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UK Country Darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda in Shree Peetha Nilaya Ashram, Germany
January 6 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
It is now possible for people to have the chance to attend the Darshans without having to participate in the UK Country Week program if:
- it is your first time meeting Paramahamsa Vishwananda/ visiting Shree Peetha Nilaya; AND
- you are based in the UK.
If you would like to attend the Darshans only during this week, there are two ways of doing this:
Option 1 – Staying INSIDE Shree Peetha Nilaya Ashram
This option includes:
- attending both Darshans and staying at the Ashram from Friday 05 January to Sunday 07 January 2018;
- Stay in a 4/5 person group room of same gender;
- Pay £76 in total for the accommodation (£38 per night). Price does NOT include flights from UK/ Airport Transfers);
- Booking/ payment must be received by Wednesday 15 November (only a handful of spaces left!)
Option 2 – Staying OUTSIDE Shree Peetha Nilaya Ashram
This option includes:
- attending both Darshans but stay outside of the Ashram;
- you must register by Wednesday 15 November to guarantee your place. If you can only register after this date – please email BMUKevents@bhaktimarga.org to confirm whether there are still spaces available at the Darshans before making plans/ booking any flights.
How to Register
For either option, please register and book your place here and we will get in touch with you about how to make arrangements to attend.
What is Darshan?
The word Darshan is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘drsh’, which means ‘sight’ or ‘having a glimpse of’ the Divine. To receive a personal blessing (Darshan) from a Realised Master is one of the greatest gifts given to mankind. The Love you feel during Darshan is not something from the outside, it is your own Divinity revealing itself to you. Parmahamsa Vishwananda’s aim is to awaken the inner Light and Love of your soul. This gives the opportunity to realise we all have the same love inside of us, to intensify that love and become one with it, then to share it with everyone around us.
The Darshan Experience
The Darshan programme includes devotional music and songs from various traditions, inspirational talks and, of course, the Darshan blessing itself. The programme opens with a short ceremony honouring the Guru. Once Paramahamsa Vishwananda arrives, He usually sings two or three bhajans, a call-and-response style of song which praises the Divine. He may or may not give a short talk. When he is ready, he will prepare himself with a few moments of silence. This is the time when people will begin to queue up, generally families with children first. Once the Darshan begins, it will continue until everyone has had a turn. Musicians will sing and devotees may tell stories throughout the entire Darshan. The event closes with arati, which is an offering of light to the Divine.
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