How to start a Gita Study Group.
1 Talk to few like-minded people in your friend and neighborhood circle about the idea of starting a Gita Satsang/Study group and arrange a meeting with the spiritually inclined people and decide time, place, and how often the group should meet. Evenings and weekends are usually preferred time. The meeting place could be a local school, temple/church, conference room of an office building, or a public library. You can meet at home if the spouse cooperates and she is also interested in Gita Study. The frequency of the meeting could be once a month, twice a month, or every Saturday/Sunday. The duration of Satsang should be one to 1.5 hours.
2. Few short Bhajans (3 to 4 only) should be included in the beginning or towards the end of Satsang. Guest speakers may also be invited if possible.
3. Select a Gita book that has verses and/or explanation in English and local language and is easy to understand by all. Start with Chapter 1. Everybody reads one verse turn by turn. The person who reads the verses also explains what is his/her understanding of that verse. Then others who wish to participate in discussions are asked to give their explanation/ understanding and/or question or clarification. Moderator makes sure that people dont start arguing/verbal fighting. After one verse is read and discussed, another verses is read and explained by another person or the moderator. Some people who do not want to discuss or feel shy about discussing, he/she should say "I will pass on". And the next person reads and discusses. Water, tea or light Prasadam in the end may be served. Please download our 40 pages (size 5.4” x 8.1”) booklet in PDF that can be printed or copied locally from:
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HELP US FORM MORE GITA STUDY CENTERS IN YOUR AREA 1. Yog Chetana Samaj, Phone: 093 087 07419 (President: YogaGuru Chhatrapati Arunodaya Singh, Patna, Bihar). 2. Maharshi VedInformatics & Research Centre Phone: 0999 863 8803 (Founder-Director: Dr. Chakradhar Frend, GUJARAT) 3. Pankaj Dhadhuk & Vijay Jasoliya, Surat, GUJARAT Mo. 0982 514 5232 4. Rajendra Singh Sharawat, Vadodara, GUJARAT. Mo. 0942 760 3048 5. Dr. Bhavin Bhatt, Bhavnagar, GUJARAT. Mo. 0982 557 7935 6. Bhavesh Joshi, Ahmedabad, GUJARAT. Mo. 0982 431 7666 7. Dr. T.S. Ramakrishna, Earthsystem Sciences Awareness & Research Association (ESWARA), Hyderabad, AP Mo. 944 028 5483, 40 236 08 890 8. Mrityunjaya Kumar, Hyderabad, ANDHRA PRADESH (Mo. 0988 591 6833), 9. R. Ravishangar, VSRF, Bangalore, TAMIL NADU. MO. 0973 139 6667 10. Dr. Rama Chandra Sastri, DELHI MO. 0987 108 4883 11. Shyama Prasad Das, AGARTALA 12. Rajendra Singh, Mumbai, MAHARASTRA. Ph. 0986 986 2841 13. Harendra Singh, Pantnagar, UTTARAKHAND, Ph 935 906 4855 14. Vijay Anant Gupta, Chandigarh, PUNJAB Ph 981 590 0159 15. Dr. Shriji Kurup, KERALA. Mo. 0944 254 1513 16. Sailendra Sarvaiya, Vadodara, GUJARAT. Mo. 0982 447 5151 17. Kalpesh Ghori, Add Plast, Surat, GUJARAT. Mo. 0982 504 9321 18. Vikram Somvanshi, Una/Bhavnagar, GUJARAT. Mo. 0942 958 7487 19. Swami Suryananda Saraswati, italy, Ph 39 335 682 4330 20. H.H. Gayatri Devi, italy, Ph 39 338 311 6126 21. Founder President, World Assn. for Vedic Studies (WAVES) 120 240 2340 22. Mohammad Atiqur Rahman, Scientist at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. PHONE: 986 954 5863 firstname.lastname@example.org 23. Sw. Satyambrananda, Universal Yoga Center of San Francisco, 415 652 4526
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