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DYC CALENDAR: November-December 2010

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Nov 1

* Registration deadline for “Come Do a Personal Anusthan” in Nikora, India (1/2-1/22)
* Contact: Jayshree

Nov 2

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Note: The final days of the Indian year are permeated with the energy of three main aspects of the Divine Mother: Mahalakshmi — giver of wealth and prosperity in every aspect of life,
Mahakali — the great protectress, destroyer of demons and egoic attachments,
and Mahasaraswati — Mother of learning and divine knowledge.

Nov 3

Lakshmi Workshop
Antioch, CA
Contact: Sumati

Nov 4

Dileepji’s Birthday
Happy Birthday, Bapuji!

Kali Chanting Night
Antioch, CA
Contact: Sumati

Nov 5

New Moon
Begins at 12:23 a.m. PDT; ends at 9:52 p.m. PDT

Sharda (Saraswati) Puja

Diwali (Deepawali)
This is the festival of lights, symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. Deepawali literally means rows of diyas (clay lamps). This festive occasion also marks the beginning of the Hindu new year, and the Lord is worshipped on this day.

Nov 6

New Year’s Day (India)

Nov 16

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Nov 20/21

Full Moon
Begins on 11/20 at 9:07 a.m. PST; ends on 11/21 at 9:27 a.m. PST

Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is a time when Americans traditionally gather to share a meal with family and friends. It is a golden opportunity to express the gratitude in our hearts for the many blessings we have been given, by feeding and clothing the poor and needy.

Dec 1

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Dec 4/5

New Moon
Begins on 12/4 at 10:53 a.m. PST; ends on 12/5 9:36 a.m. PST

Dec 16

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Dec 20/21

Full Moon
Begins on 12/20 at 1:18 a.m. PST; ends on 12/21 at 12:13 a.m. PST

Total Lunar Eclipse
Begins on 12/20 at 9:29 p.m. PST; ends on 12/21 at 3:05 a.m. PST
(Please refer to the article on eclipse practices)

Dec 25

Christmas Day
On this day, please do prayers and practices for world peace.

Dec 30

Fasting* is beneficial/recommended

Dec 31/Jan 1

New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day
Junctures are significant times for spiritual practice. Please do extra practices, individually or in groups, at midnight.

* 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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  • Tricia Anderson said:

    I can’t tell you how helpful this Shakti Journal is!
    Thank you for the seva you do to get it up and available for all the disciples as well as those who might stumble upon this site.
    The satsang questions and answers are priceless!

    Sita Ram,
    Tricia Anderson
    Roxbury, CT

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