Jai HO (Jai Haidakhandi Outreach) is an impulse for renewal, cooperation and love within the international Babaji community. It was born out of the gathering of many devotees from around the world who have expressed an urgent need for support to Babaji’s hospitals and communities world-wide. An initiative to promote Babaji’s teachings which embraces all religions and spiritual paths.
JAI HO OBJECTIVES:
To invite a spirit of radical and far-reaching questioning and opening of ourselves within the Babaji community for a positive future. To create a platform for this questioning and conversation, in a spirit of truth, simplicity and love. To create an initiative which will further bring our Babaji community together in service and mutual support across nations. An initiative that, through its modern interactive process, is a compliment to the Indian Haidakhandi Samaj, and which is founded on the question: Is everything we do in alignment with the sacred Presence of Babaji?
Our Satguru Sri Maha Avatar Babaji, and our guide and teacher Sri Maha Muniraj have left their bodies and direct physical guidance through them is no longer available. We are aware that they have not gone, but are spiritually present as they now live actively in our hearts. In order to continue and thrive as a spiritual family and global community of diverse people, we seek a conversation that will examine and inspire our activities and structures into the future, without the presence of a living master.
JAI HO STRUCTURE:
A). Jai Ho is a charitable/not-for-profit association that can help focus and support Babaji ashrams, centres and interest groups. A Jai HO Administrative Group has initiated this project and offers to perform coordinating functions. The admin group is not an executive but an advisory group of long-time devotees, and it was born out of those who have initiated and inspired the ongoing Gurupurnima celebrations in Europe since 2004.
B). Ashrams, Organisations and Centres who are devoted to the work of Babaji, while remaining autonomous, are invited into cooperative relationships with the Jai Ho admin group.
C). Interest Groups are cooperative circles made up of people interested in sharing particular forms of service such as: Healing and Education; Sustainable Living; Business and Entrepreneurship; Crafts and Production; IT Technology, Tours and Pujas; and Networking beyond the Babaji community. Some of these groups are active on Facebook (e.g. Haidakhandi Health and Healing Group, Haidakhandi Musicians and Tour Group, Haidakhandi Craft and Business Group, etc).
JAI HO TASKS:
1. Interest Groups / Projects: Continue supporting meaningful connections between the various Babaji community endeavours and the connections within Interest Groups.
2.Young People: To encourage the involvement of younger people who are inspired to help carry on the work into the future, beyond the older devotees, to improve our ashrams and initiate new projects and ideas for example through the Next Generation Gathering.
3.Support, Education and Practices: Starting conversations with Babaji Ashrams, Centres and projects about developing resources of teaching and practices that have shown to be effective in other Ashrams and other settings. To organize visits/tours to the ashrams to hold satsang, sing bhajans, provide training/support for puja, japa and meditation, give teachings and share communication skills, to facilitate conflict resolution when and where requested, to explore with Ashrams and Centres how to help with local community needs through local voluntary service projects, and to encourage businesses opportunities.
4.Communication: Continue establishing an internet presence (blog, website, Facebook, etc.); communicating with the Indian Haidakhandi Samaj; continue the publication and promotion of the Haidakhandi International Journal; network within and beyond the Babaji community; and to encourage increased support of initiatives.
5.International Fund Development: To support fundraising groups in countries where there are Babaji projects, and allocate funds in accordance with the Vision and Objectives of Jai HO.
The initial Admin Group includes : Raghuvir (Thailand), Uday (India), Rob (UK), Mukundi (France), MayaRam (Slovenia), Lok Nath (USA), Sundar (Switzerland), Bo (Sweden), Kharku (Thailand), Jamuna (Thailand), Gayatri (USA), Ramloti (USA), Raghunandan (Italy), Jai Anand (Switzerland & Italy) and Nan Singh (Australia).
JAI HO KARMA YOGA :
The Jai HO Admin Group is meeting on Google Hangout regularly. The meetings begin with each of us checking in with how we are personally, and sharing our concerns and fears regarding the task we have set out to do: to inspire Babaji family activities and structures into the future. They then move on to cover some of the current issues and areas of Seva, for example:
– Discussing how to support various country’s ashrams, and Babaji families, that are struggling; and how to encourage mutual support across different countries;
– Encouraging or helping to hold Gurupurnima each year;
– How to set up funding to help ashrams and other projects;
– Facilitating an easier way to donate money to the Indian Babaji hospitals and the renovation of Haidakhan Ashram;
– Discussing methods of conflict resolution, ashram succession plans, and how to encourage younger people to be more involved;
– Writing a document entitled: ‘Helpful Communication and Conflict Resolution Practices’.
– Whether to conduct tours by old devotees and musicians to help raise support for ashrams and centres that might want a visit;
– Supporting the publication of the International Haidakhandi Journal managed by Rob & Gaby
– Having a prayer circle of those willing to provide prayers, for those needing prayers => Haidakhandi Healing Circle
– Maintaining this website www.jai-ho.org intended to inspire a new impulse and connectedness in the international Babaji community.
If you need help from the Jai HO admin group, please do not hesitate to contact Raghuvir or Mukundi here.