“Guru Purnima Celebration”
In-Person and Via Zoom
Wednesday: July 13, 2022
FULL MOON FIRE HAVAN AND GURU PURNIMA PROGRAM
6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
FULL MOON MEDITATION
9:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Guru Purnima Celebration Schedule
“Celebrating Guru Purnima is a joy beyond words, a deep stillness that echoes a wholeness and holiness. A wholeness that guru provides the answers to our pursuits, our yearnings and reveals a purpose for life. To live and to love with a heart unconditioned by conflict, and a mind, unified beyond division.”
– Swami Ritavan Bharati-
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Short guided meditation by Swami Radha followed by a fire havan, weather permitting, otherwise a flower puja will be held indoors.
7:00-8:00 p.m. – A potluck and time for socializing. If you come to The Meditation Center for Guru Purnima, please bring a dish for sharing with others.
8:00-8:30 p.m. – Recording of Swami Veda on Guru Purnima
8:30-8:50 p.m. Community Sharing
8:50-9:00 p.m. – Evening Prayers
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Full Moon Meditation
10:00 p.m. – Closing Om
Mantras for the Havan / Puja
11 Gam Ganapataye Namaha
21 Ganesha Gayatri
108 Akhanda Mandala
21 Ganesha Gayatri (again)
1 Purna Ahuti
Those participating via Zoom may join the process by performing their own puja in their homes. All that is needed is a large bowl, such as a clean salad or mixing bowl, some water to fill the bowl about two-thirds full, a candle, and some flower petals. For those who are interested in participating with their own flower/ water havan at home, flower petals can be obtained at most flower shops or can be harvested from their own gardens. Approximately 200 offerings will be made into the havan, each with a petal offering.
The Zoom link will be made available the day before the event.