Live Coverage of Sadhguru’s program in Mumbai!
The raging city of Mumbai, holds the new title for largest Isha program in English! As a part of the movement Ananda Alai or Wave of Bliss, which has swept Tamil Nadu in the last two years, Mumbai is now hosting its own “mega program”.
Day One – Over 3,000 people attend Mumbai Inner Engineering program
Sadhguru’s programs in Tamil Nadu are known for their mega structures, mass management and infrastructure, which are made possible by the dedicated work of thousands of volunteers, who put the whole event into place. Now it is Mumbai’s turn to take up the challenge to offer this powerful Inner Engineering process to large groups of people and the volunteers here did not to disappoint.
A culmination of months of work, the Mumbai volunteers went all out to see that this possibility reaches all. From distributing Isha Kriya DVDs , to hosting introductions, to personally giving out invitations in public, no opportunity was left in their pursuit to offer this to one and all.
The excitement in the air was palpable as the program venue filled up on the first day, both from the participant’s anticipation, as well as the volunteer’s joy at seeing thousands of people come to partake in Sadhguru’s Grace. View the slideshow below to see exclusive footage from the program.
Day Two – A Journey Within
This morning saw Mumbaikars from all quarters of the city pouring into the Bandra-Kurla Complex at 8am, in order to make it in time for the second day of the Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. Following the morning sessions, where Sadhguru began teaching the initial stages of the practice, the participants were treated to a question and answer session before breakfast. As the day unfolded, the participants where lead on a journey inward, which Sadhguru likened to a person looking for a nearby location – if you’re facing the right way, you can easily reach there, otherwise you may have to go around the world to reach the house next door! In the same way, spirituality is not about going somewhere, it’s about turning oneself inward.
Day Three – Shambhavi Initiation for 3,000+
The day arrived that many people had been longing for – the Sunday program, where the participants were initiated into the Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya, a powerful process of immeasurable antiquity. Morning started off with a lively music session, the spiritual program converted into a joyful dance of abandon. A unique experience, I’m sure, even for those who frequent the city’s discos – not the mention the Mumbai grandmothers!
Initiation – a rare opportunity to receive an exuberant spiritual practice at the hands of a living master. Many people who had never sat with their eyes closed for more than a few minutes were sitting effortlessly during the kriya, absorbed in the blissfulness of their inner nature. After the initiation process ended, Sadhguru walked down the ramp, blessing baskets full of jasmine flowers, which were then distributed to the participants.
After an especially interactive Q&A session, a second initiation followed, which meant the program was drawing to a close. As Sadhguru slowly moved down the ramp to be with the participants, the hall was reverberating with an enormous sense of joy and inner fulfillment, which is sure to transform many hearts and minds in this city by the sea.