More than 60 adults and children from various parts of Scotland gathered at the Uphall Community Education Centre in Edinburgh on Sunday 16 April 2017 for an enlightening one-day satsang shibir.
The theme of the shibir was Hinduism and was held in the presence of Tyagprakash Swami and Amrutkirtan Swami. The topics focused on various aspects of Hinduism as a religion and way of life.
Sadhus delivered insightful discourses, which included scriptural references detailing the importance and attributes of rituals in daily living. This was followed by a detailed discourse clarifying the concepts of karma and moksha.
Key messages of the shibir were reinforced by various multimedia and audio-visual presentations.
In the second half of the shibir, delegates had the opportunity to participate in fun-filled activities. This was followed by an enlightening discourse on atmanishtha, before the concluding session which covered the guru-shishya relationship and how moksha is attained by the guru’s grace.
By the end of the shibir, delegates had gained a much deeper understanding of Hinduism, its key concepts and how to practice them in their daily lives. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the day and shared positive feedback. Jigisha, a mother of two from Aberdeen, shared, “I especially appreciated the practicality of the teachings for my family and the easy-to-understand way they were presented.”