I started this blog to share my experiences in offering Personal Growth Programs as well as my experiences in my own journey of Personal Growth
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Centenary Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo's Arrival in Pondy
This is the event of a life time; celebrating the Arrival of Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry on 04.04.1910. The week-long celebration started on 28th March.
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to offer the first workshop on "Towards Integral Health". This is a combination of Well Being and Being Well; focussed on health. What is particularly delightful for me is the venue - Savitri Bhavan, the centre dedicated to the study of "Savitri", the epic poem of Sri Aurobindo.
We had seven session of programme in the early mornings and six sessions of two hours (10AM to 12 noon) on health and healing aspects. This was great opportunity for me to to rehearsal for the forthcoming events at Madhuban in the Himalayas, where I would be offering week long and retreat.
I had the privilege of conducting a very intersting session on 'You as an energy field' at Savitri Bhavan to a group of visitors to Auroville.
I started the practice of Pranayama when afflicted by ischemic heart disease in 1987. This was a turning point in my life and led to the path of holistic healing. Healing this 'incurable' disease spurred me on to explore other inner growth practices. For more than two decades, I have been practicing pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation and other techniques with remarkable benefits. I quit my job and started living in Auroville to explore alternate modes of living. Facilitating Personal Growth programs is very interesting to me and more than a thousand people participated in my workshops/retreats.
I studied in AU College of Engineering (B.E) and IIT, Kharagpur (M.Tech). I served in the Indian Navy from 1970 to 1991 and received the Visisht Seva Medal from the President of India. Prior to joining Auroville, I worked for 16 years in top R&D management positions such as the Director of R&D of D-Link India, JCPE of CRISP/IISc, Vice President(Software) of Cirrus Logic India and General Manager (R&D) of BPL Telecom Ltd.
I was a Seminar Leader in Landmark Education from 2000 to 2003.