Meditation and Talk at Brookhaven Lab on 'How We Can Achieve Peace,' April 24

Dayamrita Chaitanya

Dayamrita Chaitanya

UPTON, NY – Dayamrita Chaitanya, a disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, will give a talk on “How We Can Achieve Peace” and lead a group meditation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, April 24. Dayamrita’s talk will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Laboratory’s Recreation Building. The talk will be preceded at 4 p.m. by an informal social gathering with refreshments and followed from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. by meditation, prayers, and chants for peace. Sponsored by the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association, the Asian Pacific American Association and the Indo American Association Yoga Club, the event is free and open to the public. Visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo ID.

Amma is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost humanitarian leaders. Since she was a child in India, Amma has been dedicated to alleviating suffering through personal outreach. She has won international recognition and awards, including the 2002 United Nations Gandhi-King Award for Non-Violence. Currently, she helps those in need through a network of charitable organizations.

Amma’s unique meditation technique, called integrated amrita meditation, consists of a set of yoga exercises followed by meditation. The technique is a powerful tool for experiencing relaxation, concentration, and greater awareness, which is a pathway to peace and joy. Amma believes that “real meditation” is achieved when a person becomes selfless.

Dayamrita is one of Amma’s senior disciples who has focused on spreading her teachings of love and compassion for 25 years. For the past 15 years, he has been manager of Amma’s activities in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Call 631 344-2206, or visit the following website for more information: The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

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