Dharma Maha Sammelan (DMS) is a unique gathering where the spiritual head of Ananda Marga, the Purodha Pramukha, chairs and addresses the congregation of Ananda Margiis during the two or three-day event. This time, the DMS was online in cooperation with the Office of the Purodha Pramukha of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha and AMPS Central.
After March 2020, when Governments enforced Pandemic travel and congregation restrictions worldwide, AMPS decided to establish virtual DMS programs so that Ananda Margiis could have the chance to receive the Pravachan (special talks) of the Purodha Pramukha and share in the DMS Satsaunga and associated Ananda Marga festivities. AMPS Central granted Ananda Marga in New York Sector the honor to hold DMS from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, the 8th, 2020. The event took place using the Zoom Platform. A DMS Committee was working diligently for months to prepare every detail of the event.
The Dharma Maha Sammelan (DMS) had four talks by Purodha Pramukha, Acarya Vishvadevananda Avadhuta, and a short speech during the Friday morning reception. During the three days of DMS, we also had Akhanda Kiirtana, Prabhata Samgiita, and other programs.
During the same week, the other major online event was the Ananda Marga Spiritual Festival – New York Sector, featuring a Neohumanistic Education Symposium, PROUT Symposium, and Master Unit Symposium. The Festival was a happy blending of interesting presentations, workshops, and spiritual programs for Margiis. The symposia were for the public as well as Margiis.
There was a dedicated website for these programs (www.dmsnysector.com), where people could register, pay the gate-pass fee, donate, and get all relevant detailed information.
Ananda Marga Spiritual Festival – New York Sector, November 1 – 5, 2020