Announcements 24-06-2023 Pujya Gurudevshri’s Presence at the Ashram and Gurupurnima Celebrations (Tue, 27 Jun – Mon, 3 Jul, 2023): Pujya Gurudevshri will be physically present in the Ashram from Tue, 27 Jun – Mon, 3 Jul, 2023. There will be a paravartana of Pujya Gurudevshri’s Mumbai Pravachan held on 24 Jun, 2023. The fifth satsang shibir of the year 2023 on Swayambhustotra will be held at the Ashram from Sat, 1 Jul – Sun, 2 Jul, 2023. Pujya Gurudevshri will bless the devotees with three pravachans on the stavans of Shri Vimalnath Swami, Shri Anantnath Swami, Shri Dharmanath Swami. In the evening of Sat, 1 Jul, there will be bhakti with Gujarat’s renowned folk singer Aditya Gadhvi. The evening programme of Sun, 2 Jul, will be a moving presentation by the name ‘Bhakto ki Mehfil’ wherein various devotees will reminisce the abundant benevolence and grace they have received from their Guru. On Mon, 3 Jul, the pious day of Gurupurnima, there will be Sadguru Udghosh and Ashtaprakari Pujan of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji’s Charankamal. In order to engrave this special day in the mind, heart and soul of every bhakt, Pujya Gurudevshri has termed this day as ‘Global Bhakti Day’. All laabharthis will get to do Ashtaprakari puja of a gold-coloured replica of Param Krupalu Dev’s Charankamal – the same Charankamal that Shrimad Rajchandraji Himself imprinted and endowed on request of devotee Shri Ranchhoddas bhai’s wife in Dharampur. This will be followed by Charanpujan of our beloved Pujya Gurudevshri. For those whose train and flight tickets have already been booked, the Ashram will try best to accommodate Charanpujan for them in the morning session itself. In order to facilitate that each seeker gets to do the Charanpujan, the pujan will resume from afternoon 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Thus, the shibir will formally end by 1:00 pm and seekers are free to leave the Ashram once they may have availed the precious opportunity of Charanpujan. Alternatively, they may choose to sit in the divine presence of Pujya Gurudevshri as the bhakti programme goes on till 6:00 pm. On Mon, 3 Jul, there will be a special session by Atmarpit Rajuji, to augment the devotion of seekers, from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm. To accommodate all devotees for this Gurupurnima shibir, a grand mandap will be erected. To cover the costs of these facilities, a nakro has been kept for this laabh. Please click here if you wish to take laabh of sponsoring the tent. Throughout the Gurupurnima Shibir, to take laabh of Swamivatsalya, Tilak, Arti, Mangal Divo, Chamar etc. please contact Mission Trustee Premarpit Gautambhai Shah, 09821049338; [email protected] Please click here to register for Gurupurnima Shibir 2023. GURUPURNIMA SHIBIR Date Details Registration closes Sat, 1 Jul – Mon, 3 Jul, 2023 Reach: Sat, 1 Jul before lunch Leave: Mon, 3 Jul after lunch Mon, 3 Jul, 2023 Pre-registration is required for Satsang Shibirs. Click here to register. New Product Launch: SRMD Yoga Merchandise: SRMD Yoga launches yoga essentials ranging from a versatile yoga belt, to a block, to an eye pillow and even a premium yoga mat with its matching bag, each product thoughtfully designed to assist and bring comfort and alignment during one’s yoga sessions. The Lotus Collection: In serene tones of white and beige, this collection is a perfect blend to remind ourselves of the message of Detachment and Equanimity. The products come with a specially engraved message, a beautiful phrase by Pujya Gurudevshri, ‘Come Within’. Please click here to purchase the Lotus Collection. The Mandala Circle Collection: In a vibrant blue and white colour, this collection features unique mandala and circle patterns giving us the message to always connect to our peace centre, no matter what the external circumstances. Please click here to purchase the Mandala Circle Collection. Along with the above collections, SRMD Yoga also launches ‘I am a Peaceful Soul’ t-shirts in two colours – beige and navy blue. Please click here to purchase. First London Youth Festival (Sat, 22 – Sun, 23 Jul, 2023): The London Youth Group is set to host the first-ever London Youth Festival on Sat, 22 – Sun, 23 Jul, 2023. A 2-day journey of self-discovery with lasting impact, the festival will comprise the following events. Wisdom masterclasses sessions like Me, Myself and I: An appointment with yourself; The Calm Within the Storm: Managing stress; Greed Vs Ambition; and Power Networking. Wellness programs will include experiences such as blind drawing, reset at your desk, soulful stretches and balancing spirituality at work. A unique seva initiative will bring together much needed care for the wider community including underprivileged children, homeless adults and the elderly; the festival will also feature a charity firewalk. For the sports enthusiasts there will be football, cricket, netball and badminton. An innovative hackathon will harness young minds into solving problems of the hour, such as improving access to mental health care, bringing affordable housing for young professionals and rethinking food use to reduce waste. This festival will not only bring a tapestry of vibrant workshops, captivating performances and thought-provoking discussions but will also serve as a spiritual melting pot for young British and Indian minds all over the UK. Please click here to register. Updates from Youth Groups Across the World: Inspired by the Global Youth Festival, the Mission’s Youth Groups are charged and are coming up with new ways to connect. They have started ‘Mixer Meetings’ where Youth Groups from different countries meet at a set time, share stories of inspiration, watch satsangs, interact meaningfully and grow together in spirituality. There was a mixer meeting with the Canadian Youth Group and the Australia Youth Group; and another with the New York Youth Group and the Nairobi Youth Group. The Paris Study Group served Jain food in a langar to over a thousand individuals. The Canadian Youth Group has generated massive buzz with a sports league which is bringing new youth into Pujya Gurudevshri’s aura of love and compassion. The Nairobi Youth Group served in a mega ENT camp by way of coordination, pre-op procedures, blood testing, dispensing of medication and helping out in the operating theatre for over 7,000 patients. The Ghatkopar Youth Group is all set to embark on an epic Tirthyatra to Madhya Pradesh – following the footsteps of Pujya Gurudevshri and the Atmarpits who visited the same Tirths earlier this year. Consolidated Community Development Programme: Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur has undertaken various community development programmes for the upliftment of the community living in a radius of 2 to 5 kilometres from its International Headquarters (Ashram). The programme includes a survey of these communities to understand their daily life, problems and needs. This is followed by various activities to connect with them and also augment the mutual bonding among themselves. Based on the understanding acquired from the above steps, a development plan is drafted for their holistic socio-economic upliftment. Click here to watch an inspiring video of the Consolidated Community Development Programme. USA-Canada Dharmayatra (Thu, 20 Jul – Sun, 20 Aug, 2023): Pujya Gurudevshri will embark on the USA-Canada Dharmayatra from Thu, 20 Jul – Sun, 20 Aug, 2023. Throughout the Dharmayatra, Pujya Gurudevshri will uplift seekers with pravachans, pratishthas, and padharamanis. Please click here to view the schedule. SRMD Yoga Hybrid Teacher Training Course to Begin from Aug, 2023: The next batch of SRMD Yoga Hybrid Teacher Training Course will begin on Tue, 1 Aug, 2023 with Atmarpit Nemiji himself joining in the course. The residential dates at the Ashram are Mon, 28 Aug – Fri, 1 Sep and Mon, 16 Oct – Fri, 20 Oct, 2023. The course will end on Fri, 20 Oct, 2023, with the final graduation in the presence of Pujya Gurudevshri. Please click here to enrol for SRMD Yoga Hybrid TTC. Sadguru Prerna: Two New Residential Blocks Coming Up: With an increasing number of seekers preferring to spend more and more time at the Ashram, the Mission announces two new residential blocks by the name, Vivek and Vinay. Designed as unique stepped terraces, these blocks will comprise studio, 1 BHK and 2 BHK. Pujya Gurudevshri will personally approve and allot units from among all the applications received. Those who wish to purchase a new unit in the Ashram or those who already own a unit but want to move to a larger unit owing to more family members now spending time at the Ashram, can apply. The cut-off date for the first lot is 20 Aug, 2023. To apply or seek more information, email [email protected]. Forthcoming Pravachan: The next pravachan at Yogi Sabhagruh will be held on Sat, 26 Aug, 2023, from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.