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Raksha Bandhan~Blessing of the Yogis Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage 245 Greenwood Brook Road Industry, ME, 04938 United States (map)

In the ancient tradition of Sat Manav Yoga, Raksha Bandhan honors the deep bond that exists between humanity and all other beings. Commonly celebrating the bond between brother and sister, Yoga takes it one step further, recognizing we are all linked by our common desire to experience and give fulfillment. 
Simply put, if we can learn how to enhance and extend life for ourselves all beings can thrive and experience fulfillment. This message is the true and original purpose of Yoga. 
This event is dedicated to that. 

Event highlights:
Rakhi (bracelet) tying blessing ceremony performed by our Gurus
Amazing food
Inspiring yoga teachings
Yagya (Yogic fire ceremony)
There are kid activities all day (see schedule below) so this is a perfect family event!

Each festival at Hridaya Hermitage is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.

The highlight of each event offered is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~Meditation teachings

This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event, however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all!