Dear brothers and sisters,
!Jai Shri Mataji!
Most of you must have heard by now that by the grace of Shri Mataji, the first
North & South American Sahaj Childrens seminar will take place in
Canajoharie, immediately after Shri Krishna puja. In the earlier announcement,
we had promised you to provide more details about the seminar, as and when they
It is a great blessing that we have an opportunity to be able to conduct this
seminar. America is a huge continent with Sahaja yogis spread out over thousands
of miles, and we come together once or twice a year to be able to enjoy our
collectivity. Children of Sahaja yogis are the future of Sahaja yoga, and it
is important that they are given an opportunity to develop into great Sahaja
yogis. The main purpose of this seminar is to bring all these Sahaja yogi children,
these great realized souls, together, to share their vibrations, learn from
each other and imbibe our great Sahaja culture. This is the first such seminar
in North America, and success of this seminar will allow opportunity for these
children to deepen and develop into this great Sahaja culture.
The details that we have so far for the seminar are as below. I hope that many
children from North & South American centers will participate in this seminar.
Monday, August 19th Morning through Thursday, August 22nd afternoon.
Age Group and Seminar Cost:
7 15 : Can attend without parents
Cost 60 US Dollars per child ($40 for camp stay & food for 4 days, and $20
for planned activities)
6 and under: At least one parent must accompany children
Cost: 30 US Dollars per child
Parents, yuva shakti & other volunteers
Cost:: 11 US Dollars per day for camp stay & food
Yuva shakti is encouraged to come as camp helpers as well as to have a chance
to organize Yuva Shakti activities.
Activities will include:
Morning meditation and evening bhajans, tour of the land and visit to local
dairy and honey farms, Arts & crafts, basic lessons in Indian classical
dances, hay ride, nature walk and sketching, camp fire, pop corn & movie,
dandia dance, discussion on growing up in Sahaja culture, sharing experience
of Sahaja schools, games, etc.
We are assuming that children will be at the puja, so there is no concern about
transportation for arrivals. We will be providing return transportation to New
York city vicinity airports and Albany airport. However, you must inform and
arrange for this in advance with us. For return transportation need, please
contact Anurag Agarwal by email at email@example.com
or by phone at 703 761 2902 at the latest by August 7th. Without advance notice,
we WILL NOT be able to accommodate last minute transportation.
You must register for the seminar for all age groups in advance latest by August
7th with Nancy Partridge by email at NancyP@weyl.harvard.edu
or by phone 617 354 6069. Since this seminar is intended for established Sahaj
children, we must receive an approval from your center leader. Please
have your center leader sign and fax the attached form (one form per child)
to 973 781 0392.
Volunteers and accompanied adults:
There are many areas where we need volunteers, like kitchen, childrens
activities, transportation, etc. Please contact Nancy Kumar at NancyKumar@juno.com
or 973 781 0391 about your availability ASAP.
Note to parents with children 6 and under:
Since these children are very young, they can participate in some of the camp
activities and rest of the activities will based on their age group and will
be planned by parents along with some guidance from the camp.
Shri Mataji will be in Canajoharie, on the land, while this seminar is going
on. So this would be an incredible experience for children to be around here
during this time.
Jai Shri Mataji.