Jai HO are proposing a 4 day gathering and skills training for Babaji next generation and other spiritually minded people between the ages of 18 and 35. If there is enough interest, the event will begin on Monday 11th July 2016 at Sada Shiva Dham, Holland and end on Friday 15th July. It will be conducted in the English language. Following it the European Gurupurnima celebration will begin on Saturday 16th July at the ashram.
Attendance and accommodation for the 4 days of the Next Generation Gathering will be only €50 which you will need to pay up front to ensure we reserve a place for you. Some confidential bursaries toward this small charge for the Gathering may be available for those with serious financial difficulties (please let us know if you wish to apply for one of these bursaries). However you will need to pay for your travel costs, pocket money and any charges payable to Sada Shiva Dham if you want to attend the Gurupurnima programme after the Next Generation Gathering.
The main event will offer some of the following skills trainings and experiential workshops. Please copy the following survey and then complete it to show which workshops you feel would help you best in your life, in priority order. Then send your survey copy before October 31st .
During the Gathering there will be opportunities for karma yoga, community satsang, music, dance, puja and voluntary, free individual mentoring/coaching sessions.
If you are interested in attending the Gathering do not send the €50 now, but please now complete the attached survey to let us know which workshops you feel are the ones that would benefit you most. We have received some response regarding workshops people would like to attend. If you want to join us and please let us know as soon as possible (we are not asking for you to definitely commit yourself yet). If you want to say which workshops you would like then please complete this Survey and send your survey answers now to:
Thank you, www.jai-ho.org
Jai HO (Jai Haidakhandi Outreach) was formed to inspire new impulses and connectedness in the international Babaji community for service, teaching and action. It is organising and helping to fund this event to support and encourage Babaji next generation and spiritually minded persons with life skills that are likely to be relevant in their lives and work.
The trainers will include some of the following teachers, therapists and facilitators: Nan Singh (Australia), Sundar (Schweibenalp), Lok Nath and Gayatridevi (USA), Rosie (UK), Mayaram and Nandani (Slovenia), Gaby (UK), Raghuvir (Thailand), Rob (UK), Jamuna and Kharku (Thailand). Donations to Jai HO to help with its costs are welcome.
PROGRAMME OF WORKSHOPS
We expect to offer up to 6 of the following suggested workshops. Please read through them and copy these pages and then fill in the boxes in priority order – indicate the workshop you like best with a no.1 , second no.2 – etc, up to 6. Thank you – this will help us decide which of the workshops to actually run.
Couple Relationship Workshop – 1 day – with MayaRam & Nandani – Couple and intimate relationship as therapy, and preparation for relationship with Divine. Why intimate relationships bring up deep and hidden pain which can’t be avoided? How do we deal with pain and transform it into life energy and love? Role of male and female in couple relationship – two different manifestations of love. Power games – how to deal with this and play? Hierarchic or equal position in everyday relationship? Sexuality and its power for transformation.
World Cafe – a training on how to facilitate a creative dialogue for communities – 1⁄2 Day – with Gaby – The “World Café” is a structured conversational process intended to facilitate open and intimate discussion, and link ideas within a larger group to access the collective intelligence or collective wisdom in the room. Participants move between a series of tables where they continue the discussion in response to a set of questions, which are predetermined and focused on specific goals. For a more in-depth look at the World Café design principles, see the www.theworldcafe.com World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions or issues that are important in their life, work, or community. As a process, the World Café can evoke and make visible the collective intelligence of any group. It enables people to have creative conversations while sitting in a café-style around small tables.
Mindfulness Workshop – 1⁄2 Day – with Nan Singh and Lok Nath In this workshop we will explore: Why be mindful ? It will include: Tools and practices to help you maintain a commitment to your path or journey. Learning mindfulness exercises that you can do at any time to bring you fully into the present moment. Discovering what’s really important to you in your life. What do you truly value? Explore different aspects of your life and set a direction for your future to ensuring that all the areas of your life receive attention they deserve.
New Sustainable Culture – 1⁄2 to 1 Day – with Sundar from Schweibenalp – How can we create a new global and sustainable culture/society based on: spirituality and ethics; true transparent mindful loving relationships; a fair and healthy economy; and on sustainable ecology. Information sharing, ideas exploring and projects based on Sundar’s experience with various global initiatives and schools during the past 40 years including GEN Global Ecovillage etc.
Spiritual Enquiry – 1⁄2 Day – with Gayatri (USA and Italy) – Most of our moods, reactions and responses arise automatically and unconsciously from our early conditioning and survival strategies. They are rarely questioned or even noticed, yet they can cause all sorts of dis-ease. The Inquiry workshop consists of examining our emotional states of being, looking deeply into our patterns of relating and whether or not they actually serve us, and creating a space of loving support in which they can effortlessly come to peace. We often think we are unique in how we feel, but by seeing that our discomforts are actually shared and experienced universally, we may find compassion for ourselves and others and begin to heal our wounded hearts.
Non-Violent Communication – 1⁄2 Day – with Rosie Waygood and Another
The language of Nonviolent Communication includes two parts: honestly expressing ourselves to others, and empathically hearing others. Both are expressed through four components – observations, feelings, needs, and requests – though observations and requests may or may not be articulated. Practicing NVC involves distinguishing these components from judgments, interpretations, and demands, and learning to embody the consciousness embedded in these components. This compassionate approach allows us to express ourselves and hear ourselves and others in ways more likely to foster understanding and connection. It allows us to support everyone involved in getting their needs met, and to nurture in all of us a joy in giving and in receiving. NVC was developed by Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, who has introduced it to individuals and organizations world-wide. It has been used between warring tribes and in war-torn countries.
Principles of Spiritual Leadership & healthy/ caring communications – 1⁄2 day ? – with Lok Nath + Others. ‘Inward Bound’ Leadership – an Inquiry into applying inward directed and inward valued teachings and wisdom in the art of leadership. We will build a workshop to meet the needs and interests of participants.
How to present Babaji and the teachings in a global contemporary way and language and for the next generation? 1⁄2 to 1 Day – With Sundar, Lok Nath, Gayatri, Raghuvir and others ? We will build a workshop to meet the needs/interests of those willing to participate.
Poetry, spiritual philosophy and spiritual practise within Indian Sacred Language and the Haidakhandi Aarti – 1⁄2 to 1 Day – with Sundar, Raghu and others. This theme was suggested by a 23 year old member of the Babaji family. Sundar is currently giving the course at Schweibenalp and has a lot of fun doing so.
Conflict Management workshop – 1⁄2 to 1 Day – with Nan Singh and Rob Waygood What possible conflicts arise in your life, relationships or your group ? Relationship myths, avoidance traps and the ‘blessing of opposition.’ Conflict resolution techniques. Managing your emotions. Defining the needs. Agreeing on the issues to be resolved. Negotiation skills.
Couples & Relationship work – 1 Day – with Sundar Relationships explored. Learning and practising the simple technique of “Dialogue” (Zwiegespräch) for any relationship and especially for couples. Ways of communicating personal presence, delicate issues and meditative insight in a safe way with a partner. Deepens over the time if practised regularly in relationships.
For more informations, to apply and/or send your choices to your survey, contact