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February 2020

02
February
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Understanding the 112 meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism

NEW! Live Online Course – Understanding the 112 meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava

Join us for a FREE introduction to our LIVE online series, based on Swami Lakshmanjoo’s teachings on the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.   We will analyze the unique ‘means’ (upāyas) of meditation used in Kashmir Shaivism, and experience meditations that expand your awareness.   This understanding will enhance your daily meditation by illuminating important subtleties revealed by these unique upāyas.     You will learn: The means (upāyas) to understand the connectedness of the limited individual and the universe Practices that…

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February
February 20, 2020 6:00 pm — February 21, 2020 1:00 am
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Maha ShivaRatri, Shiva, moon

Maha Shivaratri

The festival of Maha Shivaratri, the ‘Night of Shiva’, is celebrated throughout India and the world by sincere devotees of Shiva. In Los Angeles, we will privately celebrate Maha Shivaratri on the night of Friday, Feb 20th, 2020, which is a day earlier than the Vedic calendar, according to Kashmir Shaiva philosophy. Swamiji suggested spending the night meditating as long as one wishes, followed by a light meal before retiring for bed. Wishing you a Happy Maha Shivaratri! Learn more about…

May 2020

09
May
11:00 am
@ Culver City Center
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2020

THIS PAGE LINKS TO THE UNIVERSAL SHAIVA FELLOWSHIP PAGE WITH THE SAME NAME AND CONTENT… TEXT BELOW FOR REFERENCE ONLY! Swami Lakshmanjoo was born in Srinagar, Kashmir on May 9, 1907. Each year on this special day we joyously celebrate and remember his birthday. We will begin this sacred day at 9 am, on the 9th of May, by gathering together to sing special Shaivite hymns, and then at 11 am recite the puja verses Swamiji compiled and instructed us…

10
May
9:00 am
@ Culver City Center
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All this creation is soaked with supreme consciousness. This is Shaivism! ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Spring Retreat 2020

RETREAT:  On the day following the Birthday Celebration, May 10th through May 13th, the Fellowship will hold its bi-annual four-day retreat at the Culver City Center. (Add all events to your Google Cal, or other calendars (ics). Each day will begin at 9 a.m. with meditation and recitation of Sanskrit verses, personally selected by Swamiji for worship followed by the study of Kashmir Shaivite texts, questions and answers, stories of Swamiji’s life, spiritual practice, lunch and snack breaks, yoga and meditation. We usually end at…

September 2020

05
September
10:30 am — 6:00 pm
@ Culver City Center
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MAHASAMADHI CELEBRATION 2020

The Universal Shaiva Fellowship is happy to announce the Mahasamadhi Celebration of our beloved Gurudev Swami Lakshmanjoo. This grand occasion will take place on Saturday the 5th, of September 2020, at 10:30 am. Swamiji left his physical frame twenty-three years ago in India, on September 27, 1991. Since that time, each year we joyously celebrate his Divine life and remember him by performing a traditional “Havan” or “Fire Ceremony” along with worship and the recitation of sacred hymns. HAVAN (Fire Ceremony):  Swamiji’s Mahasamadhi…

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September
September 6, 2020 9:00 am — September 9, 2020 6:00 pm
@ Culver City Center
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Fall Retreat of the Lakshmanjoo Academy

Fall Retreat 2020

RETREAT: On the day following the Mahasamadhi Celebration, the Lakshmanjoo Academy will hold a bi-annual four-day study retreat. (Add all USF events to your Google Cal, or other calendars (ics). Each day will begin at 9 a.m. with meditation and recitation of Sanskrit verses, personally selected by Swamiji for worship. Study: Drawing from the sacred revelations given by Swamiji, we will examine a number of important texts central to the philosophy of this great tradition known as Kashmir Shaivism. At the same time, we will acquaint…

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