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Sep 28, 2013

NEWS: To Win All Expense Paid Spiritual Retreat in Himalaya, Write Haiku or Poetry before 30th Sept 2013

Write a HAIKU OR POEM on "Spirituality" on or before 30th September 2013, and win a chance to be one of the 5 WRITERS who will be offered an All Expense Paid (including Air Fare) Week long stay in Winter Spiritual Retreat in Rishikesh, Himalaya Or in Kushinagar. The top two will be offered To and Fro tickets from their country to Delhi as well.


- Sponsored by "Paras Dharma Ashram" - An organisation, based in Kushinagar, which believes in making people's life better through love, compassion and selfless service.

RULES:
1) Write HAIKU (Submit three) AND / OR ONE POEM on 'Spirituality' in ENGLISH and email it to virtual.citizen@gmail.com with SUBJECT HEADING AS "ENTRY FOR SPIRITUAL HAIKU/POETRY CONTEST BY PARAS DHARMA ASHRAM".

2) Each individual contestant can submit up to 3 Haiku, AND / OR ONE POEM either in one or through individual emails. Each submission has to have...
Name:
Age:
Gender:
Profession:
Country:
Declaration: I agree to abide by the rules of this contest and no one related to me, in any way, is part of the organizing team of this contest.

Signed:

3) The Guiding Rule for HAIKU in this contest: Each Haiku has to have three lines and should be 5-7-5 syllable format. The heading, if given, will not be counted for the syllable count. Please check syllables before submitting each Haiku. 

4) A panel of Judges will select the best 5 writers of HAIKU OR POETRY on the topic of 'Spirituality'. 

5) The One "Paras Haiku Master Or Poet" will be offered all travel, boarding and lodging expenses paid week long spiritual retreat in India INCLUDING "To and Fro Tickets" from the winner's country to the Week long Spiritual retreat in India as mentioned above.

6) The 4 "Dharma Haiku Masters or Poet" will be  offered all travel, boarding and lodging expenses paid for week long spiritual retreat in India as mentioned above starting from Delhi Airport.

7) The Judges decision will be final.

8) Winners will be announced on 1st Nov, 2013

9) All are eligible to participate as long as they have a valid passport and are not part of "Paras Dharma Ashram" or in any way associated with the team organizing this event.

10) All or any of the entries can or will be used to promote or post on various social media channels in order to create awareness about the contest, results as well as during the week long spiritual retreat.

11) Paras Dharma Ashram reserves the right to use the winner's Haiku/Poem as well as any content of this event in any manner whatsoever to promote spirituality, use in service of the rural India and / or for its own community use.

12) The copy right of all content will remain with the individual contestants.

13) ONLY CONTENT IN GOOD TASTE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

14) By submitting Haiku or Poem here, it's assumed that the contestant has read all the rules and agrees to abide by the same.


The proposed start date of Winter Spiritual Retreat is tentatively fixed for the winter holidays in the month of Dec 2014. The final dates of the spiritual retreat will be announced on 1st Dec, 2013.

INFO ABOUT A DAY IN SPIRITUAL RETREAT
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Days filled yogic practices, meditation and the service. Visits to powerful spiritual centers in and around Rishikesh, Kushinagar or Varanasi, where you will have a chance to experience your inner peace. A trek along holy river Ganges in Himalaya to attune yourself to the nature or days spent in meditation and a silent walk in the pristine surrounding of Buddha's Nirvana Temple in Kushinagar. Or take a leisurely boat ride on the softly flowing Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi and watch the world famous Ganga Aarti of thousands of oil lamps on the Varanasi Ghat. During the retreat, you will also have an opportunity to visit a village in remote corner of eastern Uttar Pradesh near Kushinagar to undergo a training program in the service of rural village folks.

To know more about the Winter Spiritual Retreat and the activities, please visit...
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.in/2012/12/up-close-personal-winter-spiritual.html

NOTE:
To and Fro 'Air' Tickets for "Paras Haiku Master / Poet " WINNER will be provided from their respective country to Delhi Airport only. Winner's may bring along with them a maximum of two guest, chargeable on cost to cost basis.

DISCLAIMER:
1) Paras Dharma Ashram or any individuals associated with this event will only be organizing the contest and paying for the winners travel, boarding and lodging expenses only and are not liable for any damages or claims, made by any winner or any other individuals.
2) Paras Dharma Ashram or any individuals associated with this event are only supporting or organizing this contest but the thought, ideas, image or any content posted by the participants at this page or any other related site t this event, are of their own and does not in any way reflect the thought or sentiments of Paras Dharma Ashram's or any individual's associated with this event.

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PARAS DHARMA "HAIKU MASTER AND POET" CONTEST TEAM
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Shashi

नमः शिवाय

Om Namah Shivaya


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