Learn to Meditate – From Movement to Stillness, From Sound to Silence!

Many people have an interest in meditation, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult – as well as unsuccessful! What is needed is a meditation that is simple and effortless, one that utilizes the natural tendency of the mind, rather than trying to subdue it.

The Art of Meditation teaches Sahaj Samadhi, an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to settle deeply into itself in a natural, easy way. Rather than being tedious or complicated, this meditation is enjoyable and relaxing. As the mind settles down, it simply lets go of tension and stress, and centers itself in the present moment. This meditation takes no concentration, is easy to learn, and the results are immediate. Sahaj means natural. Samadhi means the state of deep peace and rest that underlies all of our thought and activity.

The effect of this practice is to integrate the inner world of rest, peace and joy with the outer world of action and achievement. This integration of the inner and outer produces spiritual growth — natural unfoldment of who you are, full development of body, mind and heart! The profound rest gained during meditation affects every aspect of life, bringing fresh energy and a quiet mind.

The first session of your course will include personal instruction. During the following sessions, we will meet in a group.

Link to register : http://secure.artofliving.org/course_details.aspx?course_id=13355
Contact: Vaishali at 5109672380

Dates: Nov 3rd to 5th

Address: Art of Living, TriValley Center
6690 Amador Plaza Rd., # 215
Dublin, CA 94568.

Study Session on Upanishads

Spirituality is the concern for spirit.  A host of questions arise from this concern. These questions are to be organized properly and their answers searched systematically if we want to understand the nature of spirituality and its relevance to our lives.  Only then we can hope to graduate from blind belief that makes an awful life tolerable to genuine faith that reveals the beauty of freedom and creativity in a life filled with meaning.  By addressing the questions that arise from the concern for spirit directly Upanishads attempt to discover the yoga that connects the spirit with worldly life.

The ideas contained in the Upanishads are timeless.  They are capable of being applied in any context. Meaningful enhancement of identity through creativity, maintaining a balanced quality existence and finding one’s true relevance are ideas that remain fresh at all times in all places and contexts.  These are the essential concerns for any entity during its existence in this world.  Upanishads recognize that to address these issues effectively one has to go beyond the plane where these occur and organize the wedding of the esoteric with the mundane.

I am planning to have a study session on Upanishads at San Ramon from the first week of March 2013.

For a theme note on the session please go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a_EzrkB91Ird871EUj1lRoFUcBMhIqzSrLIc_-bInHM/edit

The sessions will be conducted during the weekends. This is essentially a programme addressed to young adults.  All young persons in the age group 18 – 60 years are welcome.

Interested persons may please contact me at [email protected].

Healing and Meditation Concert by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji

Avadhoota Datta Peethadhipathi Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is graciously blessing the devotees and residents by visiting the Bay Area from Nov 10th to Nov13th 2012.  As part of the Silver Jubilee year of Sri Swamiji’s Music Concerts, Dashavatara Yoga Center, Bay Area is hosting a vibrant Music for Meditation and Healing Concert – Deva Mani Raga Sagara at Montogomery Theater, San Jose on Nov 10th, followed by a 3 day Diwali Celebrations.  Please utilize this rare opportunity and be blessed by Sri Swamiji.  For more details, visit Dashavatarayogacenter.org.

Shirdi Sai Baba Lemon Lamps Pooja in San Ramon

Lemon Lamps pooja is being performed by the devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba living in Tri-Valley as it brings Health, Happiness, Strength, Overcome Struggles, Wealth and Prosperity.
Shirdi Sai Baba used to light lamps in Dwarakamai everyday to bring Health, Wealth and happiness for every family residing in the village of Shirdi.
All devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba are invited to be part of this Pooja and seek the blessings of Baba, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.

Venue: Dougherty Valley High School, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon, CA-94583
Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program: Bhajan, Sankalpam, Abhishekam and Pooja (Prasadam will be provided)

Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers for this Pooja. If you are interested, please enter your details in the sign up sheet on the website www.srisaitemple.org.
For more information, please visit the website or Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/srisaitempletrivalleyca ).

Kindly inform & invite your friends to this Pooja. Sairam, Sri Sai Temple, Tri-Valley, CA

SunShine DayCare in San Ramon

SunShine Daycare is located in a Very Safe and Beautiful Neighborhood at a Cul-De-Sac Single Family Home. A small Park with Kiddie Swings just outside the Home.

  • Cross Street of Elmwood Drive and Lupine Lane in San Ramon.
  • Only 0.3 miles (1500 Feet) from I-680 highway

About the Care Provider: Indian lady who loves kids and speaks English and Hindi. Very experienced in providing daycare. First aid and CPR trained by RedCross. My elder daughter is studying at UC Davis and younger daughter is 8th grader. My husband is working as a Director in a reputed IT company in Bay Area.
About the Services provided: Loving care and age appropriate play and learning activities to provide natural growth of kid’s knowledge and personality, in a safe and comfortable environment for kids aged from Infants to 12
Timings: From 8:30 AM to 5:30 Monday through Friday. Weekends and after hours care can be provided on a pre-arranged mutually agreed basis.
Contact: Manju: 925-479-9616 [email protected]

Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts Diwali Celebration Sat, Oct 27

Diwali Celebration – Federation of Indian Associations and Fremont Hindu Temple are organizing a grand celebration that promises fun for the entire family with cultural program, kids corner, entertainment, parade booths, real animals, gourmet food and fireworks.

Saturday, October 27
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
(510) 659-0655

Windemere Friends – Dandiya for Education 2012

After last TWO years of overwhelming support and success, once again “Windemere Friends”, a neighborhood group of Indo American families is organizing “Dandiya for Education 2012″. 100% of it’s proceeds are donated to SRVUSD schools. (2011 Event – Last Year’s donations to schools: $8,800)
***As of Sept 30, this event is already SOLD OUT!***
When: Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 – 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Dougherty Valley High School Gymnasium (New Venue)
10550, Albion Road, San Ramon, CA

So get your Indian outfits ready for the fun filled evening with family, friends and neighbors! Come and relish a variety of Indian- food served by a popular Indian restaurant. And the bay-area’s best LIVE Dandiya-music to go with it !!

Please click on the following link to buy the tickets for this event and for sponsorship opportunities to help out your community and schools….. did we mention marketing exposure to a 1000+ crowd?


Dandia or Raas / Garba, is a traditional dance popular in Western India. This celebration occurs during the fallfestival of Navratri (Nav-raa-tree). Dandiya is a dance with short sticks and an ever-changing partner, that promotes great calorie burn! Many folks have tried Dandiya and really enjoyed it. We will have a special training session from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM for all our newcomers.

-Windemere Friends