EMBRACING TRANSCENDENCE IN SOUTH INDIA 15-28 January 2010 AMIT GOSWAMI, PH.D. Quantum Physicist and UMA KRISHNAMURTHY, M.D. Yoga Psychologist Pilgrimage Information: www.greatmystery.org/events/india2010.html
"THE WORLD IS PREPARING FOR A BIG CHANGE. WILL YOU HELP?" —Sri Aurobindo
We are indeed fortunate that two internationally prominent and powerful teachers are leading and inspiring this group of spiritual pilgrims coming together in January in the warmth and beauty of South India.
Both Uma Krishnamurthy and Amit Goswami have throughout their lives enjoyed associating with and learning from the teachings of the realized masters of South India, notably, J. Krishnamurti, Sri Ramana Maharshi, and Sri Aurobindo.
One of the primary destinations during the pilgrimage will be the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, South India. Among the many sayings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, which are posted throughout the ashram, the following is typical: "The world is preparing for a big change. Will you help?"
According to Sri Aurobindo's vision, this change refers to the advance of human and cosmic evolution. Sri Aurobindo�s personal life and philosophy of Integral Yoga attest to the fact that this transformation can only come about by man's cooperation with the Supermind. The one aim of Aurobindo's Yoga is an inner self-development by which each one who follows it can in time discover the One Self in all and evolve a higher consciousness than the mental, a spiritual and supramental consciousness which will transform and divinise human nature.
If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects uswith each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice,religious values, and all other human endeavors would change radically. — Amit Goswami from The Self-Aware Universe
OUR SOUTH INDIA EXPERIENCE
The cosmology flowing from India has strongly impacted our understanding of God, consciousness, and existence. Of significant influence are the evolved ideas of South India mystics Sri Aurobindo, J. Krishnamurti, and Sri Ramana Maharshi. On our pilgrimage to South India we will visit their ashrams and centres, journey to shrines and through sacred landscapes, expand our hearts, enliven our senses, and renew our sense of self and purpose.
Guiding this journey is quantum physicist Amit Goswami, a practitioner of spirituality and transformation who was featured in the film “What The Bleep Do We Know?!”; and renown yoga psychologist and child psychiatrist Uma Krishnamurthy whose spiritual roots stem from being born into a family of Indian Theosophists. In addition to discussions and dialogues, Dr. Goswami will initiate us in quantum activism, a new integral (karma) yoga for re-establishing spirituality in our society. Dr. Krishnamurthy will lead experiential sessions using yogic tools such as hatha yoga practices, chanting of mantras, meditation, and classical Indian dance, allowing us to explore the realms of superconscious states. No prior experience is necessary and these sessions are optional.
ADDITIONAL WRITINGS... The Pure Non-Dual Essence —Sri Ramana Maharshi The World is Preparing for a Big Change. Will You Help?" —Sri Auorbindo The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World Amit Goswami—A Pioneer of the New Paradigm J. Krishnamurti - The Core of the Teachings Spirituality with Splendor in South India a welcome letter from Uma and Amit with an overview of our journey
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