Following the three-day National Sanyukta Mandal Shibir held at Warwick Conference Park in August 2014, the Sanyukta Mandal organised a one-day shibir on Sunday 7 September at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Leicester and again on Sunday 14 September at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London in the presence of Sadguru Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami (Kothari Swami).
The shibirs, organised on two days to cater for devotees from across the UK, were attended by more than 2,000 delegates.
Titled ‘Yagnapurush Chhe Sathe’ [Yagnapurush is With Us], as part of the year-long celebrations of Shastriji Maharaj’s 150th birth anniversary, the shibir focussed on the exemplary life of Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj and how it can provide vital guidance in every aspect of our daily living.
Drawing in detail from Shastriji Maharaj’s virtues and teachings, sadhus explored four key themes in their discourses: Shastriji Maharaj and My Spiritual Life, Shastriji Maharaj and My Personal Life, Shastriji Maharaj and My Family Life, Shastriji Maharaj and My Social Life.
A panel discussion with the experiences and wisdom of learned sadhus provided further perspective and a question-and-answer session with Kothari Swami addressed specific ways in which to imbibe these lofty spiritual ideals.
A series of videos and devotional singing extolling the divinity and greatness of Shastriji Maharaj interspersed and supported the discourses before the day was concluded with video blessings from Swamishri.
The enlightening event was very well received by the delegates who particularly appreciated the topics and variety of media used to convey the key messages.