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ONLINE Guru Purnima: Prayers for Purification, Healing, and Harmony Location: Online via Zoom

Prayers for Purification, Healing, and Harmony: A Celebration of Guru Purnima
with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Let us bring our energy together and grow strong!   

You are warmly invited to participate in the annual Guru Purnima yajna, an ancient Vedic ritual for healing and spiritual realization offered online for the first time. During this extended time of prayer, mantra recitation, ritual offerings, and meditation, we contemplate rita—the cosmic order—and seek to bring our will into harmony with divine will for the benefit of all beings. We contemplate guru—the light that dispels the darkness of ignorance. We offer our gratitude for our spiritual teacher, for our lineage of yoga masters, and for God as the Guru of all. We open ourselves to the purifying influence of the ritual and dedicate our participation to individual and global healing and spiritual awakening.

Everyone is welcome!


We have arranged conditions to support you to be an active participant in the ceremony. In order to do so, please download and print out the Guru Purnima e-booklet and gather the following supplies prior to the 10am portion of the ceremony. Here's an audio recording of Yogacharya chanting the Guru Gayatri Mantra that you can listen to ahead of time as well.


    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM: Morning Meditation & Devotions
    7:30 AM - 10 AM: Breakfast Break
 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Special Satsang & Yajna Ceremony (chanting begins at 9:45 AM)

ZOOM LINK: Click here to participate (if a password is requested enter: 1008)

Guru Purnima is an ancient holy day that is celebrated on the full moon in July. It is considered Spiritual New Year for millions of seekers. It is a day of reflection: a time to be grateful for the spiritual progress made in the previous year, and to resolve to do what we know we should do in the year ahead. We honor God as the Guru of all, bow to saints and sages of all traditions, and offer gratitude for the gurus in our lineage of Kriya Yoga, for the wisdom and blessings that have transformed our life.