Newsletter-cum-magazine of Oasis Movement YEAR 6  I ISSUE 18  I Oct 8, 2013

A Life-Changing Experience Of 'Learning To Love'...

Professionals Complete 2nd Year Of Oasis L3 Course At Oasis Valleys


Started in 2012, this group of friends and professionals completed its second year of the 4-year Oasis L3 course (The Philosophy, Art & Science of Living, Loving & Learning), at Oasis Valleys. The last workshop of the second year - "Learning to Love"- was conducted from 29th Aug to 1st Sept, 2013. The group consisted of 24 participants. The course is getting great heart-warming responses.

Let's see what the participants have to say about it so far....

“Transforming, Very Enlightening, Overwhelming Experience!!”

“Very Inspiring, Educating & Brain Storming Course”

Crux of reflections from participants about the two years in L3 course:

It is an excellent course

It teaches you almost everything which makes your life meaningful, happy and spiritual. Before becoming a parent one must learn the art of parenting through this course. I understood the real definition of love after coming over here. અમારી વેર-વિખેર જિંદગીને સમેટીને ફરીથી અમે એક નવી જિંદગી શરૂ કરી એવું લાગ્યું.

~ Dr. Anjana Desai

બંને વર્ષની શિબિર મારા અંગત, કૌટુંબિક અને વ્યવસાયી જીવન માટે ખૂબ ઉપયોગી બની રહી. શિબિર દરમ્યાન શીખેલી, સમજેલી નાની નાની વાતો રોજિંદા જીવનની ઘટનાઓમાં હું અનુભવી શક્યો હતો, તેથી તે ઘટના કે તેમાં જોડાયેલી વ્યક્તિ અંગે વિચારવામાં હકારાત્મક વલણ વધારે આવતું થયું. ઈશ્વર તરફથી મળેલા આ જીવનને સાવ બીબાંઢાળ રીતે જીવવાને બદલે પૂરા પ્રેમ, હિંમતથી અને ધ્યેય સાથે જીવવાનું પ્રોત્સાહન મળ્યું છે. નાપસંદ બાબત માટે “ના” કહેવાની હિંમત વધી છે. પ્રેમની વ્યાખ્યાને વધુ ઊંડાણથી સમજી શક્યો છું.

~ નીતિન પટેલ

અદ્ભુત કાર્યશાળા છે

તેના દ્વારા હું બિઝનેસ અને ફેમિલી લાઇફને બૅલેન્સ કરતા શીખ્યો. તેમ જ પતિ-પત્નીનો સંબંધ મજબૂત થઈ શક્યો. જ્યારે Loveની વ્યાખ્યા શીખી રહ્યો હતો ત્યારે મનમાં એવું જ હતું કે પ્રેમ પણ કંઈ કરવાનો હોય? તે તો આપોઆપ જ થાય. પણ કાર્યશાળા પછી રિયલાઈઝ થાય છે કે તે (પ્રેમ) કરવો પડે છે અને તેમાં પણ કેટલું હાર્ડવર્ક માગે છે.

~ રાજેશ આહીર

Today, I am a better human-being

Oasis L3 Course is transforming at so many levels, internal as well as external. I can definitely say today that yes, I am a better wife, mother, daughter, professional – I am a better human-being.

~ Dr. Parul Shah

સાચો પ્રેમ કોને કહેવાય તે શીખવાની મજા આવી

આ બે વર્ષમાં L3 કોર્સથી ઘણો ફાયદો થયો છે. પ્રૅક્ટિકલી જે પરિવર્તન આવ્યું એ મહત્ત્વનું છે. હા એ અઘરું છે પણ જ્યારે પરિવર્તન આવે છે પછી ખૂબ જ આનંદ થાય છે. પ્રેમની વ્યાખ્યાથી તો ખૂબ જ મોટું પરિવર્તન આવ્યું. સાચો પ્રેમ જેને માનતા હતા તે ન હતો પરંતુ સાચો પ્રેમ કોને કહેવાય તે શીખવાની મજા આવી. દરેક સંબંધમાં પારદર્શકતા આવી.

~ પ્રક્ષા દેસાઈ

• Let us bring & put all the positive adjectives of ભગવદ્ગોમંડલ or Oxford Dictionary together (for Oasis L3 Course).
• My journey for self-discovery has begun.
• My awareness has tremendously increased resulting in unfolding of my inner potentials. Self awareness has helped in my spiritual growth.
• Love series has helped in strengthening my marriage life.

~ Mahadevbhai Desai

It’s been a life changing & self changing experience

I am feeling great that I took part in this course as it’s been a life changing & self changing for me. I learned many things which help me improve my life, my living, my relation & my confidence.

~ Shivang Chauhan

The way we look at life has changed

It is an overwhelming experience to be here in the last two years. There are so many things and moments that have impacted upon me. The way we look at life has changed, actually reversed. Thank you, Oasis.

~ Hetal Desai

My experience was very enlightening

I came to know a lot about myself which I was completely unaware about earlier. My way of seeing, doing and thinking about things, people, situations have changed for better. I am very happy.

The workshop is helping me tremendously. I know I am a better parent now, a better life-partner, a better daughter and a better daughter-in-law. I have started to love myself all the more.

~ Gargi Jain

It was one of the most wonderful, beautiful & memorable experience. It has tremendously changed my life for the better.

~ Hiral Patel

I feel good about myself and fortunate to be part of Oasis

It has been an excellent journey and I have learned a lot. It has transformed me tremendously and beautifully. The course has made me deeply introspect my qualities, behavior, nature, childhood, problems and relationships. My perceptions have changed positively. I feel good about myself and fortunate to be part of Oasis. Thanks to everyone who were part of this beautiful journey with me.

~ Mayuri Gohil

I have grown to like myself much more

The experience of L3 course is just over the two years I have grown to like myself much more, have become clearer in what I want to do, why I want to do it. I have become much better at handling myself & the 'world'.

~ Mayank Jain

“This two years have been radically life changing
from self to marriage to parenting to family”

“જીવનને સાવ બીબાંઢાળ રીતે જીવવાને બદલે પૂરા પ્રેમ, હિંમતથી અને ધ્યેય સાથે જીવવાનું પ્રોત્સાહન મળ્યું”

Above photos - Participants engrossed in workshop processes.

Crux of reflections from participants about usefulness of the workshop & about Oasis Valleys stay:

I have become more confident, responsible & courageous person

Things & concepts learned here have made tremendous effect & changes in my life. It has totally changed my view of looking at different situations. I have become more confident, responsible & courageous person. I cannot imagine what I would have done without L3 course. Sharing what we learn & implementing these concepts shows us immediate results, which give us more courage to tackle more and more difficult problems. Family sees changes in us and also gets inspired to take challenges themselves.

~ Viral Patel

વર્કશોપમાં આવ્યા પછી જ જાણે જીવનમાં અસલ જિંદગી માણવાની તક મળી. તેના દ્વારા હું મારું અને મારી ફેમિલીનું જીવન પણ વધારે સુંદર અને પ્રેમાળ બનાવી શકવા સક્ષમ બની. જ્યારે તમે પ્રેમ શીખો, લોકોને પ્રેમ કરતા શીખો તો તમારું વિશ્વ જ જાણે પ્રેમભર્યું બની જાય છે, તેવો મને હૃદયથી અનુભવ થયો.

~ અંજુ મહેતા

Workshop changed my overall behavior

Overall behavior in all parameters & with all around has changed. Basically this has happened due to change in ourselves. It has brought positive changes in personal & professional interactions. We are grateful to Sanjivbhai & team for doing such extensive research & giving us such profound knowledge.

~ Apurv Rana

અમારાં બાળકો માટે અમે કદાચ રોલ મોડેલ બની શકીશું

આ વર્કશોપથી અમારા કૌટુંબિક જીવન, અમારા લગ્નજીવન તથા અમારાં બાળકોની જિંદગીમાં જરૂરથી મદદરૂપ થશે. અમે જેટલી ઝડપથી તે અમલમાં મૂકીશું તેટલું અમને પરિણામ મળશે તેવી અમને ખાતરી છે. અમે ખરેખર ખૂબ જ આનંદિત છીએ. અમને અમારા તાળાની ચાવી મળી ગઈ. અમે અમારું જીવન ઘણી જ સરસ રીતે જીવી જાણીશું. નિરાધાર જિંદગીથી અમારી જિંદગી અલગ હશે.

~ દિપ્તી પટેલ

Workshop has increased harmony in life with marriage, family, children, business partners, relatives, colleagues… with everybody.
It made me more clear about my mission. Gave me a Great Mission - 'Joytirdhar Banie' project - to change DNA of Gujarat.
I have found a 'profound' meaning in life.

~ Mahadevbhai Desai

Workshop showed me a path to improve myself

Workshop gave me a very good understanding of the available tools & techniques to manage & resolve the problems in life. Gave me a structured framework to understand myself, my behavior, my personality & showed me a path that I can take to improve myself.

~ Anuj Gohil

It made me more positive about life

Workshop changes the view point of whole life. It makes me more positive about life. It teaches me how to face the problems without getting hyper.

~ Pratik Desai

‘How to Love’ was the most touching experience

Learning ‘How to Love’ was the most touching experience I had in the workshop. Now I can take decisions without any emotional attachment to it. I can now understand whom I love the most and what can I do for them.

~ Binal Chauhan

Workshop is life changing for me

I have discovered myself. The awareness which has come is life changing. It has changed my whole way of looking towards any situation.

I always look forward to come back to Oasis Valleys. The positive and loving vibrations always attract me here. I feel at home here.

~ Nainita Rana

I can see a picture about ideal family

The workshop is tremendously helpful in all area of life. The experiences we had were all touching. Marriage and parenting sessions were very helpful. Now, I can see a picture about ideal family.

~ Komal Ahir

“Facilitators have given out their Hearts to us
in the form of workshop; tremendously affecting our lives..!”

The Oasis L3 Course is being facilitated by Sanjiv Shah & Sheeba Nair. Both the facilitators are seen in action during the last workshop in August 2013.

Crux of reflections from participants about the facilitators:

They increased our confidence & our self-esteem

It was a beautiful experience with both the facilitators. The way they plan & conduct the workshops, the way they facilitate our growth selflessly is wonderful. They continuously listen, affirm, smile. Which helps us to become confident & increases our self-esteem. We can share anything without any hesitations or fears.

~ Hiral patel

Facilitators are simply great. They are here as a part of conspiracy made by GREAT NATURE to form healthy, happy world.

~ Ketan Mehta

Sanjivbhai & Sheebaben are simply wonderful

I am very lucky to have them as facilitators. They make the most difficult things/ concepts extremely simple.

~ Gargi Jain

I owe a lot to Sanjivbhai & Sheebaben about my development & happiness. They have been great facilitators. They listen, empathize and help us grow beautifully. They are selfless and I feel so secured and loved in their presence. I am extremely grateful to both of them for making me stronger, confident and assertive human-being.

~ Mayuri Gohil

Hats off to Sanjivbhai...

Understanding of love and its apt application to slove problems is amazing. Hats off to Sanjivbhai.

Sheeba is always ready to listen - empathetically, helping to reach to the solution and of course, loving - You feel like open up to her.

~ Dr. Sumit Shah

I have attended more than 65 different courses in my life including few by spiritual gurus, but, Sanjivbhai is the Best. Sheebaben also too good.

Both are very knowledgeable, committed, having superb clarity, empathic, excellent listener; rightly bring out the best of the participants, help participants for self-discovery.

~ Mahadevbhai Desai

Navsari Professionals find Oasis L3 Course a Heart, Mind & Eye Opener

“Oasis L3 Course – Not a choice to be reviewed, Must for All; Jump In”


Second year of L3 Course : "Learning to Love", for Navsari Professionals was completed this September. Started in 2012 as well, this group consists of 28 professionals from Navsari. The course is facilitated by Sanjiv Shah & Sheeba Nair. Special guest, Dr. Kaushik Desai, was invited during the last workshop that was organized from 6th to 8th Sept, 2013, at Oasis Valleys.

“A meticulously designed residential course to learn -
How to live a Happy Life”

“It is like a Light-House in troubling waters”

Crux of reflections from participants about the two years in L3 Course:

I love L3 course

First Year forced me to assess the overall life I have lived till date. It was overhauling experience. Second year gave me deep knowledge of how to handle Life in various stages & situations and make everybody feel more happy around me.

~ Tushar Dave

“સૌંદર્ય પામતા પહેલાં સૌંદર્ય બનવું પડે” એ પંક્તિનો સાક્ષાત્ અનુભવ અહીંયાં બે વર્ષ દરમિયાન થયો. પ્રેમ કરતાં પણ શીખવું પડે એવી કદી કલ્પના જ નહોતી કરી. જિંદગીના શ્રેષ્ઠ અનુભવોનું ભાથું અહીંયાં અત્યંત સમૃદ્ધ બને છે. આપણી લાગણીને વાચા આપવા માટે હંમેશાં શબ્દો તો ઓછા જ પડે!

~ હેમલ ભટ્ટ

I understood Love deeply

The experience was excellent in last two years. I understood Love deeply. I can now understand my problems and solve them. Now I can understand people without being judgmental. I would say, Oasis L3 course should be done at least once in a lifetime, better do as early as possible.

~ Bhavna Rathod

હું ખુશ રહેતા શીખી ગઈ

અહીં વર્કશોપમાં જે કઈ શીખી છું એને કારણે ખુશ રહી શકું છું અને મારી આસપાસ પૉઝિટિવ વાતાવરણ રચી શકું છું. વર્કશોપને કારણે ઘર સાચા અર્થમાં ઘર બની ગયું. અમારાં બાળકોનાં સાચા અર્થમાં માતા-પિતા બની શકીશું.

~ પ્રતિભા પરમાર

The overall experience was shattering. It completely changed my perceptions about most of the fundamental values I used to believe in. Now, I have become patient in my dealing with people around. My responses have become more straight forward.

It has broadened my understanding about my relationship with everyone around me, more importantly with my family.

~ Jayesh Parekh

અનુભવ તો જાણે તરસ્યાને પાણી મળ્યું હોય એવો થયો

મને પહેલાથી હતું જ કે મારે ખૂબ કાર્ય કરવું છે. પરંતુ ચોક્કસ સત્ય અને સાચા રસ્તાની શોધમાં હતો. અહીં આવ્યો તો મને ૧૦૦% સાચો રસ્તો મળ્યો છે. જેના થકી હૃદયમાં શીતળતા હશે અને સચ્ચાઈપૂર્વક જીવવામાં ખૂબ જ ઉપયોગી નીવડશે, માટે ખૂબ આહ્લાદક અનુભવ રહ્યો.

~ મહેશ પુરોહિત

Learnt to live with my heart

Through the whole course I learned many new concepts, ways to understand and love better. More than all the knowledge what I learnt, was the importance of living – with my heart.

It has helped me first to look at myself honestly for what I am. It has also helped me to understand my loved ones better.

~ Manisha Mehta

The overall experience was wonderful

Through sessions and interactions my perceptions for fundamental values regarding many aspects of life have changed. Now, I understand causes of my problems and solve them.

~ Sejal Parekh

I came to know Life is so beautiful

The course is eye-opener. It helps me improve my nature. Now, I can clearly visualize priorities of my life. After joining this course I came to know Life is so beautiful, Love is medicine in Life. I got a right path for parenting.

~ Shekhar Parikh

“I have begun to learn true meaning of Character Development”

“They are messengers of God; who taught us to love ourselves and all other”

Photo Above- Sanjiv Shah (R) with guest teacher, Dr. Kaushik Desai (Principal, Shri SMKR Vashi Highschool, Maroli, Surat), who shared his experiences with the participants and answered their questions.

Crux of reflections from participants about usefulness of the workshop & about facilitators:

I realized here that Life is difficult

Through this course, I have begun to learn true meaning of character development. I realized here that Life is difficult and I am responsible for me.

I am lucky to have such facilitators. Their integrity and commitment is praise worthy. I appreciate that they hardly get any credit for success we get in our lives, despite that their passion increases daily. Their strict discipline and sense of application is too good.

~ Hardik Naik

જ્યારે L3 Course Join કર્યો ત્યારે પહેલાં એવો વિચાર કરતા હતા કે આપણે જે પણ છીએ તે Perfect જ છીએ. પણ L3 કોર્સ પછી એટલું Improvement પોતાની જાતમાં થયું કે લોકોને જોવાની દૃષ્ટિ જ બદલાઈ ગઈ. કોઈ પણ પ્રૉબ્લેમ ઊભો થાય તો પહેલા સામેવાળાનો વાંક કાઢતાં પહેલાં વિચારતા થયા કે અહીં મારી ભૂલ ક્યાં થઈ છે?

~ સ્વાતિ પરીખ

The course has changed me

I have become more responsible person. I have found a whole transformed version of me and my husband. I have become more sensitive and tender person.

Both the facilitators are our true mentors. Unable to find enough words to thank them.

~ Megha Naik

જીવન જીવવાનો દૃષ્ટિકોણ ફેરવાઈ ગયો

જ્યાં બિલકુલ ધ્યાન નહોતા આપતા તે કુટુંબ, બાળકો, જીવનસાથી, માતાપિતા – એ જ જીવનની પ્રાથમિકતાઓ છે તે સમજાયું. જેને અત્યંત મહત્ત્વ આપ્યું તે professional workમાં પણ સફળ થવા માટે કૌટુંબિક જીવનમાં સફળતા જરૂરી છે તે સમજ પડી. વ્યવસાયમાં બીજા સાથેના વ્યવહારમાં સંપૂર્ણ બદલાવ આવ્યો.

~ તુષાર દવે

આ બે વર્ષનો અનુભવ એટલે મારા જીવનમાં મારા વર્તનનો બદલાવ. હું એવા કેટલાક શાશ્વત સિદ્ધાંતોના સંપર્કમાં આવ્યો જેના કારણે મારું જીવન બદલાયું; જેમ કે મારું જીવન મારી જ જવાબદારી છે. જીવનના દરેક તબક્કે મને મુશ્કેલી છે એમ વિચારવાની જગ્યાએ હું એ મુશ્કેલીમાંથી બહાર કેવી રીતે આવી શકું એ સમજતો થયો.

~ નિલેશ ઠક્કર

I learnt that Love is the essence of Life

I learnt that I am the only responsible person for myself. My positivity has increased much more and now I can remain very happy & cheerful.

~ Raksha Desai

The course has made me sufficiently strong to face all my problems & solve them. It has helped me to grow up in my relationships in family & group around me.

~ Vaidehi Desai

Opened my eyes to Truth & Meaningful Life

The course has opened my eyes to Truth and essence of living a meaningful life.

The facilitators are amazing. The clarity with which they make us understand is fabulous. The commitment which they have towards each and every person attending the workshop is extraordinary. Such commitment and noble cause I have not seen anywhere in the world. I salute them.

~ Paresh Rathod

L3 કોર્સના કારણે હિંમત આવી જતી

હું જ્યારે બધાની સલાહોથી નિરાશા પામતી ત્યારે L3 કોર્સના કારણે હિંમત આવી જતી. અને ખૂબ જ હિંમતપૂર્વક મારા કામમાં મશગૂલ રહેતી.

હું તો કહીશ કે હરેક માતા-પિતા અને હરેક પતિ-પત્નીએ આ કોર્સ કરવો જરૂરી છે.

~ શિલ્પા પુરોહિત

My vision & understanding of True Love opened

The workshop opened my vision & understanding of True Love and Marriage. It also helped & prepared me to achieve all my goals in professional life and in what I want to do in my life. A million thanks to both facilitators for that.

~ Ravin Desai

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