100th Birth Anniversary of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda
July 11-14, 2014
The 2014 Centennial Celebration at Yogaville is part of a Global Garland – the events and projects around the world celebrating the life and service of
H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev).
Enjoy a short documentary of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings in the west
Sri Gurudev was born on December 22nd in 1914 during the month known as Margali, the Dawn of the Devas. He was the second son of Sri Kalyanasundaram Gounder and his wife Srimati Velammai. Their home had always been a meeting place for poets, musicians, philosophers and astrologers. Sannyasis (monks) and holy men passing through the area were directed to the home of Sri Kalyanasundaram and Srimati Velammai for food and lodging. (see more…)
A Garland of Events: July 11 – 14, 2014
A Garland of Events
We have a fantastic opportunity to come together to celebrate the 100th Birth Anniversary of
Sri Gurudev. During the Centennial, we will celebrate Sri Gurudev’s legacy and express our gratitude for his blessings which continue to enrich our lives.
The initial schedule of events will evolve until July 2014. For updates as the event blossoms, please check this page.
Friday July 11 – Monday July 14, 2014
Friday Evening: Homa (fire ceremony) at Kailash with Swami Marudachalam
of South India
Saturday Morning: Centennial Program with an opening Puja, a Light of Truth Universal Service and heartfelt tributes to Sri Gurudev in the new Sivananda Hall extension
Saturday Afternoon: a celebration of the legacy of Sri Gurudev’s Integral Yoga teachings with a choice of panels:
The Expansion of Yoga in the Arena of Optimum Health
The Integration of Yoga in Social Services and Education
Yoga as Reflected in the Fine Arts
The Momentum of the Interfaith Movement
Saturday Evening: Global Garland Gala – a joyful and inspirational program of chanting, music, dance, tributes, a slide show and surprise offerings
Sunday Morning: Special Guru Puja at Chidambaram, Procession to LOTUS, and a World Peace Ceremony at LOTUS All Faiths Hall, celebrating the 28th Anniversary of LOTUS
Sunday Afternoon: a heartwarming tapestry of Sri Gurudev Stories/Lessons offered by Integral Yoga representatives from around the world, followed by Dances of Universal Peace
Sunday Evening: Global Garland Gala II: to be revealed at a later date.
Monday Morning: Integral Yoga International Conference – a time to network and learn about the recent accomplishments and future plans of Yogaville, the Integral Yoga Institutes and Centers; focusing on the areas of the Integral Yoga teachings, health, social services, interfaith work and more.
Additional Ashram Centennial Events:
December 20, 2014: Centennial Evening Satsang
December 22, 2014: Special Morning Puja, honoring the date of Sri Gurudev’s birth
Centennial Package for 3 nights, July 11 – 14:
Dormitory: $485; Private Room/Shared Bath: $605: Private Room/Private Bath: $655;
If you are staying off Ashram grounds, please call ARC to register for the Centennial
($54 per day including meals)
- July 11-14, 2014
- Lodging: $385.00 to $485.00