Hello everyone! wherever you are I need your brains to work for me a bit. So that I can really crack this university of Oslo and give a lot of people a taste of ................. ( fill in the blank)

I would just paste here what Raghvan commented on my previous post

Jai Guru Dev Rashmin ! When we tried to organize intro talks at my univ in US, we were" greeted with empty rooms for weeks on end. Then we started organizing free yoga/meditation sessions. These "buzzwords" seemed to work really well and we got many students by word of mouth . We would do some yoga, followed by the "Gift Of Silence" meditation after which the students would be really ready to hear about the course.
Thank you Raghav.

From all of you I need a name for the one hour session I will do here. Here Yoga is not yet such a "in thing" as in the US may be. (not too sure). But I want a nice cool name that will make them want to come to get refreshed and rejuvenated... like having a sip of energy..or something on those lines.

Send your suggestions by 12:00 in the afternoon and ask a lot more of our volunteers and teachers also to find a name for this.

I am waiting....

Love
Rashmin


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23 comments:

    Anand Jage said...

    HOW ABOUT "MINDSCHOOL" ?

    I am not dine., actually its 1230 here.. got wake up people and ask.. hang on...
    Jaigurudev

  1. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:29 AM  
  2. Viji said...

    JGD Rashmin..
    Like Raghavan said, 'Free' is definitely a buzz word. You could call it "Free Stress management seminar". That's what I call it in my corporate 'Breathing and meditation sessions'. Kind of attracts people who need it and does not put them away with terms like yoga and meditation that seems surreal to a lot of people.

  3. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:30 AM  
  4. Anand Jage said...

    Raghavs Idea is fantastic too!!
    I mean pre course yoga workshop, plus the Gift of Silence thing Sounds interesting!

  5. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:34 AM  
  6. Anand Jage said...

    "Beautiful Mind"

    "Power of Silence"

    ANR?

    "Mind Power" .. actually this name is used by some other organisation so I am not sure... say Power of Mind

    "Mind Body & Soul"

    "Beauty of Silence"

    "Mind Matters"

    "Mind Matter & Meditation"

    "Minding Mind"

    JaiGurudev
    All the best.
    You Rock

  7. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:51 AM  
  8. Raghavan said...

    dear rashmin .
    Jai Guru Dev ! Glad you found that suggestion helpful. A few more things we found useful (please tailor as per Oslo's culture / univ guidelines) :

    1. Make this periodical (once/twice a week) - folks who came back week after week usually stayed back to talk about the course. Also people see that we are committed to bringing them something useful periodically and are not only there to push our cause.
    2. Don't show AOL promotional videos - this bombed for us as people thought we were advertising.
    3. Respect the 1 hour time. Graduate students are hard pressed for time.
    4. Maintain an email list that will grow from event to event and let them know about the next event . Encourage students to fwd the email and invite their friends the next time. This really worked wonders.


    Dinesh Bhaiyya had the following suggestion when he came there :

    1. Slowly ask students to write to the student bodies universities etc. asking them to let folks know that they liked what we are doing. This builds a good image for us and may lead to the univ allowing a course / meetings with officials.

    2. Participate in events that the student clubs organize. When they see that we are committed to what they are doing, they get interested in what we are doing . (DID NOY have a chance to implement this yet due to time issues, but may work for you) .


    Regarding names, you maybe right about US Vs Oslo though I would think Yoga-Meditation are universally known.
    Perhaps something that resonates with student issues w/o stressing too much on the negative word "stress" such as

    "Sleep-Study-Rejoice" or something like that where you could add in some fun YES+ process .

    All the Best ,

    Jai Guru Dev.

  9. ... on September 24, 2008 at 2:13 AM  
  10. nands said...

    "ski jump into life"

    Since Oslo was the host city for the 1952 Winter Olympics, ski jumping is popular there, I think!

    JGD.
    All the very best.

  11. ... on September 24, 2008 at 6:18 AM  
  12. atmarati avirodhena said...

    jgd rashmin:)

    something we are trying on singapore is this free 1 hr workshop called "stressbusters" ..advertising it as something to be definitely done before exams (for the undergrad population)..

    love
    tanu

  13. ... on September 24, 2008 at 6:51 AM  
  14. ─üditya said...

    we used these for college audience:

    "free yoga" / "free relaxation"

    "drop your stress effortlessly"

    "smile from the heart"

    "workout for the soul"

    "how can kriya help improve my grades"

    "how to look sexy without makeup"

    "are you 18? have you done it*?!!"


    --
    * = sudarshan kriya! :D

  15. ... on September 24, 2008 at 9:08 AM  
  16. Jeet said...

    Jai GuruDev Rashmin Bhaiya

    How about - A New flavour of Life

    or Introduction to Spirituality

    or Stress Buster Session

  17. ... on September 24, 2008 at 10:03 AM  
  18. Bhanuja said...

    How about..

    Insight to love
    Life in Ecstasy
    Rejuvenating life with Breathing techniques
    Mind over Matters
    Rocking Spirituality

    lol.. m feeling great right now. I did experience this all !

  19. ... on September 24, 2008 at 10:29 AM  
  20. rukmani said...

    jai gurudev

    "relax refresh n rejenuvate"

    "break free"

  21. ... on September 24, 2008 at 10:45 AM  
  22. Now what?????????? said...

    Bhaiya

    How abt GET CONNECTED ? :)

  23. ... on September 24, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
  24. Floyd said...

    I have some humble suggestions

    " Stretch to serenity "

    " De-stress from distress - the fun way "

    " Fun , joy and peace "

    " Blessing from the orient"

    I dnt know if im late but dis is da earliest I am responding

  25. ... on September 24, 2008 at 11:35 AM  
  26. Floyd said...

    " Fun and Silence moves mountains"

    " God loves fun"

  27. ... on September 24, 2008 at 11:38 AM  
  28. Sakshi Batra said...

    REFRESHING BREATHER !!!



    love
    Jai Gurudev
    Sakshi

  29. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
  30. Raghavan said...

    Jai Guru Dev Rashmin ,
    PDS in the US is taught as the "Health and Happiness Course". How about "Health and Happiness Seminar" . Everyone in the world wants that !

  31. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
  32. vishal said...

    CHILL OUT ZONE
    KNOW UR MIND
    COOL UR MIND THROUGH COOL TECHNICS

  33. ... on September 24, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
  34. vinitaa said...

    hey i m glad u finally made it ... and u rock so be patient ..

    jai guru dev

    vinita

  35. ... on September 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM  
  36. DD said...

    You can organize a contest or something... asking people to come to you, attend the workshop, and after the meditation session, TRY to DEFINE the experience.. the winner will get......(fill in with whatever excites the youth there)..

    and after the meditation, you should tell them this story that you have a blog, and you have asked your friends to fill the blank for you, as you cant seem to put into words how ________ this thing is! (I myself am feeling short of words to say what i want to say..lol).. and that this thing is so_____ and yet so_____ that you just cant seem to put it into words!

    if things go well, there could very well be a buzz in the campus about a seminar/workshop which challenges people to describe the experience.. and then lots of people hear about this, i think many more will come.. after that is pure magic :)

    all the best.. waiting to hear from you how things are going.

  37. ... on September 24, 2008 at 9:43 PM  
  38. Anupam Gupta said...

    Jai Gurudev

    How about "Karmic Konnections"

    or "Karmic Resonance"

    ok i know the 2nd one is a little far fetched but worth a shot...

  39. ... on September 25, 2008 at 12:35 AM  
  40. gauri said...

    sparks of " " or stimuli/stimulus, unlock the inner potential, blossom, whisper....off the mind these things come up will let you know when more comes....

  41. ... on September 25, 2008 at 9:57 AM  
  42. Abhay Karnataki said...

    When Rajesh Sarma went to Germany, he conducted a musical concert there. More details, I don't know!

    how about "Rendezvous with Rashmin!!"

    "Yoga for health" sessions

  43. ... on September 25, 2008 at 3:23 PM  
  44. Anil said...

    hi rashmin

    well was going thru ur blog... felt some of these names may help

    UNZIP UR SPIRIT
    SMILE OUT LOUD

    anil

  45. ... on September 26, 2008 at 1:30 PM