March 6–10, 2015
Dr. Sampadananda Mishra conducted a study camp on ‘Practice of Integral Yoga in Everyday Life’ for a group of devotees from Odisha. The sessions were conducted in Odia from March 6 to 10, 2015. Different practical aspects of Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother were explained by Dr. Mishra to the participants.
On March 10, a group of 25 students and teachers from Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, visited SAFIC as a part of their study tour programme. Dr. Mishra addressed the students and explained them about the various activities of SAFIC in the fields of Sanskrit and Indian culture.
March 28 and 29, 2015
SAFIC organized a two-day study camp on ‘Upanishads’ in the Sri Aurobindo Society—Churchgate center, Mumbai. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director—SAFIC, and was attended by 15 participants. In the eight different sessions Dr. Mishra gave an elaborate introduction to the Upanishads; spoke about the meditative exercises in these great Indian texts; told the most beautiful stories of Shvetaketu, Yajnavalkya, Uddalaka, Satyakama and Pravahana; explained various keywords of the Upanishads; and introduced the Ishopanishad and Sri Aravindopanishad. In two more sessions Dr. Mishra shared with the participants some of the beautiful Mantras from the Upanishads and taught them the chanting those Mantras.
March 30 and 31, 2015
Four sessions on facets of Indian Culture were conducted for the students of Auro University, Surat. These four sessions addressed topics such as the achievements of ancient Indian seers and sages, beauty and charm of Sanskrit, art of multiple concentration, and the relevance and importance of the Gita. Around a hundred students participated in this interactive lecture programme.
On March 30 evening, Dr. Mishra addressed a group of 65 Sanskrit teachers of various schools in Surat, and explained to them the development scenario of Sanskrit. A lot of online and offline materials were introduced to the teachers to facilitate and improve their Sanskrit teaching and learning process. This was organized by the Surat centre of Sri Aurobindo Society.
On March 31 evening, Dr. Mishra spoke on the teachings of the Gita in our day-to-day life, and this talk was attended by around 80 devotees associated with the Surat centre.