Hansarupin - Foundation Day Convocation
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Hansarūpin – Foundation Day Convocation
with His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda
Info & Details Sheet - Click here
Join us for this special weekend of ceremony and divine unfoldment in honor of the noble cause of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship. Experience the energy of authentic Vedic ceremonies and Sanskrit chanting by Vedic priest (Acharya), Sri Bibhudutta Mishra, and His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda on 7th and 8th mornings for a unique blessing to all gathered devotees. Learn how the organization’s holistic curriculum and cultural transmission are steadily taking shape to inspire those interested in enlightened living. In addition to special teachings and presentations by His Holiness (HH) there will be interactive sessions to share the Nonprofit’s vision and ways for volunteers to participate.
On 8th May we will celebrate the Foundation Day of the Nonprofit - on this day in 2015 our mission and sangha was renamed as Hansavedas. This new momentum began on the auspicious day of Axaya-Tritiyā, or the “imperishable third” day, of the Vedic soli-lunar calendar. Outside of sessions and classes we will share in Ayurvedic meals in a spiritual-family atmosphere. This is also an opportunity to have a first look at our new publications released over the weekend.
The weekend will be hosted at two adjacent locations: our Nonprofit’s Cabrillo Meditation Centre (CMC), located in the Las Aves Complex at 1805 East Cabrillo Blvd., Suite-G (upper floor) and the Montecito Event Center (MEC), which is located just next door. Most Vedic ceremonies will take place at the Meditation Altar at the Cabrillo Centre, while meals and most presentations will take place at the Montecito Event Center. Free parking will be available at both locations.
Schedule (Click here for schedule)
Check-in: Saturday, 7th May at 10:00am
Check-out: Sunday, 8th May at 4:00pm
If you are flying in from out of town please read through the Info & Details Sheet linked at the top for flight timing.
Travel & Flights
We recommend flying into either LAX or SBA. The SBA is half an hour drive from the venue, whereas LAX is a 2 hour drive from Santa Barbara. Car rental may not be necessary, but could be helpful. Some rides will be provided by local Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area devotees.
Guests will book their own overnight accommodations at a nearby hotel, hostel or campsite. Many devotees are choosing to book rooms or homes using Airbnb, which connects you with locals who have rooms or houses to rent out. Please visit airbnb.com to search for available rooms and houses. Or, click here for a list of other accommodation options. If you would like to stay in a hotel or Airbnb room with others, we would be happy to connect you with other devotees interested in room shares. Please call the Santa Barbara office for assistance in connecting with roommates.
Lunch and supper will be provided on Saturday. Lunch will be provided on Sunday. Ayurvedic food will be mostly vegan and gluten free using primarily organic ingredients and locally sourced produce.
Cost of Weekend
The registration cost is not a donation to the Nonprofit, as it only covers the expenses of catered meals, rentals, ceremonial items and supplies needed for the Foundation Day weekend. If you wish to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation to support this program and the Nonprofit’s curriculum, there will be an opportunity to do so during registration or in person at the Foundation Day weekend.
With your giving, you nurture the preservation and dissemination of indigenous knowledge from the ancient Sanskrit heritage for the benefit of modern society. Your support safeguards extant Sanskrit literature on spiritual philosophy that are meaningful for modern inquiry; spiritual practices from Vedic antiquity that bring about peace and harmony in our communities; Himalayan yoga and Ayurveda that promote wellness and mindfulness in daily living; and Himalayan meditation techniques of unbroken lineages which bring about mental clarity, endurance and compassion through self-empowerment; and monastic wisdom for wise counseling of devotees. Your generosity enables the Nonprofit to create educational publications and sustain public fellowships. Publications include teachings on Vedic spiritual philosophy, sublime chanting of Sanskrit hymns, vintage photographs, Vedic fine arts and classical music. To learn more about the Nonprofit’s publications, please visit publications.hansavedas.org
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In order to receive a refund, please notify Self Enquiry Life Fellowship’s main office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 909-543-6003. No refunds or credits toward registration amount will be offered if you cancel within 7 days of the start date of the event, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason.
Registration Amount Refunds
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Cancellation by the Organizer
Self Enquiry Life Fellowship reserves the right to cancel any event at any time. In the instance an event is cancelled, registrants will be notified and offered the option of receiving a refund or credit toward a future event. While Self Enquiry Life Fellowship never anticipates cancelling an event, due to unforeseeable circumstances some events may be canceled. Self Enquiry Life Fellowship does not refund travel related expenses, including airline tickets, in the case of event cancellation. Therefore Self Enquiry Life Fellowship advises all participants to refrain from purchasing non-refundable airline tickets.
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