Guru Purnima 2017

Jul 8, 2017

Join us on Saturday July 8th as we honor and celebrate our beloved Guru, Sri Baba Hari Dass. In our community we have a tradition of observing Guru Purnima with a day of song, prayer, ceremony, and ...play! Join for the long-standing tradition of Hanuman Olympics in the afternoon!

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Schedule of events

7:30 - 11am — Puja & Yajña

11:30 - 12:30pm — Bhoj  (Feast)

12:30 - 4:30pm — Hanuman Olympics

Thousands of years ago the tradition of Guru Purnima began. The Guru is the one who dispels the darkness, or the one who brings to light that which is hidden from awareness. In simple language Guru is frequently translated as teacher. Purnima means ‘full’. It is the Full moon time to celebrate and honor the Guru, the Spiritual Preceptor.


For millions of spiritual aspirants throughout the world, there is no other more auspicious person than the Guru, no other more auspicious relationship than that with the Guru, and no other more auspicious day than the day of Guru Purnima. The Guru is the one who has crossed to the other shore and stands on the threshold of immortality to act as our link to the infinite. A prayer attributed to Sri Sankaracharya expresses the profound nature of the Guru.

The guru is no other than Brahma, the creator.

The guru is no other than Vishnu, the preserver.  

The guru is no other than Shiva, the destroyer.

The Guru is verily Brahman (God) Him/Herself.

To the divine Guru I bow.

Babaji taught repeatedly that the Guru is not limited by any one form, all forms of the Guru are manifestations of one splendorous light which is the light of the Self within.

"Guru is your own Self which is projected onto a person who is more knowledgeable and capable of teaching. In the beginning an aspirant seeks support from outside, which is given by the teacher. But when the aspirant begins meditating honestly, his or her own Self is revealed as the Guru. Then the aspirant starts turning inward and finds the path which is shown by the voice of the heart."


The teacher Ramana Maharshi said this about the Guru:

"Silence is the most potent form of work. However vast and emphatic the scriptures may be, they fail in their effect. The Guru is quiet and peace prevails in all. His silence is vaster and more emphatic than all the scriptures put together. These questions (of life and liberation) arise because of the feeling that, in spite of having been here so long, heard so much, striven so hard, you have not gained anything. The process that goes on inside you is not apparent to you. In fact, the Guru is always within you."

This registration, and the special $20 rate, is for lodging on July 7th and 8th, the night before and the night of Guru Purnima. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. on July 9th.

This $20 is for lodging only. If you eat meals while you are here, please pay for them separately in the small wooden box on the silverware table near the kitchen window. To register, click here