Sept: Dassara/Vijaya Dashami 2022 A Mother Divine Celebration/ 1-Day Retreat


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Wednesday, October 5th
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Private home temple in Los Angeles, address on registration

$72 in person or livestreaming via Facebook/Zoom
$20 to attend the fire homa only ($54 to sponsor the homa)

“My deeper aim is to send everyone to Mother.
She will take care of you & give you what you really want.”

– Sri Kaleshwar

Dassara/Vijaya Dashami: a special day of ceremony, healing, & meditation, deep in the energy of Mother Divine and Her victory over the forces of darkness.

UCBK is celebrating the power of the Divine Feminine on Her peak day — and you’re invited to join us!

Dassara/Vijaya Dashami, the Victory Day of Mother Divine, comes as the final day of the whole Navarathi cycle. Dassara is a powerful day for receiving divine healing, higher consciousness, and the direct blessing of Mother Divine in Her top peak form — as She helps each of us defeat the inner darkness in our lives, and replace it with holy light.

It is also the anniversary of the Mahasamadhi (conscious death) of the great miracle healing saint Shirdi Sai Baba, who left his body on Dassara in 1918. Shirdi Baba took his mahasamadhi at that peak time, saying, “Mother is calling, I have to go.” His energy will ALSO be running super-strongly, on Dasara.

We will be observing this powerful day with a whole series of healing, blessing events — in South Los Angeles.

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 our Shirdi Baba statue, and some Mother Divine statues as well, 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 Dassara homa, to expand on the blessings for everyone & bring Mother’s energy strongly. Finally, we will have a lovely time singing bhajans and meditating together, deep in the energy of the creation energy of Mother Divine… flowing extremely strongly on this sacred day.

It will be a beautiful day! We are so looking forward to seeing everyone come together in Mother’s lap, as it were.

Come prepared to have your heart melted, your soul uplifted, and your consciousness expanded as we share the energy, together, of this powerful day!

Why is Navarathri important? You can read Alx’s blog post What Is Navarathri & Why Should You Care About It? for more information and a good overview of this auspicious time of year.

You can also see the 5-part video series UCBK made last year, about the Navarathri, and different forms of Mother Divine on our YouTube channel… starting with the first video in the series, Navarathri 2020 - the Kali/Durga Form Of Mother Divine

If you’d like to know more about Mother Divine, and the direct experiences of the Divine Feminine, see our pre-recorded webinar Celebrating Mother Divine.

Dassara/Vijaya Dashami 2022 Day-Long Retreat Schedule

(Note: all times subject to a little wiggle room…)

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Arrivals & welcome

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Abishek/Arathi to Baba & Mother Divine statues

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Bring a veggie item to share!)
Potluck Veggie Lunch

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Dassara Fire Homa (Ceremony)

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Bhajans/meditation in Mother Divine’s energy

Note: this event will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person

Special Note: Planning to attend in person? Please be fully vaccinated against COVID19, with your vax card ready to present if asked. Otherwise, you’re welcome to attend online.

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