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Janmashtami Vedanta Camp – Aug 2019

A six days residential Janmashtami (Vedanta) Camp is being organized at the Vedanta Ashram, Sudama Nagar, Indore. The Camp will be of five days from 19th to 24th Aug 2019, and the conclusion will be with the celebration of Janmashtami on the 24th Aug.

Camp Acharyas:

The pravachans will be conducted by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji and Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji. The Meditation and Chanting sessions will be by Poojya Swamini Samatanandaji, while the Puja sessions will be guided by Poojya Swamini Poornanandaji.

Venue :

Vedanta Ashram, E/2948, Sudama Nagar, Indore-452009 (MP)

Subjects :

Pravachans on Upadesh Saram & Gita – 2 / Sloka 54 to 72 (Sthitapragya)

Chanting on Upadesh Saram

All the sessions will be in Hindi.

Who can apply:

Any healthy, sincere devotee who can live in the simple & austere atmosphere of an Ashram, without any complaints & problems, and wish to study Vedanta at the feet of traditional teachers can apply. The campers will have to stay inside the venue for all these six days. They will be given rooms with twin sharing. There are few rooms with attached bath/Lat, while others have common bath/lat facilities. No outing during the camp is allowed, and if at all there is some emergency they will take permission of the Acharyas to go out.

No outside food is permitted or encouraged. The timings of food & tea is fixed, and the menu is simple & sattwic. Filtered water is available 24×7.

Campers should be ready to serve in whatever way necessary to help keep the place clean & quiet.

All campers will have to attend all the classes and should be punctual to be in the class few minutes before.

Campers will just have to bring their minimum necessary clothes and toiletries. Bedding will be provided by the Ashram.

Routine :

6.00 AM – Meditation

6.30 – Tea

       6.35 – Pooja / Abhishek (by Swamini Poornanandaji)

7.00 – Pravachan on the ‘Upadesh Saram’ of Shri Raman Maharshi (by Poojya Guruji)

8.30 – Breakfast

9.30 – Pravachans on the ‘Upadesh Saram‘ of Shri Raman Maharshi (by Poojya Guruji)

11.30 – Discussion

1.00 – Lunch

4.00 PM – Tea

4.30 – Chanting on ‘Upadesh Saram‘ (by Swamini Samatanandaji)

5.00 – Pravachan on ‘Gita – Sthitpargya’ (Ch – 2 Sloka 54 to 72) (by Swamini Amitanandaji)

6.30 – Temple Aarti

7.30 – Dinner

8.30 – Bhajan / Que & Ans / Cultural events

10.00 – Lights off

Travel Plans:

The Campers will have to reach the venue latest by 18th Aug evening and can leave by 25th Aug as per their conveniences. Any change will have to be notified earlier.

Registration:

1. Please fill up the online Registration Form by following the link or check out the form below.

2. All the classes are free, but the campers have to take care of the various stay & food expenses etc. The fee for all these logistics, per person, has been fixed at Rs 5000/- for the six days stay. You can deposit this amount by going to our Donate Page and choosing any convenient mode of payment.

Note: Pl inform us by email about the mode & other details of the donation at vmission@gmail.com

Venue Map:

Map URL

Mahashivratri Vedanta Camp

On Mahashivratri day – 3rd Mar 2019, the five days MSR Vedanta Camp concluded very satisfactorily. It was a full house camp, in which campers from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Palanpur, and Lucknow participated. The subject matter of the discourses were Sadhana Panchakam and Gita Chapter-16 which were taken by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji and P. Swamini Amitanandaji resp.

A typical day of the Camp started with a Meditation Class by P. Swamini Samatanandaji. This was followed by Shiv-Puja in the Gangeshwar Mahadev Mandir and Aarti under the supervision of P. Swamini Poornanandaji. After a cup of tea everyone came to the Satsang Hall for the first session of Sadhana Panchakam by Poojya Guruji. After around 90 minutes there was a short break and then was the second session. In all there were ten pravachans on the text in which was given a birds eye-view of the entire adhyatmic journey. This is said to be the last composition by Sri Adi Sankaracharya.

In this camp we followed the 16-8 system of meals, in which we have only two meals – lunch & dinner, and then a 16 hrs of break. This system is also called Intermittent Fasting and is said to be very good for weight-reduction and diabetes-control, along with various associated problems like acidity etc. So the lunch was around 11.30 AM. Everyone took some rest after lunch, and then at 3.00 was the Tea, and a Chanting Class at 3.30 by P. Swamini Samatanandaji. She took Sadhana Panchakam for chanting and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly and learnt to chant it nicely & confidently. After a short break was the Gita Pravachans by P. Swamini Amitanandaji. She discussed the Chapter-16 in which Bhagwan talks about the Daivi and Aasuri Sampatti. Everyone enjoyed this topic also.

Then was the evening Aarti followed by dinner, which was overall light, and our day ended with lovely Bhajans and Q&A session.

On the concluding day all the delegates shared their camp experiences. It was highly gratifying to see that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Camp and look forward to next one after about six months. We share below the audio recording of the Campers Experiences below:

Narayanbhai Savani – Vadodara :

Kamalbhai Gor – Ahmedabad :

Chandra Shekhar Agarwal – Mumbai :

Jyotsnaben Gor – Ahmedabad :

Bhagat Singh – Palanpur :

Suresh Rohra – Mumbai :

Pankaj Shah – Vadodara :

Jagdeesh Singh Raikwar – Mumbai :

Sheela Raikwar – Mumbai :

Sabhajeet Yadav – Lucknow :

P. Swamini Samatanandaji :

P. Swamini Poornanandaji :

P. Swamini Amitanandaji :

Links of Photo Albums

Link of Pravachans – Sadhana Panchakam – (10 Talks)

This entry was posted on March 12, 2019, in Ashram, Camp.

हनुमान चालीसा मासिक सत्संग: फरवरी २०१९

फरवरी २०१९ का मासिक हनुमान चालीसा सत्संग का आयोजन दिनांक २४ फरवरी को वेदांत आश्रम में आयोजिय हुआ। पूर्ववत पहले भक्त मण्डली के द्वारा सुन्दर भजनो का आयोजन हुआ। बाद में पूज्य गुरूजी के आने के बाद हनुमान चालीसा का सामूहिक पाठ हुआ और तत्पश्यात पूज्य गुरूजी का प्रवचन प्रारम्भ हुआ। इस बार भी उन्होंने ३२वीं चौपाई पर चर्चा करी – राम रसायन तुम्हारे पासा। सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा।।

पूज्य गुरूजी ने कहा की आप सबने हनुमानजी के अनेकों रूप देखे होंगे लेकिन जो रूप इस चौपाई में बताया जा रहा है उसकी ओर शायद ही किसी का ध्यान गया हो – वो रूप है डॉक्टर हनुमानजी का। जी हाँ, गोस्वामीजी इस चौपाई में हमें हनुमानजी की एक अध्भुत महिमा बता रहे हैं, की हे हनुमानजी आपके पास दुनिया के सबसे भयावह रोग की एक अचूक औषधि है, उसका नाम है “राम रसायन”। वैसे तो प्रत्येक रोग पीड़ा दायक होता है और उसका अवश्य उपचार करना चाहिए, लेकिन उनके निवारण हेतु ईश्वर ने कोई न कोई जड़ी-बूटी आदि बना रखी हैं। किसी अच्छे और प्रामाणिक वैद्य के मार्ग निर्देशन में अनेकानेक रोगों का निवारण भी हो जाता है। लेकिन एक रोग ऐसा भयंकर होता है की जन्म-जन्मान्तरों तक जीव उससे ग्रसित रहता है और दुखी और शोकाकुल होता रहता है – वह रोग है भव-रोग। इस रोग का निवारण कोई कुशल वैद्यराज भी नहीं कर पाते है, क्यूंकि अनेकों वैद्य भी इस रोग से ग्रसित रहते हैं। इस रोग में मनुष्य के मन की गहराई में एक अपूर्णता, असंतुष्टि और असुरक्षा विद्यमान रहती है और वह जो कुछ भी सोचता और करता है वह इसी अपूर्णता की निवृत्ति हेतु करता रहता है। उसको यह नहीं पता है की कुछ करने से यह कमी का एहसास दूर नहीं होता है बल्कि और दृढ़ और प्रगाढ़ होता रहता है। अतः मनुष्य का दुर्लभ जीवन प्राप्त करके भी वह बेचैन ही बना रहता है। भव-रोग की निवृत्ति के लिए आनंद के धाम, जगत के स्वामी प्रभु रामजी के प्रति भक्ति और उन्ही की सेवा के लिए जीवन जीने की प्रधानता होनी चाहिए। जो ईश्वर की सेवा के लिए जीवन जीता है वो अपने बारे निश्चिन्त होता है इसी लिए तो वो अन्य की ख़ुशी के लिए जीवन जी पता है। हम जिसको अपने ह्रदय में रखते है उसी जैसा बन जाते है। भव-रोग की निवृत्ति के लिए ईश्वर के सेवक और दास बनाना की पूर्णता की प्राप्ति की दिशा में पहला कदम होता है। यह ही रसायन हनुमानजी सबको देते हैं और खुद भी सतत इसी तरह जीते हैं। इसीलिए गोस्वामीजी कहते हैं की राम रसायन तुम्हारे पासा, और आगे कहते हैं की – सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा। जड़ यह ही हम सबके जीवन का मूल मंत्र हो जाये तो हम बाद में नहीं बल्कि उसी क्षण से पूर्णता का आनंद लेने लगेंगे। शरणागति कहते हैं। गुरूजी ने बताया की शरणागति के सूत्र ाजले सत्र में और चर्चा करेंगें।

कार्यक्रम के अंत में हनुमानजी की आरती हुई और सबने प्रसाद ग्रहण किया।

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