Meditation 13Yuva

Meditation with Love

Every day we had meditation sessions. Guided Meditation classes were conducted at indoor and outdoor sessions. ==== Feedback These session made my mind relaxed and also helped me go inside. – Aswathi TS I enjoyed meditating and the ‘maa’ & ‘om’ process was amazing. – Pranav S Meditation, that makes us to just forget the world, helped […]

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2013 Yuva Yoga & Meditation 13Yuva

Yoganidra: Sleep with awareness

Yoga Nidra session by Brahmachari Mukesh Kumar was there every day. Campers were made to sleep/relax consciously for 30 minutes. With simple instructions in the background of music made every one relax totally. It is a very good and efficient relaxation technique. – Aswathi TS Yoganidhra was a very wonderful and amazing experience and it […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Swimming with Love

Every day we had swimming classes in the Olympic standard swimming pool @ Amrita University. The children were taught to swim through life with Love and with out fear. ==== Feedback This is first time I am entering a water pool.It gave me the feel of water. – Aswathi T.S. It was a little difficult […]

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Cook Aloo paratha with love

Feedback When food is cooked with love then the senses ceases its action only heart responds. – Aswathi TS Well I had a good time making paratha and tea. It is helpful for preparing our own food at times of emergency. – Pranav S Cooking the thing given to us was like playing a game, […]

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2013 Yuva My Passion 13Yuva

Love for Compost: My Life, My Passion – Peter Ash

On June 6, 2013, Peter Ash told campers that service to nature is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, and hence it is high time that we get back to living in harmony with nature. He taught the audience about organic farming and about how it helps in the growth of […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Photography: shoot what you Love

A photography workshop was conducted by Br. Dhyanamrita. He explained how to take an interesting photo and what frame of mind one needs. Feedback: One of my interests is photography. Till I attended this class I didn’t know that photography can also be related with Gita. Swamiji taught us how to take good photographs of […]

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Love for the hearts: Dr R Krishna Kumar

Dr. Krishna Kumar spoke to the campers during the My Life, My Passion session on June 5, 2013. In this talk, he urged the audience to accept challenges in life. He said it is important to be constantly challenged in life because it stimulates changes and hence keep us alive. He added that learning is […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Shraddha: Building Awareness

Shraddha workshop Shankar Kumaran conducted the Shraddha workshop on 2- 4 June 2013. He introduced the Panchakoshas, the five layers of human existence to the campers. His sessions focused on increasing concentration and awareness through various kind of activities. Breathing exercise to control and change emotions were also introduced. Games and classes helped the Yuva […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Shradda: Connectivity through Innocence and Awareness

Shankar Kumaran conducted the Shraddha workshop on 2- 4 June 2013. He introduced the Panchakoshas, the five layers of human existence to the campers. His sessions focused on increasing concentration and awareness through various kind of activities. Breathing exercise to control and change emotions were also introduced. Games and classes helped the Yuva to realize […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Dance with Love: Workshop on Kathakali and Bharatanatyam

Paris Laxmi and Pallipuram Sunil performed and demonstrated both Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. They performed and shared the Navarasas and various mudras of Kathakali and gave practical sessions of basic steps of Bhartanatyam. During their session they spoke about Rhythm which is a basic component of dance. They spoke about how practice makes perfection, and the […]

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Magic by Samala Venu

Samala Venu presented magic for the campers. He shared some secrets with them. The blindfold item was an outstanding performance. ==== Feedback Even though no one sticks to your side, if in time you feel that the passion of yours is different from the ones that others think, never give up. Go for it, try, […]

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Bring the change in society: Pravin Patkar

Pravin Patkar had a discussion with the campers on the societal problems of the present day – the child labor, slavery and human trafficking. The  discussion helped to open many eyes.   ==== Feedback Do not wait for the another mahatma to come and remove the injustice, instead you become the mahatma. – Aswathi TS […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Workshop: Evolve from lust to Love

A workshop to understand the difference between Love, Like and Lust was conducted by Br. Mukesh & Br. Dhyanamrita. Examples from Puranas and present world were presented to elaborate the point. Later the students were asked to reflect upon their life too.   Feedback: It gave a clear cut difference between these words. – Aswathi […]

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2013 Yuva Yoga & Meditation 13Yuva

Bhajan: Singing with Love

Everyday evening we had an energetic bhajan session. ==== Feedbacks: The art of music is great and enjoying is another art. – Aswathi TS I enjoyed singing bhajans as it made me live in the present and my mind was involved in it. – Pranav S The one I enjoyed a lot. – Shruti Sreevalsan […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Assessing one’s strengths and weaknesses: Psychology Workshop

Dr Gitanjali Natarajan & Smitha VS conducted a workshop on Psychology. The session initially covered aspects of stress management. They advised the youth not be oversensitive and educated them about the 15 %-20% of youth who suffer from stress due to societal changes and peer group pressures and other factors. They emphasized the need to […]

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My Life My Passion: Love for Neurons – Dr Shyam Diwakar

During the session, My Life My Passion on June 4th 2013, Dr Shyam Diwakar spoke to the audience and gave a clear picture on neuropsychology and neuroscience. He explained further the mathematical modelling of cerebellar granule neurons and their network properties. He also elaborated the analogy of computational process with the human brain and the […]

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2013 Yuva My Passion 13Yuva

My Life, My Passion: Love for Law & Order -Sundari Nanda IPS

On June 3rd 2013 Sundari Nanda I.P.S, interacted with the students during the My Life, My Passion session. Her key message to the campers was to hold their faith and believe in the divine power. She said that faith is the most valuable thing in life. She emphasized the need to have a clear goal […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Rhythm of Tabla with Love: Workshop by Muthu Kumar

A tabla workshop was conducted by  Muthu Kumar and his wife Priya Kalyanpur. It was an interactive and entertaining session. They spoke about the need to respect our own individuality and respect our personality. They urged the youngsters to never doubt oneself since it leads to one’s own destruction. They also said that the happiness […]