Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji October 3, 1957 - January 2, 2021

"Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline" - Tirthankar Mahaveer

Born as Shobha, Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji became a disciple of Acharya Chandanaji at a very early age. After spending her initial years gaining an in-depth knowledge of multiple religious scriptures, she dedicated her life to Seva (Service), Siksha (Education) and Sadhna (Spirituality). 

In her early youth she led multiple humanitarian projects at Veerayatan.  Not only was she blessed with a sound understanding of religious principles, her strong mindfulness enabled her to perform multiple long ‘Avdhaans’ (remembering and responding to 100 + questions) at a very young age.

As Veerayatan expanded globally she traveled to many countries around the world preaching Jain Values to all ages.  She developed one on one life transformation relationships with many around the world

She was loving, kind, calm, simple and jovial.  She was an embodiment of non-attachment, completely free of all aversions. She was a true saint who not only attracted humans but birds and animals as well.  Free birds including parrots used to fly up to her, sit on her shoulders, eat from her hands, spend time with her and fly away only to return back.

She was anointed Yuvacharya of Veerayatan by Acharya Chandnaji a few years back which was celebrated by the Jain community all around the world.

She had recently developed some liver related ailment and was being treated at a reputed hospital in Pune.  Surrounded by Veerayatan Sadhvi Ji’s, her well-wishers and many volunteers she remained calm and in complete tranquility in her final moments in the same way she was the rest of her life.

She was given Santhara by Acharya Chandnaji at 12:30 am on January 2 at Jupiter Hospital, Pune, and left for her heavenly abode at 6 am.  Sadhvi Shilapiji, Sadhvi Shrutiji and Sadhvi Manasviji were with her in her final moments.

As she left for her heavenly abode she wished the world well before she left and continues to shower her blessings from her new abode.

While we understandably feel sad at this huge loss, let us take a moment to remember her smiling face, her calm spiritual influence, the warmth of her pure selfless love & kindness for each one of us.  Let us pay our obeisance to her by celebrating her amazing life and incorporating the values she taught us in our own lives.

Please consider observing a 2 minute meditation prayer after reading this message.

Thank you,

Executive Committee Members and Board of Trustees

 

We are pleased to announce that with Pujya Tai Maa's blessings, the online classes are resuming from 23 November 2020. Please find below the timetable for all the classes and make note of some time changes. We hope you will be joining some, if not all, of these thought provoking and inspiring classes taught by the Sadhvijis, under the guidance of Pujya Tai Maa. Try not to miss this amazing opportunity to understand Bhagwan Mahavir's teachings!

To register click here

We are excited to announce that Veerayatan has embarked on a new vision, initiated by Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji (fondly known as Tai Ma) to empower every member of the family to lead a balanced, happy and fulfilling life. We aim to do this through multiple virtual learning programs for spiritual and holistic development for all ages.

We would like you to complete the following short registration form below by clicking the link. You will find information on existing courses available worldwide which you can join and also we will update you with new courses which we aim to start on 1 Oct for three months.

For the full timetable please click on the link below:

https://veerayatan.org/pdf/veerayatan-calendar.pdf 

Details of the Spring 2020 term Spititual Classes were as below:

 

For link to Zoom click here you only need to register once to attend all sessions and only one person in family needs to register. 

If you do not have the book "Walk with Me" you can download a pdf version by clicking here

Also, please register with the school by clicking here

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India has witnessed an exodus of migrant workers to their home towns during this pandemic, migrant labourers & the homeless have been hit the hardest, Veerayatan in association with other compassionate and generous Jains are supplying thousands of grocery kits of 16kg each distributed among the most needy people in Bihar. The donations will also be used to provide education to children of demised parents, provide medical support and help in other ways to ease the pain and suffering. 

We can all make a difference as we believe together we can heal the world.

Please support this compassionate appeal during Paryushan 2020

To go to our GoFundMe donation page please click here

 

Wednesday – Uttaradhyayan Sutra, the last sermon of Bhagwan Mahavir by Yashaji Maharaj

7.00am – 8.00am UK time (9.00am – 10.00am Kenya time, 11.30am – 12.30pm IST)

 

Upadhyaya Sadhvi Shri Yashaji will be explaining with wonderful clarity Chapter 29 of the Uttaradhyayan Sutra where Bhagwan Mahavir answers many questions posed to him on faith, samayik, pratikraman, swadhyaya, forgiveness, discipline etc.

 

Please use the following link to join: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5925898292?pwd=S01MRGR1eTBYV2k1YS9HWFBaM2ZRUT09

 

Meeting ID: 592 589 8292 

Password: Gurudev

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Saturday – Gurudev Amarmuniji’s Sukti Triveni by Yashaji Maharaj

7.00am – 8.00am UK time (9.00am – 10.00am Kenya time, 11.30am – 12.30pm IST)

 

The study session with Upadhyaya Sadhvi Shri Yashaji, based on the text Sukti Triveni, centres on the teaching and discussion of the messages of Bhagwan Mahavir. Sukti Triveni is a text written by Pujya Gurudev Shri Amar Muniji Maharaj in which Gurudev has compiled the verses from the various Jain, Vedic and Buddhist scriptures. Yashaji Maharaj eloquently explains each verse and then expands on these giving examples and reciting stories.

 

Please use the following link to join: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86807861006?pwd=cWNqVXBXVkswa2xHNVhFcUYxeHVRdz09 

 

Meeting ID: 868 0786 1006

Password: Gurudev

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Sunday – Bhagwad Geeta by Pujya Sadhvi Shri Shilapiji Maharaj

7.30am – 8.30am UK time (9.30am – 10.30am Kenya Time, 12.00pm – 1.00pm IST)

The Bhagwad Geeta is one of the most beautiful manuscripts written and we are indeed blessed that Pujya Sadhviji is illuminating this text with her innate clarity and lucid explanations. There are wonderful take-away messages and these sessions promise to be a spiritually rewarding experience for all.

Please use the following link to join: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/873794553?pwd=RVIrcDZhN010blNMbkxQbXVUYkxWQT09

Meeting ID: 873 794 553

Password: 109497

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For all virtual meetings you will need to download zoom on your computer or tablet or phone. Ideally use a laptop for better quality and options. You do not need to create a personal account to join these sessions.

https://zoom.us/support/download 

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We look forward to many of you joining us virtually.

For more info of all our activities please see: https://scvp.info/site/index.php/what-s-on

 

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