29 Dec 2010

Pilgrimage to Israel

with Swami Vishwananda 17th to 24th Mai 2011
Expected travel plan / travel date / cost
17th to 24th May 2011
The travel price includes:
* Transfer in Tel Aviv, all bus rides, as advertised
* 7 overnight stays in guest houses in Bethlehem, Old-Jerusalem and at the Lake Genezareth
* Double room with shower/WC incl. breakfast and dinner (incl. 1 beverage) in pilgrim guest houses
* Communal lunch incl. 1 beverage
* Visit of various monuments, churches and monasteries
* First Aid kit
* Travel in the company of Swami Vishwananda
* Tour guide
Total incl. flight 3.300,- €
Cost without flight from/to Tel Aviv 2.900,- €
Independent travellers (with own flight), need to be at the airport punctually for the transfer in Tel Aviv,
otherwise they must pay for their own hotel transfer (No refund possible).
Not included in travel price:
* Beverages
* Tips
* Single room supplement of 340 € (only few available)
* Travel insurance for health and cancellations
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Swami Vishwananda will decide who may travel. Send a letter (with picture) to Dakshini, who will send it on to Swami.
Good physical and mental health is required for tour participation!
Information and Organisation: Yamunashree@bhaktimarga.org
Registration: dakshini@bhaktimarga.org oder Telefon:
0163-2347257
Information und Organisation: Yamunashree@bhaktimarga.org
Bhakti Event GmbH,
Am Geisberg 1-6
65321 Heidenrod-Springen

Swami Vishwananda seva's group made Seva for Christmas in Kenya



The seva volunteers arranged to do a seva on the 25th December 2010 at Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation. This is a foundation that was formed in the memory of Caroline. The foundation was established in December 2004 to rescue orphans and vulnerable children from poverty to destiny with love. We wanted to celebrate Christmas day with the children. Christmas day is the day when Jesus was born. Celebrating Christmas is not just to attend to churches, Midnight masses or Bhajan singing but it’s much deeper than that. This is the day when Jesus brought something new to the world, which is forgiveness, Compassion and Love.
When we arrived, all the children were eagerly waiting for us. We had done our previous seva at the same place on 28th November 2010. The children were so excited to see us again and eagerly greeted each one of us with so much joy and Happiness. We celebrated this day with the children with Cake, gifts, decorations and singing songs.

The children continuously sang songs and danced. There was so much love flowing from their heart. It was an amazing feeling to be around these children who are blessed with pure hearts.
We wish to continue serving the children and with your assistance we will be able to create a better environment for these children who have nowhere to turn to but us!




Swami Vishwananda wish you an happy new year 2011

‘If you want to change, change now, open your hearts to love’ .
“God is in your heart now. The only thing that you have to do is to make the first step in His direction. You have to want Him with all your soul and all your heart”.
On behalf of the swami Vishwananda seva society, we wish to thank all the seva members and donators who have selflessly served these children with so much joy, and happiness. Without you all, this seva would not have been complete. Your presence in each of the sevas has been appreciated. May God bless you all.
Any individual/ corporate who wishes to contact our Seva society kindly contact below for further details.
Email address; swamivishwanandafoundation@gmail.com, Our SEVA site: http://vishwananda.giving.officelive.com/ or call: Bansi Shah 0720 053 880 The Kenya Blog site: http://vishwananda-kenya.blogspot.com/

28 Dec 2010

Swami Vishwananda Seva's group did seva on 28th November 2010

The seva volunteers arranged to do a seva on the 28th November 2010 at Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation. This is a foundation that was formed in the memory of Caroline. The foundation was established in December 2004 to rescue orphans and vulnerable children from poverty to destiny with love.
We donated food, exercise books, sweets, biscuits, fruits to the children. We reached the location at around 12 noon but were waiting for the children as all of them had gone to the church for prayers. Upon arrivals, the children rushed out from the bus, eagerly to greet each one of us with so much joy and happiness. It was a wonderful experience just to have them come and greet.




When we finished serving all the children with food, we started to distribute the ‘goodies’ when Kamla Auntie (Rakesh’s mum) realized that the Bag with all the goodies was having a strong smell of vibhuti. On opening the bag, all the goodies were blessed with Vibhuti.

27 Dec 2010

Swami Vishwananda Seva's group in Kenya

We later moved to a smaller room where all the children sat and sang holy songs, prayed and waited for us to serve them with the food. Each child received the food with such gratitude. It was definitely a blessed weekend for each one of us.

26 Dec 2010

Swami Vishwananda Seva in Kenya


We wish to continue serving the children and with your assistance we will be able to create a better environment for these children who have nowhere to turn to but us!!

19 Dec 2010

Apparition of Narasimha on a floor carpet

On the carpet of Payoja Temple appeared some days ago a small Narasimha. -What is the meaning of it? she asked Swami Vishwananda. - "It is for protection" he answered.

18 Dec 2010

Mary is texting to Joseph..:

Like this, or similar to that, it would happen today....

16 Dec 2010

In the very last minute...


... to be ready for Xmas we sent in the files for the new book
JUST LOVE
to our nice and courteous "Druckmeister Kurz" printer in Stuttgart. There were some serious night shifts necessary but we are now all happy to bring this wonderful first piece of work on its way! We really hope you will like it.
JUST LOVE is the first major book written with words directly from Swamiji and is part of a series of works that will appear in the future. On 324 pages you will find 52 talks given by Swami over the past five years. They are grouped by the following themes: LOVE, DIVINE NAMES, HUMILITY, DEVOTION, SURRENDER & GURU.

14 Dec 2010

Listen!

Shiva said to Parvati “One can attain all knowledge of this world, but if one is ignorant about the Teacher all the knowledge is meaningless”.
listen
"...The Guru gives Himself fully to his disciple. He gives Himself fully to the devotee. What the devotee has to do is to be like an empty receptacle and receive everything...."
Swami Vishwananda

10 Dec 2010

Swami Vishwananda encourages us to love...

So easy to spread love!


Swami Vishwannada encourages us again and again to love and to spread love. And he always says that it is so easy. But what do we do? We think about, how we can spread love, instead of just radiating love.
A few days ago I had a nice experience with one of my sisters here at Shree Peetha Nilaya regarding spreading love. It started with me getting annoyed with her and I expressed my anger. When I saw her the next time in the temple for prayers I could suddenly feel love for her. I was surprised about this lovely love-feeling, because in my mind I was still clinging to my anger, also my anger with myself. But this is what we humans love to do, we attach ourselves to the negative. It came quickly to my mind that she must be sending love to me. To send love to somebody with whom you have a conflict works miracles each time. Try it! Later I could ask her, whether my impression was right that she was sending love to me and she confirmed. You can send love in many ways, for example to send light, in all colours, silver, gold, you can imagine how the other is being showered with love-light. It is so simple. And the good thing is that you also benefit. That´s how love multiplies by giving. It is so simple, we just have to want it. We just have to give ourselves this little kick to get over ourselves and to send love instead of stupid thoughts.



8 Dec 2010

Belo Horizonte

Today is Darshan in Belo Horizonte mit Swami Vishwananda


Here a picture from last year


Swami Vishwananda liked this City and the people a lot.

7 Dec 2010

Satsang last week of Swami Vishwananda

One of the questions made to Swami Vishwananda during the question and answer of Last week; A Satsang given at Shree Peetha Nilaya where Swamiji discusses the differences between the heart and the mind and how one can distinguish them and seperate them. Enjoy.

5 Dec 2010

Rain in Florianopolis...

...and a bit late and in hurry for the Darshan...

4 Dec 2010

Dharmananda sent the first pictures from the Brazil trip, sightseeing in Sao Paulo:
This nice Russian-Orthodox Church for St. Nicholas was closed...
The centre point of Sao Paulo...
A strange but nice species...
And the trip goes on- flight to Florianopólis, where there is a Darshan tonight and tomorrow a Mudra Seminar.

3 Dec 2010

It's sooo cold!


Yesterday, shortly before Swamijis departure to Brazil I had the chance to take this foto-
We all are a bit sad to see him leaving - but happily he comes back already in 12 days! (- which we count!)

1 Dec 2010

Satsang

Swami gave an unscheduled satsang this morning. He spoke about the meaning of Babaji's Commemeration Day. He told us that we celebrated yesterday as the the remembrance and veneration of the time when Babaji made his resolution to stay in a body on this planet until the end of time.

29 Nov 2010

Same procedure as last year...:


Dear devotees,

Swamiji asks also this Christmas not to offer him any personal gifts.

Those who still would like to give him something, could contribute for  furnishings for his household:
Two cupboards for robes and personal belongings and a window shader for his kitchen window.

Please transfer with remark “X-MAS Swami Vishwananda” to:

Bhakti Marga Orden Deutschland e.V.,
Bankleitzahl (BLZ) 50050201, Kontonummer: 200300016
IBAN: DE53 5005 0201 0200 3000 16
BIC: HELADEF1822

(in german: http://vishwananda-de.blogspot.com/)

26 Nov 2010

A new orange press machine for Swami Vishwananda


Yesterday, I went to buy an orange press machine because the old one was broken (  or I broke it,  Swami often says  “Pepe everything you touch you break !” I sometimes wonder, it  seems like a curse.)
So I went to Mediamarkt in the morning, the hall was quite empty. Looking through all these long corridors with computers, printers, coffee machines and hoovers, I  found where the orange press machines were. Looking at  each one, I did not know which one to take, the prices were about 40 Euros, the choice was not so big and I was not sure which one to buy. All of a sudden,  a woman came also looking  on the same shelf as me.
I asked her: “are you also looking for an orange press  machine?” “Yes” she said. Looking  at all of them, she said: “The best one is from Braun, it costs 30 Euros. It is not here.”  Then she went. I looked at the machines again, looked at the woman again but she was nowhere to be seen. The big corridor was empty.
On the way back to Springen, I went to the “Haushalt” shop in the next village of Bad Schwalbach.
They had only one Juice press, from Braun for 30 Euros!
Who was this woman?
Pritalananda

Swami Vishwananda on Twitter

Since a couple of days Swamiji is on Twitter (click!) and is happily "twittering" !!! So nice! He is reporting from Lanzarote and the cave in which they meditated yesterday Open an account with Twitter and register as a "follower" with "vishwananda" to receive regular short updates!
It's fun!

25 Nov 2010

Babaji's Commemoration Day

Here a  short piece that Swami said last year on the occasion of Babaji’s Day:

"...Today we are celebrating Babaji’s day. Who knows what it is today?
[Pritala is answering] Today we celebrate the decision of Mahavatar Babaji to stay on Earth.
You see, Babaji wanted to leave this planet. Then his sister interceded, and said: “It doesn’t make any difference for you whether you are there or here. So why don’t you stay?”.

Actually it’s on this day, 1800 years ago - plus some years - that he chose to live and immortalized himself here in this world. So that’s what we are commemorating today. It’s like a renewal that he will always be here  to help humanity whenever it’s needed. So it’s time now for the changes to happen. It’s time that humanity calls upon him and receives his help. Whether humanity calls him or not, he will help. But  it’s a nice gesture from us to do so."

(If you come, please register and bring a warm blanket...)

23 Nov 2010

Swami VishwanandaTombola drawing


On November 14 the 5th  Danya Lakshmi Tombola drawing took place:
1.      Price (Swamiji´s socks): Patrizia (I)
2.      Price (T-Shirt from Swami) :  Ratnadevi
3.      Price (CD to choose): Shankari (I)
4.      Price (book): Dayakari (D)
5.      Price (book): Niranjana (I)
Congratulations!!!

New price for the next drawing December 13th  
  1. Price: Swamiji´s bangles made with 3 metals
(which he bought and wore during his last pilgrimage to India)
  1. Price: T-Shirt from Swami
  2. Price: DVD to o choose
  3. and 5. price: handsigned book from Swami
                                                                                                  
On 13th Dec. the drawing of the 3-month-Superprice takes place (baptism shirt from Swamiji which he wore during baptism in lake Ganezareth, Israel 2009)

You can purchase the tickets, 32 Euro each, in our Bhakti Shop, with  Dakshini or online: Please transfer with remark ´tombola` to: Bhakti Event GmbH, Frankfurter Sparkasse, Konto 200282891, BLZ 500 502 01, IBAN: DE295005 0201 0200282891, BIC: FRASDEFFXXX and send an e-mail (please in english) to tombola@bhaktimarga.org

Darshan in Lanzarote

If you happen to be in Lanzarote right now, come to Darshan, to see Swamiji and get his blessings!

16 Nov 2010

New Calendar

Our first own Calendar is ready!
There are 24 pages, 12 Pictuers. For every month of the year 2011 there is a christian-orthodox and a hindu Calendar. The most importand Feastdays are selected by Swamiji and there is also a explanation for them. ( 12,-€ for 24 pages, 12 Pictuers, size 21cm/42cm. To order please klick here or send a mail to:  order@bhaktishop.de)

15 Nov 2010

St. Martin

Last week in the Chapel during a prayer to St. Martin.

11 Nov 2010

Prasad Book


The Sanskrit word "Prasada" translated means: "the grace of the Divine" - and it is this that we can attain by partaking of food first offered to God. But before one can recive this grace through God offered food, someone must prepare it. And it is this step that this small booklet attemps to deal with!
38 Pages, a lot of coloured pictures, 12,-€ (e-mail: order@bhaktishop.de)
 

10 Nov 2010

Two very interested horses


A while ago Swami Vishwananda held a Yagna in the countryside. Nearby there was two horses which observed the whole ceremony very interested. So, when Swamiji was finished with the ceremony, he went to visit them, and they really, really welcomed him with joy!

9 Nov 2010

Darshan in Munich

Last weekend Swami Vishwananda hold a Darshan in Munic:
First he made a small meditation in wich he asked everybody to question themselves "who I am"
In his speach he spoke about the judgement of our mind ... that God is the player of all this games here on earth-