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Thursday Satsang Via Zoom: The Meditation Center’s Holiday Program 2022 – “Celebration of the Season of Silence, Light, and Hope”, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. December 22, 2022

Thursday Satsang via Zoom – December 22, 2022

The Meditation Center’s Holiday Program 2022

“Celebration of the Season of Silence, Light, and Hope”

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Because of the harsh winter blizzard conditions predicted for Thursday night and Friday, the Holiday Party will be via Zoom only. Stay warm and safe!

Holiday Program Schedule

7:00-7:30 p.m. “Meditation on Light” guided by Swami Radha Bharati

7:30 p.m. Welcome by Sunita Gangopadhyay

7:35 p.m. Special Christmas Message 2022 from Swami Ritavan Bharati

read by Swami Radha Bharati

7:40 -8:00 p.m. Readings and Music

Phyllis Vargas reading (1) “Oh What Joy!” from Swami Veda Bharati

and (2) “The Body is Mary” from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi 

translated by Daniel Ladinsky

“The Heart’s Mystery” sung by Chris Young

Sophia Showalter reading from Swami Veda’s “Revelries in Sanctity” 

(1)”Spring comes waving green flags in the sky,” (2) “May the seasons of your mind be attuned to your Soul-Sun,”(3) “To All Who Fill My Hands,” and (4) “You are the gift-laden tree.” 

“Jai Gurudev” sung by Chris Young

Michael Smith reading three stories including “The Miraculous Staircase ” and “Three Wise Women.” 

“Imagine” sung by Chris Young

Lighting of Hanukkah Candles on the Fifth Night of Hanukkah

by Nikki Strong and Daniel Hertz

8:00 p.m. Instructions on the Process of Lighting of Our Individual Candles at Home by Sunita Gangopadhyay

8:05 p.m. A Vedic Prayer, “Deepa Jyoti” chanted by

Emilio Bettaglio

8:10-8:15 p.m. Lighting of Candles Accompanied by the Community Singing of “Silent Night”

Read here the lyrics of “Silent Night”

8:15-8:25 p.m. Silent Meditation

8:25-8:35 p.m. Evening Prayers