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General Swadhyays, Niranjan Film Showcase & Shibir

General Swadhyays

Mon 21st May: Morning: 10 - 12 noon (Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre)

Mon 21st May: Evening: 8 - 10PM (Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre)

Wed 23rd May: Morning: 10 - 12 noon (Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre)

Thurs 24th May: Morning: 10 - 12 noon (Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre)

Fri 25th May: Morning: 10 - 12 noon (Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre)

Sun 27th May: Morning: 10 - 12 noon (Avanti House School)

Sun 27th May: Evening: 7 - 9 PM (Avanti House School). Niranjan Film showcase followed by swadhyay.

Venue: Avanti House School (see map)

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Niranjan Film Showcase

Sun 27th May 2018

Timing: 7 - 7:40 PM Film Showcase, followed by swadhyay and bhakti from 7:45 - 9PM

Venue: Avanti House School (see map)

We will be showcasing the film ‘Niranjan - In Love with Truth’, which follows Bhaishree’s journey and his inner quest. 

The film, made to celebrate Bhaishree’s 75th birthday, provides a unique window into his life events, many of which will make you laugh, or cry, or perhaps inspire you to close your eyes and dive deep into meditation.

(The film is in Gujarati with English subtitles.)

The film will be followed by Param Pujya Bhaishree’s swadhyay and bhakti.

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Shibir: The Shelter of Wisdom

Updesh Chaaya

5 days

Mon - Fri 28th May - 1st June 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Venue: Avanti House School (see map)

Registration required.

Here is a rare opportunity to dedicate five days to your spiritual well-being. This retreat will allow us to immerse ourselves in the exploration of timeless wisdom, highly applicable to our modern lives. The subject will be the text “Updesh Chhaaya” which means the shelter of wisdom. It explores how spiritual insights can provide relief and build our resilience in the face of the turmoil and sorrows of worldly life. This text is a collection of quotations from the self-realised saint and poet, Shrimad Rajchandra. We are blessed to have an living enlightened master, Bhaishree, head of the Raj Saubhag Ashram, gently and compassionately explain the meaning of the text to us, taking us to greater depths of understanding.

Shrimad Rajchandra was a modern man who lives mostly in Mumbai in the 1900s. His presence and teachings impacted our history significantly through his benign influence on Gandhiji and via his impact on Jain society and thought. His insights at informal gatherings were collected and published in this text that we will be studying at the retreat.

New Seekers Welcome

Those who are new to spirituality and those not yet instructed in meditation by Param Pujya Bhaishree, are very welcome.  While meditation sessions take place, you will have the insightful and interactive sessions with two senior teachers at the Ashram, Minalben Shah and Vikrambhai Shah, several times a day for all five days. These will help you strengthen your spiritual foundations and explore, questions you may have.

This five day retreat will include several hours of swadhyay in which the text is explored and contemplated and meditation for those instructed by Param Pujya Bhaishree.  A Jain vegetarian, vegan-friendly, lunch will provided.

Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre

Christchurch Ave, Harrow HA3 5BD

Masefield Suite is on the first floor of Harrow Leisure Centre. When you arrive ask at reception to be allowed through the electronic gates.

Plenty of parking is available in the car park. This is free for 3 hours after which you must pay. Please note you have to display a ticket even for the free 3 hours. If you overrun your ticket you will be liable to a penalty so be careful and note the timing of your parking. You may return later in the day and park for a further 3 hours parking for free (e.g. for morning and evening swadhyays)

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Avanti House School

Wemborough Road, HA7 2EQ (Behind Whitchurch Primary School) (see map below)

Parking is available at the school and on public roads outside the school. Please ensure you read the street signs carefully and note restrictions, park safely and be mindful of our neighbours.

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