Hindu Lifestyle Seminar, 2001 UK
A Hindu Lifestyle Seminar 2011, was organised by Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar – UK in the holy presence of Sadguruvarya Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami at Shree Katchhi Leva Patel Samaj, London during July 22 to 24, 2011.
In the opening session, seminar was began with the Panch-Upahcar Poojan of Shree Hari which was followed by a get together. Saints expressed greetings to all participants with the Tilak on forehead and distributed the pious memory of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji as Prasadi Sugar.
The seminar was set on the theme of PEACE OF MIND. During the seminar Pujya Swamiji explained the cause of mental unhappiness, solutions to this and the meditation of Murti of God, the very contrivance for the eternal peace of mind. He added that we must keep the Bhagwan Shree Krishna bestowing the preaching of GEETA on the battle field. This battle field is eternal. Give away is not the solution to any problem. But to face it with the placid intellect and self confidence gives the way to come out of it. Firm willpower and appropriate direction can get cause of unhappiness uprooted. The torchbearer like Bhagwan Shree Krishna maybe in form of saints or any great personality, leads to the way to came out from the state of unhappiness. In any unsupportive situation of life the prayer from the bottom of the heart and the blessings of the great saints give the way to come out from the endless darkness.
Second day was started with the assembly of volunteers; Pujya Swamiji blessed all volunteers for their tireless services for the Satsang activities. Swamiji explained the importance of noble mission of Gurukul for the Satsang and society. Pujya Ramsukhdasji Swami briefed with the untiring efforts of Pujya Swamiji for the nourishment and propagation of Satsang.
In the evening session, Shastri Munivatsaldasji Swami presented the divine life events of Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan on screen. Shastri Bhaktivedantdasji Swami also presented the screen show describing the forth coming ‘Sadguru Vandan Mahotsav – 2012’ and the inspiring life events of Pujypad Shree Jogi Swamiji. The last session was very enough to delight everyone in which youth of Gurukul Parivar presented many cultural programmes.
In the beginning of third day, a group Maha-Poojan was arranged. Pujya Swamiji explained the importance of Maha-Poojan. Second session was assembly for ladies participants. They presented the various cultural events showing the traditional Indian Culture and received the profound response.
In the last session, a brief pictorial summary of several services in various fields performed during last year was displayed on screen. During the closing Pujya Swamiji explained that how understanding keeps the peace in family. And the session of Question-Answer with Swamiji was really a sound responded event of the seminar.
Along with the saints volunteers of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar UK work hard to meet such a marvelous success of the Seminar. During the seminar all participants enjoyed the Bhojan Prasad and each family received the DVD set of Last Rushikesh Shibir as a remembrance of Seminar.