9 - 31 August 2019
The three-week long summer seminar with His Holiness Vishwaguru Maheshwaranandji in Strilky, Czech Republic had multiple programs, including karma yoga (selfless work), meditation techniques (kriya anushthan), lectures, and practices of meditation, asanas and pranayama.
On Thursday 15 August 2019, during the first week of seminar, several simultaneous events took place, making for a very auspicious day of celebrations - India’s Independence Day, Gurupurnima and Vishwaguruji's birthday were celebrated together. Read whole article
On 21 August, Vishwaguruji gave a public lecture 'Hidden Powers within Us' in the nearby town of Brno at the Semilasso Cultural Centre. A new Peace Tree was planted in this beautiful town and is now growing to remind all who visit about the importance of world peace.
Another special event took place on 23 August, Krishna Jayanti, Krishna’s birthday, when the children attending the seminar demonstrated some stories from Krishna’s life. According to the Sanathan Dharma tradition, there was a cradle set with the newborn baby Krishna, so that everyone could welcome Sri Krishna with good wishes for all of creation.
The last day of the seminar, 31 August, was dedicated to the birthday (according to the lunar calendar) of Hindu Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji, Vishwaguruji's master Holy Guruji. The celebration with heartfelt words and singing of bhajans continued in the evening of the same day in the Vienna Ashram which carries his name.