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April 2020

04
April
8:00 am — 9:00 am
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Weekly Sangha – Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism

Considering what is going on in the world we felt deeply inspired to offer a FREE weekly online sangha for everybody, to have a place to connect from anywhere in the world and meet as a community with the goal to uplift humanity. “Freedom from all our miseries can neither be obtained through the renunciation of the world, nor by hatred of this world, but by experiencing the presence of God everywhere.” ~Abhinavagupta For this important venture, we have chosen the…

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…

December 2020

08
December
All Day
@ Rishikesh, India
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Kashmir Shaivism Retreat in India 2020

Universal Shaiva Fellowship & Ishwar Ashram Trust Study Retreat in INDIA – December 8-13th, 2020 Explore Rishikesh & Haridwar December 14-17th, 2020   We are excited to present: “The Wisdom of Kashmir Shaivism” Selected verses chosen by Swami Lakshmanjoo for our spiritual practice. This study retreat is based on video recordings from lectures Swami Lakshmanjoo revealed to John Hughes’ family and Inder Krishen Raina in 1988. Swamiji said that these verses are “The Cream of Kashmir Shaivism“.   5 Day Workshop Join us for this…

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