A Closing Cycle At Awakin Urban Ashram, After 10 Years

Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi on Jan 2, 2019
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For the last ten plus years, we've had the privilege of hosting Awakin Circles at our home that people refer to as -- Urban Ashram.

Earlier this year, Khushmita and I decided to move full time to Auroville, to explore a life dedicated to deeper inner work. For a bit, we managed to keep the work going remotely, but ultimately realized that it was most skilful to transition completely. So, we did a closing ceremony, "visarjan" of Urban Ashram as we bid it adieu to the Urban Ashram's current avatar. Paulo Coehlo's blog on closing cycles is helping me breath through this process.

It's been a remarkable decade of hosting Awakin Circles every week, with so many fond memories and ripples of inner transformation. On last Wednesday, we held a joy-filled, final Awakin at this location. Some photos here.

That evening, I shared with the circle about how if Guru Nanak would have someday passed by our Urban Ashram community, he might've said "Ujad jaoo" -- a reference to this parable, where Guru Nanak blesses a beautiful village, not that they stay together, but spread far and wide to share their insight, love and kindness.

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Comments (5)

  • Elizabeth Pimentel-Gopal wrote ...

    Kind ripple effects from your farewell gathering are being felt in Oakland:-) when I visit Auroville, we shall meet in person Such wonderful Awakin minds and seeds planted at your Awakin circles. Thank you and congrats

  • Birju Pandya wrote ...

    In gratitude for how that space has impacted me as someone who lives half a world away!

  • Joserra wrote ...

    What a great picture dears ! Love to all the Pune family !!! I feel so happy that you had all these beautiful souls with you on such ocassion :).Very special ! See you soon in Auroville or Spain or elsewhere! Love !

  • Aryae Coopersmith wrote ...

    Wow Sheetal! Love and blessings to you and Khushmita as you bring your joyful, loving spirits to share the insight, love and kindness in the Auroville community!

  • Rajalakshmi wrote ...

    I remember being in this space and participate in this circle at Pune last year April and May and have fond memories of being with you and Khusmita. Best wishes for your life at Auroville.
    With Love
    Sriram Uncle and Raji auntie