As a part of His two-month vicharan across North America, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree visited Canada from June 11th, 2008 – June 15th, 2008. This was the first time since 2005 that the disciples of Canada had the opportunity to have the presence of Acharya Swamishree in Canada. On June 11th, Acharya Swamishree spent the day in Niagara Falls, Canada. From June 12th- July 15th, Acharya Swamishree resided in Toronto, after which He and the mandal of sants departed for their vicharan across the Midwest region of the United States.
During the visit, Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples visited Marine World of Canada, celebrated Sadguru Din, and celebrated Acharya Swamishree’s 66th birthday. At the sabha held for Sadguru Din, several highly-regarded government officials came for the divine blessings of Acharya Swamishree. Some of their remarks are below:
“I am highly honored to be here in this religious function and to have this turban [paag] on my head with the grace of Swamishree. I have been to different religious community functions, but the unity and integrity that I have seen in this organization is amazing. We are really proud of having such a community in Canada.”
- Hon. John McKay, M.P – Scarborough - Guildwood
“It is a matter of great pleasure and honor that was bestowed upon us by Swamishree. We have different communities in Canada. We have Sri Lankan, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Polish, Russian etc. The religious belief and trust that I have seen in your people have greatly improved me. All these community people have made Canada a true ‘Multi Culturist.’”
- Chin Lee, City Councilor Ward 41 – Scarborough - Rouge River
In addition to visiting Marine World and having several sabhas, Acharya Swamishree and eminent sants performed numerous padhramanis at the homes of the humble disciples of Canada.