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Click here to NEWS: London Satsang Performs at Inter-faith Festival
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Click here to find out about the Spiritual Book Clubs.

Amma says "to gain concentration in this age of materialism, bhajan is easier than meditation. By loud singing, other distracting sounds will be overcome and concentration will be achieved. Bhajan, concentration and meditation, this is the progression. In fact, constant remembrance of God is meditation. Children, bhajan sung with one-pointedness will benefit the singer, the listener and also Mother Nature. Such songs will awaken the listeners minds in due course.

If bhajan is sung without concentration, it is a waste of energy. Bhajan is a spiritual discipline aimed at concentrating the mind on one's Beloved Deity. Through that one-pointedness, one can merge in the Divine Being and experience the Bliss of one's True Self. It does not matter whether one believes in Krishna or Christ, Mother Kali or Mother Mary; a formless God or even a flame, a mountain or an ideal such as world peace can be meditated upon while singing. By letting the mind expand in the sound of the divine chanting, each one can enjoy the peace born of one's inherent divinity."

If you live in the London area and would like to host one of the monthly Sahasranama chantings, preceded by bhajan practice, please contact Yamunah to arrange.

London Satsang Performs at Inter-faith Festival For the second year, the London satsang performed bhajans at the Interfaith Music Festival at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS.

Zani gave a very wel judged introduction to the mixed-faith audience, ably supported by Kuldeep on the projector, as a film of Amma played on the big screen. Then, each in turn, Vaishnavi, Aloka and Vinay (on harmonium) led the group, which included Zani, Jeena, Antarma on tablas and Vargini on finger symbols.

It was a very polished performance - Amma was surely pleased and proud. The audience certainly showed their appreciation in their participation and applause. Along with the other faith groups, we had a table in reception with leaflets for those who wished to know more about our Divine Mother. We express our thanks to Anja and her colleagues at SOAS for staging this event and our admiration for the other faith groups for their inspiring music and song. -- Mike Plowright

Spiritual Book Clubs to Start There are plans to start two Amma Spiritual Book Clubs next month, in London and Shropshire. To participate or for further information, contact Kuldeep (London) ammaskuldeep@gmail.com or Patricia (Much Wenlock/Shrewsbury) patricia.e.ogrady@gmail.com. If you would like to start an Amma Book Club in your area, contact Shakti shaktiammalondon@gmail.com for help getting started.

Amma's UK Embrace provides opportunities to request prayers for our loved ones and ourselves and to pray for the healing of our brother and sisters. This group prayer link up will be to ask Amma to hold people in her heart and embrace them. The group prayer will take place every Thursday night at 8:30pm for 10 minutes within your home. Everyone is welcome and people to pray for will be listed on the London Bhajans Eweekly. To subscribe to this please contact Kuldeep ammaskuldeep@gmail.com. To request prayers for yourself or loved ones, please email Shakti tessyannabluepearl@yahoo.com. If you would like to add someone other than yourself please ask their permission first.

If you would like to receive a weekly Bhajan Reminder for the London area by email , which includes weekly programme times and location address, along with potential carpooling locations/contacts, please contact Shakti tessyannabluepearl@yahoo.com.

Date & time

Event & Venue

Contact*

Sat 9 Aug
6pm
Bhajans
This is a meeting of the Oxford satsang. Please call Rohini 0118 375 7580 * + Reading
Stuart 0795 0099200 stzwalters@hotmail.co.uk
Sun 10 Aug
10am
Bhajans
Villa Devi
99 Breakspears Rd
London, SE4 1TY.
10am IAM® Practice
11.30 Archana & Bhajans
2.30pm Potluck Lunch
5pm Watch Amma's weekly satsang on TV
Francis
07960 693198
Sat 16 Aug
6pm
Bhajans
14 Sunning Avenue
Sunningdale
Berkshire SL5 9PN
8pm shared dinner
Balakrishna *
+07723 346608 ganga@omnamahshivaya.co.uk
Sat 30 Aug
7.30-9pm

Bhajans
The Nature Sanctuary
The Park, Findhorn Foundation
Findhorn, Moray IV36 3TB

Mumta Ito
mumtaito@gmail.com

Sat 30 Jun
6.30pm

Bhajans
Narayana Guru Mission Hall
16 Barking Road,
East Ham, London E6 3BP
Tube: Upton Park

Mrs Suleha Surendran
020 8471 0428
Sat 6 Sept
9.30am-6.30pm
IAMŽ Meditation Technique Course
Rokesly Infant School
Hermiston Avenue
Crouch End
London N8 8NH more info
iam@amma.org.uk
Every Tuesday
7 for 7.30pm
Bhajans
122 Wells Road
Glastonbury
Somerset BA6 9AG
incl. Archana (108 names of Amma, 1000 names of Sri Lalita and Mahishasura Strotram)
James
07791 496687
Monthly Bhajans
Shekinashram
Dod Lane
Glastonbury
Somerset BA6 8BZ.
Vandita
* 07915 604838 vandita.amma@gmail.com
Monthly
5pm
Bhajans
Birmingham B13 9PL
Adele *
whereisadele@yahoo.co.uk

Monthly

Bhajans
Bristol

Vandita
vandita.amma@gmail.com
07915 604838

Monthly
Bhajans
Derby
DE1 3AY
Jane O'Byrne
+ 07989 595483
jane_obyrne@yahoo.co.uk
Monthly Bhajans
Totnes, Devon
Joanna Zena
joannazena@yahoo.com
07722143353
Monthly Bhajans
Lower Maescoed,
Herefordshire
Surya Kalkwarf suryaletthesunshine@hotmail.co.uk
07412 269862 / 01981 241290

Monthly
1pm

Bhajans
Sheffield
Kaivalya *
lucydevi@yahoo.co.uk

Monthly
3pm

Bhajans
47, Meysydd Y Coleg
Carmarthen SA31 3GR
Wales
Held on the Sunday closest to Kartika
John Chidanand and Sarada
01267 253557
saradathompson@hotmail.com

* Please call beforehand to confirm + as space is limited
+ Please bring a dish to share and/or something for the altar

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Bhajan coordination
If you would like to hold a bhajan in your area,
please contact Mike Sofroniou:
Tel: 01295 680 463
Email: mike@amma.org.uk

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