July 3: Guru Purnima 2023: 1-day Retreat & Celebration Day
Guru Purnima 2023:
1-day Retreat & Celebration Day
Monday, July 3rd, 2023
5 am – 1 pm PDT
$108 attend – either in person or online
$20 Fire homa only (attend)
$50 Sponsor the fire homa
“Welcome to Guru Purnima! Let’s enjoy the clarity and divinity and dignity. That’s our goal.”
– Sri Kaleshwar, Guru Purnima, 2010
UCBK is pleased to be celebrating the incredibly auspicious time of Guru Purnima (the full moon of the Guru) with a full day of events.
We’ll be using the power of the five elements to share the blessing & power of this sacred time:
- maha abishek (holy bath) of Shirdi Baba murthi
- flower abishek of Baba murthi
- arathi (flame ceremony)
- fire homa (ceremony) of healing & upliftment
- group meditation & bhajans (sacred song)
What is Guru Purnima and why does it matter? - Alx’ essay is a thorough, helpful explanation.
We will be observing this powerful day with a whole series of healing, blessing events — live-streamed from UCBK’s special satellite center in East San Diego, home of the UCBK Shirdi Baba murthi (living statue).
Using the Five Elements of nature in a purposed, and divine, way, we will do traditional practices (from India) to bring the energy of the gurus as strongly as possible, to bless, heal, uplift, and support everyone who attends, either in person or online.
The day will start with a maha abishek (holy bath) of the Shirdi Baba living statue there, using the water element, plus sacred substances like rosewater, milk, ash, and more.
Then we will go to the fire — doing a high-powered special Guru Purnima homa, to expand on the blessings for everyone & bring the divine energy, strongly.
Finally, we will have a lovely meditation time together, and possibly sing bhajans together in the energy.
It will be a beautiful divine day! We are so looking forward to seeing everyone come together online in the energy of the gurus, to receive the highest blessings on this auspicious full moon.
Come prepared to have your heart melted, your soul uplifted, and your consciousness expanded as we share the blessing, together, of this powerful day!
EVERYONE is welcome to attend in person in El Cajon, or online from anywhere in the world — whether you’ve ever experienced anything in this spiritual tradition before, or this is your first time!
**NOTE: All sessions will be recorded — if you are unable to attend all events live, you can catch the recordings afterwards.
1-day Retreat & Celebration Schedule
July 3, 2023 - All times PDT
5:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Maha Abishek (Holy Bath) & Arathi to Baba Statue
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Short Satsang & Group Meditation
Flower Petal Abishek & Arathi to Jesus Statue
Flower Petal Abishek & Arathi to Maha Kali (Mother Divine) Statue
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Special Guru Purnima Fire Homa
11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Bhajans (sacred singing) & closing in the Mother Divine temple
12:00 p.m. Lunch
To get a taste of these powerful ceremonies, you can see an abishek of the Baba murthi & a special fire homa from Guru Purnima 2022 in these videos from the UCBK YouTube channel.
Abishek Of Shirdi Sai Baba Murthi video
Flower-petal Abishek & Arathi To Jesus Christ Murthi/Mother Kali video
Maha Shiva Rathri Fire Homa 2023 videos