Yoga Shiksha Shibir 2012 at Kashmir
A 15 days (20 August to 3 September 2012) Yoga Shiksha Shibir (YSS) was organized at Nagadandi (Kashmir), an oldest branch centre of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari.
Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari used to regularly organize All India Yoga Shiksha Shibirs here till 1989 and in that year more than 100 had participated. This year’s - 2012 – Shibir was the attempt to resume it after a long gap of 23 years. Total 11 participants from 7 states (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mahathanyearshan 100 participantsrashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamilnadu & Andhra Pradesh) turned up with lot of hesitation as the news they were receiving through the media was so discouraging. But the beautiful Kashimir’s attraction was so powerful that the so called disturbed area did not become the blockage in their path.
Though the number was small, but the participants were receptive and all proved to march the path of a Yogi- A Karmayogi. The participants while sharing their experiences narrated how their will was strengthen by following time to time daily routine and how to get the things done when one get their mental blockage of negativities removed by getting the whole out look to see the things in different perspective. This attitudinal change was the outcome of the 15 days YSS.
As the Kashmir is the crown of the Bharat, the vibrations can be felt more intensely while one is on the spot. This Ashram (where Vivekananda Kendra is situated) is doubly sanctified by the intensive Tapas of Swami Ashokanandaji, a devotee of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. So this Yoga Shiksha Shibir is the beginning of the All India activities of Vivekananda Kendra in Kashmir and many more such activities are to come in future.
The Vivekananda Kendra Ramkrishana Maha Sammelan Ashram is situated in Acchabal Distict near Anantnag. This was handed over to Vivekananda Kendra by Swami Ashokanandaji in 1972 to Swargiya Ekanathji, the founder of Vivekananda Kendra. It is a beautiful campus with more than 8 acres of land. Vivekananda Kendra is maintaining it well and also organizing local and all India activities. Though after 1989 Kendra could not organize all India activities as this was militancy disturbed area till recent years, the local activities – Ram Navami, Nag Panchami, Bhandara in Khir Bhavani, helping needy in difficulties were going on without any break. All the people feel free to be part of the activities and also extend help to the Ashram. This Ashram is house to all.