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Guru Poornima Celebration

Join us for the Celebration of Guru Poornima!

Welcome to Guru Poornima honoring Sri Gurudev and the Light of Truth of all faiths. All are invited to attend who are free from symptoms of Covid, flu or other contagious illnesses.

Guru Poornima is a holiday in the Hindu tradition celebrated on the July full moon to honor one’s guru. In Integral Yoga we celebrate the life and teachings of our guru Sri Swami Satchidanandaji, Sri Gurudev.  At Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, we have special pujas (worship services) offered to Sri Gurudev. Additionally, Sri Gurudev, as a pioneer in the interfaith movement, encouraged us to honor the great saints and faiths during Guru Poornima.  As a part of the celebration, we include a Light of Truth Universal Service. We also celebrate the anniversary of the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) which was dedicated in July of 1986.

Celebration Schedule

Friday, Jul. 19
7:30 PM Guru Puja at Kailash
Saturday, Jul. 20
9:00 AM Puja at Chidambaram
10:30 AM Guru Chants at Sivananda Satsang Hall
11:00 AM Guru Poornima Morning Program and Light of Truth Universal Service at Sivananda Satsang Hall
1:00 PM Special Lunch in Sivananda Dining Hall (Compliments of the Ashram for those who attend the morning program)
4:00 PM Guru Gita Group Recitation at Guru Bhavan
7:30 PM Jai Gurudev Celebration at Sivananda Satsang Hall
Sunday, Jul. 21
9:00 AM Guru Poornima Puja at Chidambaram
10:30 AM 38th Anniversary Celebration of LOTUS at LOTUS All Faiths Hall
12:00 PM Arati and Meditation in the LOTUS Sanctuary
1:00 PM Luncheon in Sivananda Dining Hall ($15 per person; free for children)


Jul 19 2024 - Jul 21 2024


Hybrid: Online & In-person

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