Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat
Sadhna Shivir is a devotional camp in which the devotees disconnect themselves from their regular material world and isolate themselves to practice absorbing their mind in God, and to perform selfless service to God and Guru. Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat organises devotional camps at various places for varied durations, including the annual month-long sadhna program held during October-November and the spring sadhna program held in March. The devotees follow the guidelines provided by Shri Maharaj Ji while engaging in devotional practice. Shri Maharaj Ji also gives lectures, explanations, etc, to address various aspects of devotion during these camps.
From time to time, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj delivers public speeches, where thousands of people gather to listen to His divine teachings. He simplifies even the most perplexing instructions from the scriptures with great ease and clarity, and discloses guidelines to the general public on how to attain their ultimate goal of human life. Not only are these speeches beneficial for the general public, but they also help deepen the wisdom and knowledge of a devotee which in turn promotes devotion in their hearts.
Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Mahara explains that the only purpose of celebrating all the social and religious festivals and occasions is to renounce the mind from the material world, while engaging in devotion to Radha Krishna. At times, Shri Maharaj Ji reveals the origin of festivals and at other times He reveals a new devotional aspect, making every festival and celebration an opportunity to integrate devotion in our lives and progress in the path of God Realisation.
In addition to engaging in devotional and spiritual practices, Shri Maharaj Ji teaches and encourages devotees to perform physical and monetary service. Majority of people who have dedicated their life to Radha Krishna devotion engage themselves in seva (voluntary service) at the four JKP ashrams. These include doctors, nurses and other hospital staffs who render their services free at Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya, as well various office people who volunteer their time and serve in various ways in the ashrams with greatness.