The First SMSF Meditation Cenre in MENA Region
October 2, 2010 will go down as a red letter day in the history of Sahaj Marg in the Middle East and North Africa Region. The Ashram Managing Committee in Dubai announced that Chariji had approved the purchase of a 3,000 square foot space with a 4,500 square foot open terrace, to house SMSF’s first ever meditation centre in the MENA region. Set on the first mezzanine floor of a twenty storey residential cum commercial building in Jumeirah Lake Towers, a popular property development in New Dubai, the new centre is a mere five minute walk from the nearest metro station (JLT) and provides easy access to abhyasis coming not only from Dubai, but also from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah.
The Dubai chapter of SMSF has been registered with the Dubai government for more than seven years. Currently, Abhyasis of diverse nationalities, backgrounds, and faiths come together every week for group meditations, training sessions and other gatherings in the spirit of brotherhood, espoused by our method. From the current venue of the Friday weekly group meditation in the Iranian Club, this move to our own premises is a wonderful sign of things to come and gives hope to all in this region for the further spread of Meditation for Human Integration in the fast paced life of today.
21 January, 2011 - Inauguration Day: Chariji was at the venue located in New Dubai, in the rapidly upcoming Jumeirah Lake Towers area. He arrived, as usual, well before time and was lovingly received by more than 1100 abhyasis from local and international centres. He dedicated the meditation centre in memory of his guru, Babuji Maharaj by unveiling a commemorative plaque. Abhyasis patiently waiting in the terrace area, seeing their beloved master beamed live on multiple screens, whilst he cut the ribbon and then did a virtual opening by remotely parting the curtains, revealing a beautiful backdrop, specially created for the occasion.
The SMSF Ashram in Dubai is located in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) which is in the heart of New Dubai. It is quite close to Dubai Marina ,IBN BATUTA Mall and the Emirates Golf Course.
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Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)