Festival of Lights: A One Day Retreat
O Ram! The light of lights, the self-luminous inner light of the Self is ever shining steadily in the chamber of your heart. Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Withdraw the senses. Fix the mind on this supreme light and enjoy the real Dipavali (Festival of Lights), by attaining illumination of the soul.-Svami Sivananda
After 14 years of living in exile, Lord Rama, an embodiment of the Divine Light, is welcomed home. Devotees from near and far come to light the way offering lit clay lamps (diyas) ... an invitation to the Supreme Light to enter into one's life and consciousness.
On what is said to be the darkest night of the year, and the beginning of a new year according to the Lunar calendar, we will sit in meditation, engage in ceremony and celebration attuning to Presence and lovingly awaiting its Connection and Return.