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Vigyan Bhairav
Secret Techniques of Meditation & Awareness

July 21-22, 2018

The Vacation that you never thought existed.  Journey this year to reconnect with yourself.  Discover a true sense of peace, purpose and mastery amidst the chaotic pace of life.  It’s a total immersion weekend of meditation, silence, and celebration.

The Program

  • Silence - renew physically, mentally and spiritually
  • Deep Meditations -  remove deep layers of stress 
  • Advanced Pranayams and Mudras- breathing techniques
  • Question and Answers - get clarity with daily Q&A sessions

Benefits

  • Structured retreat to let you sink deep within effortlessly
  • Erase past impressions to create focus, strength & freedom
  • Fuels you with a new found source of energy and joy
  • Rebuild the mind, body, spirit connection
LOGISTICS
 
 
 
CHECK IN
     
July 23rd, 7am - 10am
COURSE STARTS
     
July 23, 10am
COURSE ENDS
     
July 27 with Guru Purnima celebrations
VENUE
     
Hyatt Regency, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010 (map)
PREREQUISITE
     
Happiness Program (Art of Living Part 1) or Yes Plus Program
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PLEASE NOTE: Venues are different for Vigyan Bhairav, Art of Silence & Guru Purnima. Please look up venue section for advice on booking hotels.

Guru Puja is a traditional ceremony connecting & expressing gratitude to the lineage of spiritual Masters. 'Puja' is a sanskrit word that means fullness.

The Guru Puja course is conducted in two phases. In Guru Puja phase 1, participants are introduced to the lineage of spiritual Masters. They explore the mysteries of Vedic tradition, learn to chant the Guru Puja in Sanskrit and understand its meaning. The program days are filled with vibrant Guru stories and ancient knowledge. Chanting the Guru Puja unites our minds with the tradition of Spiritual Masters.

NOTE 1: Please do NOT register for Vigyan Bhairav if you are registering for Guru Puja 1
Since Guru Puja 1 starts on the same dates as Vigyan Bhairav, participants of Guru Puja 1 will NOT be able to attend Vigyan Bhairav.

NOTE 2: Guru Puja 1 will be moved from one venue to another to ensure that you are in the same venue as Gurudev during the course.

July 21 - 22: Starts at San Jose Convention Center, CA
July 23 - 26: Continues at Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA

LOGISTICS
 
 
 
CHECK IN
     
July 21rd, 7am - 10am
COURSE STARTS
     
July 21, 10am
COURSE ENDS
     
July 27 with Guru Purnima celebrations
VENUE
     
Jul 21-22: San Jose Convention Center, CA (map)
 
     
Jul 23-27: Hyatt Regency Burlingame, CA (map)
PREREQUISITE
     
Participants must meet one of the following prerequisites:
 
     
- Art of Living Teacher
 
     
- Pre-TTC (VTP) + 2 AoS + Sahaj Samadhi Course
 
     
- 4 AoS + Sahaj Samadhi Course
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PLEASE NOTE: Venues are different for Vigyan Bhairav, Art of Silence & Guru Purnima. Please look up venue section for advice on booking hotels.

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Guru Puja is a traditional ceremony expressing gratitude to the lineage of spiritual Masters. 'Puja' is a sanskrit word that means fullness.

The Guru Puja course is conducted in two phases. In Guru Puja phase 2, participants learn the ‘vidhi’ (ability to perform) the Guru Puja along with the meaning and symbolism behind each of the offerings. One experiences divinity through the melodious chants and performance of Guru Puja.

This program brings the qualification necessary to invoke the lineage of Spiritual Masters through the Puja chants and performance of the traditional Puja ceremony through offerings.

NOTE: Please note that you are eligible to attend Vigyan Bhairav for a discounted pricing if you register for Guru Puja 2. After you register for Guru Puja 2, please wait for your confirmation email with the link to register for Vigyan Bhairav with discounted pricing.

LOGISTICS
 
 
 
CHECK IN
     
July 23rd, 5pm - 9pm
COURSE STARTS
     
July 24, 7am
COURSE ENDS
     
July 27 with Guru Purnima celebrations
VENUE
     
Hyatt Regency, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010 (map)
PREREQUISITE
     
Guru Puja 1
Register

PLEASE NOTE: Venues are different for Vigyan Bhairav, Art of Silence & Guru Purnima. Please look up venue section for advice on booking hotels.

What is Vigyan Bhairav?

Vigyan Bhairav is a remarkable ancient text that describes 112 techniques to tap into the infinite dimension within our self. Vigyan Bhairav is the science of consciousness that connects us with this universal power in a palpable way. However, the cryptic nature of the text requires the guidance of a Master -- to open doors to an expanded reality and our higher states of consciousness.

A two-day immersion program

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar leads us into an immersive journey where discovery and transformation are possible as he skillfully unravels this age-old text.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global peace ambassador and spiritual master. He comes from a lineage of Masters of an ancient tradition and is one of the foremost exponents of meditation today.

Why attend?

We were born with an unlimited reservoir of power within us — a source of infinite energy, intelligence and creativity — that when accessed can strengthen our life at its core and in its entirety.

LOGISTICS
 
 
 
CHECK IN
     
July 21, 7 - 9:30 AM
COURSE DATES
     
July 21 - 22
COURSE TIMINGS
     
Morning: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Afternoon: 3:30 - 6:30 PM
VENUE
     
San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St San Jose (map)
PREREQUISITE
     
Open to all 18 years and above
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PLEASE NOTE: Venues are different for Vigyan Bhairav, Art of Silence & Guru Purnima. Please look up venue section for advice on booking hotels.


Art of Silence

in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Dive Deeper into Your Self!

July 23-27, 2018

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Guru Puja Part I

in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Learn the chanting of the puja and explore the mysteries of Vedic Knowledge and traditions!

July 21-27, 2018

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Guru Puja Part II

in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Learn to perform Guru Puja and explore the mysteries of Vedic Knowledge and traditions!

July 24-27, 2018

Vigyan BhairavArt of SilenceGuru Purnima CelebrationsGuru Puja 1Guru Puja 2

Programs

Vigyan Bhairav

Art of Silence

Guru Puja 1&2

Youth Courses


Youth Courses

in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

July 23-27, 2018

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Please write to GP2018@us.artofliving.org for specific questions 

Call +1.833.SRI.SRI.U (774.7748) 



Travel
 

    


San Francisco International Airport
SFO
San Jose International Airport
SJC
Oakland International Airport
OAK
Vigyan Bhairav
San Jose Convention Center
45 miles5 miles40 miles
Art of Silence
Hyatt Regency, Burlingame
3 miles30 miles30 miles
Guru Purnima
San Mateo Event Center
10 miles27 miles24 miles


Guru Purnima


Guru Purnima Day Celebrations

with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

July 27
more details coming soon

Significance of Guru Purnima:
Guru Purnima is the new year for the spiritual seeker.

Among the 12 to 13 full moons in a year the Vaishakha Full Moon is dedicated to Buddha (his birth and enlightenment), Jyeshtha Full Moon to mother earth and the Ashadha Full Moon is dedicated to honoring the tradition of spiritual masters. This is Guru Purnima.

It is the day when the disciple wakes up in his fullness and in the wakefulness he can’t be but grateful. This gratitude is not of dwaita (you and me), but of advaita. It is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself. So, gratefulness on Guru Purnima symbolizes that fullness.

The purpose of the Guru Purnima celebration is to turn back and review and see in this last one year how much one has progressed in life. For a seeker, Guru Purnima is a day of significance, is a day of New Year. It is the day to review one’s progress on the spiritual path and renew one’s determination and focus on the goal, and to resolve what one wants to do in the coming year. As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of one’s own self.”

Vigyan Bhairav + Art of Silence
A complete experience of 7 days with Sri Sri

July 21-27, 2018

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LOGISTICS
 
 
 
VENUE
     
San Mateo County Event Center, CA 94403 (map)

PLEASE NOTE: Venues are different for Vigyan Bhairav, Art of Silence & Guru Purnima. Please look up venue section for advice on booking hotels.

The journey begins with experiencing infinity during Vigyan Bhairav with Gurudev. It is followed by contemplation & soaking in deep silence during advanced meditations in the scenic surroundings of the Bay Area. And culminates into a grand celebration during Guru Purnima in the presence of Gurudev himself.

This will be the most complete experience with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during Guru Purnima 2018 in California.

LOGISTICS
 
 
 
Vigyan Bhairav
 
 
CHECK IN
     
July 21, 7 - 9:30 AM
COURSE DATES
     
July 21 - 22
COURSE TIMINGS
     
Morning: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Afternoon: 3:30 - 6:30 PM
VENUE
     
San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St San Jose (map)
 
 
 
Art of Silence
 
 
CHECK IN
     
July 23rd, 7am - 10am
COURSE STARTS
     
July 23, 10am
COURSE ENDS
     
July 27 with Guru Purnima celebrations
VENUE
     
Hyatt Regency, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010 (map)
 
 
 
PREREQUISITE
     
Happiness Program (Art of Living Part 1) or Yes Plus Program
Register

PLEASE NOTE: Venues are different for Vigyan Bhairav, Art of Silence & Guru Purnima. Please look up venue section for advice on booking hotels.

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Guru Purnima is the new year for the spiritual seeker. It is the day when the disciple wakes up in his fullness and in the wakefulness he can’t be but grateful. This gratitude is not of dwaita (you and me), but of advaita. It is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself. So, gratefulness on Guru Purnima symbolizes that fullness.


FAQ

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Guru Purnima Course Schedule

Sat
July 21

Sun
July 22

Mon
July 23

Tue
July 24

Wed 
July 25

Thu 
July 26

Fri
July 27

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Hyatt
Burlingame, CA

San Mateo
Event Center

San Mateo, CA

San Jose Convention Center

Hyatt, Burlingame, CA

San Mateo Event Center


Transportation

Since the courses are at various venues, organising transportation between venues is in the process.


Housing

Specially negotiated hotel rates are available at various locations at and near the venue.

COURSE PARTICIPANTS

Since only limited number of rooms are available at the discounted rate in hotels AT the venue, preference will be given to course participants to ensure a smooth course experience.

If you’ve already registered for any of the courses, you would have received hotel discount details from the housing team. If you did not find the email, please search in your folders and spam for an email starting with subject line “Guru Purnima 2018 Accommodation”

If you’re planning on registering for a course, we encourage you to register at your earliest as the discounted hotel rooms are limited in inventory. After registering for the course, you’ll receive information for your room reservation at event venue with discounted rates.

Access to hotel discounts will be sent to you within 24 hours of registering for the course.

VISITORS

If you’re planning to visit only, and not register for any courses, you have the following options based on your length of stay:

  1. If you are planning to visit only for Guru Purnima celebrations:

    Thu, July 26 – Sat, July 28 (2 nights)
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
    1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Reservation:
    - Reservation by phone: +1-650-347-1234
    - Click 
    here to make reservation at discounted rates

    Transportation: 
    Complimentary Shuttle runs 24 hours to and from SFO airport.

    Looking to share a room with fellow course participant at Hyatt Burlingame?
    If you are planning to have additional guests in the room, please select your room accordingly (2-person sharing, 4-person sharing etc.) You may not have their names at the time of registration, in which case, please provide your name multiple times (for as many guests you’re planning to share with). You are encouraged to enter information of your room's guests as soon as you know, online or by calling the hotel, so they can check-in and receive room’s keys independently.

    An open forum is available 
    http://tiny.cc/gp2018_hotel_room_sharing to share details on need / offer for room / roommates. Please note that this is a self-serve document; feel free to connect with each other to finalize room sharing.

  2. If you are planning to visit and need accommodation for longer duration:

    Please fill out the waitlist form here http://tiny.cc/gp2018_hotel_waitlist
    • Discounted hotels NEAR the venue will be made available based on the date of application & the duration of your stay. Please apply here ASAP as there are limited rooms with discounts. 
    • Any discounted rooms AT the venue not booked by course participants will be made available by July 4, 2018. 
    • You are welcome to make personal arrangements using hotels.com or other websites in order to ensure you have accommodation.


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