Dadi Janki, the tireless spiritual leader who meant so much to so many, passed away on 27th March in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. She has been the inspiration for the work of the Janki Foundation, one of whose aims was to provide regular support to the Global Hospital and Research Centre in Mount Abu, where she was cared for in her last few days.
She also constantly motivated us to serve both patients and healthcare practitioners through our numerous projects. These included the Values in Healthcare facilitators program; the books, Lifting your Spirits and Heart of Wellbeing, the recent Happidote mobile phone App; the Still point-turning world series of international retreats; the Shining Light on Death programs and many other workshops, lectures and day conferences. She took a personal interest in all we did and was often the keynote speaker or interviewee during our events.
We treasure the wealth of personal lessons in wisdom, courage and hope that she shared throughout her life and the special encouragement she gave to all of us at JF over the years.
“An act of compassion doesn’t need to be big, it just emerges from a heart which is big. With a big heart, you can naturally love yourself and others because compassion isn’t for one person alone or for a few, it’s for all. I belong to the world. I am a global citizen. I am my own friend, and everyone is my friend. So treat everyone as a member of your global family.” Dadi Janki