Kirpal Kunj, Dehradun
Master’s initiates and seekers after truth in
Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj
blissful environments, within walking distance (1.4 km or 1 m) from Manav Kendra,
at Kirpal Kunj, Dehradun, India, for Meditation and Satsang.
None (donations may be accepted from initiates)
Retreat times and dates
Kirpal Kunj is open generally during the last 2 weeks of each month. Other arrangements can be made upon request.
Transportation from Indira Gandhi Airport to Kirpal Kunj, Dehradun, lodging (first night in Delhi, following nights at Kirpal Kunj, Dehradun) and food (mildly seasoned, prepared by Master’s initiates), return transportation from Dehradun to Indira Gandhi Airport.
Upon request: local
travels to Master’s house at
Visas are required e.g. for EU Nationals and for US and Canadian citizens, depending on from where you travel, please check. Please make sure that your vaccination status (polio, tetanus, cholera) is appropriate and up-to-date. No vaccinations are necessarily required for malaria and hepatitis prevention.
The former resort
in the Himalayan foothills is located at an altitude of 2100 feet (600 m) above
sea level. You will be staying in the southern suburbs within a rather rural
and quiet environment. However, depending on the time of day, heavy traffic must be expected on the main road (half a mile away).
Express coaches, some of which are of western standard, and a railroad operate
Go to http://www.weather.com/ for a weather forecast for Dehradun, India, and monthly average temperature and precipitation data records.
“Kirpal Kunj” means “Garden of Kirpal”. The place was constructed by Master’s initiates under the supervision of late Harcharan Singh during the early 90s. This place of meditation and satsang is located within walking distance to Manav Kendra.
It is western-style equipped and includes: meditation hall, langar (free kitchen, with purified water, toaster, stove, fridge, washing machine etc.), bedrooms for 2 to 4 people (beds, blankets, pillows, mirror, 220 V electricity, cold and hot water, shower, western-style toilet, towels), a library (with Master’s books in English and in Hindi, some in German), dining room, audio facilities for Master’s talks on CD or cassette tape, a DVD-player and a TV-set for watching Master’s films.
Kirpal Kunj has a nicely arranged flower garden, the property is protected by a solid wall and front gates for safety. A housekeeper and his wife are taking care of the building, keeping the rooms clean and, in case anything is required, they will be happy to retrieve it from a shop in Dehradun or from the local markets.
Harcharan Singh’s basic idea was to supply anything possible, so that sisters and brothers visiting this place will not be disturbed in their sweet remembrance of the Master. This is also continued today by a few dedicated initiates, who render their service to Satguru, as they say, as a matter of Love.
Situated half a mile from the main road into Dehradun in a village-type setting, Kirpal Kunj has remained a fairly quiet place over the years. There is a wide open grassy ground in front, small shops close by, one very well equipped with a range of western-style products (food, beverage and hygiene articles), fruit and vegetable stands and a pharmacy.
If skies are clear
enough, the Himalayan foothills may
be seen from the flat roof of the building. The main road (
Before leaving for Dehradun
Stay at Kirpal Kunj is focussed on Meditation and Satsang only. 3 meditation sessions are offered each day: at 3 am, 9 am and 3 pm (2 hours each), either in the meditation hall or individually. There will also be 2 satsangs daily: at 12 noon and at 6 pm (in Hindi and/or in English). There is, however, no obligation to participate in the full program. Films or master’s slides may be shown in the evening.
Besides visits to Manav Kendra and Rajpur Road, a half-day trip to Rishikesh can be arranged, to see Rani ki Koti (Master’s house in 1948), the Ganges river banks where Master sat on the stone, and Raghuvacharya’s Ashram.
For more information in Hindi or English, please contact:
Mr. Devendra K. Sharma
Sector 19, # A-304
NOIDA 201301 (UP), India
27 Nayagaon Sevla Khurd, Chandermani
Dehradun 248002 (UK), India
Tel. + 91-135-2641522