Shivaratri

Feb 14 - 15, 2018

Shivaratri 2018

Shiva Rātri is the night that celebrates the Great God Shiva as a manifestation of the Pure Consciousness Principle. Traditionally, Shiva Rātri is observed on the lunar fortnight, when the moon is waning into the new moon in the western months of February or March. To practitioners, this night is considered a highly auspicious time of austerity (tapah) and devotion (bhakti). Shiva represents the principle of destruction and we perform this ritual with the aim of weakening desire and attachment, and destroying our ignorance and separation from our true Divine Nature. 

Join us as we celebrate with chanting, prayer, meditation, and performing ritual throughout the night!


Wednesday, February 14th 

9:30 am - 12:00 amPārthiv Pūjā- creation of 1008 clay Lingams 
12 - 6 pmPreparation of Main Hall & Meditation
6:00 pmĀrati at Hanumān Temple
7:00 pmGaṇesḥ Pūjā in CB Main Room
7:30 pm - 12 amKirtan

Thursday, February 15th  

12 - 2 am Mantra Yajña
2 - 3 amKirtan
3 - 3:45 amSūrya Namaskar Āsana series
3:45 - 4:30 amKirtan
4:30 - 6:30 amMahā Shiva Rātri Pūjā
6:30 amĀrati at Hanumān Temple
7:30 amShiva Lingams submerged in Lake
8:30 amBreakfast & Clean-up

 There will be no regular yoga classes, and the meal schedule will be quite unusual: with most people fasting, there will be very few regular meals.