About IBMF 2013
IBMF 2013: Living Meditatively, Uphold Dharma
An annual gathering for hundreds of meditators from around the world, the International Bali Meditators’ Festival (IBMF), under the auspices of Anand Ashram Foundation (affiliated with UNDPI), enables people from different traditions, religions, faiths, spiritual groups, ashrams and yoga centers to connect with each other. The 5th festival will be held in Ubud-Bali, September 20-22, 2013.
The activities include inspiring seminars (plenary and panel sessions), wonderful workshops on practicing meditation/yoga, Ayurvedic therapy, Agni Hotra, self healing and also spiritual excursion which aim to create inner peace, holistic health, wellness, and happiness. Besides, there are also beautiful night time events such as an evening of devotion and a celebration of peace, filled with devotional songs, poetry, music and dances where people can feel joyful and share their joy with others. Moreover, special programs like yoga for kids, youth empowerment sessions, family activities, and also a marketplace (bazaar) will make the festival diverse and interesting. There’s something for everyone at the festival!
The goals of this festival are to spread spiritual values as well as to raise public awareness about living meditatively- practicing meditation/yoga regularly then applying it in daily life. In this festival, meditators from all over the world, are welcome to share their experiences and knowledge, as well as their meditation and yoga techniques with other participants.
The theme of the festival is:
“Dharma-sansthaap-naarthaaya Sambhavaami Yuge-Yuge –
Live Meditatively Uphold Dharma”
The verse is quoted from the Holy Scripture of Bhagawad Gita which literally means whenever there is the decline of righteousness (Dharma) and also the rise of unrighteousness (Adharma), The Supreme One comes into being from age to-age to-protect Dharma and destroy Adharma.
The Supreme One is, indeed, our Higher-Self-within. Those who realize their inner Self and know their inner-potential will have strong will-power to uphold Dharma. They act in a selfless manner for the welfare of all living beings. In the process they attain to the state of supreme bliss or ananda, which they share with one and all.
The only way to access the inner Self and go within is through meditation, and thus, by living meditatively one is able to uphold Dharma for the betterment of the world.
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Enrich your inner self, partake of the Divine Bliss, and contribute positively to make this world a better place to live in!
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