Announcements 15-10-2022 Divine December (Tue, 20 Dec, 2022 – 1 Jan, 2023): Pujya Gurudevshri’s divine presence at the Ashram shall be for 13 days – from Tue, 20 Dec 2022 – Sun, 1 Jan 2023. Varsh Poornahuti Mahotsav (Wed, 28 Dec 2022 – Sun, 1 Jan, 2023): The last Satsang Shibir of Kathopanishad will be held from Wed, 28 Dec, to Fri, 30 Dec. Six enlightening pravachans on Kathopanishad Adhyay 2 Valli 3 by Pujya Gurudevshri. The First Anniversary Celebrations of Jinmandir will be held from Sat, 31 Dec 2022 to Sun, 1 Jan, 2023. To take laabh of Tilak to Pujya Gurudevshri, Arti, Mangal Divo, or Chamar of Bhagwan, Mithai-Swamivatsalya, Naivedya Utsav, or special evening programmes and live relay of the events, please contact Mission Trustee Premarpit Gautambhai Shah (Tel: 09821049338; [email protected]) To take the special laabh of Param Krupalu Dev’s Mahamastakabhishek, please contact Mission Trustee Premarpit Gautambhai Shah (Tel: 09821049338; [email protected]). Click here to register. Marathon Meditation (Tue, 20 Dec – Fri, 23 Dec, 2022): A journey toward your inner centre through different meditation techniques. Mornings will start with yoga, chaotic breathing and dynamic rhythm, to give you a highly-charged start. This will be followed by a day full of creative techniques like – the power of transcendence, time into timelessness, seven chakra, balancing tandem, sound bath and sakshi meditations. Renowned teachers will guide you through this marathon towards peace and tranquility. Observing silence is not mandatory for Marathon Meditation. Click here to register. Global Youth Festival 2022 (Sat, 24 – Tue, 27 Dec, 2022): Specially designed by Pujya Gurudevshri for Global Youth, the theme for the festival is Meet the Real You. This curated conference of 50+ events will celebrate the youthful spirit in the Ashram. Each day has been designed to include all the 5S’s – Satsang, Sadhana, Seva, Sanksruti and Sports. Keynote Address by Pujya Gurudevshri: The Master will light the way forward by His profound inspiration, penetrating wit and practical insights. Wisdom Masterclasses: Immerse in knowledge-based sessions and rejuvenating meditations led by expert teachers including Brag Pitt: 101 Ways to Brag Better, Glow in the Dark, Meditation to Anxiety: Face & Rise and The War Cry. Soulful Stretches: Align to your peace centre and start your mornings with empowering yoga and wellness activities. EnerChi, Sound Bath, Yogalates, Barfi Bootcamp and more. Experience Workshops: Learn and interact in groups through insights, experiments and the ancient arts. These afternoon incubators range from A Lion’s Life, Mural Painting to The Breath Lab, Find your Flow to Gen-Z: Bloopers, Bloggers and Believers and The Art of Kintsugi. Impact Projects: Uplift tribal communities, animals and the environment through a wide range of seva initiatives. These initiatives comprise Mega Multi-Speciality Medical & Animal Camps, Play Therapy with the Differently-abled, Health Education, Rural Regeneration, Miyawaki Medicinal Forestry, Give Light to Villages, Sensory Sheds for Animals, Plogging & Upcycling, Power of Dung and much more. The GYF Concert: A special night of stirring live music that will transport you to an atmosphere of melody, devotion and enchantment. Youth Olympics: An exhilarating celebration of sportsmanship through 20+ indoor and outdoor sports like Football, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Throwball, Relay Athletics, Marathon Tug of War, High-Jump, Long-Jump, Shot Put, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis and Chess. Hacks for Humanity: A unique hackathon competition to solve the world’s greatest problems. Youth around the world will collaborate, lock on to an impact statement, be guided by industry leaders, pitch their plan and compete to provide the best solution. The aim is to help the youth channel your compassion, courage and collaborative leadership. Click here to participate. The Higher Frequency – A Global Music Competition: Record your vocal or instrumental composition or cover. Get judged by the renowned duo Sachin-Jigar. Winners will perform live at the festival, professionally record and get published on 50+ music platforms. Click here to participate. Ages 17-40 may apply. Click here to register. Spiritualtouch Winter Retreat (Sat, 24 – Tue, 27 Dec, 2022): Mornings will begin with energising yoga and Zumba, followed by transformational sessions on the Life and Works of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji. Afternoon activities will include giving back to the community through gifts, games and beautification of schools, making delightful desserts and learning the skill of quick-thinking along with teamwork and the art of improvisation. Evenings will comprise Christmas celebrations and dedications for the Divine, a treasure hunt around the Ashram, a street filled with zones dedicated to star-gazing, trampoline, art, music, games, magic and making lifetime memories with Pujya Gurudevshri through skating. This retreat is open to all children across the globe from grades 6-10 for the academic year 2022-23. Click here to register. Seva Yajna (Sat, 24 – Tue, 27 Dec, 2022): For those who are unable to attend the Spiritualtouch Retreat or the Global Youth Festival due to age restrictions, a seva yajna comprising various seva activities has been arranged. These seva activities include medical camps for checkups of neighbouring communities, screening animals and providing them care, planting a local medicinal rainforest and much more. Please note that online registration for seva yajna is required. Click here to register. Diwali Shibir (Sun, 23 – Wed, 26 Oct, 2022): The Diwali Shibir 2022 will take place from Sun, 23 to Wed, 26 October 2022. Highlights include: Pujya Gurudevshri’s spiritually enriching pravachans on Kathopanishad – Adhyay 2 Valli 2. Inspiring talks on Kathopanishad by renowned guest speaker Pujyashri Bhupendrabhai Pandyaji. Bhagwan Mahavir’s Nirvan Kalyanak Celebrations. Elevating Quiz on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut – Patrank 901. Devotional skit by Shri Mayabhai Ahir. To take laabh of Tilak to Pujya Gurudevshri, Arti, Mangal Divo, Chamar, special evening programmes or the live relay of events, please contact Mission Trustee Premarpit Gautambhai Shah (Tel: 09821049338; [email protected]). Diwali Shibir 2022: Kathopanishad Adhyay 2 Valli 2 Date Details Registration closes Sun, 23 – Wed, 26 Oct, 2022 Reach: Sat, 22 Oct after dinnerLeave: Wed, 26 Oct after lunch Registrations will end 48 hours before the event. White clothes are compulsory. Those who do not use online registration may kindly contact the Ashram Registration office. (Tel: 07285040000. Timings: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Mon to Sat)). Click here to register. Celebrating Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji’s Birth Anniversary (Tue, 8 – Wed, 9 Nov, 2022): This year, Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji’s Birth Anniversary; Kartik Purnima, is on 8 Nov, 2022 – one day before His English calendar date Birth Anniversary of 9 Nov, 2022. A special programme will be held at Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram, Dharampur to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Forthcoming Pravachan: The next pravachan at Yogi Sabhagruh will be held on Sat, 5 Nov 2022, in the evening from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. A special programme will be held as a pre-celebration of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji’s Birth Anniversary from 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm.