Guru Purnima Program and Global Full Moon Meditation on July 3, 2023
Guru Purnima Program on July 3, 2023
5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT
Global Full Moon Meditation
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CDT
Tonight we will be meeting in The Hall of Tradition performing the water/flower puja, due to today’s weather forecast.
Guru Purnima 2023 Celebration Schedule
5:45-6:45 p.m. – A water/ flower puja/havan will be indoors, with Chris Young and Emilio Bettaglio.
The fire ceremony has been cancelled because of the extreme heat forecast for Monday.
(Bring your bundle of twigs to be saved at TMC for a future fire ceremony, possibly the the next full moon in August)
6:45-8:15 p.m. – Vegetarian main meal prepared by Amrit Kaurz and socializing with the TMC community.
Bring an appetizer or dessert to share if you would like,
the vegetarian main meal will be provided.
8:15-9:00 p.m. – Guru Purnima Program with Master of Ceremonies, Rodney Huff (Rajni.)
There will be readings, stories, and sharing about the Guru.
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Full Moon Meditation via Zoom
with initial guidance by Swami Ritavan Bharati from SRSG, Rishikesh, India
The Global Full Moon Meditation is hosted by the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center, HYMC, Palatine Il.
The Zoom link is available here at HYMC’s website.
For more information regarding the global full moon meditation schedule visit HYMC’s website here.
Mantras for the Havan / Puja
21 recitations of Gam Ganapataye Namaha
21 recitations of Maha Mrityunjaya.
1-2 malas of Akhanda Mandalakaram
1 recitation of 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.
“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-
Read here…H.H.S. Swami Rama’s 1988 Guru Purnima Message.
Read here…Swami Veda Bharati’s 2011 Guru Purnima Blessing