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DYC CALENDAR: Mar-May 2011

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Mar 2

Maha Shivaratri
Literally, the great night of Shiva, this is the most auspicious night of the year for worshipping Lord Shiva. It is traditionally celebrated with an all-night chant to the Lord.

Maha Shivaratri Observance
Antioch, CA

Mar 3/4

New Moon
Begins on 3/3 at 10:26 a.m. PST; ends on 3/4 at 12:46 p.m. PST

Mar 12

* Registration deadline for the VP Applied retreat in Antioch on 4/3-4/12
Contact: Sumati

* Registration deadline for the East Coast VP Applied retreat on 4/3-4/12
Contact: Jackie

* Registration deadline for the Holi/Guruji’s Realization Day observance in Antioch on 3/19
Contact: Jayshree

Mar 15

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Mar 18

Holi/Guruji’s Realization Day
The full moon day in the Indian month of Phalgun is the realization day of Shri Dhyanyogi Madhusudandas, our beloved Guruji. This is a very auspicious day for disciples. Please make a special effort to do group practices–Guru Puja, chanting, japa, and meditation–on this day.

Mar 18/19

Full Moon
Begins on 3/18 at 3:07 p.m. PDT; ends on 3/19 at 11:10 a.m. PDT

Mar 19

Holi/Guruji’s Realization Day Observance
Antioch, CA

Mar 29

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Apr 2/3

New Moon
Begins on 4/2 at 5:05 a.m. PDT; ends on 4/3 at 7:32 a.m. PDT

Apr 3-12

Vajra Panjar Applied — West
Antioch, CA

Vajra Panjar Applied — East
East Coast location TBA

Apr 4-12

Chaitra Navratri
These are days of profound spiritual energy. Spend as much time as possible immersed in spiritual practices, in anusthan.

Apr 12

Lord Ram’s Birthday (at noon)

Apr 14

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Apr 16/17

Full Moon
Begins on 4/16 at 11:30 p.m. PDT; ends on 4/17 at 7:44 p.m. PDT

Apr 17

Hanuman Jayanti
Lord Hanuman is considered to be the embodiment of perfect love and devotion to God. Extra practices on this day bring auspiciousness and growth in the life of a disciple.

Apr 28

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

May 1/2

New Moon
Begins on 5/1 at 9:54 p.m. PDT; ends on 5/2 at 11:51 p.m. PDT

May 11

Sita Navami

May 13

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

May 16/17

New Moon
Begins on 5/16 at 7:10 a.m. PDT; ends on 5/17 at 4:09 a.m. PDT

May 28

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

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


* 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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  • Agape Wagner said:

    It would be helpful if the calendar was for the rest of the year. I cannot find the dates anywhere for the Guru Purnima or the Maha Retreat.

  • sue rama said:

    Hi Agape,
    Thanks for the feedback. I’m forwarding this request to our editorial folks.

    BTW, we posted the 2011 public program schedule this past month in the left hand column, and you can find those dates there as well as in the catalog, which is also on Shakti Online.

    Sita Ram,
    Sue Rana

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