How to organize a Ramana Satsangh
A Ramana satsang is a group of devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi who gather together to strengthen their experience of the presence of Sri Ramana, deepen their understanding of his teachings and receive inspiration from fellow seekers on the path of practice as taught and lived by the Master. These meetings usually take place at devotees’ homes on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. You can check for a satsangh group near you by clicking here.
Devotees find it inspiring to join like-minded devotees in studying, chanting and reflecting on the Master’s teaching. If there is no Satsangh near where you live, you may wish to organize a satsangh group in your area. Satsangh can be modeled along the following lines:
- Reading from Talks with Ramana Maharshi.
- Satsang Recitations.
- If parents bring their children to the satsang, the children are encouraged to sing a bhajan or song from the Ramana Bhaje Namam CD or from some other composition on or about Sri Ramana. After the children have participated, adults may be invited to sing individually.
- Silent Meditation: this will vary from 15 minutes to an hour.
- A final reading from books like Letters from Sri Ramanasramam., You can access suggested readings for Ramana Satsangs by clicking here.
This concludes the satsang. Often arrangements for refreshments are made and then served to the devotees at this time.
Quote from Bhagavan
Several devotees do not go there to talk or ask questions; they are happiest when visitors do not talk and Maharshi sits still in samadhi giving them the lead. They are those who have been working on the lines recommended by him, i.e., Atma Vichara (pursuing the quest ‘Who am I?’).
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