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20 Jun.

Happy Summer Solstice! Thursday Satsang In Person and via Zoom: “Path of Fire & Light: Swami Rama in Illinois, 1989” with Gary Gran CYT, DAy.

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday Satsang In Person and via Zoom: – June 20, 2024

“Path of Fire & Light: Swami Rama in Illinois, 1989” with Gary Gran MBA,CYT, DAy.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Happy Summer Solstice!

5:30-6:45 p.m.: In-Person Gentle Hatha Yoga 

7:00-8:00 p.m.:”Path of Fire & Light: Swami Rama in Illinois, 1989 with Gary Gran MBA,CYT, DAy.

8:00-8:30 p.m.: Meditation Guided by Swami Ma Radha Bharati

8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers

8:40 p.m.: Snacks

Every year from 1986 to 1989, Swami Rama presented a series of lectures on the Path of Fire & Light. His stated purpose in offering these seminars was to ensure that his students were well-informed on the practices of the tradition. Proceeds from these seminars helped fund the opening of the Himalayan Institute Hospital in Dehradun, India. According to the HIHT website:

“Swamiji started this project in 1989 with an outpatient clinic of only two rooms. The hospital at HIHT currently has 750 beds and is serving approximately 10 million people of Garhwal, Kumaon and adjoining areas.”

The 1989 lectures were given at the Sheraton Hotel in Northbrook, Illinois over the course of three days, August 18-20. He offered many intriguing tips to refine our standard practices. But the primary focus was to present what he called ‘the monastery system’ of meditation, with an emphasis on third chakra practice and solar science.

“You don’t need to be still like a log – you are a living being!” – Swami Rama

Gary Gran has been treading the Himalayan path since the late 1970s. He was in attendance for the 1986,1987 & 1989 Path of Fire & Light seminars, and will be presenting a recollection of the 1989 teachings from his personal notes.  He has served the tradition in various capacities over the years beginning at the old Glenview center in Illinois. He is a certified yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic educator, having published more than eighty articles on yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. He and herself Cynthia enjoy desert gardening, cooking and hiking at their home in Tucson, Arizona, and are currently in summer residence in Minneapolis.

Gary Gran, MBA, DAy. CYT


Event Details

Date: June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm