Didi’s Pracar Tour in Guatemala and El Salvador

On March 2019, Didi Ananda Kalyanmitra and Didi Ananda Aparajiita went to visit El Salvador and Guatemala. They both visited Guatemala before, but it was the first time to visit El Salvador. They found the Margiis of San Salvador very happy for the visit. They had Dharma Cakra at the house of sister Rasa Devii and gave classes for newcomers at different places.
After San Salvador, they continued to the capital of Guatemala – Guatemala City and met with the local Margiis there. DC was held at the clinic of brother Gopal. From there they went on to San Marcos la Laguna. It is a village near Lake Atitlan, that hosts many spiritually inclined tourists. The Didis gave classes there too and had Kiirtana sessions outdoors. Many people were interested to hear for the first time about Ananda Marga practices and ideology.
While in Guatemala, the Didis visited also the Ananda Marga school in Guatemala City that is maintained by brother Yuktatma.
The school has forty students age five and six and is divided into two classes. There are no higher classes because the kids from age seven stop attending school and go to work to help support their families. The school makes a strong effort to keep the kids there so that they can at least learn to read and write before they go out to the world. In spite of the hard predicament, the school employs two fully qualified teachers. The kid’s parents pay a very symbolic fee of about USD 3.50 per month. If any of you would like to send a donation for the school, one time or monthly, please contact the Didis.
The pracar tour of the Didis was so good, that they plan to go again soon and that time to include Nicaragua too.
If you are from these countries or know people there who would like to meet the Didis, please contact them.

After Didi’s class in San Salvador.

Excited school kids in Guatemala, with Yuktatma and the Didis

Outdoor meditation class with newcomers at a park in Guatemala City

A class at San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala

 

First Phase Seminar in New York Sector, January to March 2019

Region Place Date Organizer
Atlanta Asheville March 1, 2 and 3 Brother Dharmapala
Atlanta Region Charlotte, NC March 8 – 10 Jyoti Friedland
Boston New York Sectorial Office January 18, 19 and 20 Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt.
Boston Boston Seminar March 9 and 10 Timir Prabhakar and Manish Makhiya
Boston Region Staten Island January 27, 2019 Lalita and Ramana
Chicago Region Columbus March 9 and 10 Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt.
Chicago Region Chicago City March 16 & 17 Ac. Sarvajiitananda Avt.
Dallas Region Houston February 9 and 10 Ainjali
Dallas Region Dallas City February 16 and 17 Bhaktideva
Denver Denver February 8 – 10 Ac. Iishvarakrsnananda Avt.
Los Angeles Phoenix February 8 – 10 Caetanya & Cinmayii
Los Angeles Los Angeles February 23 and 24 Ac. Muktatmananda Avt.
Los Angeles Los Altos Hills February 2 and 3 Avtk A. Acira Ac.
Minneapolis Region Ananda Kanan February 23 and 24 Ac. Krsnabuddhyananada Avt. and Ac. Anudhyanananda Avt.
Mexico City Cuernavaca April 20, 2018 Ac. Satyamitrananda Avt.
Monterrey Region Monterrey March 16 & 17 Ac. Satyamitrananda Avt.
Ottawa Region Gatineaux February 16 and 17 Ac. Dayashiilananda Avt.
Ottawa Region Toronto February 8 – 10 Ac. Parinirvanananda Avt.
Panama Region Guatemala February 16 and 17 Tapeshvar,
Panama Region El Salvador February 23 and 24 Pranava
Philadelphia Washington DC Seminar February 23 and 24 Sandeep Khanuja
Philadelphia Region New Jersey February 26 –  8  Shiv Kumar Singh
Vancouver Region Ac. Muktatmananda Avt.