In yogic traditions, Guru Purnima (guru, spiritual teacher; purnima, full moon) is celebrated every year on the full moon day in either late June or July. This occasion gives the opportunity to pay our respects to the Guru Principle – the profound guidance and teachings which illuminate our path and understanding. This principle can be embodied in a personal teacher, whether alive or not, or the innate intuitive voice of wisdom within each of us.
The occasion of Guru Purnima is an opportunity to express our gratitude, to renew our aspirations and to give something back for the priceless teachings we have received.
The Ashram is hosting this 1-day program of celebration, joy and sharing. It will include input from Swami Nishchalananda as well as chanting, yoga nidra (deep meditative relaxation) and a havan (fire ceremony with mantra). The fire represents the essential connection between ourselves as embodied individuals, and the Ineffable, from where the Guru Principle emanates.
The timetable for the day is available here.
You are most welcome to join us for this celebration – a chance to let go, share on a deeper level, and renew our aspirations to give of ourselves in the quest for spiritual awakening and greater understanding.
There is no charge for the day. You are welcome to give a donation of some kind if you wish.