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Sahaj Sandesh No: 2007.31 – Thursday, August 23, 2007
Dear Sister / Brother:
Contents of this newsletter:
1. He, the Hookah and I – new subscriptions
As announced at Tiruppur, new subscriptions for He The Hookah And I are now available. The last date for sending in new subscriptions is 15 September 2007.
Subscription requests can be made online at:
Subscription donation amounts may also be sent by post to:
Donation amounts may please sent by cheque or DD in the name of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, payable at Chennai. Please clearly indicate that this donation is towards this subscription.
CinCs / Secretaries are requested to consolidate all the requests from their respective centres and send a consolidated list and donation.
2. SPURS Retreat Ranch at Austin, TX, USA
Earlier this year SMSF procured the SPURS Retreat Ranch for the Americas, in Austin, USA (http://www.srcm.org/members/ssandesh/2007/2007_23.jsp ). We are happy to announce that Rev. Master has permitted us to commence the Retreat Programs at SPURS starting 4th September 2007, the auspicious birthday of Shri Krishna (Krishna Jayanthi, or Janmashtami). As our brothers and sisters may recall, it was exactly a year ago on this auspicious day, Rev. Master permitted us to begin the search for the property.
We have already received several requests for participation in the retreat program. We request abhyasis interested in participating to review the details below and submit their application form at the earliest.
Information on the Web
The information on SPURS is available on the web at:
Please refer to the program description at the link above for details on the Retreat Programs at SPURS.
Rev. Master has described the purpose of the retreat as follows:
"a RETREAT was always for the few, who needed to retreat from everyday life, and retire in seclusion to introspect, meditate, brood over one's inner condition etc. The purpose was to re-enter normal everyday life refreshed spiritually to face life with a renewed sense of purpose, to restore balance to one's life. A retreat can never be for the many or for the Multitude"
It is with this Guidance that the Retreat Program at SPURS has been designed. The highlights of the program are as follows:
Application Process & Contact Information
Abhyasis from the Americas (USA, Canada, Latin America, Caribbean) who are interested in participating are requested to fill the application form located at http://www.sahajmarg.org/welcome/retreat/austin/request.pdf and mail it to:
SPURS Retreat Ranch
Applicants will be notified by e-mail with the confirmation and a guide for participation in the program. Applicants are requested to complete the form fully before submitting. Please e-mail email@example.com for any queries or information regarding the programs or participation.
Over the last year it has been a joyous journey of discovery for those of us involved in the project, and we are eagerly awaiting the commencement of the program at SPURS under HIS Guidance.