Dialogs & Discourses

Dialogs & Discourses

Inquiry in to Human Yearnings, Sanctuary for the Souls

These pandemic days and months are the most unique times of our lives. It also presents an opportunity to introspect and challenge the received-wisdom.

To enable that, AZIMVTH Ashram located on the banks of Ganges and foothills of Himalayas at Haridwar (the birth place of meditation) in northern India has launched ‘Dialogs & Discourses’ – an online virtual weekly meeting with details as given below.

FOR

The meeting is for artists, writers, spiritualists, and anyone engaged with any kind of creative pursuits.

TIME

Date: 15th November 2020, Sunday

Time: 9:00 AM CST USA (See your time here)

Duration: About 90 minutes

The meeting is in two parts – the first consists of meditation with breathwork and chanting. The second part is a talk and discussion on aspects related to friends, friendships, and friendliness in all kinds of relationships.

Meditation – breathwork

This involves an eight-step meditation-technique consisting of breathing exercises.

Meditation – chanting

This involves three levels of chanting – Aum, vowels, and consonants.

Talk / sharing

This involves a talk consisting of fables and aphorisms covering the following aspects related to friends, friendships, and friendliness in all kinds of relationships.

  • Winning / retaining friendliness
  • Parting / severing friendships
  • Handling differences / making war
  • Making peace

Participants are welcome to ask questions, bring with them to read passages from any book, their own writings, make comments / observations.

INTENDED BENEFITS

It is hoped that participants will derive the following benefits.

  • Experience calmness during the meeting.
  • Learn meditation techniques of breathing and chanting.
  • Get insights in to various aspects of friendships..
  • Take-away thoughts / ideas they can use afterwards.
  • Simple assignments will be given that will help participants re-live the meditation-experience during the week till they join back the next Sunday.
  • Have access to the recordings of the Zoom.
  • Receive a soft copy of a spiritual art card after the meeting.
  • Receive occasional / monthly printed materials on encouragement.
  • Join the WhatsApp group ‘Dialogs & Discourses’.
  • Utilise opportunities for more intense-work.

IMAGES FROM A RECENT DND SESSION

FEE

There is no fee for participation however to help with meeting a part of the costs one may consider making any optional voluntary contribution after the meeting. A participant may contribute if she has liked the meeting and found it to be beneficial. No amount is too small or too big: contribute, or not, equivalent to the worth that you perceive.

SESSIONS

The recordings of the fables & aphorisms narration and the discussions are available below as two separate files for each Sunday One can play them or download. A voluntary contribution of USD 10 could be made for each of the two recordings for a Sunday. This contribution can be made if one likes and benefits from listening. Information on payment can be had by writing to AZIMVTH (at) gmail (dot) com.

01 Nov 2020
Session 1: Crow, Pigeons, Mouse, Tortoise, and Deer
Story 1: Narration
Play or download (mp3 24 min) here.
Dialog 1: Participants’ Discussions
Play or download (mp3 21 min 17 sec) here.

08 Nov 2020
Session 2: Tiger, Gold Bangle, and Traveller
Story 2: Narration
View (11 min 42 sec) here.
Dialog 2: Participants’ Discussions
View (19 min 35 sec) here.

15 Nov 2020
Session 3: The Crow, the Deer, and Jackal

Registration Form

To receive the Zoom link please complete and submit the following form.

FEEDBACK FORM

The feedback form is available at the link given below.

https://forms.gle/LcAhofUj1WFGLRqY9