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Guru Purnima Celebration at The Meditation Center – Friday, July 27, 2018

Guru Purnima Celebration at The Meditation Center on July 27, 2018



“Celebrating Guru Purnima is a joy beyond words, a deep stillness that echoes a wholeness and holiness. A wholeness that 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


Join us on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Meditation Center for the 2018 Guru Purnima celebration. There will be a fire ceremony, sharing of a meal, fellowship, remembrances, and meditation. Our loving chef will provide dishes and beverages, but feel free to bring a favorite food to share.

Guru Purnima Program Schedule

Fire Ceremony (Havan) with Emilio Bettaglio Officiating
5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
The full moon Guru Purnima Havan (fire ceremony) will commence at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, the 27th. With guidance from Pandit Dabral and Pandit Tejomaya, Emilio Bettaglio will lead us through the fire ceremony. As Pandit Dabral has explained before, the practice of Saucha (purification) is prescribed as one prepares to participate in the fire ceremony. The Havan is a shrine and one should perform some basic purification acts such as washing hands, face and rinsing the mouth prior to participating in the ceremony.
Community and Family Buffet Supper
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Guru Purnima Program
7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Guru Purnima Full Moon Meditation
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(Times subject to change)

There is an open invitation for all initiates, members, and students to come meditate at The Meditation Center on Guru Purnima