The 40-day Spiritual Festival is a time period when students in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition undertake special spiritual practices to refine their meditation and lifestyles in preparation for Guru Purnima (July 22nd). The 40 day Spiritual Festival will start 13th June 2013 and go until 22nd July 2013, which is Guru Purnima.
Swami Rama has said, "This day, the day of Guru Purnima is considered to be the holiest day for the students of life; for those that have been treading the path of light; for those aspiring to attain enlightenment in this lifetime. They remember this day and celebrate it by becoming aware the purpose of life is to attain enlightenment; the state of mind, internal state, that makes one free from all pains and miseries. So as you celebrate other days like Father's Day, Mother's Day, this is a little bit different, it is very auspicious. The student mentally, religiously follows the spiritual teaching imparted by the Tradition. For the Tradition is considered to be highest. It is a Tradition that follows truth, that leads one to the highest peak of wisdom."
We invite you to celebrate this Spiritual Festival.
Please see the suggested guidelines, which were lovingly prepared by Michael Smith.