Workshop on Towards Life Beautiful

SAFIM conducted a 3-day familyRetreat “Towards Life Beautiful” at Pondicherry from 26-29 December 2019.  20 families attended the Programme.

The Retreat focused on methodologies of bringing a spiritual quotient in various aspects of one’s family life like career, relationships, creation of wealth, raising children, and social interactions within the family and with the society at large.

On the first day the participants were introduced to the theme of the Retreat with special emphasis on Discovering one’s inner nature, inner growth, and the role of Career and Works as an instrument of growth. The participants were also introduced to the importance of regular meditation and were guided through a meditation session.

On the second day in the first half of the day faculties from different backgrounds discussed with the participating families the integrated importance of wealth, health and wellness.  Family values as mentioned and outlined in the Indian culture was also discussed.  Post lunch the participants were taken to Sharanam, a training and administrative centre on a 5-acre plot on the outskirts of Puducherry with modern highly-engineered superstructure which has been constructed using earth as the primary building material with minimal use of steel and cement. In the lush and serene surrounding of Sharanam the families felt relaxed and were glad to see the architectural beauty of the complex.  Once they settled down, faculties discussed with them the role and importance of harmonious relationships in the families and ways and means of pursuit of Happiness in life.

The Programme concluded on the third day with a discussion on harmonising all aspects of life to achieve an integrated beautiful life.  At the end of the session the participants gave their feedback, some of which are shared below.

It is noteworthy that Meditation was practiced every day and was the most appreciated activity by all the participants.

The Programme was conceived and conducted by Sri Srinivas Mulugu. Guest speakers and facilitators who contributed were Sri Shivakumar, Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Dr.Alok Pandey, Sri Sushanto and others.

The participants gave a very positive feedback some of which is shared below.

This workshop will help me to be a better mother, wife, friend, colleague, daughter, daughter-in-law. I will be able to find true happiness and harmony with others. Life is a journey and this programme will make it easier, sweeter, happier. – Dr. Pratima

This program has helped and thrown light on the aspects of inner growth. Enables to gather oneself, and seek and follow the sipiritual path with the right focus. This would be effective we put into practice and the learning and use the tools (given). – B. Mangayarkkarasi


This program really changed my views about some aspects of life. More benefits will come, when i implement the changes needed within me and outside. – Luna Chatterjee

This program is a MUST to understand the wholeness of life and cultivate it. The 2-day program covered vast areas. Need Life Beautiful Part -2. – Venkata Ramanan


The program was an eye-opener in several directions. Off-site visit to Sharanam nature resort was a great experience. – Sangeeta D. Roy


All human beings combating complicated social life now-a-days must attend this workshop. – Arun Kumar Das


I wish to thank you for helping me discover and experience inner silence. I was able to maintain complete silence inside me after the program.  – N. Nikhilesh