Over 400 youngsters attended the one-day Kishore-Kishori Shibirs held at 12 major BAPS centers across Australia and New Zealand, based on the theme, ‘Pacific Rangvu Chhe: Akshar Purushottam ni Bhakti thi Rangvu Chhe’.
Each shibir was thoughtfully organized into three illuminating sessions. The first session, discussed the Akshar-Purushottam Upasana, presenting a comprehensive understanding of the theological and philosophical underpinnings of BAPS.
In the second session, the attendees explored the concept of Akshar-Purushottam bhakti through introspection, discussions and contemplation on three profound quotes, and presenting their interpretations in the form of 60-second skits. This was followed by enlightening speeches by swamis and a panel discussion on the significance and transformative impact of daily satsang reading in the lives of youths.
The third session featured a compelling skit that underscored the paramount importance of observing niyams and addressed the pervasive influence of social media in today's world. Speeches by swamis further elucidated the necessity of niyams, both in the worldly context and within satsang. The session culminated with a constructive discussion on the effects of social media, providing practical solutions for managing its impact in a positive and balanced manner.
The Kishore-Kishori Shibirs helped to empower the attendees to embrace and fortify their spiritual foundations to enhance their journey of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and service to the community.