Guru Poornima Celebration

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram 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.

Celebration Schedule

Friday, July 12

7:30 PM

Guru Puja at Kailash

8:30 PM

Chanting of the Guru Gita at Chidambaram

Saturday, July 13

8:00 AM

Morning Puja at Chidambaram

10:30 AM

Guru Chants at Sivananda Satsang Hall

11:00 AM

Guru Poornima Morning Program and Light of Truth Universal Service at Sivananda Satsang Hall

1:00 PM

Complimentary Luncheon in Sivananda Dining Hall

2:30 PM

Interfaith Discussion Groups on the theme of “Caring for Creation” at Sivananda Satsang Hall

4:00 PM

Special Darshan (blessing) at Ananda Kutir (3:30 pm for families)

7:30 PM

Jai Gurudev Celebration at Sivananda Satsang Hall

Sunday, July 14

9:00 AM

Guru Poornima Puja at Chidambaram

11:00 AM

33rd Anniversary Celebration of LOTUS World Peace Ceremony at LOTUS All Faiths Hall

1:00 PM

Luncheon in Sivananda Dining Hall ($10.00 for adults; $5.50 for children 6 – 14)

Hatha Yoga and Meditation Schedule

Friday, July 12

5:00 – 5:45 PM

Deep Relaxation

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Hatha Yoga (Mixed Level)

Saturday, July 13

5:00 – 6:15 AM


6:20 – 7:20 AM

Hatha Yoga Lv1 or Hatha Yoga Lvl II/III

2:30 – 5:30 PM

Hatha Yoga (A classroom will be made available for personal practice)

Sunday, July 14

6:20 – 7:20 AM


Classrooms will be made available for personal practice

Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder

Venue Highlights

Yogaville 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.


The 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
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe


Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions.

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