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Guru-purnima, 22nd July 2013

In the past years Swami Veda Bharati was traveling internationally and would always celebrate Guru Purnima at The Meditation CenterThe Meditation Center in Minneapolis, USA.

Now he has begun a five years vow of silence (mauna-vrata) and will be in residence at Swami Rama Sadhaka GramaSwami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India, for Guru Purnima this year.

Let us plan it to be an especially serene and inspiring event this year at both ashrams, Sadhana MandirSadhana Mandir and Swami Rama Sadhaka GramaSwami Rama Sadhaka Grama:

  • 9 days akhanda-patha of Guru-gita at both Ashrams starting on 14th July morning.
  • 9 days yajna with Akhanda-mandalakaram mantra at Sadhaka Grama, starting on 14th July morning.
  • The above to include a few days of silence (mauna), the number of days according to each sadhaka’s choice.
  • Special puja at both ashrams on 22nd July.
  • Refresher course on using your mantra and how to progress in it.
  • Read more: Guru-purnima, 22nd July 2013

    The 2012 Guru Purnima Video

    The Guru Purnima video is ready for viewing.

    Please forgive the technical difficulties we endured that occurred due to equipment failure a few moments into the talk by Swami Veda and the rest of the Swamis at the Ashram.

    The video was taken in Minneapolis at St. Marion's Church across the street from The Meditation CenterThe Meditation Center.

    Here is the URL for the video: just click on the line below the text:

    Guru Purnima Message 2011

    Dear Fellow Disciple,

    May a full moon enter your skull on the night of Guru-purnima.

    A disciple is helpless when the mantras flow into his soul from the thousand udders of the cosmic sound-ocean of the Guru. 

    I have chosen to present them as they have appeared to honour the sacred waves that flow inwards towards us as at an auspicious and blessingsful conjunction of estrellas of grace. 

    Those celebrating the guru-purnima may this time take a year to daily contemplate the hidden meanings of these mantras received from the Guru. 

    Read more: Guru Purnima Message 2011

    Guru Purnima, 3 July 2012

    All who are initiated in any genuine tradition gravitate towards Guru Purnima – the celebration of the Full Moon dedicated to honouring the Guru. It is the Guru’s gravity pull towards which we gravitate, for even the word ‘great’ is derived from the same original verb root from which the word ‘Guru’ is derived.


    The greatness of the Guru is in that he, like a mother, gestates us in the womb of his knowledge. The First Guru, HIranyagarhba, is the Golden Womb of the universe in that all knowledge dwells in that cosmic womb.

    Read more: Guru Purnima, 3 July 2012

    Report from Guru Purnima 2010

    "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

    Read more: Report from Guru Purnima 2010

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