Chantings & Discourses

We are happy to announce Shree Vasudha Swamini’s online talks on Upadesa Sarah. This book by Bhagvan Ramana Maharishi is the essence of all spiritual teaching and one of the most popular Vedantic texts, which explains the paths of Karmayoga, Dhyanayoga, Bhaktiyoga and Jnanayoga, and how they lead to the final goal of Self Knowledge.
The flyer attached, has all the details of the program. Interested persons may kindly register at the earliest.

For registrations please contact: 9321374344 or 9867279866

The discourse on the thirteenth chapter Kshetra Kshetrajna Vibhaga by Swamini Shree Vasudhaji at the VVF Centre was attended both online and offline by many students. Swaminiji explained the verses in detail about Kshetra and Kshetrajna. Kshetra is the field of experience and Kshetrajna is the knower of the field. The chapter establishes that Kshetrajna, the Self in all, is none other than Bhagwan. One who recognises this, ie, the one who sees Bhagwan as the same knower in all beings is a realized person. The chapter also tells us about the real virtues termed as Jnanam which are but spiritual practices to be followed by a seeker. For a person practising these virtues, Self Knowledge becomes easy to gain, because his mind is already purified by these sadhanas. Everyone felt blessed to listen to these profound teachings, which Swaminiji described as nothing short of Upanishad.

Come, join us for the            Shree Kshetra Shakatapuram spiritual retreat from            23rd June to 29th June.

The sacred Tunga river, the temple, the chants and the rituals of the Mutt amidst serene sorroundings will enhance our devotional spirit and understanding of the text.

The ashram address is: Shakatapuram Shreevidya Peetam,                                      Shree Kshetra Shakatapuram, Koppa (T.K)              Chikkamagalur. Karnataka        577126

Everyone to arrive at the ashram by 12 noon on the 23rd. You may book your retrun anytime after 12 noon on the 29th.

The ashram is a 2 hour drive both from Shivmogga and Udupi railway stations and a 3 hour drive from Mangalore airport.

for more details please contact:  9920845323/9321374344

 

The significance of Lord Dattatreya in Guru Puja lies in his representation of unity and harmony among the principal deities Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. He embodies this unity with his distinctive depiction of three heads and six arms, each holding symbolic items reflecting various aspects of divinity.

These six arms may bear a lotus, symbolizing purity and spiritual enlightenment; a conch representing the sound of creation ;a discus symbolizing the cosmic wheel of time; a trident signifying the destruction of ignorance; a kamandalu representing simplicity and renunciation; and a Damaru symbolizing mastery over cosmic forces and spiritual wisdom. These attributes shows his role as a guru and embodiment of divine wisdom. Additionally, thefour dogs surrounding him symbolize the four Vedas which follow Him always, while the cow represents nourishment and sustenance.

Dattatreya’s ascetic portrayal, wandering without attachments, symbolizes renunciation and detachment from worldly desires, highlighting the path of spiritual liberation. In essence, Lord Dattatreya epitomizes unity, wisdom, detachment, and divine guidance, offering profound spiritual significance in the journey of individuals.

In the Guru Puja at our VVF centre, Lord Dattatreya is worshiped as a representation of the Guru Tatvam which is the sole guiding force that can illuminate every aspect of our lives and lead us to the Ultimate Goal. May He bless us and lead us on the path.

Swamini Shree Vasudha ji in the Asheervachan, emphasized on this representation of Lord Dattatreya and that one needs to strengthen the connection with oneself by doing regular meditation. This would be the best gift we can give ourselves.

HAPPENINGS

A joyful evening was organised by MMT on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th April. 

The event started with the introduction by Nisha followed by the different performances.
The children got an opportunity to showcase their speaking, singing, drawing and dancing skills. Rahul Nagar residents and the VVF volunteers enjoyed, cheered and encouraged the children. The drawings of the children were  displayed in the MMT premises.

They were liked and appreciated by all.
Residents of Rahul Nagar were much overwhelmed by the talent displayed by thier children.

Children had a look of joy and ecstasy on thier faces, at the end of the program.😊

Pranams to Guruji for guiding us in planning the whole event and giving us this opportunity.

VVF organised use of menstrual cup session in a private firm ‘ Fermion Infotech” for 30+ women employees. Dr.Sangita and Mageshwari(sustainable enthusiast) were the speakers. Dr.Sangita explained the anatomy of the menstrual cycle and how the sustainable menstrual device like menstrual can be used without any harm to our bodies. Mageshwari threw light on the impact created on the environment and our own health using current menstrual products. 

This platform empowered every girl who attended to take  responsibility of taking caring of our environment by their informed action. The attendees were motivated to be harbingers of this kind of sustainable change needed in society and expressed their firm commitment in implementing the learnings from this session. They further assured that they would spread the word, convincing more women to use menstrual cups.

The management at Fermion Infotech expressed their gratitude to VVF and their dedicated efforts to create awareness about sustainable environmental practices.

A strong and healthy physical body makes way for a healthy mind.  A healthy mind is able to apply itself in fruitful ways and helps to create a healthy and peaceful society. Playing Sports/ games lead to a healthy body and provide recreation and entertainment to all. VVF’s initiative is to foster camaraderie and integration within the community and the neighborhood we live in. Sports and physical activities serve this purpose along with strengthening the bonds of mutual respect and accountability. Under Guruji’s instance,  a cricket match was played in  Rahul Nagar. The children and men folk from Rahul Nagar participated with enthusiasm. The two teams led by Shambhu and Krishna Sai were cheered by  the  residents of Rahul Nagar who gathered to watch the match. In the end, the scores and victory and defeat didn’t matter at all as it was enjoyed by one and all.

The health camp  conducted on 7th april’24 by Maai Swasti seva team was a follow up check up for the children of Shiravne under the Bal Swasthya Kalyan initiative.

According to doctors,there is a major change in the children due to vitamin and mineral supplements given in both the camps. The pallor is reduced and white patches on the skin is also reduced. Annadaan on a daily basis under our Bal Swasthya Kalyan initiative has played a important role in this positive change.Children are more confident. They came voluntarily for the check up. They were ready for blood tests also.

Doctors advised blood tests for anemic children and offered counseling to parents for any ongoing concerns. Protein powder was distributed to all children.

VVF strives to continue this ongoing initiative under Bal Swasthya Kalyan with the support of all our well wishers.

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