Ahimsa Paramo Dharam

Respected Shravak / Shravika 


Considering the wonderful spiritual experience & success of previous residential Shibir’s by Shree Deepakbhai Shah (Bardoli), Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh (MSJS) with the support from Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide Jain Sangh, is pleased to invite you to attend and participate in yet another Residential Swadhyay Shibir from 30th March to 2nd April 2018 (Easter holidays).

Topic for the upcoming Shibir: Ocean of Virtuous Accomplishments = Our Illustrious Ancestor Shri Pethadshah (Based on Scripture “Sukrut Sagar”) 

સ્વાધ્યાય શિબિરનો વિષય - સુકૃત સાગર = આપણા પ્રતાપી પુર્વજ મહામંત્રી શ્રી પેથડશાહ (સુકૃત સાગર ગ્રંથ આધારિત) 

MSJS management committee is working hard to ensure that Shibir is yet again memorable for all attendees.

Important Info:

Overseas/Interstate travelers are requested to book your travel tickets post 30th September. This will allow MSJS extra time to plan the event effectively.

Kind Regards,

Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh


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RSVP for Shibir 2018

Adults AUD 500
Children(0-15yrs) AUD 300

RSVP Form Number 152619
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Children 8 - 15 yrs*
Children 3 - 7 yrs*
Children < 3 yrs*

To continue with RSVP please complete the following steps:

  1. Total the amount for the number of people attending
  2. Go to your internet banking website and deposit the total amount to the account
    "Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh Inc" BSB: 013247 A/C No: 487873822 (Swift Code for Intl. Payments: ANZBAU3M)
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Past Shibir Feedback

People, who attended past Shibir by Shree Deepakbhai Shah, had life changing and memorable experience. See below some of the feedback.

  • Gaurang Shah - Thank you for organizing such a fantastic event. Hard work has paid off.
  • Rinku Bhandari - Khub Khub Anumodna to all MSJS. Excellent Management, team work which was followed with all Jainism rules and requirement. It is unforgettable experience of my life and learn lot from Shibir. Prabhu Mahavir nu Shashan and Shashan na Vir Sainiko ne koti koti Pranam
  • Priyank Shah - One of the best things happened in my life...i sincerely thank everyone who made this event possible. 
  • Saurin Shah - No words can express enjoyment that we had. It can be just felt. The Best Ever Shibir attended. Khub Anumodna to MSJS. Humble request to organize at least once year.
  • Vishal Shah One of the best event attended in my life... there was not a single point of error.
  • Shreyansh Salot - Best experience of my life. Khub Khub Anumodna to whole team.
  • Siddhi Mehta - Shibir 2015 is the best ever Spiritual Journey experienced by me & my family… I have no words to express how meaningful it has been to our lives…read more
  • Sneha Mehta - This is my third attempt at writing this to you all. Every time that I started I have in the truest sense felt that my words don't do justice to what the experience of the whole shibir was....read more


Past Shibir in News

Read article published in Australian Indian Newspaper "Beyond India" & Gujarati Magazine regarding past Shibir

Programme Highlights

  • Topic "Ocean of Virtuous Accomplishments=Shri Pethadshah" 
  • Meals Provided
  • Accommodation - 3 nights & 4 days
  • Morning Ashtaprakari Pooja
  • Special Activities for Children
  • Child Minding Available


Venue Location

The Portsea Camp situated at Portsea in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria about 1 hour 15 minutes from Melbourne. The Portsea Camp, in addition to excellent beach view, provides group accommodation facilities with numerous function & meeting rooms and wealth of outdoor based activities. It is a perfect place for residential shibir. It also allows us to use their excellent kitchen facility to prepare meals according to Jainism principles using our utensils. For more information please visit their website www.theportseacamp.com.au

The Portsea Camp - 3704 Point Nepean Road, Portsea VIC 3944.

About Shree Deepakbhai Shah (Bardoli)

Swadhyay Premi Shree Deepakbhai Shah (Bardoli) and a team of volunteers from India will lead us to embark on a spiritual journey through this Shibir and Prabhu Bhakti.

From a very young age, Deepakbhai has been closely connected with Jain Sadhu Bhagwant for in depth studies in Jainism. He has been helping many Sadharmik around the world to learn and understand Jain Tatva Gyan via Shibir, Prabhu Bhakti and other religious events. He is well known for his Shasan seva by way of anchoring many religious events including Shibir, Tap Samvedna, Saiyam Anumodana and Shripal Mayna No Raas.

Important Notes 

  1. This is a Jain Residential Shibir where all participants will have to follow all fundamental principles of Jainism.
  2. If for ANY reason, you are unable to attend the Shibir, the deposit money will be treated as donation to MSJS and same will NOT be refunded.
  3. Registration is transferable. In such case please advise the change of details before 28th Feb 2018. MSJS will NOT facilitate transfers.
  4. If you are unable or don't wish to stay overnight and would like to visit during day time, then please mention that in comments while doing registration. Cost will be the same.
  5. For interstate registrants we will be providing airport pick up service. Our bus will leave by 8:30 AM on 30th March 2018 from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and leav Shibir venue by 2:30 PM on 2nd April 2018 for Melbourne Tullamarine Airport therefore please book your flights accordingly. No other pickup / drop off facility shall be available.
  6. No food will be served by the Shibir Committee before Navkarshi and after Sunset. Boiled water will be available. MSJS is planning to bring chef(s) from India for this Shibir. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for all four days according to Jainism principles. If you are planning to do any Tapasya then please let us know at [email protected] so that we can make appropriate arrangements. 
  7. Everyone will be able to do daily Ashtaprakari Pooja as we intend to take 18 Abhishek Bhagwan. 
  8. Please bring appropriate clothes. Shorts or similar inappropriate clothes are not allowed.
  9. As we get closer to the event, more information will be sent to all participants about what to bring, how to get there etc. 
  10. MSJS is planning to provide child minding facility during Pravachan time of the Shibir. The facility will give peace of mind to parents with young children and babies so they can participate in the Pravachan. The confirmation of the child minding facility is subject to number of kids and availability of the resources.
  11. MSJS is planning to arrange special religious activities for children between age of 8 and 15. 
  12. Please note that accommodation will be allocated by the Shibir committee by considering various criteria including registration date. All are requested to accept the committee's decision as final. Children under 3 years may not get a separate bed.
  13. MSJS Management committee reserves the right to amend any of the above and programs should circumstances change, without advance notice.

Shibir 2018 committee

  • TBA 


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