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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

CSA produce

Great Beginnings at Ancient Oaks Satsang June 2015 | Volume 43 #2 | New Era 72

When I came to Ancient Oaks last December, while in Baltimore for a visit, I felt as though the land was calling out to me, asking me to come be here, to be part of it. On that trip I was only able to stay for a few hours at the farm. When I left the feeling stayed with me and I knew I would be back. A few months later I was able to return in the dead of winter when nature was silent and sleeping under a blanket of snow. Still I felt as if something were speaking to me, quiet though it was. As the weather warmed and the snow melted away the voice grew stronger, growing with the pasture, the forest and the garden as they took on new life and became green again. Now, just past the summer solstice, that quiet voice has turned into a joyous song, a song sung by all of the beings that have made Ancient Oaks their home: the people, the plants, the cows, the wildlife, the nature spirits, devas and spiritual beings. A song those of us living here and everyone who visits or helps from afar are wrapped up in and are part of.