All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga


Week of Yoga at the
Krishna Shakti Ashram in Brazil

11 new yogins are initiated as Srila Gurudeva's disciples

— January 2004

Swami B. V. Trivikram

I ask for the blessings of my Guru Maharaj and of all the loyal followers of His Divine Grace to become able to say something about the event we held here in the Campos do Jordao Ashram (Sao Paulo, Brazil), authorized to represent the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the monastery founded in 1941 by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and led today by its President-Acharya His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Once again, the KSA performed an event for Yoga professionals who are interested in diving deeper into this ancient science of self-realization.

As usual, this year, Rohini Shakti Didi performed an intensive Yoga program from January 19 to January 25. Rohini was assisted by her friend and student Sri Hari Das (Sergio Carvalho), essentially broadcasting, coordinating and giving the course, showing an unequaled dedication.

More than just a report of the happenings, I would like to convey the sensations this Week produced in me. I have seen how perseverance in the path of self-realization brought us to such incredible moments like this one. This week allowed me to see how many qualified and interested persons are wanting to practice spiritual life, since the Yoga courses Rohini Didi promotes are always filled with theism and devotion to Srila Gurudeva.

How incredible is to work in a project that is blessed by Srila Gurudeva! We went through the pains of maturation, that are part of the life of a project started many years back. We are not to count only the age of our KSA. But, if we are to be honest, we have to go back as early as 1975, when Rohini Didi founded her first Yoga school, and with so much sacrifice and struggle maintained herself up to date bringing relief to the honest searchers who are really interested in self-realization.

But by Srila Srila Gurudeva’s and Srila Guru Maharaj’s blessings, we are ever stronger in our proposal of working in a project that presents true values for the soul’s existence. How many people are approaching us looking for bodily techniques and, without even noticing, are receiving the treasure of true theism as revealed by our Guardians. Such treasure is called Krishna consciousness and started to be distributed 500 years ago by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Golden Avatar, who descended from His transcendental plane to teach us the real path of love of God, or Krishna-Prema, as is originally known.

Such blessings of Srila Gurudeva are very clearly shown. They appear as the presence of persons in the team like: Munindra Mohan Prabhu, who with lots of patience and affection has been helping in a very wonderful way, serving Gauranga Sundar and educating people in the Vaishnava concepts; Lochanananda Prabhu, cook and friend of all, who is always worried to please with his wonderful recipes; Lalita DD, with her extraordinary help to Rohini; Big Nelson who is a comrade you can count on for any service at any time; Rosarinho who cares for the cows and milks them everyday; and Mahadeva Prabhu, who is Rohini’s yoga student already for 15 years, and is now here with us, serving Srila Gurudeva’s project.

I can say the blessings of my Gurudeva are mainly present in such a great family he has given me. Srila Gurudeva always says that 90% of success in spiritual life depends on good association, and He himself gave me the opportunity to be with such special persons. I bow to all such great personalities.

And, as it was expected from such a magnificent family, in this intensive Yoga course, we had the opportunity to connect 11 persons to our Srila Gurudeva at a very special occasion, that was the day of initiations. With much emotion we held an initiation ceremony that brought to Srila Gurudeva’s and Srila Guru Maharaj’s family 11 wonderful new persons interested in the theistic conception given by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

My dandavat pranams and affectionate hug to all.

Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram
Krishna Sakti Ashram, P.O. Box 386
Campus do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brasil

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