Har Har Mahadev!

Scriptures state that the greatest tantric master, the yogin of the yogis, Siva, is the expounder of all tantric texts. All such Vaishanava(worshippers of Lord Vishnu) tantric texts as Narada Pancratra, Ahribudhanya samhita, Lakshmi Tantra, Vishnu Tantra, Krishnayamlama, all Shakta(worshippers of the Devi) tantric texts such as Kularnava Tantra, Maharnava Tantra, Shri Vidyarnava Tantra,...

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When The Real Cherry Met The Virtual Cake

“Joy, contentment, peace, bliss, compassion, and gratitude – every moment I have spent here is filled with them. The ashram is my very own Shangri-La.” The above are the words of a sadhak (spiritual seeker) and devotee, who relished the chance ‘Deepen Your Practice’ gave her, to visit the ashram. The perfect new year’s...

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Brain Power – Need of the hour!

“True mental toughness, or the brainpower that’s essential to breaking free of the shackles of the mind, comes from challenging my beliefs about what I think I can do and then decimating them by doing more or better than what I ever thought I could do. And to accomplish such a feat, I must...

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Howzaat – Ashram Bats For the Locals!

In January 2021, the Hiun Jajah Yuvak Mandal of District Shalamu organized a cricket tournament for the local youth between 18 and 25. Divided into 30 teams, young boys from the surrounding villages took part in the tournament. The 10-over matches were played with great enthusiasm and fervour. The Ashram administration was invited to...

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A Stitch In Time…

Saves nine? In the case of the Silai Kendra ladies, it saved a lot of lives! The hundreds of masks they stitched during the lockdown period were shipped to various parts of the country, providing invaluable protection for frontline workers. On December 30, 2020, they were justly rewarded when local MLA Rina Kashyap visited...

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Why Fear, the E-rick Is Here!

The ashram recently collaborated with The Sewa Mission, Chandigarh, donating two electric (e) rickshaws to the PGI Hospital’s ambulance fleet. The contribution is predicted to increase the number of patients being served by two-fold – at least 1,50,000 patients annually. The e-rickshaws will function round-the-clock, paving the way for free timely commuting and access...

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The Latest Ashram Resident

It was the auspicious evening of Ekadasi (eleventh lunar day of each of the two lunar phases) late last October, when amidst the divine sounds of the conch shells, temple bells, and the singing of the Sri Hari Aarti, there was another divine miracle of nature unfolding simultaneously, not far away on the premises....

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Celebrating the Divine Birth

30th November is always a special and much-awaited day for all of Swamiji’s followers and devotees. A stream of joy and excitement was running through the hearts of all the residents and staff of Sri Badrika Ashram. Adorning the entrance to the temple was a beautiful floral rangoli (patterns created on the floor using...

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Diwali – Love, Light and Joy

The year 2020 has been uncertain and challenging. It gave us a taste of what life in exile could be like. November 4, the eve of Diwali, was special, as we were able to watch Swamiji live from the Sri Hari temple after a long gap. The excitement and jubilation felt were synonymous with...

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The Wellbeing of a Child – A Zenrich Workshop

Academic learning is important, but wellbeing in adolescents, teens and young adults whilst learning is vital. It is a period of intense growth, where the right guidance can play a major role. What helps young people make healthy and safe lifestyle choices? Facilitators Sadhvi Vrinda Om, Sushree Nishtha Om and Ambika Om addressed these...

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