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Happy Diwali! 

May you all attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding! May you all attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you all prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual planes!

Swami Sivananda. 





FROM ROLAND ROPERS

On October 17th Dr. Eben Alexander’s new book will be released, world-bestseller-author of „Proof of Heaven - A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife“ (German edition: „Blick in die Ewigkeit“). At present everyone can follow a 33 Day Journey into the Heart of Consciousness.

Today’s topic deals with „reincarnation“.

You may read and follow (?) my respective comments:

Roland Ropers says:

We need to make the distinction between reincarnation and rebirth. From a deep spiritual point of view life is a never ending process beyond the duality and polarity of birth and death. Life is eternal without beginning and end. Every moment we are reborn. We undergo a permanent change, our innermost essence remains immortal. After-Life is a wrong terminology. We need to correct our concept of life. The visible existence is the smallest part of our eternal life.
Roland R. Ropers


 


2ND GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND OBLATES OF SHANTIVANAM

3RD - 8TH DECEMBER 2018

For those who would like to visit Tiruvannamalai - the holy hill of Arunachala, Sri Ramanasramam etc.

a tour/pilgrimage will take place before or after the Gathering organized by Michael Giddings (details will be available at a later date)

a tour/pilgrimage may be arranged to visit Rishikesh (details will be available at a later date)
           




19th June Feast of SAINT ROMUALD (founder of the Camaldolese Order)

February 7th, is the historical feast day of St. Romuald which is now celebrated on June 19th the day he died in 1027.

“Realize above all that you are in God’s presence, and stand there with the attitude of one who stands before the emperor. Empty yourself completely and sit waiting, content with the grace of God, like the chick who tastes nothing and eats nothing but what his mother brings him.”

St. Romuald 


 SHARED ARTICLES AND REFLECTIONS  Practice of the Presence Sr. Judith



13th May 2017- Mahasamadhi Anniversary of Fr. Bede Griffiths


"Behind all the differences of religion which are infinite in the scale of multiplicity we find a common tradition a common wisdom which we all share and that’s the hope of the future – religions will discover their own depth. As long as they remain on their surface they will always be divided in conflict." Bede Griffiths


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from: Bob Harvey in Lincoln mail@bobharvey.co.uk

We can finally launch Escape from Poverty
A Lincoln-based fund-raising operation to support the education of slum kids in India

Escape from Poverty is now part of UK Charitable Trust 1000179 and is partnering with Family Development Services (an Indian Charity) to raise sponsorships and scholarships to fund the education of children from the slums of Bangalore through to age 16.
Family Development Services operates seven"Building Blocks" pre-schools for 3-year-olds from impoverished slum districts. By the age of 6, many of these children gain places in good quality English-language-medium schools.
We raise sponsorships and scholarships to cover school fees and after-school coaching and tutoring through to age 16...


21ST MARCH 2017

GENERAL SHARING: SR. JUDITH SHARES HER OBLATE CEREMONY TODAY

Today 21st March is the Anniversary of Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam
Saccidananda ashram Shantivanam was started on 21st March 1950
"...'Our Advaita and the praise of the Trinity are our only aim,..." wrote Monchanin

Oblates of Shantivanam website officially started 21st March 2013 on the Anniversary of Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam


Please click on link from Bede Griffiths Sangha's facebook for the eulogy given by Sr Neethi at Sr. Marie Louise's requiem mass in the temple of Shantivanam. She is buried just by the temple. https://www.facebook.com/bedegriffithssangha


Sister Marie Louise of Ananda Ashram

FR PINTO'S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SACCIDANANDA ASHRAM SHANTIVANAM FACEBOOK

Dear Brothers, sisters and Friends,
Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam is saddened to announce the death of our dear sister Marie Louise. Who passed away this evening Sunday 12th March 2017 at 08:45 p.m., in Ananda Ashram.
Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace… Amen.



From:BobHarvey-Volunteer

To all who were with me with your thoughts and best wishes

The event smashed its target

A BIG Thank - You!

From:BobHarvey-Volunteer <mail@bobharvey.co.uk>
22/02/2017
On Friday night I shall be sleeping rough outside Lincoln Cathedral to increase awareness of homelessness and to raise funds for Nomad Trust - the local homeless charity. 
                                                   
                           

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Harvey5


To All the Oblates and friends of Shantivanam the happiest of New Year's ever. May we first of all ask Mary, Jesus' Mother to let HIM know our need.  And when HE asks her "what does that have to do with me?"  She knows what to answer with -  "silence" to HIM and whatever else needs to be asked of whomsoever.  And may the "wine" that comes forth last you, each of you and all of us - last all year!  No doubt, dear Fr. Bede is adding a word for/to each of us "do whatever HE tells you!" Prayers for each of you - and as Pope Francis so often requests "pray for each of us too."please include all Americans."  

One sr. pascaline and all your fellow Oblates

 

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
May the Christ Child live in our Hearts and may we carry the Spirit of Christmas throughout 2017

PEACE IN OUR HEARTS

PEACE ON EARTH

Notice below shared by
ROLAND R. ROPERS 
Sprach- & Kulturphilosoph

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75 Mystic-Giants of our times - book presentation Vienna, 4th April 2017