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09 Oct.

The Meditation Center 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration from October 1-9, 2022

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 9, 2022

The Meditation Center 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration

October 1-9, 2022

Includes the Celebration of Navaratri

September 26–October 4, 2022

September 26th –October 4th

Recording–1000 Names of Lalita in Meditation Room with Swami Ritavan

(3 times per day one-hour recitations/contemplations)

8:00 a.m.; noon; 8:00 p.m.

Listen here and follow the 1,000 Names of Lalita, the Mother Divine, “Sri Lalita Sahasranama” recited by Swami Veda Bharati
Read here the 1,000 Names of Lalita, the Mother Divine, “Sri Lalita Sahasranama.”

Reconnect with your practice and community, with a full week of activities.

Join us to reminisce and plan for the next 50 years!

Updated Special Guest Speakers and Events Schedule
(times subject to change)
September 26th (Monday) 
  1. 7:30 p.m. – Navaratri Opening Puja in Hall of Tradition (Emilio), Hybrid, in person and via zoom
  2. 8:00 p.m. – Recording of Swami Veda chanting 1000 Names of Lalita, Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
September 29th (Thursday) 
  1. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Hatha –in 2nd floor Hatha Room with Eric Ness
  2. 7:00-8:30p.m. Swami Ritavan Bharati: “An Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Celebration.” in the Hall of the Tradition. Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
  3. 8:30 p.m. Prayers
  4. 8:40 p.m. Vegan Soup
October 1st (Saturday) 
  1. 8:30-9:50 a.m. – Hatha and meditation in 2nd floor Hatha Room. (Chris Young)
  2. 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 – Noon- Pancake breakfast
  3. 11:00 a.m. – Children’s Activities in backyard with Chris Young
  4. Silent Auction and Raffle – ongoing until October 8th
  5. Photo exhibit in upper hall – ongoing
  6. Continuous loop of photos etc. on monitors – ongoing
  7. 8:00 p.m. Ananda Bhavanaani. “Remembering My Beloved Kalyana Mitra” Speaking via zoom from India. Hybrid, in person viewing at TMC and via Zoom
October 2nd (Sunday Morning)
  1. 8:30- 9:15 a.m – Meditation in Hall of the Tradition (Swami Radha), Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
  2. 9:15-10:15 a.m. – Hatha Yoga– in 2nd floor hatha room. (TBD)
  3. 10:00–10:30 a.m.- Practice questions and tune ups in Hall of the Tradition —–also by appointment (Teachers and initiators)
  4. 10:00-10:30 a.m. Tea available
  5. 10:30—12:00 Noon – Prakash Keshaviah: “Meditation in the Himalayan Tradition” in the Hall of the Tradition. Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
  6. 12:00 Noon – Brunch Potluck
October 2nd (Sunday Evening) 
  1. 6:00-7:00 p.m – Sharing stories and experiences in Hall of the Tradition. Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
  2. 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Video of Swami Veda lecture. Hybrid, in person viewing at TMC and via Zoom
  3. 8:00-9:00 p.m. – Recording of Swami Veda chanting 1000 Names of Lalita, Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
October 4th (Tuesday)
  1. 7:30-8:15 p.m. – Recording: 1000 Names of Lalita. Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
  2. 8:15 p.m. – Navaratri closing puja in Hall of the Tradition (Emilio). Hybrid, in person and via Zoom
October 6th (Thursday) 
  1. 6:00—7:00 p.m.- Hatha in 2nd floor Hatha Room. (Chris Young )
  2. 6:30—7:30 p.m. – Vegan Soup (Paul Emerson)
  3. 7:30-9:00 p.m. – Dr. David Frawley: “Swami Veda Bharati, Rishi for the 21st Century.” Speaking via zoom, both a lecture and guided meditation. Hall of the Tradition. Hybrid, in person viewing at TMC and via Zoom.
October 8th (Saturday) 
  1. 8:30-9:50 a.m. – Hatha and Meditation in 2nd floor Hatha room. (Sunita Gangopadhyay)
  2. 10:00-10:30 a.m. Practice questions and tune ups: in Hall of the Tradition —-also by appointment (Teachers and Initiators)
  3. 10:00-10:30 a.m.- Tea available
  4. 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Prakash Keshaviah: “Creative Use of Emotions.”Lecture in Hall of the Tradition. Hybrid, in person and via Zoom.
  5. 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Community Buffet
  6. 6:30-7:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing and Silent Auction. Winners announced.
  7. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion: “The Next 50 Years.” In Hall of the Tradition (Sunita Gangopadhyay: discussion leader) Hybrid, in person and via Zoom.
October 9th (Sunday Morning)
  1. 8:30-9:15 a.m. Meditation in Hall of the Tradition (Swami Radha Bharati) Hybrid, in person and via Zoom.
  2. 9:15-10:00 a.m.- Hatha in 2nd floor Hatha Room (TBD)
  3. 10:00-10:30 a.m. Practice questions and tune ups: in Hall of the Tradition —-also by appointment (Teachers and Initiators)
  4. 10:00-10:30 a.m. Tea available
  5. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Prakash Keshaviah: “Bridge between Science and Spirituality.” Lecture in Hall of the Tradition. Hybrid, in person and via Zoom.
October 9th (Sunday Evening)
  1. 7:45 p.m. – Full Moon Havan and “Closing Remarks” by Swami Ritavan Bharati (0utside by fire). Hybrid, in person and via Zoom.
  2. 9:00-10:00 p.m.- Full Moon Meditation in the Hall of the Tradition.
Everyone is welcome…join us in celebration!
Love, Serve, Remember!

Event Details

Date: October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 9, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm