Paryushan Mahaparva 2023 (12 Sep 2023 – 19 Sep 2023)
With the blessings of Pujya Acharyashri Mahashraman Ji, SJRS is blessed to have the labh of Samani Sanmatipragya Ji / Samani Jayantpragya Ji lead us for Paryushan 2023.
Samani Sanmatipragya ji was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. She has a Bachelors in Arts from the University of Rajasthan, Master in Sanskrit from University of Ajmer, Rajasthan, Master in Science of Living and Master in Jain Philosophy and Comparative Studies from Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun, India. She has travelled across the globe and has given lectures on different aspects of Jainism. She specialises in studies in Jain Agams, Jeevan Nigyan, Preksha Yoga and spiritual counselling. She has attended the World Peace Conference in Milano – Italy, Bucharest – Romania; Panellist at PWR Toronto in Canada, interviewed by Darpan, publication of Jain Centre of San Francisco, and radio talk show in Houston, USA, addressed press conferences in India; organized 100s of various camps and workshops on Preksha meditation, nonviolence communication and life skills and managements. She has written Param ko Pranam (Songs book available in Hindi), Bhajo re Man (2nd songs book is unpublished) many stories, articles, and poems in Hindi and English, edited special issue of “Safar Adhi Shatabdi Ka”
Samani Jayantpragya ji was born in Gangashahar, Rajasthan, India. She has a Master in Science of Living; Master in Non-Violence and Peace Research from Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun. More than 15 of her family members have been initiated as monks or nuns in the Terapanth order. She has travelled across the globe and has given lectures on different aspects of Jainism, Ahimsa, peaceful life-style and life management through Preksha Meditation and Yoga. She specialises in the studies of the Jain Agams, various other Jain Scriptures, and has a deep knowledge of Jain Tatva Gyan, Jain History and therapeutic healing through Preksha, Pranic Healing and Reiki. She has attended World Peace Conference in Venice, Italy; interviewed on Nepal T.V and radio talk show, addressed press conferences in India and Nepal, organised and participated in various workshops, Preksha meditation camps, Jainism lecture series, interfaith programs, prayer at assembly in New Jersey and headed teachers training in India as visiting professor. She has taught at various schools and colleges and rural areas in India.
Key highlights of Paryushan 2023 are summarised below: