The 2017 Janmashtami Vedanta Camp was organized at Vedanta Ashram, Indore – from 10th to 15th Aug. Campers from Mumbai, Lucknow, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur joined the camp. The subject matter of the camp were Laghu Vakya Vritti by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji, Gita Chapter-7 by P. Swamini Amitanandaji, Meditation and Chanting classes by P. Swamini Samatanandaji, and Puja under the guidance of P. Swamini Poornanandaji.
The day started with Meditation session at 6.00 AM, followed by tea and then Puja, and then there was chanting session. After breakfast there was a marathon session of more than 120 -150 minutes by Poojya Guruji. Later there was the discussion session under the moderation of Poojya Guruji. In this session all the campers expressed their views on some select topic. Then there was lunch. Most of the days someone or the other offered Bhiksha. Devotees kept chanting some shlokas while taking meals. In the evening after tea there was the Gita session, and then after the evening Aarti & dinner there was the bhajan & QnA session.
One of the days everyone sang songs using Karaoke, and on the other day there was a lovely Jokes Session by a devotee – Sh Manohar Agarwal.
On 15th Aug, there was the hoisting of the tricolor – by Col Pankaj Misra, and then everyone sang the National Anthem. Later the devotees heard the PM’s address from the ramparts of Red Fort. and after some phalahar was the concluding session of the camp wherein everyone shared their experiences about the camp content and stay at Ashram. It was great joy to see everyone positively benefited & inspired by the camp & ashram stay.