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Disciples, Aspirants, and Friends are Cordially Invited to the Ashram to Honor a Lifetime of Service through Teaching the Highest Ideals of Yoga and Vedanta Philosophy.
On Saturday February 2 hundreds of people will come together to honor the Birthday of a Sage who has devoted his life to raising human consciousness and bringing us closer to understanding the true purpose of life and how to get there through the timeless teachings of Vedanta Philosophy.
Swamiji Jyotirmayanda is celebrating 82 years of life 44 of which he has spent living and teaching in our Ashram in South Miami.
The Celebration will be an all day festivity free of charge beginning with a fire ceremony at 10am.
A “Yagna,” pronounced ‘YAG-YA,’ is an ancient Vedic fire ritual. The five elements—water, earth, wind, fire, and ether—are involved in invoking the blessings of the Absolute Self to the accompaniment of Vedic chants. In this case it will be conducted for the well being of our Revered Swami on the occasion of his Birthday, and for peace and harmony in the world.
Following Yagna will be the Paad Puja, a beautiful Vedic ritual adoring the feet of the Sage with garlands and flowers to the accompaniment of prayers for his well being. It is a gift of pure humility and devotion from aspirants.
Swamiji will address attendees with a few words of his wisdom and delicious vegetarian Indian meal will be served for lunch. Festivities will continue with devotional offerings at 4 and dinner at 4:30.
Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda is recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost proponents of Integral Yoga—a way of life and thought that synthesizes the various aspects of Yoga (Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga, in conjunction with Hatha Yoga) into a comprehensive plan of personality integration.
All aspirants, irrespective of their religion or ethnic background, will find through Swamiji’s insightful lectures powerful techniques for self-cultivation and realizing one’s full potential towards the ultimate goal of Self-Realization!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Birthday Celebration Program:
10:00 to 11:30 Yagna (Fire Ceremony)*
11:30 to 12:30 Paad Puja* presentation of Garlands
12:30 to 1:00 Talk by Swamiji
4:00 to 4:30 Devotional Offerings
4:30 to 5:30 Lecture &
6111 SW 74 Ave, South Miami
If you would like to learn more about this event visit yrf.org