Introducing some members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre....
Duncan Ansah-Owusu Osei comes from Ghana, and has been a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Ghana since 1999. He feels that it is through the guidance and teaching of Sri Chinmoy's Philosophy, that he has been able to improve his inner and outer life. To that extent he is extremely grateful. It has also helped him to be of service to humanity by sharing free Meditation lectures with the people of West Kpong, Accra, and Somanya in Ghana, West Africa. A native by birth, he has made himself available to seekers interested in Sri Chinmoy’s teaching, in Accra, West Kpong, Eastern Region, and in Somanya. Please contact him for free Meditation classes and seminars in Nairobi via our free meditation classes contact list.
As a young boy growing up in the Caribbean, Manatita followed the religious life, and was very devout. Originally from Grenada, in the West Indies, Manatita moved to the UK in 1973, and later complimented his religious knowledge with the Meditative life. Both were of great benefit to him.
Manatita found that change came quite suddenly. One day, while at home, he heard a sound as of something dropping through the flap of his letterbox. Going to the door, he found a book on the floor written about the meditative life. Manatita read this book from beginning to end and was totally transformed by the beauty and insights of that particular text. He also felt that he could see life with much more clarity and understanding thereafter.
Two weeks later, following a phone call on October 1st, 1982, Manatita walked into the Sri Chinmoy Centre, and is still there 36 years later. Meditation, he says, has taught him a sense of purpose and the need to seek the Higher Ideals of life. He has learnt to look at humanity as if through the eyes of his teacher, Sri Chinmoy, seeing the nobility, sacredness and oneness of all. He gets a tremendous sense of inner joy in serving, and towards that end tries to serve his brothers and sisters, Mankind, through many initiatives as taught by his teacher, Sri Chinmoy.
Manatita meditates daily, regularly, and tries to live a disciplined life. He shares a deep love for Africa, and has been there many times. He has visited Ghana twice, 1999 and September 2013, to give classes on the meditative life. He also hopes to organise the World Harmony Run and take part in many other activities in the Sri Chinmoy Centres on a international scale.
Aklilu Gebrewold has been a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre for many years. An avid runner and marathoner, Aklilu was inspired to run the World Harmony Run (WHR) not only in America, but in Africa itself, his native continent. Aklilu hails from Ethiopia, East Africa and says he is still young in age. Aklilu has co-ordinated many sections of the WHR in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and other African countries. He is at present working enthusiastically towards making the WHR 2010 a success in South Africa, and in creating a Hub for other African students of Sri Chinmoy.
An optimist and a brilliant conversationalist by nature, Aklilu inspires many friends, well-wishers and admirers to take up the flag or fly the banner for the African cause of friendship, harmony, love and social networking at grass root levels, while dreaming of larger transformations. As stepping stones towards the last cause he has set up successful enterprises in his native Ethiopia and is inspiring others to do the same in other lands.
Meditation, he feels, gives him strength and purpose, and the determination to achieve something positive for others in the field of selfless service. It makes him a holistic individual, and inspires him to share the fruits of his success on a global scale.
Seekers and members of the Ghana Sri Chinmoy Centre