Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur


24th Jun - 15th Jul '18

USA - Canada Dharmayatra 2018


Carrying an earnest invitation to the blissful inner world, Pujya Gurudevshri flew to USA and Canada for a three week dharmayatra. Nimesh-Janki Sheth were thrilled to host the Sadguru in New York when due to a flight delay Pujya Gurudevshri had an unscheduled stopover in the Big Apple.

An Experience of Contentment in Chicago
June 24 - 26

Gusty winds of spirituality pervaded the windy city of Chicago as Pujya Gurudevshri arrived at Chicago’s O' Hare International Airport. The Master’s delighted hosts were Hiten-Avanti Sanghavi and Mitesh-Alpa Kamdar.

The Master’s two discourses at The Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago highlighted the wisdom espoused by the Omniscient Ones and encouraged seekers to embrace it with their heart and soul. The Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago (JSMC), prepared grand celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of its temple. The temple is the first Jain temple in North America with a 'Shikhar' (dome) to complete 25 years. Pujya Gurudevshri was endearingly invited by JSMC to grace the celebrations. President, Vipulbhai Shah; Chairman, Atulbhai Shah and other members of JSMC’s Executive Committee felicitated the Master.

The beloved Sadguru also gladdened devotees’ hearts with padhramanis. He had a genial interface with Outreach Admin - BAPS, Chicago, Nayanbhai Mehta, and Public Relations - Art of Living, Chicago, Vineshbhai Virani. An enchanting pratishtha cemented the Lord in the hearts of Hiten-Avanti Sanghavi.

An Experience of Majesty in Milwaukee
June 26

Seekers of the vibrant city of Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin were overjoyed to host Pujya Gurudevshri on His first dharmayatra to the city.

Pujya Gurudevshri’s discourse at the Jain Religion Center of Wisconsin inspired aspirants to add deeper focus to religious practices, cultivate quietude and detachment. The Master’s padhramanis immersed seekers in waves of bliss. An unforgettable pratishtha at Prashant Kothari’s residence suffused aspirants in wondrous devotion.

Absorbing Pravachan - Chicago

Glorious Pratishtha - Milwaukee

Connecting Udghosh - Toronto

Pratishtha Mahotsav - Phoenix

Divine Arti - Los Angeles

Priceless Moments with the Master - Denver

Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Recitation - Austin

An Experience of Throb in Toronto
June 27 - 30

Unremitting cascades of grace refreshed the hot and humid environs of Toronto upon the Master’s arrival in this eclectic and ever-evolving city. Pujya Gurudevshri’s hosts were Mukesh-Harsha Shanghavi, Pradipbhai-Prafullaben Shanghavi and Amit-Amita Mehta.

Hearts soared in spiritual skies during the Master’s two discourses at Haridham Canada, Hindu Swaminarayan Mandir & Cultural Centre. Among those attending the pravachans were Chairperson - Jain Society of Toronto, Lataben Champsee and President of Yogi Divine Society, Canada, Janakbhai Shah. The Sadguru delivered essential life lessons in the twin Sadguru Udghosh that empowered seekers to turn within for lasting happiness. Amiable padhramanis by Pujya Gurudevshri delighted devotees. Enthralling pratishthas at dwellings of Rohit-Bina Shah and Amar-Taral Raval were infused with piety and incredible joy.

An elating excursion with the Divine Master was planned for seekers. The group welcomed Pujya Gurudevshri with a lively song and dance. The Sadguru had an engaging interaction with devotees. Canadian Youth Group members were touched by the Sadguru’s serene presence and heartfelt counsel during an informal chat. The group was also blessed to practise yoga with the Master. A motivational session by Atmarpit Nemiji abounded in fresh and practical guidance on tackling stress. The Canadian edition of Sahebji’s Football Club was inaugurated and the Master lovingly autographed the football.

An Experience of Purity in Phoenix
July 1 - 4

To calibrate their inner navigation with the Sadguru hundreds of eager devotees from all over North America congregated at Phoenix for the Gurupurnima Shibir. Carrying torrents of abiding compassion the Master arrived at the desert metropolis of Phoenix to uplift seekers.

In four moving discourses Pujya Gurudevshri stirred seekers to withdraw from the temporal, abide in satsang and cultivate a steadfast focus on spiritual growth. A deeply connecting Bhaav Gurupujan in an electrifying blue light set up was a blissful experience for devotees. Feeling Param Krupalu Dev’s presence in the innermost sanctum of their hearts devotees admired Him with deep reverence. Devotees exulted when Pujya Gurudevshri joined them in nrutyabhakti.

Building bridges of understanding and respect with various faiths the cultural celebrations of the Gurupurnima Shibir included diverse expressions of gratitude and love for the Lord like a Sufi technique of Active Meditation, a choir by Hamilton High School, a skit on Moses - the Prophet of Judaism and more. With dances and skits aspirants from across the North American continent showcased their love for the Divine. The Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC) Awards witnessed Dr Douglas Jackson, President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E win an award for their assistance and contribution towards the charitable multi-speciality hospital coming up in Dharampur. Naseem Khayami, Remote Area Medical Volunteer, accepted the Award for their contribution of over 200 automatic beds for the upcoming hospital. The celebrations were attended by esteemed guests of various faiths from the Arizona Interfaith Movement including Angelina Christ of the Baha’i Faith and Madhav Rangaswami of the Hindu Faith. The representatives had the blessed chance of interacting with Pujya Gurudevshri. Atmarpit Nemiji had a meaningful interaction with the Centre Leaders of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (USA). Atmarpit Vidhiben conduced interesting Spiritualtouch sessions for the children.

In Phoenix, the Sadguru’s padhramanis, endowed devotees with radiant joyousness. Feelings of piousness and worship peaked during the pratishthas at the abodes of Bhavesh-Jasmine Shah and Hemang-Dhwani Harde. Pujya Gurudevshri’s ever-endearing words struck a chord with devotees in Sadguru Udghosh.

The Master also graced the Pratishtha Mahotsav celebrating the 10th anniversary of Jain Center of Greater Phoenix. A majestic shobhayatra, with devotes singing and dancing, arrived at the Jain Center of Greater Phoenix. Pujya Gurudevshri venerated the idols of Tirthankar Bhagwan with vasakshep. A deeply connecting bhakti by Deepakbhai Shah (Bardoli) mesmerised the audience. The Master cemented the marble slab on which the idols were placed. Pujya Gurudevshri unveiled the Navkar Mantra and a painting of Shri Ashtapad Tirth.

An Experience of Love in Los Angeles
July 5 - 8

Pujya Gurudevshri, arrived in the glitzy metropolis Los Angeles. His blessed hosts were Maheshbhai-Ushaben Wadher and Biren-Pina Mehta.

President of Jain Center of Southern California, Dr Jasvantbhai Modi, welcomed Pujya Gurudevshri at JCSC, where the Master’s two discourses blessed seekers with enduring wisdom. Devotees were blessed with three Sadguru Udghosh that were embedded with gentle guidance for living a life grounded in happiness. The Master’s padhramanis elevated seekers in peace. Hearts flew unfettered in devotion for the Divine in a memorable pratishtha at the places of Biren-Pina Mehta and at the office of Maheshbhai-Ushaben Wadher. Through heartfelt dedications, devotees of Los Angeles expressed their adoration for the Sadguru.

An Experience of Devoutness in Denver
July 9 - 12

Denver, the city at the doorstep of Rocky Mountains, welcomed the pinnacle of spirituality Pujya Gurudevshri on His premier visit to the city. Jayeshbhai-Binduben Shah were the Sadguru’s hosts.

Blending insight and inspiration the Master’s discourse helped seekers with tips to navigate life. His padhramanis enthused seekers to aspire for a higher goal. With overflowing love members of the Texas Raj Parivar came together like a festive throng for a three day retreat with their beloved Master. The Sadguru’s two Udghosh distilled life lessons into handy nuggets of wisdom. Atmarpit Nemiji’s session further fanned the spark of devotion in the gathering.

The evening celebrations brimmed over with heartfelt dedications. Devotees from Dallas performed charming dances and skits proclaiming their adoration for the divine. Houston seekers came together for a beautiful dance dedication. Connecting bhakti coupled with the Sadguru’s wonderful elucidation of each stavan made it a memorable experience for devotees.

Pujya Gurudevshri spent remarkable time with the youth. Interacting informally with the youngsters, He participated in recreational activities with them along with exploring the natural landscapes. In the serene surroundings the group immersed in meditation and yoga. The group was also blessed to visit Copper Mountain and Vail, in the heart of Rocky Mountains and Mt. Evans, the highest summit of the Chicago Peaks in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America, along with Pujya Gurudevshri.

An Experience of Auspiciousness in Austin
July 13 - 15

A big city with a hospitable atmosphere, Austin, greeted the Master warmly on His arrival from Denver. Pujya Gurudevshri had an affable meeting with Pujyashri Deepakbhai Desai, Spiritual Head of Dada Bhagwan Foundation, at the airport. Rajeevbhai-Heenabhai Gandhi were Pujya Gurudevshri’s hosts in Austin.

Pujya Gurudevshri’s pravachan urged seekers to cultivate dispassion, quell inner turbulence and go within. The Sadguru Udghosh inspired devotees to walk tirelessly towards a luminous future. Devotees were filled with an enduring sweetness by the Sadguru’s padhramanis. Pratishthas at the abodes of Vishal-Namrata Shah, Paras-Bijal Dave and Kamlesh-Shreya Shah filled them with divine rapture.

The Master was affectionately invited by the Jain Sangh of Greater Austin for their much awaited Pratishtha Mahotsav. Pujya Gurudevshri joined the elating shobhayatra. In an ambience of chants, spirited dancing and piety, Pujya Gurudevshri cemented the idol of Tirthankar Bhagwan in the temple. The Raj Mandir Pratishtha witnessed the Master revere the chitrapat of Param Krupalu Dev. Amidst a celebrative atmosphere Pujya Gurudevshri performed a pulsating pratishtha. Members of Jain Sangh of Greater Austin lovingly felicitated the Master. Several saints and dignitaries were present for the Pratishtha Mahotsav. Melodious bhakti by Shri Kumar Chatterjee connected devotees to the divine.

Painting the inner landscapes of devotees with vibrant colours of happiness Pujya Gurudevshri concluded His benevolent dharmayatra to depart for India.

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