* Dharma for all editorial
In this issue we will talk about the Pracaraka Samgha Study Group, an initiative of Dharma for all that aims to encourage sadhakas (spiritual practitioners) to better understand the philosophy and align with our purpose in the People Formation axis.
Brazil has a vast territory and there are many sincere and dedicated practitioners who do not always have access to an exchange of ideas, study groups, classes, or other opportunities to delve into the concepts expressed by our mentor.
Pracaraka Samgha is a study group created to minimize these obstacles, reducing distances… between people, between those who have much experience and those who are starting new experiences, in effect, between theory and practice. This is an online group that has been led by a margii or an acarya and is based on the teachings contained in the books of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti.
The first book we studied was Ananda Marga Elementary Philosophy, led by Acarya Rainjitananda Avadhuta, a Brazilian monk who currently works in the United States. Then we moved on to the study of the book Idea and Ideology, also under the tutelage of Dada Rainjitananda. And this June we have just begun studying the book Namah Shivaya Shantaya, facilitated by Devashish (Donald Acosta).
The study group meets on Tuesdays, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the classes are recorded so that those who cannot be online at this hour can attend at a more convenient time. These meetings have been a time for learning and revision for more than 50 active margiis in Brazil. The meetings are open to all but have certain prerequisites, such as being established in the mission, having at least the 3rd lesson, and following a sattvic diet (the diet prescribed by Baba).
We have margiis from various parts of the country participating, and though we are very far from each other physically, this is a time of weekly closeness. In addition to the online meetings, we encourage everyone to attend the face-to-face programs, which took place three times in the past year.
In these programs, we meditate a lot and share good vibes, good food, and good experiences. We have enjoyed the participation of the following special guests and facilitators: Devashish, Shanti Maya, Acarya Rainjitananda Avadhuta, Acarya Nabaniilananda Avadhuta, Ghrii Acarya Kamaleshvara (Christian Franceschini) and in the last program, Ghrii Acarya Dhyanesh (Peter Fleury).
The feedback we have received has inspired us to move ahead, for many affirm that this is an excellent opportunity to study and to immerse ourselves in our spiritual practices.
If you feel motivated to join us online, please let us know. You still have time to participate in this module. And others on the way. See more details on our webpage https://d4all.org/2018/04/25/pracaraka-samgha/
Namaskar to all!