Guru Purnima during the Retreat ‘Dolce Vita’, Tuscany, Italy

Guru Purnima Ceremony
Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima: Traditionally in India this full moon day is the day of worship of the Guru. This day of thankfulness is of pure joy to the sincere spiritual aspirant. The disciples expect this event with excitement, with eagerness and devotion, to offer their reverential homage to the beloved Guru. It is the Guru who cuts the ties of the bindings, and frees the aspirant from the chains of material existence. The ceremony is carried out after a special, very old rite. For instance, the Guru’s feet get washed and anointed, he receives flowers, Mantras are sung and Prasad (blessed food) is eaten together.

Going by the Hindu calendar, Guru Purnima traditionally is celebrated at the full moon day of the month of Ashadha (July/August) which this year was on Friday, July 31, 2015. It was the highlight of the retreat Dolce Vita, taking place at the end of the three weeks retreat.

Guru Purnima Salute Alla Pace
Salute alla pace

Before the ritual ceremony started we came together to raise our glasses:
Salute alla pace!

Guru Purnima Sisters

Pure joy of life! Dolce Vita – sweet life in sunny Tuscany
with its picturesque charm and fragrant abundance.

Guru Purnima Brothers

In this wonderful surroundings we were celebrating Guru Purnima during the retreat ‘Dolce Vita.’

Guru Purnima Celebration

After the ceremony: Party! Celebrating and dancing through the full moon night into the next day…

Guru Purnima Dancing Guru

Joy, happiness, lightness, pure being – just indescribable.

Guru Purnima Family Of Love

Guru Purnima 2015 mit Sri Madhukarji

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3 comments


  • Renate

    Thankful for this precious Guru Purnima days, feeling newborn! All what You promised is Truth, what a GRACE to live this Life with You!

    28. August 2015
  • Julia

    The best Guru EVER!
    Om Shanti Madhukarji!

    28. August 2015
  • Theo

    More than heaven!

    28. August 2015

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