Dr Sampadananda Mishra, Director—Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC, a unit of Sri Aurobindo Society) facilitated a two-day ‘Self-Transformative Workshop’, organized by the Delhi Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society in its Adchini campus on August 2–3, 2014. This workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. There were 25 participants from various parts of Delhi who attended and participated actively in the workshop. After the introduction to the workshop on the first day, the topics covered included
• Introduction to Yoga, Sanskrit—A Language of the Soul
• Introduction to Mantra
• Practice of Mantra Yoga
On the second day, after a recap, Dr Mishra resumed with some deeper topics, including:
• About the Vedas and Their Relevance
• Upanishads and Their Significance, and
• The Importance of the Teachings of the Gita
Each session ended a question–answer round wherein Dr Mishra fielded a number of questions from the participants and discussions thereon.
Significance of Sanskrit Education
On August 4, 2014, Dr Mishra had an interactive session with the teachers of Mirambika School at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, in which he explained to the teachers about the importance and relevance of Sanskrit, especially the great significance of Sanskrit education to children in many different ways, including spiritual growth, increase in the powers of memory and concentration, and an affinity to learn other languages too.
Talk on Right Attitude towards Work
On August 4 evening Dr Mishra delivered a talk on right attitude towards work, with special mention of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s writings and teachings on this topic. This programme was held in the Meditation Hall of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, in which residents and guests of the Ashram and other participants were present.