Workshop on Case Study: ‘Analytical Skill Development’

Details of Program:

Title: Course in Mindfulness

Date: 16th May 2013

Venue: Emerald Hall, Hotel Taj Mahal, Colaba, Mumbai

Participants: Participants included exclusive Rotary Club members including President, Gen Secretary and all top members. Total number of participants were 52.

Organizers: School of Management Sciences (SMS Varanasi) and Stress Management Academy (SMA) – powered by Centre for Spiritualism and Human Enrichment (C-SHE)

Program Proceedings and Details:

SMS Varanasi and Stress Management Academy – powered by C-SHE organized a one day unique program titled ‘Course in Mindfulness’ – resurgence Stress Management Program, for the top brass of Rotary Club. The program was conducted by Sri Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari, lovingly called as Baba.

The program began by Former President of Rotary Club Shri Vimal Shah, introducing SMS Varanasi, Centre for Spiritualism & Human Enrichment and Stress Management Academy. He further talked about the Babaji.

Babaji then conducted a 3 hour session followed by some Yoga practices which are of immense use in a person’s daily life. The program was well appreciated by all the participants and they thanked SMS Varanasi, C-SHE and Stress Management Academy for providing them an opportunity to attend the unique program

The Rotary Club speakers said that in today’s stressful life it is imperative to popularize such programs in the all walks of life which will pave the way for the new generation to become enlightened and authentic leaders. They spoke on how such programs will help to create an appropriate environment in striking a smooth and well balanced chord between spiritualism and materialism.

Training Session

• Babaji began the program by invocation of the presence through collective meditation. He stressed on the concept of BEING rather than DOING. He stressed on the concept of creating a holistic balance between the left and the right brain. Babaji used specific examples of how top corporates like Google, General Motors, Apple, Intel, Twitter, Facebook, Target, Aetna, Nexterra, and many others have already incorporated Meditation and Mindfulness into mainstream human resource development. He touched upon the fruits of MINDFULNESS practice and the art to do so. Babaji demonstrated and made participants practice many techniques of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. This was followed by explaining the 5 steps of Mindfulness
• Yoga , Stretches, Chi Practices and Healings
• Stretching, Yoga postures, torso twisting, stretch ups, shoulder rotations, pranic healings and cleansing
• Kapalbharti, brahamari, Bee breathing and eye exercise

• ABC of mindfulness
• Daily Mindfulness Techniques

• Live Life Inside Out
• Oneness and Harmony for global peace

• Isha Vashyam
• Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
• Art of Giving
• Service as Compassion in Action

• Chanakyas model for economic ethics

Lastly Babaji stressed on the TRAITS of a wise leader

All the above mentioned techniques were demonstrated by Babaji and practiced by all participants.

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