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DYC Calendar: 31May – 31Aug 2012

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May 31

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jun 2-10

Sponsored Anusthan of the Ram Mantra

Jun 3/4

Full Moon
Begins on 6/3 at 7:48 a.m. PDT; ends on 6/4 at 4:11 a.m. PDT

Jun 4

Partial Lunar Eclipse
This eclipse will be visible either partially or completely from North America, the Pacific, portions of Asia, and Australia. (Please refer to the article on eclipse practices.)

Jun 8

* Registration deadline for the Guru Purnima Retreat–West (6/22-6/24)
   and the Guru Purnima Day Celebration–West (6/24)
Contact: Sumati

Jun 14

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jun 14, 15, 16

Public Meditation Programs
Antioch, CA
Contact: antioch-program@dyc.org

Jun 15

* Registration deadline for the Guru Purnima Retreat–East (6/29-7/1)
   and the Guru Purnima Day Celebration–East (7/1)
Contact: Jackie

Jun 17

Shaktipat
Antioch, CA
Contact: Sumati

Jun 18/19

New Moon
Begins on 6/18 at 6:04 a.m. PDT; ends on 6/19 at 8:02 a.m. PDT

Jun 22-24

Guru Purnima Retreat–West
Antioch, CA

Jun 24

Guru Purnima Day Celebration–West
Antioch, CA

Jun 29

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jun 29-Jul 1

Guru Purnima Retreat–East
Woodbury, CT

Jul 1

Guru Purnima Day Celebration–East
Woodbury, CT

Jul 2/3

Full Moon / Guru Purnima
Begins on 7/2 at 2:52 p.m. PDT; ends on 7/3 at 11:52 a.m. PDT

“On the full moon, it is said that there are 16 types of energies radiated through the moon. These 16 energies are concentrated through the 16 petals of the vishuddha chakra of the teacher, and these are transferred to the disciples. The different energies have different names. They are said to hold the subtle aspects of divine nectar for the upliftment of mankind. So, on this specific day of Guru Purnima, the 16 colors or energies of the moon are radiating in full force. And through the vishuddha chakra of the Guru, they are again intensified and poured forth for disciples with love, faith, and devotion.”  — Shri Anandi Ma

This is the actual full moon day, and it is one of the most important days for the disciple to be in the physical presence of the Guru. Practices done on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Jul 14

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jul 17/18

New Moon
Begins on 7/17 at 8:38 p.m. PDT; ends on 7/18 at 9:24 p.m. PDT

Jul 26

* Registration deadline for the Mahasamadhi Retreat (8/9-8/12)
Contact: Jayshree

Jul 29

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jul 31/Aug 1

Full Moon
Begins on 7/31 at 10:29 p.m. PDT; ends on 8/1 at 8:27 p.m. PDT

Aug 1

Raksha Bandhan
Literally, “bond of protection.” On this day, sisters tie a string around their brother’s wrist, pledging protection from harm, especially in matters of spirit. The brothers, in turn, pledge to ensure their sisters’ physical comfort and well-being.

Aug 8

Janmashtami / Guruji’s Mahasamadhi Anniversary
On this most auspicious day, disciples who are unable to attend the Mahasamadhi Retreat are asked to get together in groups to do practices (all-night chanting is ideal). If that is not possible, please do extra practices on your own, holding God and Dhyanyogiji in your heart and mind.

Aug 9-12

Mahasamadhi Retreat
Antioch, CA

Aug 12

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Aug 16/17

New Moon
Begins on 8/16 at 9:35 a.m. PDT; ends on 8/17 at 8:54 a.m. PDT

Aug 21

* Registration deadline for the Sponsored Anusthan (9/1-9/4)
Contact: Jayshree

Aug 27

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Aug 30/31

Full Moon
Begins on 8/30 at 7:41 a.m. PDT; ends on 8/31 at 6:58 a.m. PDT

 

* The traditional Indian fast means avoiding grains and beans, but one may eat root vegetables, spinach, dairy products, fruits, and nuts.

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