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Monday, October 31, 2011

7 Day sadhana camp at Jagadguru Kripalu University near Cuttack, Odisha (Jan 12 - 18, 2012)

Update Jan 4, 2011: Swami Mukundananda says: "Shree Maharajji is looking forward to His Cuttack tour. We devotees are also eagerly waiting for him here. The countdown for the program has begun ..."
Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj University
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Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj will conduct a week long sadhana camp at the Jagadguru Kripalu University site at Village Banara, near Cuttack, Odisha (Orissa), from Jan 12th to Jan 18th, 2012. He will also celebrate Jagadguru Divas there. All are welcome to attend. 

Dates: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:00am - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:00pm

Jagadguru Kripalu University is a unique University that will train highly qualified Spiritual and Yog teachers for spreading the true and ancient science of "Yog" around the world. It is being built in the state of Orissa. The project will be a part of a spiritual community that will include a Gurukul, a Yog & Naturopathy Health Care Center, a Yogashram, a Charitable Hospital, and Organic cultivation farms.

The proposed university will be developed 5 kms from Naraj, in Cuttack district, 14 kms from Cuttack station and close to Bhubaneswar, Orissa, in multiple stages. In the first stage, 110 acres of land has been finalised, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Trust and the Government of Orissa.

Directions for reaching venue:

- The University is 4 Km ahead of Nauraj Chowk, On Bhubaneshwar – Banki Road. 2 km ahead of CISF colony.
- From Bhubaneshwar: On Bhubaneshwar – Cuttack Road come to Trisulia Chowk and turn left to Banki. This is a good road, and meets the Bhubaneshwar – Banki Road.
- Otherwise you can come directly by the Bhubaneshwar – Banki Road, which is more crowded and slow.
- From Cuttack: Via Nauraj Road come to the Bhubaneshwar – Banki Road and turn towards Banki.

Time of travel:

1. 50 minutes from Bhubaneshwar Airport and Railway Station. Taxis will be available.
2. 40 minutes from Cuttack Railway Station. Taxis will be available.

Guidelines to participants, for an enriching and comfortable experience at the camp (please read carefully:

1. The vow of silence will be applicable in the Sadhana camp. Sadhaks are requested to strictly follow the vow of silence apart from the chanting of kirtans
2. While sitting in the Sadhana hall, please keep all the kirtan books with you, including Sankirtan Madhuri and the ashram kirtan books. These will be available at the stall.
3. Please wear Radhey Shyami Shawl during Sadhana.
4. Every evening, there will be a cultural program in the service of Shree Maharajji. Talented artists may prepare a suitable devotional dance item.
5. The donation for the Sadhana program is Rs 2000/-. This includes boarding, lodging and sadhana expenses. Please send your seva to the center in-charge latest by December 20th, if you live in India.
6. Accommodation for everyone will be in the Sadhana hall. International guests will be given shared rooms.
7. Being near the bank of River Mahanadi, the temperature drops at night to 10 degrees centigrade. Please come prepared with sufficient warm clothing, and a sleeping bag or two thick blankets.
8. Please bring plate, glass, cup, spoon, for meals. International guests will be provided these.
9. International guests: Please bring towel, soap, toothpaste, medicines, sleeping bag, and bed sheet. Keep some local currency for use. Bottled water will be available for purchase.
10. To keep your personal possessions secure, please bring a lockable suitcase.
11. Jagadguru Diwas will be celebrated on January 14th as a part of the Sadhana camp.

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