In July 2017, July 9th will be Guru Purnima, and July 14th will be the 2nd Anniversary of Swami Veda’s Mahasamadhi. There will be a Guru Purnima Retreat 30th June - 9th July and a Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat 10th - 14th July. Both events will take place at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India.
Guru Purnima Retreat
9th July 2017 will be Guru Purnima, as well as a date for Full Moon Meditation.
“This day, the day of Guru Purnima is considered to be the holiest day for the students of life; for those that have been treading the path of light; for those aspiring to attain enlightenment in this lifetime. They remember this day and celebrate it by becoming aware the purpose of life is to attain enlightenment; the state of mind, internal state, that makes one free from all pains and miseries.” – Swami Rama
There will be a Guru Purnima Retreat at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) 30th June - 9th July 2017, with akhanda-patha (24 hour non-stop recitation) of the Guru-Gita, the Song to the Guru.
Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat
The 14th of July will be the 2nd Anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi.
“We gather as a celebration on this first anniversary of our beloved Swami Veda's samadhi. Here, we are not adoring the physical body which was placed in this space one year ago; we are present to embrace the subtlety of his example, the beauty of his teaching, and faith in his mandate – ‘share with the world the pure form of meditation and only initiate into the same.’" - Swami Ritavan Bharati at the 1st anniversary of Swami Veda's mahasamadhi
There will be a Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat at SRSG 10th - 14th July 2017.