Guru Purnima 2024


Thousands of years ago the tradition of Guru Purnima began. The guru is one who dispels the darkness, or one who brings to light that which is hidden from awareness. Guru is frequently translated simply as “teacher.” Purnima means “full.” It is during the time of the full moon that we celebrate and honor the guru, the spiritual preceptor, within and without.

“‘Guru is a person’ is in our eyes. Actually, the Guru is his or her teachings. Remove that physical form, it will not remain forever. If we think that the Guru is a person, then the Guru will die and the game is over. If the Guru is the teaching, then that Guru will remain until you are liberated.”

Baba Hari Dass

We will celebrate and honor Baba Hari Dass and all teachers with chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa followed by a traditional Vedic yajna (fire ceremony) and a bhoj (feast). In the afternoon, we will continue the festivities with the Hanuman Olympics!

We look forward to celebrating the teacher and teachings with you!


Saturday, July 20
6:00 a.m.Arati (ritual of light)
7:00 a.m.Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.Puja (ceremonial offering) & yajna (fire ceremony)
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.Bhoj (feast)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m..Hanuman Olympics
*Please note that dinner is not included in this program.

Reservations are required to attend. Options to spend the night the day before Guru Purnima are available. Please use link below to reserve your spot. Reservations are limited and may not be available close to the event.