"Were you able to join Guru Purnima on line? Murari from Oregon and Smita and Neela were here, Joanne from India too. People from close and far," Veena Haasl-Blilie asked. People from Guyana came to The Meditation Center in Minneapolis to attend this year's celebration.
"Swami Veda's Guru Purnima celebration was broadcast live from Minneapolis - 26 July 2010 and via Skype to the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) Ashram in Rishikesh as well as simultaneusly to the Milwaukee Center. The "Bharati Radio" broadcast was heard by many throughout North America." - svb
Sadhakas came to Swamiji's initiation room at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in the early morning hours to particpate. "We were all gathered together in the initiation room, watching the whole message this morning. It was so beautiful."
The Yoga Society in Milwaukee, USA invited people: "Celebrate Guru Purnima with a live internet broadcast of Swami Veda! Guru Purnima, or the Full Moon of the Guru, is the annual occasion for honoring and expressing our gratitude towards the Guru or Divine Teacher. Everyone is welcome to this informal gathering and group meditation."
In individual homes from the East to the West, people listened.
"Wonderful reception last night with Swamiji's most inspiring radio broadcast! It was clear with no interruptions," from a thank you e-mail from Toronto, Canada. "We stayed in silence but also tuned in to the Winamp broadcast to hear Swamiji and the other Swamis. Before the talk Swami Veda led us in a Manasa Puja meditation in the cave of the heart....a wonderful experience before sitting in silent meditation."
And from Washington state, USA, "The live internet broadcast came through clearly in Washington state! We used the Winamp Player and Shoutcast,com. Two of us listening on one computer. Thanks."
Far more were joined together in their hearts and love as people sat for the full moon meditation on Guru Purnima.
As Swamiji has invited us, "When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all. Thus it is when we join together in meditation, and together enter the Guru-mind's Field. On certain days of the year the Wave of Beauty and the Wave of Bliss flows very strong. These are the sacred days."
Tom Prideaux tells us "videos of Swami Veda's lectures will be posted on SVVC (Swami Veda's Video Club) available worldwide via Amazon's Cloud technology, and soon available on DVD via www.swamiveda.org"
There will be another pubic internet broadcast via Shoutcast (with video to SRSG ashram in India), Aug 8 from 7-8:30 pm (Central time, USA) at St Maron's. The lecture is titled "Peace on Earth Meditation with a Recitation of the Lord's Prayer". It is scheduled to last 1½ hours.
Swamiji will skype broadcast another lecture from Minneapolis.
Go to www.youtube.com/swamiveda for videos of Swami Veda's talks.
PS videos of Swami Veda's lectures will be posted on SVVC (Swami Veda's Video Club) available worldwide via Amazon's Cloud technology, and soon available on DVD via www.swamiveda.org