Preparations are underway for the forthcoming 24-Kundi Gayatri Maha-Yagya.
Samuh Sadhana (Collective Meditation) starts at 7pm daily and is open to all.
Each evening after meditation, volunteers are working through the final preparation phase for Sunday 28th May.
Volunteering is open to all, and training is provided......feel free to come along any evening or weekend during our opening hours.
We cordially invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting of Sri Vedmata Gayatri Pariwar UK, to be held on Sunday, 18th September 2016 at Gayatri Chetna Kendra, 16 Rendell Road, Leicester LE4 6LE.
10am to midday: Gayatri Chetna Kendra Anniversary celebrations. Cultural programmes by parijans and an exhibition to showcase Gayatri Pariwar UK activities.
12 noon to 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm to 2.30pm: The Annual General Meeting
* Review of previous year’s activities by individual committee members
* Discussion on future activities, plans and structure
* Election of a new committee
* Any other business (by advanced notice before 8th September 2016)
Nominations: With your kind help and support, Gayatri Pariwar UK has been progressing very well. If you would like to nominate someone on the management committee of 2015-2016, please complete a nomination form and return it to Gayatri Chetna Kendra, 16 Rendell Road, Leicester LE4 6LE, no later than 12 September 2016. Every single field in the form must be filled in or else the nomination will be invalidated. Please be aware that being on the committee necessarily entails fulfilling assigned tasks and attending meetings. It doesn’t confer special status or extra rights.
We now have a new stock of Gayatri Mantra Writing Books.
They are currently available at The Gayatri Centre, Leicester. However, thousands will be distributed throughout the UK in the coming weeks.
If you require one or more, then please free to drop in at The Gayatri Centre, where not only are Gayatri Mantra Writing Books are available, but we have a huge library consisting of inspirational literature, as well as hundreds of titles covering Scientific Spirituality. These books are available in a number of languages.
As a nonprofit organisation, the Gayatri Mantra Writing Books are available at a nominal cost of 25p each, which covers the cost of printing.
Other titles range from as little as 20p to a few pounds.
Please do not hesitate to enquire if there are any specific themes you may intersted in. Our library team are happy to assist with all requests.
International Yoga Day was celebrated at Gayatri Chetna Kendra on June 21st 2016. A special 90min Yoga session was arranged in the evening, where there was a combination of warm ups, Surya Namaskar, Pragya Yog, Laughter Yoga, Pranayama and a special message by Dr Pranavbhai Pandya - who was a one of two chief guests at the mass yoga demonstration in Chandigarh with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi – was shown to all participants.
It was also announced that Ladies Only Yoga will be restarting in a couple of weeks, as well as a long-term vision of having free Yoga available each day for the public. Furthermore, special sessions on ‘Awakening Inner Powers’ through Yoga are going to start with two sessions a month very soon.
Please get in touch or email the Gayatri Centre in Leicester for further information or to register interest.
Overall, a fantastic Yoga session!
"Now let us endeavour to enter the domain of mind, examine the reality of Soul and experience its existence with the help of paranormal powers inherent in the depths of the mind. All seekers throughout the world have been adopting the same methodology. For understanding elementary facts about any subject, there is no alternative to application of penetrating intelligence inherent in the inner world of the mind. Subjective investigation for discovery of the reality of ‘Self’ would also require the aid of illumined intelligence. The science of spirituality calls this process as Yoga"
Today's session was all about Inspirational People.
The Junior youth talked about who they perceived as inspirational people. Though several names were mentioned, many talked about their Mothers & Teachers. This was followed with the Junior youth doing drawings about this.
Senior youth were brilliant. We did a mind map on international women's day and named some famous women and what they're famous for. The youths then wrote about famous women of the past, & the present, and some even looked into the future & wrote down good qualities of what they'd like to see in themselves.
We ended today's session with playing a game where everyone got to know about the new youths that have recently joined. Each youth had to walk around a circle saying their name, something they like and disliked or an embarrassing moment.
During the Youth Group today, we discussed the 'Thought Transformation Movement', what the Torch represents, and the 18 Satsankalpa's. The responses from the youth were amazing. Some of the comments where;
1. People symbolise everyone coming together. 2. The hand represents all their energy and willpower coming into one. 3. The torch brings all the positive energy together and that has got to be strong. 4. The flame gives everyone light, brings everyone from darkness to light. It is everyone's energy and power working together which creates the aura that then protects the people.
Fantastic youth session today....looking forward to next week!!!
During today's youth session, the youth watched a video about Mahashivratri, and had a group discussion about World Book Day. Younger youths did some colouring in, whilst the senior youths had a quiz and took part in a debate of 'Movies v's Books'
The quote discussed today was;
"Realize your worth and believe that you are uniquely made by the almighty in the world"
Gayatri Pariwar Oxford officially launched its Youth Group on Saturday 27th February 2016 with an open day for parents.
The first session saw a successful turnout and both children and parents found this to be an invaluable experience. There was a turnout of around 12 children from the families attending the introduction session which we were really pleased with.
We began the session by introducing the launch of DIYAUK and its aim.
During the session, the following were discussed:
- The basics of a "mantra". What is the significance and why we say it?
- An interactive session where both children and parents were invited to participate their thoughts.
- "What we chant is what we become". This was the moral of the discussion and a translation of the Gayatri Mantra was explained
- An explanation of "Change Transformation", followed by an interactive exercise where both youths and parents played a game about stories with different scenarios. The basis of this exercise was for the audience to experiencing changes in their lives, and to "be the change".
- There was a discussion on leadership qualities. The youths of today are tomorrow's future, and bringing out the inner skills of today's youths. Role models were also discussed.
- The introductory session concluded with an explanation of the objectives of the Youth Group.
Other children have also registered their interest and a second session may be arranged in the near future as more youths start to attend.
If you have questions, please contact our central office in Leicester, and a member of the Oxford Youth Team will get in touch.
Alternatively, come along to the next youth group session on Saturday 12th March, between 3-5pm @ The Forest Hill Village Hall, Main Road, Forest Hill, Oxfordshire, OX33 1DZ. All are welcome!