Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a lovely long weekend and happy Guru Purnima! Here’s a look at the week ahead on Broome Street-
Tomorrow and Tuesday, the temple will be closed as we undergo some construction. As tomorrow is Guru Purnima, we are hoping to have a small puja tomorrow evening at 5:30, but we will let you know pending construction progress!
Not only is tomorrow Guru Purnima, but we are very excited to have a new addition to the temple arriving tomorrow, a 3 foot tall
solid white marble murti of Shirdi Sai Baba, a gift from the Hindu Temple Dubai, through Jay and Deepa Lakhani. Fun fact: our Abhayankara Maha Ganapati was also delivered on Guru Purnima in 2001- 22 years ago 🙏 We will keep you informed of the pratishtha date!
Temple Membership Program:
Please consider becoming a member of the temple! Like we’ve mentioned before, the temple is truly a community initiative and is fully run on donations. Temple memberships are $108 / year (only $9 / month!), and the donations go toward funding our priest and growing
You also get first dibs on our new merch! And if you’ve been
around for some time, you know how fast they sell out ;)
You can sign up for our
Please spread the word about the memberships, tell your friends, and family, and get them to sign up! We are aiming for 1,000 members this year, which will be 40% of
our entire budget for 2024 - let’s make it happen!
Now into July events and programs!
Sound Meditation with Anuj Godhani
If you haven’t attended one of Anuj’s sound meditation sessions at BSGT, you’re missing out! We’re excited to
have him offer sound meditation sessions at Broome Street every Sunday in July from 10:30-11:30 am. Sessions are $25 and you can register online here.
- Sunday July 9th
- Sunday July 16th
- Sunday July 30th
Hatha Yoga with Don
Don James Batalla is a Certified Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher and has devoted his practice and the teachings
to spread the influence Yoga offers. We are honored to have him be teaching at the temple! Sign up for his classes here
Don’s Yoga schedule:
- Every other Monday from 7-8pm
- Tuesdays 4-5pm
- Thursdays 2-3pm
- Friday 7-8pm
Conscious Well-Being Series with Deepak Chopra Part V: Pratyahara
Date: July 20th
Pratyahara is the withdrawal of the senses of cognition and action from both the external world and the images or impressions in the mind field. Deepak and
Eddie will discuss the 4 stages and how to perform it. In person is sold out, but sign up to join online here!
The Path of the Heart: Tantra and Psychology Course with Dr. Persaud
Join Dr. Sarika Persaud for her last two classes of the Tantra and Psychology lecture series! This course will
use readings, discussions, and meditations to guide students toward anubhava (direct experience) of spiritual phenomena, which is considered the highest form of learning on the Tantrik path.This course will use readings, discussions, and meditations to guide students toward anubhava (direct experience) of spiritual phenomena, which is considered the highest form of learning on the Tantrik path. Join here.
- Tuesday July 11th
- Tuesday July 18th
Sri Vidya Beginners course
We are excited to welcome Devipuram to BSGT this July! Srividya is a branch of Shaiva-Shakta Tantra. It is the Mantra marga (path that utilizes mantra to
connect with the deity) of Tantra. The practice of Srividya is centered around the worship of the Divine Mother, Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari. The first step in Sri Vidya is the veneration of Maha Ganapathi. To learn more, please visit this website. Details for this course soon!
Dates: July 21-23rd
Eddie, Temple Director
Shruti, Assistant Director