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Sahaj Sandesh No: 2007.22 – Sunday June 3, 2007

Dear Sister / Brother: 

CREST – 3rd Training Seminar

The third training seminar at CREST (Centre for Research, Education, Sadhana & Training), Bangalore was conducted from May 20 to June 1, with nearly 45 delegates selected from 15 countries around the world.  Rev. Master delivered His inaugural speech on the morning of the first day, and each subsequent morning was dedicated to a single subject that was presented in detail by select faculty, who were delegates or abhyasis / prefects of SRCM invited to CREST to deliver a specific lecture.  The subjects covered a panorama of spiritual teaching, including world religions, science, philosophy, etc. Rev. Master keenly observed each session in entirety and made sure to spend considerable time with the group after each lecture, providing valuable insights, clarifications and loving feedback to the presenters. These sessions with Master, lightly dubbed "From Cart to Heart" by one abhyasi (since Master often rode in His golf cart to the dining hall meet the group), provided the delegates with a precious opportunity to interact with Master in an intimate environment filled with His loving wisdom and sparked by His wit.  The seminar concluded on June 1, and Rev. Master is planning to visit to Tiruppur later in the month before returning to Chennai by the last week of June.

Some photographs of Rev. Master and the CREST campus taken during the seminar can be seen at:


CREST – Faculty for future training seminars (Information and Application)

The CREST training seminars draw faculty from experienced abhyasis and prefects of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, who have a specialization in relevant subjects through their academic, professional or personal background. A sampling of subjects covered in previous CREST seminars may be seen at this link:

We now propose to form a panel of lecturers from which we shall draw approximately 12 faculty members for each CREST seminar in the future.  Abhyasis / Prefects who wish to deliver a lecture at an upcoming CREST training seminar are welcome to propose a subject and apply through the Faculty Application Form (.doc), available at the following link:

This form should be saved to your computer, filled in using MS Word and emailed to crest.faculty@sahajmarg.org.  Faculty applications should be submitted by July 1, 2007 for the seminars to be held later this year.

Applications will be periodically reviewed for consideration and kept on file for future seminars.  Those selected as faculty members will be provided with further information about the schedules and logistics of the training seminars.

General information about CREST may be found at: