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ONLINE AND IN-PERSON Guru Purnima Celebration Location: Onsite & Online

GURU PURNIMA: Prayers for Purification, Healing, and Harmony
with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian
Saturday, July 20, 2024

6:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)


Offered freely. Registration required to attend in-person.
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You are warmly invited to participate in our annual Guru Purnima yajna, an ancient Vedic ritual for healing and spiritual realization being offered online and onsite at CSE world headquarters. 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!

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.

The Eternal Friend: Insights from Guru Purnima and the Bhagavad Gita

Explore the significance of Guru Purnima, the role of the guru, and the journey to discover the Eternal Friend within, guided by teachings from the Bhagavad Gita and personal reflections.

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