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Sahaj Sandesh No.: 2007.4 - Friday, 12 January 2007

Dear Sister / Brother:

Report by Sister Anna Dearden, India

We have reached the end of the 2006/2007 International Scholarship Training Program in India.  This year 33 scholars and 15 coordinators participated from all the five continents and from 25 different countries.  The scholars spent four intense weeks together in Master’s presence listening to talks from experienced faculty members, participating in workshops and volunteer work, reading Mission literature, and enjoying the divine atmosphere of the two ashrams in Manapakkam and Natrampalli. The scholars were very well looked after by our brothers and sisters and had a real experience of brotherhood together.
The International Scholarship Training Program is sponsored by the Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation (http://www.sahajmarg.com) and is designed to give participants from countries where Sahaj Marg is developing an opportunity to meet Master, to experience ashram life and to get a good grounding in all aspects of Sahaj Marg.  At the opening and closing speeches of the programme Master emphasised the need for universal brotherhood and stressed the importance of internalising the trust, harmony and love which have been created here as they return to their respective countries.
The opening session of the programme on the 10th of December coincided with United Nations Human Rights day.  In his speech, Master spoke about the need to bring harmony into the world: “I hope all of you will achieve this state of existence where inner tranquillity brings peace into the world, inner knowledge of the Self brings knowledge into the world, inner harmony brings harmony into the world.”  


Photo - International Scholarship Training Program 2006 / 2007

Report by sister Barbara Sonvilla, Finland

We are happy to invite you to the upcoming weekend seminar in Finland, from Friday, FEB 23, 2007 till SUN, FEB 25, 2007. VIITAKIVINEN OPISTO at HAUHO is a seminar place in the Finnish countryside, some 120 km north of Helsinki, and beautifully located on the shores of a lake. Open fireplaces, and Finnish sauna are provided as well as a Shuttle service from the airport/railway station to the seminar site. This time, we will be fully provided with vegetarian meals, coffee and tee, linen and towels. Vividly and joyfully remembering our first seminar of last year, we are all very much looking forward to welcoming as many a sister and brother abhyasis here with us. Please contact Barbara Sonvilla via email at b_sonvilla@yahoo.com or by phone at 00358-9-586 33 50 for additional seminar information. The registration deadline is FEBRUARY, 10th. Photos taken from the seminar location (details below) have been attached:

Viittakiven opisto
14700 HAUHO
puh. (03) 644 820
fax (03) 644 8222
e-mail: vic@viittakivi.fi

Photos of Hauho