On this auspicious day of full moon, 24th July, 2021, Mohanji has shared a message on the importance of Guru Purnima as an opportunity to connect to our inner Guru, a state or a space that can elevate us to our highest level, the highest potential of our existence on Earth. Read his full message here.
A lot of people around the world expressed gratitude in various ways, which you can see below.
Festival of Consciousness
After nine years of retreats, now first-ever, a big Festival of Consciousness was organised and again in Serbia, in the Balkans.
This festival was born from a desire to create an extraordinarily positive platform, which delights both mind and body, that guides people to connect with their most authentic self. The courage to connect is a necessary remedy for the stress of modern living. The vision of the festival is to take people to a liberated existence, free from the bindings of the mind through awareness, self-acceptance and nurturing the universal values of truth, purity, compassion, non-violence and unconditional love. With the goal of creating a better world for the future, all our activities are united by a simple motto – Adding value to the world. Find out more here
Ammucare Charitable Trust
Guru Purnima was celebrated all over India by our Ammucare team with enthusiasm through various seva activities such as annadaan, fruit tree plantation, animal feeding and distribution of dry groceries.
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Launch of Shree Jagannatha guided meditation by Mohanji
During the auspicious time of Guru Purnima we are excited to announce the launch of the Shree Jagannatha guided meditation, by Mohanji!
Mohanji has dedicated this meditation to Shree Jagannatha for all the devotees of Krishna. This will aid in transforming the devotees through the power of Bhakti yoga: devotion, unshakable faith and love for their deity. This meditation is available in English and Odiya language.
For more information and to download the meditation, visit:
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Mohanji’s message for Himalayan School of Traditional Languages
Watch Mohanji’s message for Himalayan School of Traditional Languages here
Mohanji Datta Tapovan Canada Ashram
We started celebration with Shirdi Baba’s Abhishekam, offered New Clothes to Baba, Lord Ganesha and Lord Datta. We also welcomed Baba’s Palkhi on this occasion. Mohanji’s Paduka Pujan with Guru Stotram was done to express our gratitude on this auspicious day.
Homa was conducted with Mohanji, Sai Baba, Lord Dattatreya and Mata Kali’s 108 names to seek blessings and for the well-being of Mohanji Global Family and for the people of the world.
On following Sunday we had Bhajans/Kirtans and dance celebration at the Ashram. Few new Devotees visited for the first time in the Ashram and had powerful divine presence of Mohanji. Food offering was distributed to all the devotees on these days of celebration.
We offer deep gratitude to our Gurudev Shri Mohanji. Surrendering to Mohanji’s Lotus Feet.
Guru Purnima – Offered in love to our beloved Mohanji
The USA family had organized a very grand Guru Purnima celebration this year starting on July 1. A 21-day program daily evening variety program beginning on Thursday, July 1 ended on July 21st. Each day’s program was unique and offered a special perspective/practice from the teachings of our beloved Guru Mohanji. Thursday, July 22nd was set aside as a day of service or seva. We culminated the celebration on July 23rd, the day of Guru Purnima itself, by honoring Brahmarishi Mohanji with an elaborate Guru Paduka Puja followed by various chants and bhajan/kirtan evening.
The 21-day program kicked off with an introduction where Mohanji Acharya Lata Ganesh and Andra Baylus, both from Virginia, spoke about the significance of a spiritual master or Guru in a person’s life and the concept of the Guru tattva (Guru principle).
On the second day, Sreyashi Chakraborty (Indiana) introduced Mohanji’s signature Power of Purity meditation, which always has a powerful impact on participants and where many feel the presence of the master.
The third day was a Saturday evening, well-timed for a relaxing ‘bhajan sandhya’ or evening of devotional music. The singers presenting bhajans of their choice were Sreyashi (Indiana), Geeta and Vandana (California), Jayashree (Iowa), Anu and Lata (Virginia) and young VishnuPriya (New Jersey).
On Sunday July 4, Mai-tri practitioner Tina Arya (Michigan) conducted a healing and restoring Online Mai-tri session.
On Monday July 5, Mohanji Acharya Bhavani (NY) gave a talk on the significance of the Supreme Feminine followed by playing of Mohanji’s recitation of the Devi Kavacham. This Sanskrit chant is said to create the effect of a shield of protection from negativity as a blessing from the Divine Mother, and participants spoke up after the program to share that they could feel powerful waves of energy while they listened to the chanting.
On July 6, Mohanji Acharya Vidya Iyengar (Florida) read sections from Mohanji’s book ‘The Power of Purity’, followed by a discussion.
The first week ended with a topic discussion on Surrender, conducted by Sreyashi (Indiana) and Sabyasachi (Maryland). There was lively participation from the audience who shared their life experiences on the subject.
The second week started with a talk and discussion on the Golden Datta Tradition by Sabyasachi and Mohanji Acharya Jaya, who also chanted the Siddha Mangala Stotra, a hymn attributed to the first guru of the Datta Tradition, Sripada Srivallabha.
The next day July 9 was fortuitously New Moon Day as well as Lord Shiva’s asterism or Arudra nakshatra. Mohanji Acharya Geeta Iyer, gave a short introduction to, and recited the Shri Rudram. This Sanskrit chant is renowned as the most powerful protective and healing hymn associated with Lord Shiva.
The next day was a Saturday, a good day to sit down to do the long 360 degrees meditation. This was introduced by Jyoti Lal (Texas). There was a feeling of deep peace and centeredness in participants after the meditation.
Sunday July 11 was an evening of kirtan or devotional singing led by Mohanji Acharya Natesh Ramsell (Sedona, Arizona), on his guitar. He is well-known in the US kirtan circles, having cut many CDs to his name.
The next day was a much-awaited day of experience-sharing by those in the US family, who had traveled to Mount Kailash with Mohanji. These were Mohanji Acharyas Bimal and Bhavani (New York), Vidya Rajagopalan (Connecticut) and Tina Arya (Michigan) who kept the audience rapt with their memories of that pilgrimage. This was followed by a playing of Mohanji’s chanting of the sacred Shiva Kavacham.
The next day July 13 was chosen as an evening to chant Lord Krishna’s famous mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagavatey Vasudevaaya’ where Sreyashi, Geeta, Vidya Rajagopalan and Sumathi took turns to chant the mantra.
On July 14, there was a discussion on the topic of Gratitude conducted by Tina Arya and Kalpana Mewara(Texas), with the audience being welcomed to share their own thoughts and experiences.
The next day, Thursday, was the perfect day to listen to the VIshnu Sahasranama, as chanted by Sangeeth Jayanthan (NY). A brief introduction about this much-revered hymn of the thousand names of Lord Vishnu was given by Geeta Iyer.
On Friday, July 16 Mohanji Acharya Pia Puatrakul of Maryland a HSTY yoga instructor, conducted a relaxing yoga session for the benefit of the program participants.
Saturday July 17 was a delightful evening of music ensemble. Benjamin Sands Jr. Abhik Nath and Pia Puatrakul (all from Maryland) sang and played on their musical instruments, on the theme of Mohanji’s core teaching – Unconditional Love. They were ably supported by a mesmerizing performance on the harp and cello by Laina (Sedona).
Mohanji Acharya Laurie Amodeo (NY) offered a second online Mai-tri session on Sunday July 18.
On Monday July 19, Lori (Sedona) and others joined to speak on the subject “In Gratitude with Nature”, based on the Dattatreya Tradition.
The next day happened to be the holy day of Ekadashi, and especially suited to chant mantras on Lord Rama. Mohanji Acharya Geeta spoke on the significance of the sacred name of Rama, followed by the chanting of ‘Shri Rama Jai Rama Jai Jai Rama’ by Jaya, Vidya I, Geeta and Vandana.
July 21 was chosen as a day to have a topic discussion about Guru’s Grace. Jayashree and Manu (Virginia) shared their thoughts and were joined by several members of the audience who spoke with gratitude about their experiences.
All in all, it was a beautiful series, helping the participants to build up connection to Guru Mohanji as well as cleanse, energize and stabilize themselves in preparation for Guru Purnima on July 23rd, a day when blessings from the compassionate and benevolent Guru are said to pour down on those who have prepared themselves to receive.
Thursday, July 22 was dedicated to food seva, annadhan. Teams from around the USA served food at various local centers. Anu and Lata served cooked food and fruits at the Lamb Center Homeless Shelter in Fairfax, Virginia. Texas teams headed by Lakshmi Nair and Jyoti Lal for cattle feed at the Texas, Gaushala, and The City House Homeless Shelter in Houston, respectively. The members also served prasadam at the local Shirdi Sai Baba temple. Shambo and Uma in Connecticut walked around the streets offering warm food to the hungry. Our children from Mohanji families, Aeshon (California), Cooper (Tennesse) continue to offer unconditional seva in their communities and are a great inspiration. Detailed reporting will be provided by ACT USA Team.
As you have seen Mohanji family spread around the United States came together in unison, harmony, love and purpose to acknowledge, celebrate, experience and share the extraordinarily magnificent Grace of Mohanji. Friday, July 23rd was a beautiful culmination of offering Gratitude to Mohanji. A day started with group Consciousness Kriya sessions at brahmamuhurta, bringing together several CK practitioners within the country.
As the moon was illuminating the skies in the east coast, we started our Guru Purnima function with a very loving and devotional Guru Paduka Puja and the chanting of Mohanji Ashtotra Namavali by the group in Virginia. Followed by the Guru Paduka Stotram offered at Mohanji’s lotus feet in New Jersey (Sangeeth) and the Siddha Mangala Stotram offered to our Golden Datta Tradition in Iowa (Jaya). The sublimity of the auspicious occasion was heightened by sweet devotional singing once again bringing together our bhajan singers from California (Ashish and Runa) to Sedona (Natesh), Indiana (Sreyashi) New Jersey (Vishnupriya) and Virginia Lata, Ben and Anu). Benjamin Sands offering of “Unconditional Love” was followed by Natesh’s “Guru Mohana Charanam Sharanam…”, a befitting conclusion to this auspicious day.
Please watch Guru Purnima Celebration on Mohanji USA Facebook page.
2021 Gurupurnima energized the entire country with a new wave of positivity and hope as we look forward for Mohanji’s exclusive USA satsang on August 14. Jai Mohanji.
Charity in Ethiopia
We were really blessed on Guru Purnima to serve a sumptuous lunch along with a bottle of water to 277 homeless and underprivileged people in Ethiopia.
Vegan lunch was served along with injera and 6 side dishes including rice.It included Messir,Shiro,Attar,2 Veggies and rice.This was served very lovingly to the needy by the volunteers.
They were really happy and relished the food.Few, even asked one more packet for dinner which we gave happily.Their smiles were really precious and tugged the strings of the heart.
The seva was conducted spanning across Cmc, Bole, and Gurushola in Ethiopia.
Birds were also fed as part of the celebrations.
Mast (The Eternal Song)
South Africa’s Guru Dakshina to Mohanji on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima 2021
Early Birds Club Kids
As a part of Gurupurnima Celebrations, the Vedic Kids students Khyati and Anwita from New Jersey, USA performed a beautiful role play depicting the Guru and disciple relation in an amazing manner. Both the kids have planned and enacted this on their own.
To join such sessions, register with Vedic Kids using this Google Form link – (open to all kids from 5-18 yrs) https://forms.gle/K9mqpRYjL5XA78mc7
Please spread the joy with family and friends!
Prathibha Nair and Neelu Vepu
From time immemorial Gurus and Gods are guiding mankind from the darkness of ignorance to brightness of knowledge.
A humble offering to Mohanji on the eve of Guru Poornima – Guru Paduka Stotram
Thanks to Neelu for bringing this to life with the beautiful visuals.
Jyothi Bahl, Danesh and Neelu Vepu
On the occasion of Gurupoornima we dedicate this song at the Lotus feet of our Gurudev Mohanji thanks so much Gurudev for being in our lives and for giving each one of us a purpose to live.
The singer: Jyothi Bahl; video made by Neelu Vepu
A beautiful Bhajan by Manaswini Mohanji
Sunila and Hari
108 Names of Mohanji, written by Sunila, chanted by Hari Maboothiri
Enjoy this beautiful chant:
A very happy Guru Poornima dear Mohanji (guruji) and to the entire guru mandala and guru tattwa! It’s almost been a year for me being in your consciousness and it’s my first Guru Poornima after your advent in my life. Being a devotee, it’s a big day for me as well. You are truly leading me to light. This soul needed master like you. You are my agape love: the highest form of love one dedicates to his/her guru/lord. I cherish your advent in my life. This vulnerable child always at your lotus feet. Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude!!!