We cordially invite all seekers of the Truth on the path of fire and light to join us to celebrate and rejoice in the wisdom and blessings of the sages. Guru Purnima is the occasion when students revisit their teachers to rejuvenate their sadhana (spiritual practice) and to receive inspiration and further instruction on their spiritual journey. Guru is a universal force of light, always available to help correct our ignorance and cure our dis-ease. True happiness, therefore, can be obtained by reflecting that light of guru already within, through our mind, action and speech. Yoga science teaches the earnest seeker to “include all and exclude none.” If the outer guru, in the form of a person or experience, reflects the truth and light of the inner guru, the advice is to be heeded and served in thought, word and deed. If a suggestion from the outer guru is not in harmony with the inner guru as reflected by the purified discrimination of buddhi, the advice is to be honored and lovingly rejected, with gratitude — for your teacher has just taught you what not to do.
In service, with love — Leonard and Jenness
Veena Chandra Sitar Concert
Veena Chandra is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher and choreographer. She is the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham, NY (celebrating 27 years) where she teaches Indian classical music.