Spiritual retreat takes all on an ethereal journey

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Lucknow: The first day of the spiritual retreat was a resounding success, imbued with the grace of the divine. A total of 80+ students arrived at the school with their bags, ready to embark on a 5-day spiritual journey from today, the 14th, to the 18th of May. The Spiritual Retreat is a 5-day camp taking place at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Gomtinagar, Lucknow.

The theme of the first day of the camp was “Aspirations.” Under the guidance of their facilitators Rahul Sharma, Palak Dubey, and Shaily Shah, who came from Auroville, the students explored aspirations that exist within them and in their surroundings. They learned how to find the fire within the soul and connect with their inner friend. Through various sessions, discussions, meditations, and nature walks, students heard the blissful voice within themselves.

Dr. Alok Pandey, Psychiatrist & Philosopher, gave an enchanting talk on the “Beauty of the New World Being Born,” where he discussed how the new generation is shaping and what is the meaning of inner beauty. The session also opened up for Q&A.

One of the students added, “In a sensory activity where we had to observe the flower by holding it, as soon as I got the flower, I held it so tightly that the flower was crushed. This was an alert for me that I need to be more gentle, not only with the flower, but also with people. In this five-day retreat, I wish to become a more conscious and calmer version of myself who has a gentle approach towards everything.”

Day 2 of Spiritual Retreat 

The day started with an energizing yoga session. After that, it was time for the most anticipated session by Smt. Anjali Jaipuria Ma’am, Vice Chairperson of Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, titled “Two Existential Questions of Life”: “Who am I?” and “What is the real purpose of life?” Through various examples ranging from verses of Mahabharata to examples from our daily lives, Anjali Ma’am delved into the factors that shape our existence. How will you connect with the divine? She added, “Remember, offer and invite, everything you do, if you are drinking water, take time, offer it to the divine.” She further added “Agni ko chingari banne ko yaad Dilana hoga”

She said each human is a work in progress, emphasizing that progress must continue in the right manner, for which she gave 3 C’s: “Continuously, Consciously, and Constantly”. Later, the session opened up for a Q&A, in which students asked questions to Anjali Ma’am, such as “What are the right ways to manifest?” and “What is our relationship with God?” among others.

The theme of the day was Discovery, under the guidance of facilitators Rahul Sharma, Palak Dubey, and Shaily Shah. They discovered the power of strength through various activities. Later, they indulged in an art activity to discover perfection, wherein they drew an artwork inspired by The Mother.

Afterward, in the session titled “Discovering the Aim of Life”,  Sraddhalu Ranade, a distinguished Scientist, Educationist, and Scholar, delved into the ultimate quest: discovering the aim of life. Through a blend of wisdom and inquiry, this session illuminated paths toward personal transformation and spiritual awakening.

The day concluded with an insightful talk by our student Saransh Mishra of class 12th on the topic “Crises of the Climate or the human mind”, where he spoke about Climate change and how we can stop it.


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