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DYC CALENDAR: June – August 2011

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May 31/Jun 1

New Moon
Begins on 5/31 at 1:09 p.m. PDT; ends on 6/1 at 2:03 p.m. PDT

Jun 1

Shani Jayanti (Lord Shani’s Birthday)

Partial Solar Eclipse
This eclipse will be visible from the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.
(Please refer to the article on eclipse practices.)

Jun 11

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jun 14/15

Full Moon
Begins on 6/14 at 3:07 p.m. PDT; ends on 6/15 at 1:13 p.m. PDT

Jun 15

Total Lunar Eclipse
This eclipse will be visible, in whole or in part, from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
(Please refer to the article on eclipse practices.)

Jun 24

* Registration deadline for the Guru Purnima Retreat-West in Antioch on 7/15-7/17 
Contact: Sumati

* Registration deadline for the Guru Purnima Retreat-East (location TBA) on 7/15-7/17
Contact: Jackie

Jun 26

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jun 30/Jul 1

New Moon
Begins on 6/30 at 2:23 p.m. PDT; ends on 7/1 at 1:54 p.m. PDT

Jul 1

Partial Solar Eclipse
This eclipse will be visible from a portion of the Antarctic Ocean south of Africa.
(Please refer to the article on eclipse practices.)

Jul 11

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jul 14

Full Moon / Guru Purnima
Begins at 12:15 a.m. PDT; ends at 11:40 p.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


Practices done on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Jul 15-17

Guru Purnima Retreat-West
Antioch, CA

Guru Purnima Retreat-East
Location TBA

Jul 22

* Registration deadline for the VP Advanced Teachings in Antioch on 8/12-8/14
Contact: Sumati

Jul 26

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Jul 28

* Registration deadline for the Mahasamadhi Retreat in Antioch on 8/18-8/21
Contact: Sumati

Jul 29/30

New Moon
Begins on 7/29 at 1:34 p.m. PDT; ends on 7/30 at 11:40 a.m. PDT

Aug 9

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Aug 11

* Registration deadline for the VP 2 Training Retreat (East Coast location TBA) on 9/1-9/4
Contact: Jackie

Aug 12/13

Full Moon
Begins on 8/12 at 11:16 a.m. PDT; ends on 8/13 at 11:57 a.m. PDT

Aug 12-14

Vajra Panjar Advanced Teachings
Antioch, CA

Aug 13

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 return, pledge to ensure their sisters’ physical comfort and well-being.

Aug 18-21

Mahasamadhi Retreat
Antioch, CA

Aug 21

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 24

Ekadashi
Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Aug 27/28

New Moon
Begins on 8/27 at 11:09 p.m. PDT; ends on 8/28 at 8:04 p.m. PDT

Aug 31

Ganesh Chaturthi
This is a special day for worshipping Lord Ganesha.

 

 

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

† The registration form can be found by clicking on the image under “2011 Catalogue” (see right column) and scrolling to the bottom.

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One Comment »

  • Shanta Gabriel said:

    Thank you for these updates in a very clear format. Inspiring and easy to read. Jai Ma, Shanta

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