How Awakin Circles Are Changing Our Life

Posted by Nilam Chauhan on Mar 20, 2015
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Many years ago, I met Madhu -- and it changed so many things in my life, because he selflessly introduced me to so many people, ideas, and practices. One of them was the Awakin Circle, that he and his lovely wife have been hosting for many years now. Few weeks back, when I was in India, I had the opportunity to join their Awakin Circle, with so many noble souls! And it reminded me of the Awakin Circles in our home, in Michigan.

I'm writing this to tell you all that Wednesdays have changed my ... OUR family! Initially, we just started with couple of us (lovingly supported by Trevor and Sateen!) but now more than 10-15 people come regularly (and more than a 100 people in our email group!). So glad to be connecting with these warm people who are thinking on the same wavelength! As we have opened the doors of our home, it is getting filled with love and peace from all the people who walk into our home!

The other interesting thing that happened is that when I was out of the country for 5 weeks, I was a bit worried because Bharat Uncle (my husband) isn't very good in the kitchen! But this time, my meditation family took over the entire arrangement of food! They all potlucked or took turns to bring in food and sit together -- because they didn't want to break the Wednesday community! Coming together means so much to them, and I was so touched to see them spontaneously come together as a family and continue to stay connected. Not only that, Gary (a yoga teacher and one of the kindest people I have ever met), took charge of emailing everyone, following up and anchoring the circle.

I know this note is getting long, but just want to say thank you to SO many of you. By your very example, you have changed the direction of my life and touched so many others.

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  • Madhusudan Agrawal wrote ...

    Immense love and gratitude Nilam didi for your love and warmth which brings out the good in me and reminds me how we are all interconnected in the flow of love and service.

  • Birju Pandya wrote ...

    really amazing to read and my gratitude for the love that i've felt in your home!! :)

  • Audrey Lin wrote ...

    So beautiful to read this, NilamAunty! :) And no surprise that such expressions of love would flow through the doors and walls of your home. :)