Centennial Celebration

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).
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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. 
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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 July 11, Evening:
Friday Evening: Homa (fire ceremony) at Kailash with Swami Marudachalam
of South India

Saturday July 12,  Morning:
Centennial Program in the new Satsang Hall, with an opening Puja, a Light of Truth Universal Service, tributes to Sri Gurudev and the offering of recent publications

Saturday July 12, Afternoon: a celebration of the legacy of Sri Gurudev’s Integral Yoga teachings with a choice of panels:

The Expanding Role of Yoga in the Field of Health and Wellness with Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Sandra Amrita McLanahan, Nischala Joy Devi and Jnani Chapman

The Integration of Yoga in Social Services and Education with
Nalanie Chellaram, Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Krishna Howeth, and Anthony Haro

Yoga as Reflected in the Fine Arts
with David Neuman (Durga Das), Padmarani Rasiah Cantu, Stephen Siva Fiske and Alan Asangan Binstock

The Momentum of the Interfaith Movement hosted by Sr. Maureen Fiedler, NPR Interfaith Voices, with Sri DR Kaarthikeyan, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Swami Sarvaananda and Ruth Broyde-Sharone

The panels will be followed by special Darshan at Ananda Kutir and in the late afternoon, a presentation on “The Transformative Power of Yoga and Love” with Dr. Dean Ornish

Saturday Evening: Global Garland Gala – including chanting with David Neuman (Durga Das), Bharatha Natyam dance with Padmarani Rasiah Cantu, tribute to Sri Gurudev by Dr. Dean Ornish, video tribute by Carole King, 60’s music and other inspiring 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 various events:

  • Special Darshan at Ananda Kutir
  • Dances of Universal Peace
  • Concert of Original Music with Stephen Siva Fiske
  • Classical Cello Concert with Tanya Anisimova

Sunday Evening: Global Garland Gala II: a joyful and inspirational program of chanting, music, dance, tributes and surprise offerings.

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;
Tent: $385

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

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