The practice of Vedic Meditation, and the mantras which make it so effortless, have been passed down for thousands of years. Against all odds a very long lineage of teachers preserved this knowledge so that people like me could pass it along to people like you. And once a year this tradition is celebrated on what's called Guru Purnima.
Purnima means "full moon", and guru means "remover of darkenss." The presumption, of course, is that you are light. All a teacher can do is help clear away some of the shadows which obscure it. Guru Purnima is a night where, by the light of the full moon, we give thanks for all the teachers in our lives, all the people who helped us in some way along our path.
It's a wonderful evening, and I'm honored to be co-hosting it with my fellow teachers Jess Van Garsse and Kristen Vandivier at my new studio in The Mission. Come enjoy Indian sweets, hear stories, experience puja (the gratitude ceremony you witnessed when you first got your mantra), meditate together and socialize and go for a walk in the moonlight.
And because part of the fun of Guru Purnima is that on this special day we're granted a "boon" – a wish or desire – part of our celebration will be an opportunity to clarify and ask the universe for whatever it is you really want.
It'll be a special night. Hope you can join us. RSVP HERE
And if you want to bring a flower, please do. (We've got the fruit covered.)
Love and light, James