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Satsang & Festivals

  • Satsangs & Group Meditation

    Satsang literally means 'association with the wise'. Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual atmosphere which allows a deeper experience of meditation. Satsang is the gateway to inner peace. Satsangs consist of 30 minutes of silent meditation, followed by meditative chanting of mantras and an easy-to-follow lecture on yoga philosophy or psychology. Satsangs are a good way to continue your meditation practice in the conducive surroundings of the Centre and listen to inspiring insights from the senior teachers.

    Satsang consists of a group meditation followed by devotional chanting and an informal talk on the practical philosophy of Yoga and Vedanta. Kirtan (chanting) books are provided to help you follow and participate in the chanting and prasad (blessed food) is offered to everyone afterwards. Chanting and meditating in a group raises the energy levels and accelerates spiritual progress.

    Open to all (offerings or donations are welcome). Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time to quietly settle in.

    Every Sunday 6 p.m- 7:30 pm
    Free of charge. All are Welcome

  • Pujas & Spiritual Festivals

    Keeping with the ancient Yoga tradition, pujas, spiritual festivals and Vedic ceremonies are conducted based on the moon calendar, honoring sages, saints and the founders of the lineage. These rituals are part of the traditional yoga practice and are the gateway to inner peace and new horizons. People of different levels practise together, from newcomers to experienced Yoga teachers.

    Makara Sankranti

    Makara Sankranti marks the transition of the sun on its cycle and the start of the harvest season.

    Shivaratri

    Sivaratri is the day dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as the Night of Siva. The significance of Sivratri is closely associated with 'amavas' - the no moon night or full dark night. Amavas symbolically represents Kaliyuga or spiritual ignorance. Lord Shiva appeared just before the beginning of Kaliyuga to rid the world of evil and ignorance. Therefore Shivratri is celebrated to get rid of evil and ignorance. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Holi

    The Festival of Colors. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Ramanavami (Lord Ramas's Birthday)

    The festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama, the 7th incarnation of Vishnu. Flower offerings are welcome.

     

    Hanuman Jayanti (Lord Hanuman's Birthday)

    The celebration to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the ardent devotee of Lord Rama. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Mahasamadhi Anniversary of H.H. Swami Sivananda

    Celebration of the day when Swami Maharaj left his body and attained Samadhi (final liberation). Programme will include morning Havan, evening Puja, chanting and stories. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Guru Poornima

    Celebration of Sage Vyasa, Remembering all Gurus and Masters and the unbroken Yogic lineage - Guru Parambara
    Flower offerings are welcome.

    Krishna Janmastami

    A powerful and joyful celebration of Lord Krishna, the messenger of Peace and Love. Join with us for special Pujas and delicious Prasad. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Ganesh Chaturthi - Lord Ganesha's Birthday

    A celebration of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and the bestower of all success. Programme includes a Havan in the morning & Puja, chanting in the evening. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Swami Sivananda's Birthday Celebration

    A celebration with chanting and stories from the life of one of the great sages of all time and the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres worldwide. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Navaratri & Vijayadasami

    The annual nine-day worship of the Divine Mother in different forms and names.

    Diwali

    The light festival of India for peace and spiritual prosperity. Invoking light to remove our ignorance.

    Mahasamadhi Anniversary of Sri Swami Vishnudevananda

    Celebration of the day when Swami Maharaj left his body and attained Samadhi (final liberation). Programme will include morning Havan, evening Puja, chanting and stories. Flower offerings are welcome.

    Christmas Eve

    Celebration with Chanting, Kid's talent show & cultural programme, Carols, Bible reading and Santa Claus.

    Swami Vishnudevananda's Birthday Celebration

    A celebration with chanting and stories from the life of a Yogi and founder of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres worldwide. Honouring Our Spiritual Guide and His Teachings.

    Ganapathi Havan

    A traditional Vedic fire ceremony to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles is held occasionaly.

    Full Moon - Divine Mother Worship

    A celebration for Universal Mother with colourful Tantric Yantras & Chanting Lalitha Sahasranama – 1,000 ways for enlightenment on every full moon day.

  • Special Programme

    Programs to be announced.

 
 
 
 
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