Posted: 20.02.2015
By Editor Carla Geerdes
Entry to the conference Christian Geerdes, Carla Geerdes, Manish Kuhar, member of organisation team These volunteers were welcoming the participants with the traditional Indian welcome by marking their fronts with saffron paste and putting flower necklaces on. In Jain events flowers are replaced by man-made flowers or beautiful dry fruits and ribbons because of Ahimsa From 26. - 28.09.2014 Anuvrat International...
Posted: 13.02.2015
By Editor Carla Geerdes
The day before the conference, after a short tour around the campus of Adhyatma Sadhana Kendra, we made a quick stop at the office of the conference organising team. All there were concentrated on completing the preparatory tasks in time for the opening of the conference. When we tried to sneak off the room someone hold us up to present us to a very special person. ASK site plan in 2014-09 Bhikshu Auditorium,...
Posted: 07.02.2015
By Editor Carla Geerdes
This morning since getting up we were looking forward to the interviews Muni Mahendra Kumar ji, Muni Kishan Lal ji, and Muni Kumar Shraman ji had agreed to grant us at the full hour between 09:00 and 11:00h. We were more than happy that the monks had integrated our meeting into their busy schedule. Likewise Sadhvi Chaitanya Prabha, Sadhvi Pramukha Mahashramani Kanakprabha, and Sadhvi Mukhya Niyojika Vishrut...
Posted: 30.01.2015
By Editor Carla Geerdes
After a short, but refreshing sleep we again set out after breakfast for the daily route already familiar to us from the hotel to ASK. The hotel’s security staff doing service at the gateway on the roadside had become habituated to our custom to look for a three-wheeler taxi, get into it and start to the always same destination. One had become acquainted to each other and exchanged the usual morning...
Posted: 26.01.2015
By Editor Carla Geerdes
At the occasion of the historical gathering of different Digambara Sanghs the day before in Model Town Christian Geerdes got acquainted with Shamlal Jain, member of Trilok Teerth Organising Committee. Trilok Teerth is the name of a Digambara Jain temple under construction near Badagaon, Uttar Pradesh (UP), approximately in 40km distance from Delhi. Trilok or Triloka is the name in Jainism for the 3 worlds or...
Posted: 15.01.2015
By Editor Carla Geerdes
At the time appointed a driver already known to us from driving to Delhi Mehrauli Dadabari Jain Temple came to our hotel and picked us up. It was a Sunday, and we noticed much to our relief that there was not yet much traffic on the streets. Even the usual traffic jams from Southwest Delhi in direction of the centre were missing when we came along. To get from our hotel in Mehrauli in the Southwest to Model...
Posted: 19.12.2014
By Editor Carla Geerdes
Still rather frequented: The dining hall about 13:00 h For this day we had no further plans than to make clear how to get next morning to the north eastern edge of Delhi where we wanted to participate in a meeting of Digambara saints. This was a very simple task, as our hosts already had organised a car with driver and only wanted to know some details as time of departure and exact destination. Sometimes things...
Posted: 12.12.2014
By Editor Carla Geerdes
Muni Sumermal (Ladnun) (m) was about to leave the stage of the assembly hall, affectionately accompanied by two monks of his group, when we arrived this morning. It was Muni Sumermal (Ladnun) who had delivered that morning’s lecture instead of HH Acharya Mahashraman. Sometimes HH confides this important task to Muni Sumermal (Ladnun) who had given Muni Diksha at the novice’s age of 11 to the present...
Posted: 28.11.2014
By Editor Carla Geerdes
Surprisingly the same afternoon the opportunity was offered to us to visit Delhi Mehrauli Dadabari Jain Temple. The temple is situated in the same south-western area of Delhi, in Mehrauli, as ASK, not far from the airport. Car and driver were already waiting for us as we were told by our friends of the conference organising team. Of course we did not miss the chance, and shortly thereafter we sat in the car...
Posted: 19.11.2014
By Editor Carla Geerdes
When we reached Adhyatma Sadhana Kendra after the morning lecture by three wheeler again we did not know what compelling events lay ahead. The time of arrival was well chosen for encounters with monks and nuns, and perhaps even HH Acharya Mahashraman, we supposed. Muni Kishan Lal still was busy with other visitors, as there was some time left until our meeting. So we wanted to find out if Muni Kumar Shraman was...
Posted: 07.11.2014
By Editor Carla Geerdes
2014 is the year of Acharya Tulsi for the Sangh of Jain Shvetambara Terapanth, as in October was his centenary. Since November 2013 the many facets of this great personality’s work were presented and recognised in numerous functions all over India and abroad. 65 years ago he founded Anuvrat Movement which people irrespective of nationality, creed or gender are invited to join and to take 9 ethical vows. These...

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