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 Affiliated to Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India 

Sunday's is the biggest day at the Ashram. 700-1000 people from all the surrounding communities attend the Sunday program. Breakfast for 500 is served, lunch for 1000 is served. Snacks including fruit for 600 children is prepared and distributed. Music, song, dance stories on human values, question and answer sessions, gifts for children is part of the Sunday program.

Most Sunday's are sponsored and it is great opportunity for donors to come and witness the activities of the Ashram. It is becoming a regular occurrence where many donors sponsor and celebrate their birthdays at Ashram. It is also a great opportunity for donors to show their children the work of the Ashram. For the local community it is day of celebration, giving, laughter, joy, prayer and all round goodness. This is the real impact of the Ashram on the community of Welbedacht. 

Sunday is also an opportunity for many community groups to not only sponsor the day but to also manage the entire operation at the Ashram. This is becoming popular, giving many the real opportunity to SERVE.

Words are extremely limited in describing an experience at the Ashram as compared to a REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE of the Ashram. 

YOU HAVE TO BE HERE TO FEEL IT, NOT JUST KNOW OF IT

  

Likhit Japa-Mantra Club

 

Likhit Japa is small, potent and spiritually charged discipline that has many benefits. Some of the benefits are: 

  1. For children that write the name of the Lord continuously in large numbers, it increases their writing skills, memory and develops mind and hand synchronisation.
  2. Focusing the mind for long periods on dedicated task improves concentration which requires dedication and commitment. 
  3. The greatest benefit is that when ones focuses the mind on the name of God, the qualities of God pervades and permeates the mind, therefore changing the nature of the mind. 

The Ashram has a group known as the Mantra Club where people of all ages write numbers in large numbers. The mantras are counted and the top 3 individuals in the different age groups are given food hampers, toys and household goods as a reward. One must be a regular member to participate. The Mantra Club for children has membership of +500 children; the membership for adults is currently 200.

Club members are rewarded bountifully. Children are given full school bursaries which includes stationery, school uniforms including shoes, and school fees. Adults are given food hampers on all special occasions and most Sundays. They also get preference to clothing and many household items.

The Club is becoming very popular and numbers have been growing every year. This program has also encouraged the locals of Wlebedacht to participate in many other activities of the Ashram. The Ashram is seeing 3 generations of people involved in the Likhit Japa program. Most of the volunteers, and workers of the Ashram have been and are still members of the Mantra Club. All of the core group of children at the Ashram too have come from the Mantra Club. These are the real life results of Likhit Japa and its potency to transform the mind and individual.