Pujya Swamiji inaugurates new Ashrama of Datta Yoga Center, Canada - July 2018

  • 09 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2018
  • Erin, Canada

Pujya Sri Swamiji inaugurates new Canada Ashrama, Erin, ON

 

On Monday 9thJuly 2018, Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamji arrived in Toronto airport from Budapest via Amsterdam and entered the new premises of Canadian Datta Yoga Centre in Erin town Ontario.  It was the historic 150thforeign tour of Pujya Sri Swamiji and the silver jubilee year of Datta Yoga Center, Canada. For over ten years, the DYC Canada functioned out of a small venue in Brampton. Now they had moved to a much larger 6 acre land in the town of Erin, just outside Toronto. The property also had a large building which was earlier used for a school and which was later used by church of scientology. Hence, the property had permit as “place of worship”. Over past six months devotees had volunteered to convert the school building to be used for Ashrama activities. By going around the building complex, Sri Swamiji was very happy with all the construction work that was completed through the Seva by volunteers.

The following morning on Tuesday the 10thJuly, Pujya Sri Swamiji toured the land at the back of the property and was very happy with what He saw and experienced.

On Wednesday the 11thJuly 2018, His Holiness Sri Swamiji met with an architect to discuss the future expansion of this temple and answer any questions. Sri Swamiji was very happy with the architect’s approach and with the information that He received.  Later that evening, Sri Swamiji suggested devotees to come forward to share their personal experiences so that we could hear and learn from examples about the greatness of our Sadguru. Afterwards, the trustees received a brick for future building works that was blessed by Sri Swamiji that day as it was a very auspicious day. 

On 12thJuly 2018, Thursday morning, devotees were blessed by Pujya Sri Swamiji performing Pujas to the Datta Murties for the first time here in Erin, as well as Sri Chakra puja, and officially inaugurating the permanent home for Datta Yoga Centre in Canada.

On Thursday evening Sri Swamiji met personally with the Mayor of Erin, Mr.Allan Alls who visited the new centre.  Sri Swamiji expressed to the Mayor that he and Canadian devotees were very happy that our new Ashrama is located in his Town and that He really likes it here. The Mayor gave a special certificate welcoming Pujya Swamiji to Erin. Later Pujya Sri Swamiji sang Bhajans for the first time in the new center. 

On Friday morning, Sri Swami ji met with the Sri Tilak, a temple architect and gave him specific directions on how He would like the altars and temples constructed.  The architect will be completing draft drawings and submit to Sri Swamiji for further consideration and approval.

On Friday evening, Pujya Swamiji’s sang Bhajans in the new hall. Sri Swamiji said it was a second Bhajan session in the new centre. The Nama Sankirtana energy in the hall energized the devotees. 

Swami ji also advised devotees to purchase a home close to the ashrama.

 

On Saturday morning, devotees chanted Hanuman Chalisa in the prayer hall. Pujya Sri Swamiji sat through the last three chants. Sri Swamiji spoke and explained the efficacy of such chants in life. Sri Swamiji said: 

 

Hanuman Chalisa is powerful Mantra  for torments in Kaliyuga

So many saints recommended this Mantra. They experienced it’s power. We all are karma people. Kama Karma and Avidya are filled in humans

Desires and wants, including eating and sleeping come under desires. That’s Karma.

You all think in so many different ways. This is Karma. We wish to get rid of this Karma and end the Karmic cycle. It’s difficulty to get rid of the Karma cycle but possible. Karma can be reduced by chanting Hanuman Chalisa, Guru Gita, Datta Stava. The more you chant; your energy gets increased and Karma reduced. Without Karma no Births or Deaths. Karma gets weakened with Sadguru and Satsanga association with Mantra chanting. Otherwise very difficult to fight. Observation of all rituals and meditation and following Sadguru also reduces Karma. Mauna practice or silence helps reduce Karma. Observing Mauna for one or two hours is a good start for meditation. Silence is very important in our lives. 

Kama or desires also increase our karmic bondage. Your mind screams New new new. New car new house. Dissatisfied mind, wanting more, begging yourself is not a good life in Adhyatma life. Control your Kaama. Learn to be satisfied. 

 

Avidya is ignorance. Ignorance of I know it all - ego. Husband and wife arguing. Foolish people argue with Guru also. Some foolishly argue that their hen has three legs. This is Avidya. Ignorance coming from ego. I know it all attitude is very wrong. It is foolishness. This is Avidya. Such people should be avoided as they belong to Rakshasa category.  We have many such people around you. It’s difficult find and identify them. Those who avoid Sadguru Darshana have such qualities. Association with such people lead you to dissatisfaction and unhappiness. 

 

Human body is with Pancha Indriyas which create our needs of survival. They help us to aspire for life. 

Not a second of our existence should be wasted.  Such good moments should not be wasted. 

Unless you dwell deep in to such thought process you cannot identify them. Chanting helps you. 

 

We don’t know how long the human race can exist on this earth. While existing, learn to be at peace with yourself. Whatever has to happen, will happen. Past is past. Try to rectify at least in future. 

 

Learning Bhagavad Gita by memory, learning the meaning of Bhagavad Gita will bring greater clarity in thoughts and life. At first your mind gets irritated. As days go by, you get greater understanding and you start loving it. 

 

Spiritual practices reduce Kama Karma and Avidya. Don’t unnecessarily be unhappy. Being unhappy won’t solve the problems. You are alone in your unhappiness. Your health deteriorates. Being unhappy is such a waste of time. Brahma has already fixed your fate. Your spiritual practices are small attempts at being happy. Don’t be fearful. Be happy. 

 

Participate in Swamiji’s programs as much as possible. You have taken a forward jump to be with Swamiji. Be sure and not doubtful. 
Hanuman Chalisa has been chanted in this new hall. Many Americans have come to Canada to be with me. My happiness in seeing you gives you strength. 
This ashrama needs some works to be done. I think you should support this project. Each Water drop fills up a lake. “

 

In the evening of Saturday 14 July 2018, Pujya Sri Swamiji gave a music for meditation concert at Lester. B. Pearson memorial Theater in Brampton. The title of the concert was “Gana Nada Raga Sagara”. Reverend Yvette Shanks, President of Church of Scientology gave welcome garland to Pujya Sri Swamiji. The next two hours was filled with the divine music from Pujya Sri Swamiji who played 

Pranava Swarupam in Rushyaketupriya Raga
Devi Shive Shiva Dayite in Seemantini Priya Raga
Gana Nada Raga Sagara comprising of three Ragas
Mohana Raga – Ishapateesha
Sriranjani Raga - Nikhila Nilaya Mantram
Mayamalavagowla Raga – Rama Hare Jaya Shaure

Needupadayuga  in Madhuvarshini Raga &
Raga Ragini Mangala in Sama Raga

Yogini Kaliji offered thanks garland to Pujya Sri Swamiji. Swami Chidatma Chaitanya honored the artists. 

On Sunday 15thJuly morning, Pujya Swamiji offered Purnahuti of Maha Ganapathy Homa. During Sri Chakra Puja, kids from US chanted from memory the 12thchapter of Bhagavad Gita. A special vegan cake which depicted world map and the tiny flags of all countries visited by His Holiness. This cake was a perfect depiction of the 150 foreign trips undertaken by Pujya Swamiji. 

Devotees had the opportunity to come in queue and offer their respects to Sri Swamiji. Anna Danam was done for all visitors.

In the evening, Pujya Sri Swamiji attended the Canadian flag hoisting in front of the Ashrama building. He also planted an apple tree to mark the occasion of Ashrama inauguration. Later, Sri Swamiji attended the evening farewell function where Bala Datta children offered cultural programs.  
 

New premises of Datta Yoga Center in Erin, Ontario, Canada
New premises of Datta Yoga Center at new premises of Datta Yoga Center, Canada at 5422, Second Line, Erin, ON L7J 2L9, Canada
Empty land behind Ashrama in Erin, Toronto
At 9.43 PM on 9th July 2018, Pujya Sri Swamij opened the ribbon and entered the new premises of Datta Yoga Center, Canada at 5422, Second Line, Erin, ON L7J 2L9, Canada
At 9.43 PM on 9th July 2018, Pujya Sri Swamij opened the ribbon and entered the new premises of Datta Yoga Center, Canada at 5422, Second Line, Erin, ON L7J 2L9, Canada
Pujya Sri Swamiji walks inside the new Ashrama in Canada.
Pujya Swamiji stands near Maha Ganapathy carved out of Lava rock placed at the entrance of new Ashrama of Datta Yoga Center, Canada.
Pujya Swamiji tours the book shop in Canada Ashrama.
Pujya Swamiji boils milk in Ashrama kitchen to start it's activities.
On 12 July 2018, Thursday, Pujya Swamiji prayed at the Dattatreya & Anaghadevi shrine in the new Ashrama of Datta Yoga Center, Canada
Sri Chakra Puja by Sri Swamiji in the prayer hall of new premises of Datta Yoga Center, Canada on 12th July 2018
Trustees of Datta Yoga Center, Canada, offer garland to Pujya Swamiji and welcome him - 12 July 2018
Mayor of Erin town, Canada, Mr. Allan Alls gave a welcome certificate to Pujya Swamiji on the evening of 12th July 2018
First Bhajan session by Pujya Swamiji in the prayer hall of Datta Yoga Center, Canada took place on Thursday 12th July 2018
Members of Datta Yoga Center, Canada offer a commemorative plaque to Pujya Sri Swamiji
Pujya Swamiji sang amazing Bhajans on Friday, 13th July 2018 at Datta Yoga Center, Canada.
Sri Swamiji wears a DYC Cap at Canada Ashrama.
Inauguration of Gana Nada Raga Sagara was done by Rev.Yvette Shank, President of Canadian National office of church of Scientology. - Lester Pearson memorial hall - 14 July 2018
Audience in Gana Nada Raga Sagara - music for meditation by HH Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji in Lester Pearson memorial hall, Toronto on 14 July 2018
Gana Nada Raga Sagara, Toronto Canada - 14 July 2018
Gana Nada Raga Sagara, Toronto Canada - 14 July 2018
Gana Nada Raga Sagara music for meditation by His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji in Toronto Canada - 14 July 2018
Celestial Message musicians with Pujya Swamiji - From left: Jaya Datta - hand bells, Mahesh Bhat - Tabala, Shankar Ramesh- Mridangam, Jaitra Varanasi-violin, Mani-supp keyboards
Purnahuti of Maha Ganapathy Homa in DYC, Canada on Sunday 15 July 2018
Audience in prayer hall at Canada Ashrama
Kids from USA chant 12th chapter of Bhagavadgita from memory during Sri Chakra Puja in DYC Canada on 15 July 2018
Sri Chakra Puja in DYC Canada on 15 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji speaks about his vision for the Hanuman temple at Datta Yoga Center, Canada on Sunday 15 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji in Datta Yoga Center, Erin, Canada
Large cake showcasing the countries visited by Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji in His 150 world travels over 42 years
Pujya Sri Swamiji cuts a world map design cake at Datta Yoga Center, Canada on 15 July 2018
Car park at Datta Yoga center,Canada
Annadanam was performed from 12 to 15 July 2018 at Datta Yoga Center, Canada
Annadanam was performed from 12 to 15 July 2018 at Datta Yoga Center, Canada
Back land at Datta Yoga Center, Canada
Pujya Swamiji at the flag hoisting ceremony at Canada Ashrama - 15 July 2018
Flag hoisting at the new premises of Datta Yoga Center, Canada - 15 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji plants an apple tree to commemorate the inauguration of DYC Canada - 15 July 2018
Farewell ceremony for Pujya Swamiji at DYC< Canada - 15 July 2018
Bala Datta kids with Pujya Swamiji at Datta Yoga Center, Canada - 15 July 2018
Pujya Swamiji during Dolotsava at Datta Yoga Center, Canada on 15 July 2018
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