Christmas Eve 2019

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
17:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Germany
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
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Description

The Christmas holiday brings Bhakti Marga family members together from all over the world to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. As a spiritual Master, Christ taught that God is love and that God is attained through love. As an incarnation of Divine Love, He reminds us to awaken the love within ourselves and to share it with the world. 

Jesus Christ incarnated to remind us that we are not just a human being, we are not just what we see on the outside. We are also children of God. We are also part of the Creator.

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

Impressions of Christmas 2018

What to expect

The evening begins with church prayers, then we take a break for our traditional Christmas Eve meal. We gather again in the Light Hall after dinner for more church prayers, highlighted by the birth of baby Jesus. After prayers, Gurudev often distributes gifts to the guests.

What to wear

Women are asked to wear saris or ankle-length skirts and men are asked to wear a dhoti and kurta, or dress smartly in nice shirts and trousers. 

Schedule

17:00 - Church prayers, singing the Akathist to Jesus, reading from Psalms, the Old Testament and Epistles as part of the Royal Hours

19:00 - Christmas Eve meal is available for 15 € per person 

22:00 - Liturgy of St. Basil which includes the Intercession, Canon of Nativity, Benediction of the Loaves and the procession with baby Jesus. The Gospel will be read in several different languages. The evening ceremony will finish just after midnight.

Sponsor this event

Most of our festivities are free and open to the public. Sponsoring a puja is wonderful way to say thank you to Gurudev for all the blessings you have received from Him. It is also a generous way to help make the event available to others and to contribute to making it memorable for everyone.

The act of giving from the heart is a true blessing in and of itself. By helping to sponsor the event you reap the benefits from all the prayers done during the festivities. Even if you are unable to attend the event, you may still take part by becoming a sponsor.

Details about how to sponsor

Place: Shree Peetha Nilaya

In the midst of the lush fields and forests of Germany’s renowned Taunus region, Shree Peetha Nilaya, 'the Home of Maha Lakshmi', invites you to come and explore what lies deep within your own heart. The Ashram offers accommodations and a variety of courses, events, and activities to help you connect more deeply with Divine and with others on the spiritual path. We invite you to come experience all the centre has to offer.

Accommodations

Please use the link below if you would like to book accommodations at the ashram during your event. Accommodations fill up quickly for large events. If you are interested in reserving a room, but are unable to book it directly, please contact us to be added to a waiting list.

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Shree Peetha Nilaya - Bhakti Marga

In ancient times, yogis would receive Divine Inspiration through the connection to God in Nature. Shree Peetha Nilaya is such a place.

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

If you're unable to attend, please cancel

Many times people are turned away from experiences with Paramahamsa Vishwananda because of the limited number of people we can accommodate. If you are unable to attend your reserved event, please be respectful and cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make space for another. Please be aware that failure to cancel an event could affect your ability to book future events.

Contact

If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us:
Phone: +49 (0) 6124 605 9000
Tuesday – Saturday: 14:00 – 17:00
Email: events [at] bhaktimarga.org