2015年10月23日金曜日

アンマの高弟スワーミ・プールナアムリターナンダ・プリ(スワミジ)日本ツアー2015秋

NEW!!
この秋も、アンマの高弟、スワーミ・プールナアムリターナンダ・プリ(通称スワミジ:僧侶への敬称)が、
アンマの愛とメッセージを携えて、来日下さることになりました。

For English speakers!!

アンマとプールナアムリターナンダジ(スワミジ)
スワミジは、10月中旬から11月上旬まで日本に滞在され、
過去満席の東京特別講演会や、長野県なべくら高原の美しい自然の中でスワミジと過ごすリトリート(癒しの週末10/31-11/1)をはじめ、各地での講演会等、全国で様々なプログラムを予定しております。

スワミジを通して、アンマの愛を一人でも多くの方にお受け取り頂き、
アンマの教えや、アンマの伝えようとなさっていることなどを、更に深く知って頂ければ幸いです。

皆様のご来場を心よりお待ち申し上げます。
全スケジュールは下記のとおりです。

10月18日(日) 大分:スワミジによる奥の院新参道開通式と世界平和の祈り 詳細はこちら


10月20日(火) スワミジ・クラス①「バガヴァッド・ギータ」 詳細はこちら


10月24日(土) 兵庫:スワミジ講演会 詳細はこちら


10月25日(日) 東京:ワンデー・リトリート(一日プログラム:ナヴァラトリ祭) 詳細はこちら


10月28日(水) スワミジ・クラス②「バガヴァッド・ギータ」 詳細はこちら

10月30日(金) 石川:スワミジ講演会 詳細はこちら


10月31日(土)~11月1日(日) スワミジ・リトリート2015秋 in 奥信濃・なべくら高原 詳細はこちら


11月3日(火・祝) 東京特別講演会『安らぎを生む意識の持ち方』 詳細はこちら

(NPO法人国際チャリティ協会アムリタハート主催)

11月5日(木) スワミジ・クラス③「マントラの神秘」 詳細はこちら

11月8日(日)札幌:スワミジ講演会 詳細はこちら


以上、全10回の開催です。

※以上の詳細は、急な変更等の可能性もございますので、開催前に必ず本ブログ等でご確認下さいますよう、お願い致します。


<スワミジプロフィール>

南インド・ケーララ州出身。
国際的な人道活動家として知られるアンマの高弟であり、30年以上修行を積んでいる。
M.A.Math(マーター・アムリターナンダマイー・マート、国連諮問資格を有する国際的なアンマの僧院)の事務局長であり、1987 年よりコーチンの僧院の代表を務める。
海外で講演会を開催すると、多い時には一度に数千人もの人が集まる。
2013年6月、バリで開催されたワールド・ヒンドゥー・サミット2013にも招聘された。

これまで年に二度、日本各地で講演会やフルート演奏などを行っている。インディアンフルート(竹笛:バンスーリ)の名手としても知れ、その霊妙な音色は聴く人を深い安らぎへいざなう。







2015年10月18日日曜日

Swamiji Retreat 2015 Autumnin Nabekura Kogen (31st Oct. & 1st Nov. )

Healing and Relaxing moment in the Nature~
      Recharging Weekend Programs with Swamiji

Spiritually recharging two days to recover your inner peace by spiritual discourse, meditation, yoga and puja.

The venue of the retreat Nabekura Kogen is situated on the border of Nagano and Niigata prefectures. It is the high plateau of natural beech forests. There are many trees estimated to be over some hundreds years old.

In such a natural setting, we gather and concentrate on spiritual programs led by Swamiji. Please do not miss this opportunity!

(Participation for only one day or participation without staying overnight is also possible.)  Newcomers are warmly welcome.

Date&Time
October 31st (Sat)14:30 ~November 1st (Sun)19:00
We gather at the venue at 14:30 on October 31st (Sat) for registration and orientation.
The retreat programs are scheduled to end at 19:00 on November 1st (Sun)

Venue Nabekura Kogen Mori-no Ie

Address 
3892601
1571-15 Teruoka, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture

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Contents of the retreat programs
Spiritual life in the nature following Amma’s teachings
Healing nature walk and eco meditation in the beech tree forest
Special Program “Puja (Ritual) for ancestors led by Swamiji”
Swamiji’s Spiritual Lectures:
 “Human and Nature” “How to lead a Blissful Life”
  “Learning about Secrets of Mantra” “How to remove the stress of daily life”
Dancing Meditation
Those who have received mantra from Amma can ask Swamiji the pronunciation and the meaning of mantra.
The contents of the programs are subject to change without prior notice.

Reservation is necessary.  
Fees vary depending the type of participation as follows.

Participation Fee
Participation Fee is collected at the venue on the retreat day.  Please pay the fee in cash.  (We would appreciate your preparation of just the right amount of cash.)

Participation Fee:
Type A ■ 2 days participation with 1 night stay in a cottage at the retreat site:14,000yen/Adult,  6,000yen/Child(Child here is at age 5College or University student)   Type A includes Saturday night accommodation and 3 meals: Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch
(Saturday lunch is also available for free of charge at your request.)

Type B ■2 days participation without accommodation arrangement: 10,000yen/Adult, 3000yen/Child  Type B includes 2 meals: Saturday dinner & Sunday lunch.
(Sunday breakfast is also available for free of charge at your request.)

Type C ■ 1-day participation without accommodation arrangement: 6,000yen/Adult, 2,000yen/Child   Type C includes 1 meal: Sunday lunch
(Sunday breakfast is also available for free of charge at your request. )

Children 4 years of age or younger: Free of charge but please let us know their names and ages when you make a reservation. (sleeping in the same bed with familyno meals)
Basically participants share single-gender rooms.
If you want to use the same room with your family members or friends, please notify us by e-mail. We will try accommodating your request, but please understand in advance that there might be a case sharing the room also with other participants.


Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Fees:
If the reservation is canceled on Oct.28th or 29th, or 30th, 50 % of the participation fee will be charged.
If the reservation is canceled on the day of the retreat (on Oct.31st or Nov.1st), 100% of the participation fee will be charged.

How to make a reservation
Please make a reservation by 9:00 am on 22nd October 2015.
by
emailing retreatmacenter.jpn.org(Please replace with@).

-----Information required for the reservation -----
Please insert “Swamiji Retreat 2015” on the subject line.
Information required  (*Please write all the following information 1~9 in your message. No.10 is optional.

1.    Name/Namesreal full name/names
If you apply in a group, please write the names of all the attendees.
Please let us know if you come with a child/children at 4 years old or younger.
(Their participation fees are free, but let us know their names and ages.)
2.
 Contact telephone number
3.
 Email address
4.
 Your address in Japan(just a prefecture name would be fine) and/or your country name
5.
 Gender
6.
 Adult or Child(“Child” mentioned here is 5 years old College or University Student)
7.
 【Type of Participation(A, B, C) and request for optional meal
 Please choose one type among A, B, and C.
The details of each type are written above in “the Participation Fee”.
Type A: 2 days participation with 1 night accommodation
(Would you request free Saturday lunch? Yes/No)
Type B:2 days participation without accommodation
(Would you request free Sunday breakfast? Yes/No)
Type C:1 day participation without accommodation
Would you request free Sunday breakfast? Yes/No

8.
 【Means of transportation which you take to come to the venue
 
Bus / Train / Car 
 
Would you request a pickup service at Togari Nozawa Onsen Station? If you wish to request it, please clearly mention that you request it and also say that you will arrive at Togari Nozawa Onsen. We need your arrival time, too.
 
If you come from JR Iiyama Station: We can pick up only those who take Shinkansen Hakutaka 557 (arriving at JR Iiyama Station at 11:36). If you request the pickup, please clearly mention that you will arrive at JR Iiyama station at 11:36, and request a pickup.

We need to know how many people request the pickup, so if you would like us to pick you up, please be sure to let us know your arrival time, the name of the station, and the number of people in your group. We will write you back for confirmation about the pickup. If there is no confirmation email, please send us another email to reconfirm the request so that we will arrange the pickup without fail.

9.
Request about room assignment
If you wish to the same room assignment with your group members, please write their names (like the names of your families or friends) and inform that you would like to stay in the same room. As we mentioned before, other people might be also assigned in your room.

10. Other requests
If you would like to skip an inclusive meal, please let us know.
If you wish to stay longer(If you would like to stay overnight on Sunday), please let us know.
Please make a reservation as soon as possible.
by emailing retreatmacenter.jpn.org (Please replace with@ when you send an email.) with the information of 19 (or 10) written above.

Contact for inquiry Contact email address prior to the programs and during the programs are different. The telephone numbers are also different.
●Prior to the retreat
Email: english
amma.jp (Please replacewith@ when you email.
Telephone: 080-5429-9913  (12:00-21:00)
 Mr. Tanaka

●During the retreat
Email
crystal-of-snow0552docomo.ne.jp (Please replacewith@ when you email.
Telephone
090-7241-7222 Ms.Ide

ProgramSchedule
Programs might be subject to change depending on the weather etc.
The 1st Day: October 31st (Sat)
Please come to the venue of the retreat surrounded by Nature as an early bird.
14
20 Bus from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station arrives.
14
30 Registration &Orientation at Mori no Ie
15
00 Nature Walk with Swamiji in the Japanese beech forest/Tea Break
16
00 Swamiji Programs
Swamiji’s Lecture “Human and Nature/About the puja for ancestors”
Puja for ancestor by Swamiji
Bhajan/Meditation with Swamiji’s flute/Arati
19
00 Dancing Meditation
Watching video of a Kerala tribal meditation dance and learn that Kerala style dancing that Amma likes.  With that music we can practice “Dancing Meditation.”
Dinner after the program.
23
00 lights-out               

The 2nd Day: November 1st (Sun)
6
00700 I AM Meditation Refresh (Only for those who have finished I AM Meditation Course)
7
00800 Relaxation Yoga
8
30930 Breakfast
10
00~ Swamiji’s Lecture “Learn Secrets of Mantras and enjoy a Stress-free life”
11
30~ Nature Walk with Swamiji/ Eco Meditation
13
301430  Lunch
15
00~ Swamiji’s Lecture “How to lead a spiritual life” and Q&A
17
00 Arati-Closing (after closing, Q&A for the people who have time)  Those who received mantra from Amma can ask Swamiji the pronunciation and the meaning and other questions about mantra.
(Bus bound for Togari Nozawa Onsen Station departs at 17
20 and 1820.)

Other tips:
You will stay overnight in a beautiful cottage.
All meals are vegetarian.
The temperature of the high plateau at the end of October is low at night and early morning, so please bring some warm clothing (like a jacket, a sweater, a pair of legwarmers, or a small blanket to cover the knees).
As we sit on the floor during the programs, tight clothing is not suitable. Relaxing clothing would be recommended.
We will walk in the forest. Casual shoes would be preferable.
Other things recommended to bring are: toilet articles like a toothbrush &toothpaste, a razor and some towels, rain gear like an umbrella, an alarm clock etc.
It takes 30 minutes to go to the nearest supermarket by car.  We would recommend you prepare whatever you need in advance and bring them.

Volunteers wanted
If you would help us as a volunteer, please let us know when you are available, and what type of things you can do, by emailing retreatmacenter.jpn.org(Please replace with@).  We need people who help us in preparing the hall in the morning on October 31 (Sat), preparing meals, cleaning, and driving a shuttle etc.

Please check this blog and twitter @AmmaJapan before coming, because the schedule might be changed.
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2015年10月17日土曜日

Sapporo:Swamiji’s lecture Nov.8th

The Purpose of Human Life

Swamiji will give a lecture about the purpose of human life -- why we are born and live -- based on what he has learned decades of life with Amma as well as on the eternal wisdom passed on to us from ancient India. Some memorable episodes of her will also be shared during the talk.

We'd be happy if this lecture helps you gain a new hopeful outlook on life. 
Please feel free to come and join it.

Date】 November 8th(Sun)

Time
13:3016:30 (Hall opens at 12:30)
Program starts at 1330 and ends at 1630.

Venue
Ka De Ru 2・7」【8F Room 820

Address
Domin Katsudo Center Building,  Kita 2jo Nishi 7cho-me, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City

Flyer in Japanese is available by clicking here.
     チラシ表       チラシ裏
MAP
The exterior appearance of the building can be seen in this page:

Access
Train
JR Sapporo Station South Exit
13 minutes on foot to Ka De Ru 27
Subway
Sapporo StationExit No.10):9 minutes on foot to Ka De Ru 27
Oh-dori StationExit No.2):11 minutes on foot
Nishi 11 cho-me StationExit No.4 11minutes on foot
Bus
JR Bus Stop –Kita 1 jo Nishi 7 cho-me
4minutes on foot to Ka De Ru 27
Chuo Bus Stop—Kita 1 jo Nixhi 7 cho-me
4minutes on foot
Public Underground Pathway(Please walk from CHIKAHOunderground pedestrian spaceto the Exit No.1 through the connecting pathway of Kita 1 jo Underground Parking:4 minutes on foot from Exit 1 to Ka De Ru 27
There is a toll parking under the building:  Toll Parking/300yen per hour

No prior reservation necessary/Admission Free

Contact Email Address for inquiryJapan MA Center
Email Address for inquiry about Sapporo Swamiji’s Lecture: 
swamiji_tourmamacenter.jpn.orgPlease replacewith@.
Please insert “Sapporo Swamiji’s Lecture on the subject line.

Contact Telephone number on Nov.8th
This number is valid only on 8th November.
070-5613-9688 (A contact person Sumitani will answer until 1330 Only on the program day, 8th November.
Please confirm the number when you make a call.

Person in charge】 Sumitani

Please check this blog and twitter @AmmaJapan before coming, because the schedule might be changed.




Ishikawa: Swamiji's lecture (Oct 30th) 

Reservation needed / Admission Free
*Please check this blog and twitter(@AmmaJapan), before coming, becuase the schedule can be changed.

How to attain a peaceful state of mind
-a seed of happiness from Amma's teachings-

We’d be happy if you will freely come and listen to Swamiji’s lecture on this occasion and find a way to lead a truly peaceful and happy life.

Date: Oct. 30th, 2015 (Fri) 

Time: Program starts at 19:00 (Doors open at 18:45)  ends at 21:00

Venue: Koya-san Shingon-shu Daiohji Temple
Address: 87-1 Awazu Onsen, Awazu-cho, Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Please ascend stone steps through the approach next to Noto-ya Ryokan inn.
MAP (Google map at the bottom right corner on this page)

Access:
l  By car
      about 3 min. from Awazu I.C. of Route 8
   about 50 minutes’ drive from the city of Kanazawa
   about 35 minutes’ drive from Shirayama Hime Shrine
l  By train
 JR: Get off at JR Awazu Station and then take either a bus or a taxi (6 min.)

Contents: Swamiji’s spiritual talk and flute music performed by Swamiji, Q&A

Reservation: required Admission: free
                                                    
Reservation is required because of the capacity..

 How to make a reservation
Please email the following E-mail address or make a call at the following telephone number.
When you email us, please insert “Swamiji’s Ishikawa Lecture” on the subject line. In your message, please write your name, the number of attendees, your contact telephone number. When you make a call, please tell the same information.

E-mail address for inquiry and reservation:Japan Mata Amritanandamayi (MA) Center: swamiji_tourmamacenter.jpn.org  (please replace  with@ )
Contact Telephone Number: 090—2831—767110:00 ~20:00 Ms.Oda

Inquiry on the Program Day: 30 Oct. 
Reservation on the day will be accepted by telephone only when seats are available.09:0018:30) 
090—2831—7671(Please make sure to dial the correct number.)

For the up-to-date information, please look at the blog “Japan MA center news”

http://macenterjp.blogspot.jp/ Dates or programs might be subject to change.