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01 Aug.

Events on August 1, 2023 – Full Moon Tuesday – “Awakening the Senses: Outdoor Meditation with Cynthia Gran”, Full Moon Fire Havan, and Full Moon Meditation

August 1, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Events on August 1, 2023

Full Moon Tuesday

RSVP here if you would like to join the nature walk and the havan!
Everyone is welcome!
6:30-7:30 p.m. “Awakening the Senses: Outdoor Meditation” with Cynthia Gran starting and ending at TMC
7:45—8:45 p.m. Fire Havan in TMC’s Back Yard. In-person event only
8:45—9:00 p.m. Move into Hall of the Tradition and prepare for Full Moon Meditation
9:00—9:30 p.m. Guided Meditation by Swami Ritavan Bharati via zoom using the Chicago zoom invitation.
9:30—10:00 p.m. Continuation of the Full Moon Meditation

“Awakening the Senses: Outdoor Meditation”

with Cynthia Gran DAy. E-RYT 500, YACEP

starting and ending at TMC

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free Event!!!
After a short introduction about awakening our senses and enhancing our appreciation of Nature, we will walk silently through the park among the tall green trees.
We will be outside the whole time, so wear a hat and good
shoes, and bring a water bottle and sunscreen if you need.
Class will begin and end at The Meditation Center before the havan.

“August Full Moon Havan” – TMC’s Back Yard

with Emilio Betagglio and Chris Young

7:45—8:45 p.m

The fire havan is an in-person only event.

It will not be zoomed.

Offering of the dried twigs Brought to TMC on Guru Purnima

You can bring a bundle of sticks the evening of the havan.

On Guru Purnima, July 3rd, participants brought bundles of dry twigs to be offered into the fire havan. See below the statement by Swami Rama. Due to the weather that day, it was decided to do a flower havan in the Hall of the Tradition. It was then announced that the twig bundles would be kept at The Meditation Center for the next best opportunity, hopefully, to be offered during the August full moon on Tuesday, August 1st.
At that time, weather permitting again, a fire havan will be held for the principal purpose of offering the twigs into the fire havan…paraphrasing Swami Rama’s statement below…for the Guru to burn troublesome and torturing karmas and samskaras represented by the small wooden sticks.
In case you have not brought twigs to TMC and are interested in participating, there is still time to bring them, either in person the evening of the August 1st full moon or dropping them off in the office ahead of time, or by mail to TMC. Prior to offering them, Swami Radha will bless the twig bundles.
“Best student is he who takes from the teacher—not he who gives. The scripture also tells you what you should give to your teacher. It is never said that you should give a large check, your entire bank balance. No! You give dry twigs—a bundle of dry twigs to your teacher. That’s the symbol that “I have nothing to give you. You don’t need anything for yourself. I know I cannot do anything for you. These dry twigs represent my karmas. There are some samskaras which are very hard on me, trouble me, torture me. Will you please burn them?” Has he got power to do this? Yes. But it’s not his power. He uses the power of the tradition to help the student. It’s not his power.” Swami Rama.

Global Full Moon Meditation

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

In Person Viewing at TMC and Via Zoom

9:00-10:00 p.m. CDT

This Global Full Moon Meditation will begin guided by Swami Ritavan Bharati from SRSG in Rishikesh, flowing into a silent meditation until 10:00 p.m.
This event is courtesy of the Chicago Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center – HYMC.
For more information regarding the global full moon meditation schedule visit

Event Details

Date: August 1, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm