The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. A guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. On the day of Guru Purnima, the day of the fullest moon in July/August, we offer puja (the ceremony that is performed when you are initiated into Vedic Meditation) and we individually and privately ask for a boon (a wish) to be granted upon offering a flower as part of this ceremony. Then a group meditation takes place and philosophy talk. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice yogic sadhana and meditation and we celebrate this in respect and to acknowledge all our great teachers and masters who have kept the Vedic knowledge alive.
Lauren Godfrey from Lotus Meditation Centre and The Broad Place are proudly hosting a Guru Purnima event this July on the full moon. We have invited Limor Babai to perform the ceremony for us and Guru Purnima will take place at The Broad Place this year on the full moon of July 31st 2015. Please arrive promptly at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. After meditation and weather pending we will take a walk to view the full moon, then enjoy tea and sweet treats afterwards.
Please note that there are limited spots available and this event is only open to Vedic Meditators only.
BUY TICKETS HERE – tickets are $15 and include the event and tea and treats.
“Do you realize now the sacred significance and the supreme importance of the Guru’s role in the evolution of man? It was not without reason that the India of the past carefully tended and kept alive the lamp of Guru-Tattva. It is therefore not without reason that India, year after year, age after age, commemorates anew this ancient concept of the Guru, adores it and pays homage to it again and again, and thereby re-affirms its belief and allegiance to it. For, the true Indian knows that the Guru is the only guarantee for the individual to transcend the bondage of sorrow and death, and experience the Consciousness of the Reality.”