Invitation International Shri Krishna Puja at Canajoharie, USA 2022

Invitation
International Shri Krishna Puja at Canajoharie, USA

19th to 21st August 2022.

Dear Family,

Jai Shri Mataji!

We have been advised the Registration website and Agenda are ready for this year’s International Shri Krishna Puja to be held in Canajoharie, New York. 

The hosting countries are Albania, Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Germany, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Suriname, Ukraine, Uruguay and USA.

(Photo Shri Mataji Shri Krishna Puja 1981)

“ So we have three paths, as you know, in Sahaja Yoga…..The one is of Bhakti. Bhakti is where you sing the praise of God, have devotion, do all kinds of rituals, everything and you think that you are very close to God. ….The second one was the Karma, that you do your work. You go on doing your work with a detached mind……..And third one is the Discretion, which He calls as the Gnyan marga, is the central path, by which you evolve. You evolve into a new state, into a new state of your mind, a new state of your being, by which you become absolutely above every nonsense. ”      
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Krishna Puja, Canajoharie, New York (USA), 29 July 2001.

Jai Shri Mataji!

With immense joy in our hearts, we invite you to the International Shri Krishna puja seminar 2022 at Nirmal Nagari, Canajoharie, the Holy Land that our Divine Mother chose to be one of Her “pithas” (divine abodes). We are looking forward to spending three beautiful days of togetherness and meditation as we offer our love and devotion to our most revered Holy Mother, Param Puja Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. 

The international Shri Krishna puja seminar will take place from Friday to Sunday, August 19-21 2022. During these three days of collective worship, we can immerse ourselves in the cleansing vibrations of the land and reunite with our brothers and sisters from North and South America and from around the world. 

The agenda for the International Shri Krishna puja seminar weekend is also available on the website. 

We humbly request you to register for the International Shri Krishna Puja 2022 by Thursday August 11th – the registration link webpage (setup at  https://www.nirmalnagariusa.org/events/international-shri-krishna-puja-2022/  ).

The registration form contains the link to submit your payment as well. 

There will be a late registration charge if you register after Thursday August 11th.  

If you have any questions or concerns then you can contact us at [email protected]
  
The registration link web page also contains all the information related to transportation(updated on the website), the agenda for the weekend, visa applications, as well as COVID precautions. 
We request you to please take the time to read through all the health and safety guidelines (some of those are given below – more details will be provided on registration webpage) in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Let us join together and celebrate Her glory in Her form of Shri Krishna. 
May our collective worship bring us together at the Sahasrara of the universe at Her Divine Lotus Feet. 

Jai Shri Mataji!
With love and respect,
Your brothers and sisters from the hosting countries (Albania, Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Germany, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Suriname, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA)

Health and Safety Guidelines

COVID Testing:
Everyone attending Shri Krishna Puja is required to take a Covid home test within a few hours before coming to the land (In the USA, there are home test kits available, usually covered by your insurance, as well as in-store testing at certain locations at CVS or Walgreens. Free home test kits are available from the US Post Office as well — allow 2 to 3 weeks for shipping link to free tests from the Post Office). Evidence (photo) of negative test results will be checked prior to entering the land. Anyone who did not take a test and/or cannot provide a photo proof of their negative results at their arrival at Nirmal Nagari, will get tested (charge of $10/person) before getting access to entering the camp.

We request/recommend you to bring a spare Covid test kit (for each person in your group) for use during the weekend if necessary.

Important: As we all are well aware, COVID is still persistent in the community and on the rise in several parts of the country along with other seasonal viral illnesses. It is imperative that we exhibit our social responsibility to safeguard the collective against unwarranted exposures and health risks. If you experience any cold/flu symptoms, such as fever, cough, runny nose, etc., or feeling unwell, we urge you to please stay home. The closest medical facility to the land is at least 45 minutes away. 

We request yogis not to leave the land during the weekend to avoid exposure from the local population.
As the average COVID incubation period and onset of symptoms is usually 3-6 days after exposure – We encourage all sahaja yogi(ni)s to continue to follow safe practices to prevent spread of COVID and use strict social distancing/masking in their day to day activities in the week prior to coming for CJ Shri Krishna Puja weekend.  

Accommodation:

On Land
We strongly recommend that all get their own tents. Arrangements will be made for separate tents for men and women. In the ladies pole barn preference will be given to senior lady citizens, ladies with medical issues and ladies with young children. For more information, please click here (FAQ)

Please stay on the land once you have been admitted, and don’t go into town as we would like to limit exposure as much as possible. If urgently required to go to any public area then please make sure to wear a mask and sanitize properly.

Outside (Hotel/Airbnb)
We are fine with yogis staying in hotels or Airbnb as long as you avoid going shopping or to other public areas during puja weekend. If urgently required to go to any public area then please make sure to wear a mask and sanitize properly. For more information, please click here (COVID FAQ)

Masks:
We suggest/request all the Sahaja yogi(ni)s to wear masks when you are indoors (hangar, kitchen, pole barn, etc.).

Visas:
For any questions related to visas needed for visiting the US, please contact [email protected]. For more information, click here US Visa request page

CJ COVID Safety Tips and FAQs:
More information about safety tips and COVID precautions during events in CJ to protect our families will be provided on the FAQ website (COVID FAQ).

 

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