Guru Poornima Celebration
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Jul 12 - 14, 2019 (3 days)
- Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $180.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $180.00 Dormitory - Private - $270.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $320.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $320.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $320.00 Tent-Site - $120.00
About This Event
Join us for the Celebration of Guru Poornima!
Guru Poornima is a holiday in the Hindu tradition celebrated on the July full moon to honor one’s guru. In Integral Yoga we celebrate the life and teachings of our guru Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj, Sri Gurudev. At Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, we have special pujas (worship services) offered to Sri Gurudev. Additionally, Sri Gurudev, as a pioneer in the interfaith movement, encouraged us to honor the great saints and faiths during Guru Poornima. As a part of the celebration, we include a Light of Truth Universal Service and an interfaith panel on a universal theme We also celebrate the anniversary of the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) which was dedicated in July of 1986.
Friday, July 12
Guru Puja at Kailash
Chanting of the Guru Gita at Chidambaram
Saturday, July 13
Morning Puja at Chidambaram
Guru Chants at Sivananda Satsang Hall
Guru Poornima Morning Program and Light of Truth Universal Service at Sivananda Satsang Hall
Complimentary Luncheon in Sivananda Dining Hall
Interfaith Discussion Groups on the theme of “Caring for Creation” at Sivananda Satsang Hall
Special Darshan (blessing) at Ananda Kutir (3:30 pm for families)
Jai Gurudev Celebration at Sivananda Satsang Hall
Sunday, July 14
Guru Poornima Puja at Chidambaram
33rd Anniversary Celebration of LOTUS World Peace Ceremony at LOTUS All Faiths Hall
Luncheon in Sivananda Dining Hall ($10.00 for adults; $5.50 for children 6 – 14)
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe