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Tue, 16 Jul


Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat

Guru Poornima Celebration

Guru Poornima is one of the most auspicious and important days in the yoga/tantra traditions. It is the time when we pay homage to whomsoever is a 'Guru' or 'Teacher' within our lives.

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Guru Poornima Celebration
Guru Poornima Celebration

Time & Location

16 Jul 2019, 6:30 pm – 17 Jul 2019, 1:30 pm

Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat, 758 Ohui Road, Opoutere 3691, New Zealand

About The Event

Guru Poornima is one of the most auspicious and important days in the yoga/tantra traditions.  "Guru" means dispeller of darkness; "Poornima" means "full moon". As such, Guru Poornima is celebrated on the waxing full moon day in July. It is the time when we make pilgrimage and pay homage to whomsoever, or whatsoever, is the dispeller of darkness in our lives - traditionally speaking this is the Guru or Teacher, however, it could also be anyone or anything that holds the position of unveiling our inner and outer eyes from illusion, in this precious human life.

Millions of aspirants across the globe take the opportunity to participate in a specific Guru Poornima havan (fire ceremony) to revitalise and renew their dedication to their spiritual path, along with kirtan and feasting, to offer their respects to teachers past, present and future.  

There is something very, very special and profound about gathering with kinship yogic aspirants on this day. It is as if a specific and very benevolent portal or gateway opens at this time which creates the opportunity for upliftment, spiritual acceleration and grace. It is one of the most auspicious times of the year to receive initiation. To honour this, a special opportunity for diksha (initiation) into mantra, Sanskrit name and yantra/rupam (meditation/psychic symbol), or any one or two of these options, will be offered at this year's Guru Poornima havan for those that seek this. 

Everyone is welcome! Meditation will commence at 7am followed by puja at 10.30am and finishing with a havan and feast. Please bring any photos or murtis (statues) of dispellers of darkness in your life to place on a shared space altar. Flowers are also welcome. Yellow is the traditional colour of Guru Poornima, however, we like all colours of the rainbow! 


  • Guru Poornima

    $108 for Additional dakshina (offering) for mantra (etc) diksha (initiation). THIS TICKET IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING THIS WITH YOU ON YOUR RETREAT WEEKEND.




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