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Agnihotra Goes to Harvard Satsang March/April 2016| Volume 43 #7 |New Era 73

I had an opportunity to demonstrate Agnihotra and present two talks at a conference on “The Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture,” held at the Harvard Divinity School from March 31 to April 1, 2016. The purpose of the conference was to bring together farmers, spiritual leaders and academics to explore the spirit of sustainable agriculture – past, present and future. There was an overwhelming response to the conference; the registrations had to be closed a couple of weeks before the event.

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Organic Farming with Agnihotra: Wonderful Experiences in Australia Satsang January/February 2016| Volume 43 #6 |New Era 73

The impact of performing daily Agnihotra on our land has been significant, yet subtle. I also perform an Om Tryambakam Yajnya for 15 minutes before each Agnihotra, in a separate copper pyramid.

We own 70 bush acres in semi-arid conditions, in Central Victoria, Australia, and found producing organic vegetables, herbs and fruits quite a challenge.

Our topsoil was almost non-existent, but over the years, we have found that by regularly performing Agnihotra, along with organic farming principles, the soil and ecosystem on our property is now rich with healthy growth of plants, vegetables, fruit trees, insects, birds and wildlife.

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YYMM (Yoga-Yajnya-Mantra-Meditation) Program in India Satsang July/August 2015 | Volume 43 #3 |New Era 72

Homa Therapy teachers Abel Hernandez and Aleta Macan presented the YYMM (Yoga-Yajnya-Mantra-Meditation) program in several schools in Maharashtra, India. Below is a summary of the program.

The teachings of the Fivefold Path are the core of the YYMM (Yoga-Yajnya-Mantra-Meditation) program.

Content of the Yoga-Yajnya-Mantra-Meditation workshop:
1) Yoga
We cover the basics: Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama
2) Yajnya
Vyahruti, Tryambakam, Agnihotra (if it is at Agnihotra time)
3) Mantra
“OM SHREE”
4) Meditation (Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, etc.)
a) Body awareness: relaxation, stillness of the body
b) Breath awareness
c) Visualization, attention, concentration