July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Full Moon Fire Ceremony and Sitar Concert
Celebrating the bountiful blessings of the Light of Guru
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. As part of this year’s celebration, internationally renowned sitarist, Veena Chandra will present an inspiring sitar concert.
The annual Guru Purnima celebration honors the concept of Guru, the universal force of light that is always available to help correct our ignorance and cure our dis-ease. True happiness, therefore, can be obtained by learning to reflect the light of guru already within us––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 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, New York, where she teaches Indian classical music.