Fri, 23 July|
Guru Purnima Celebration (online)
A sweet celebration on a full moon night dedicated to the teachers and masters that have come before us, the tradition from where our meditation technique comes from.
Time & Location
23 July 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
About The Event
On Friday July 23rd, we will gather together on the fullest moon of the year to acknowledge and give gratitude to all the teachers in our lives and the tradition from where we received our meditation technique. A celebration we call Guru Purnima. We would love to celebrate with you in person, but we'll be hosting this beautiful event online due to the current restrictions.
- Flow - We'll commence at 6pm with an introduction to Guru Purnima and an explanation of a boon. Following this, there will be a puja, then a time for you to offer your boon* in silence, followed by a group meditation. We'll then conclude with a group Q&A and enjoy our sweets together.
- To Join - Zoom details will be emailed to you after registering for the event.
- Bring - Please have with you a flower, paper & pen and something sweet to eat.
ABOUT GURU PURNIMA ‘Guru’ translates from Sanskrit to ‘remover of darkness’, so a Guru is someone that teaches you how to remove that which blocks you from experiencing and radiating your innate inner light. ‘Purnima’ means full moon. This is the night of the greatest full moon of the year, the yearly celebration of the lineage of gurus in our tradition. On Guru Purnima, we celebrate the full moon with stories and sweets and bask in the beauty of the moonlight. At the height of the evening, we will perform a group puja (ceremony) where you will have the opportunity to offer a flower to the teachers of this tradition that have given us so much. In return, it is said a boon* will be granted.
*ABOUT YOUR BOON It is part of the mythos of Guru Purnima that a boon is granted in response to a wish offered with one's flower at the culmination of the Puja. It is important to consider your boon beforehand and make sure it is something that will not only benefit you, but also the collective. In what way can you gain greater fulfilment as well as facilitate others' fulfilment? How will your boon benefit you and others in all ways? By thinking along these lines, we are aligning our thinking with that of Nature’s and co-creating our own evolution. We tend to keep our boon to ourselves.