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Annual Spiritual Family Camp

Annual spiritual family camp was held from June 10th to 12th at Arsh Vidya, PA under the blessings of Acharya Shri Mahashraman and it was led by six distinguished Samanjis: Samani Bhavit Pragyaji & Samani Kanchan Pragyaji from JVB Orlando, Samani Sanmati Pragyaji & Samani Jayant Pragyaji from JVB New Jersey, Samani Vikas Pragyaji & Samani Maryada Pragyaji from JVB Houston. The main theme of the camp, Jain Yog is a Jain philosophy and values to maintain an optimum balance between mental and physical health. The 3 days camp was an immersion into the science of living and Jain Yog based on the book by Acharya Mahapragya.

The camp had more than 125 participants and the sessions revolved mainly on Jain Yog and uniqueness of Jain Yog compared with popular wellness yoga that is blooming everywhere. Samanjis explained the rich history of Jain Yog and components of Jain Yog such as Gyan Yog, Shwas Yog, etc. Samanjis showed the participants on how to integrate in their daily lives. The highlight of the camp was the mock trial, Aap Ki Adalat, of 3 Samanjis defending and debunking the various charges against Jain Yog. One of the camp’s activity, “Your Dream, Your Creativity”, was based on dreams which all participants old and young took part in, each group had to create a story skit based on their dreams that is related to Jainism. Other activities included Bhaktamar, meditation, and yoga sessions. There were also parallel sessions for youth and children complete with interactive lectures, practical sessions, games and crafts. At the end of 3 days, there were melodious bhajans performed by Samani Vikas Pragyaji and Samani Kanchan Pragyaji. The participants left the camp feeling energized and refreshed.

madhumita sacheti