Guru Purnima is the full moon day that comes immediately after the summer solstice – an especially auspicious day for meditation and sadhana, and even more so to spend time within a consecrated space to become more receptive to the Guru’s grace.
About the celebration
- Make special Trigun offering
- Guru Pooja and aarti
- Live music
- Video discourse from Sadhguru
- Meditation in the Abode until Midnight
All are welcome to spend this day and evening at Adiyogi: the Abode of Yoga at the Isha Institute in Tennessee.
This celebration is open to anyone, free of charge.
Schedule for celebration at the Isha Institute
6:00pm – Assemble at Abode of Yoga for special aarti
6:20pm-7:15pm – aarti, live music, opening video discourse by Sadhguru
7:30 pm – 8:30 PM – Dinner
12:00 am – Closing aarti
Abode will be open throughout the day and night for Trigun and other offerings
Celebrate at home (webinar page)
ANNADANAM AND OFFERINGS
Individuals and families can make an offering of certain materials (e.g., flowers, neem) that would be needed for the Guru Purnima celebration. For those who are unable to attend the event in-person, these offerings allow you to touch the life of a loved one by making an offering on their behalf.
One can also offer food to those joining the Guru Purnima celebration at the Isha Institute in one’s own name or in honor of another. Traditionally this is known as Annadanam.
The tradition of making a sacred offering is an important part of Guru Purnima allowing this auspicious occasion to be available to all.
Why Celebrate Guru Purnima?
Guru Purnima celebrates the human ability to rise beyond physical nature, and the Greatness of Adiyogi, who made this possible. – Sadhguru
Importance & Significance of Guru Purnima
The first full moon after the summer solstice in the month of Ashadha (July-August), is known as Guru Purnima. This sacred day marks the first transmission of the yogic sciences from Shiva – the Adiyogi or first yogi – to his first disciples, the Saptarishis, the seven celebrated sages. Thus, the Adiyogi became the Adi Guru or first Guru on this day. The Saptarishis carried this knowing throughout the world and even today, every spiritual process on the planet draws from the spine of knowing created by Adiyogi.
The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” A Guru dispels the seeker’s ignorance, allowing him to experience the source of creation within. The day of Guru Purnima is traditionally the time when seekers offer the Guru their gratitude and receive his blessings. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice yogic sadhana and meditation.
How to Celebrate Guru Purnima?
You can celebrate Guru Purnima here with us at the Isha Yoga Center or at your home.
The celebration at the Isha Yoga Center is open to anyone, free of charge.
- 6:20 – 6:30 PM IST: Guru Paduka Stotram (Listen & download for free)
- 6:30 PM IST: Watch the Live Webstream
- After the Webstream for 10 minutes: Brahmananda Svarupa Chanting (Listen & download for free)
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