Sunday, 13 December 2015

How to survive in India

or any country for that matter.

How to overcome the negative effects of culture shock

  1. Keep an open mind and increase our motivation to learn; Seek to see, hear, learn, understand what we didn’t before;
  2. Recognize that we may be experiencing this shock process; Don’t deny it, realistically lower expectations, face it;
  3. Expect uncertainty, ambiguity, and strangeness in new environments; Seek to be tolerant and understanding of things that are not clear; Expect to encounter new cultures in unexpected places; Be ready to be more adventurous, ready to encounter newness, explore;
  4. Develop social support networks to overcome loneliness; Try to meet new people, develop acquaintances, make new friends; Use social media to stay connected with home, friends (people like me), and reach out to and engage in new networks (people different from me);
  5. Try to be non-judgmental, suspend ethnocentrism (withhold own norms); Suspend our insistence that “my way is right” to consider other ways; Broaden your perspective, consider a wider range of options, negotiate; Maintain your own values with grace, but give due respect to others;
  6. Maintain a good sense of humor, able to laugh at yourself; Don’t take yourself too seriously, or make other groups the laughing stock; Learn to take things easier, relax, let laughter help release tensions;
  7. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Learn through them and treasure them; Let such stories become part of our learning and connecting process.

    In today's world everyone of us faces some cultural shock wherever we go. This tips are a shortcuts how to learn from our experiences.

    To learn more I would suggest an excellent free online course on Intercultural Communication from where I copied this tips.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Puja for Navaratri

 Place for puja (worshiping) of divine mother

Today (21.10.2015.) we had beautiful puja for 9 small girls, which represented 9 divine mothers.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

14th September - Hindi Diwas

The Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi as the official language of India on 14th September 1949. To show its importance and celebrated its mark of acknowledgement, Hindi Diwas or the day of Hindi language is celebrated on the 14th of September every year.

As per Survey of India in 2001. more than 422 million of people are speaking Hindi. We should be aware that Hindi encompasses many languages within itself. In Rajasthan itself there are more that 30 languages which differ in smaller or bigger degree from Modern Hindi.

I would like to share some links about Hindi languages with you here:

Linguistic Survey of India
Central Hindi Directorate
Why is Hindi Diwas celebrated (English)
Why is Hindi Diwas celebrated (Hindi - Jagran)

Friday, 11 September 2015

82nd Birth Anniversary

Today is a very special day!

On 11. September 1923. His Holiness Dharam Samrath Paramhans Swami Madhawananda Ji Maharaj was born. For us this is a special occasion as He is founder of this, Vishwa Guru Deep Ashram.

His teachings and the teachings of his successor Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda Ji are like the light on our path! Thank you Gurudev!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

International Day of Yoga - 21. June 2015

Today in Vishwa Guru Deep Ashram, (Shyam Nagar, Jaipur) International Day of Yoga program from 9 – 11 AM attended more than 80 people.

The program started with deepak prajvalan and Vedic mantras.

Priyanka Dadeech, M.Sc. Yoga, spoke about the benefits of yoga and why is the International Day of Yoga important for us.

Kapil Agarwal, secretary (Swami Madhawananda World Peace Council), said that through yoga we can achieve peace firstly within ourselves, and then around us.

DGP Kanhaiyalal Bairwa (retd.) described the current situation of yoga in India, and why we should practice it regularly.

A yoga demonstration was given by Prem Milan from Croatia and Vasiheshika from Jaipur.

Mahamandaleshwar Swami Gyaneshwar spoke about the founder of Yoga in Daily Life, the System, and Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda's work in Europe. Vishwaguruji is teaching and spreading the knowledge of yoga since his arrival in Europe in 1972. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have practiced Yoga in Daily Life, and tens of thousands are practicing it daily today.

The demonstration and practice of Anuloma Viloma Pranayama and Kapalbhati was next on the program, and program was concluded with a meditation practice.

Participants enjoyed snacks and refreshments whilst practicing, learning and developing the spiritual side of their practice.

Friday, 19 June 2015

On Sunday 21.June 2015

First International Day of Yoga will be celebrated also in Vishwa Guru Deep Ashram!

9 - 11  AM will be various programs
3 - 6 PM will be free yoga classes.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

More asanas part 2

Ushtra Asana - version 1

EkaPada UtthanAsana - variation

Pranayama Asana

More Asana ....

Khatu Pranam

Today we had a photo session in ashram! We are presenting you the Khatu Pranam, a set of asanas beneficial for the whole body. More detail you can find on Yoga in Daily Life website.

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