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Sahaj Sandesh No: 2006.27 – Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dear Sister / Brother:

Centre for Research, Education, Sadhana & Training ("CREST")
Inaugural session at CREST, Bangalore, India
Report by brother R. Jagannathan, Director - CREST Bangalore
April 14th, 2006

We have pleasure in informing you that the CREST - Centre for Research, Research, Education, Sadhana and Training - in Bangalore will be ready very soon to receive its inaugural batch of invited participants in the lecture and training courses to be conducted by chosen faculty members, augmented by invited experts. These courses are designed to cater to all dimensions of existence: the physical, the mental and intellectual, the moral, and the spiritual. Courses will be conducted under the ancient gurukula concept, with trainees living under ashram conditions, providing for a comfortable life in a spartan setting, without luxury, but spiritually enriched. The duration of the inaugural course will be 15 days. These courses are free of all costs except transportation charges to and from the CREST facility.  

There will be two such centres in India, one in Bangalore and the other in Kharagpur, established by the Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation By the grace of the Master the Bangalore CREST is located in a sylvan setting in the village of Kaggalipura, on the Kanakpura Road, some 22 Km from the SRCM, Banashankari Ashram. Training courses at CREST will aim to reflect the panorama of existence of a well-rounded personality.

We are looking for candidates with the highest aspiration in life - SPIRITUALITY. This institute of CREST has been created for the purpose of fuelling the aspiration of prospective, spiritually interested souls. It is not merely an institution where education is imparted. It is an institution where education, supported by Sadhana and research, hopefully culminates in the transformation of the human individual into one who is spiritually enlightened, socially integrated, and morally perfect.

Those who fulfill the requirements noted below may apply for admission to the inaugural course.

  1. The Applicant should have been an abhyasi of Shri Ram Chandra Mission for at least five years
  2. The applicant should be familiar with Sahaj Marg literature, having read the important works of the Masters.
  3. The applicant should be able to understand and speak English, the language in which the courses will be conducted.
  4. The applicant should be in good physical health, able to take care of himself/herself and also able to participate in light physical training, a necessary part of the course.
  5. The participant will have to live in dormitories within the CREST campus for the duration of the course.

Please bring this to the notice of all the abhyasis of your centre. Those who meet the criteria above may send their completed application forms to crest.bangalore@sahajmarg.org or by post to:

Director, CREST
Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation
No. 13, 24th Main
Banashankari 2nd Stage
Tel: +91 (080)26719661

The application Form for the inaugural course is attached and will also be available at the Foundation's website at http://www.sahajmarg.org