On Sunday, January 1, 2012, the San Francisco Oneness Community will hold a special New Years Day Deeksha Celebration, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place – 401 Alabama Street (at 17th Street in San Francisco).
The three-part program will culminate with two beautiful opportunities to connect deeply with the Divine – the VARADEEKSHA MALA VIRAMANAM process, and the GOLDEN BALL DARSHAN webcast from the World Oneness Center in India.
Several people in the community have participated in a 21-day or 11-day Varadeeksha Mala. Varadeeksha Mala is a ritual where people practice certain rules and austerities and pray for the fulfillment of their desires. It is a ritualistic prayer that takes place in India every year; and begins with prayers before sunrise each day and performing several other practices, while wearing sacred beads known as a mala.
Sunday afternoon, in addition to the regular sharing of Deeksha, there will be a final ritual of devotion – to remove the sacred beads – called Varadeeksha Mala Viramanam. The good news is that Sunday has been opened to everyone, Blessing Givers and non-Blessing Givers alike, including those who did not take part in the earlier days.
The program details for Sunday follow:
3:30-5:30 P.M. – SUNDAY DEEKSHA AND NEW YEARS CELEBRATION
(Note earlier start time for Sunday Oneness Blessing Deeksha)
3 p.m. set up space, socialize, and early registration for process
(Please, bring altar or prayer items, comfortable and warm clothes, and a cushion or yoga mat for the process if needed)
3:30 p.m. start New Years day Sunday Event
Welcome and Introduction to Sunday Deeksha Event by Bob Bearden
3:40 p.m. Liberation Sutra chanted by Olga Suarez and Olga Llerena mother and daughter Oneness Trainers for North America/Mexico
3:50 p.m. 2012 New Years Opening Prayer by Reverend Michele Feher
4:00 p.m. Chanting the Moola Mantra
4:05 p.m. Give and receive Sunday Oneness Blessing as group
and Crystal Bowl offering by Reverend Michele
4:50 p.m. Intention Deeksha as group led by Reverend Michele
5:00-5:10 p.m. Group sharing/conclude Sunday Deeksha
5:10-5:29 p.m. Dancing/tea/snacks/socialize/register Varadeeksha Viramanam Process
5:30 p.m. VARADEEKSHA MALA VIRAMANAM and GOLDEN BALL MEDITATION
5:30 p.m. Instruction for Varadeeksha Mala and Golden Ball Darshan Process by Trainers Bob, Alex, Olga, Jasmine, Jehna
5:40-5:50 p.m. Aarti and Process begins
5:50-5:55 p.m. Invoke the Divine
5:55-6:20 p.m. Ananda Mandala
6:21-7:10 p.m. 49 minutes of chanting Divine names – Amma Bhagavan or any other name of your divine for 49 minutes
7:10-7:20 p.m. Sharing miracle story by Trainer Jehna Han
7:20-7:30 p.m. Instruction for Darshan and explanations for meditation in front of Golden Ball (Amma Bhagavan Dhyana breathing in & out 7x’s)
7:30 p.m. Golden Ball Darshan Webcast
During the 21-minute Golden Ball meditation:
a. Visualize your prayer in the Golden Ball
b. Visualize as though you have already received what you want
c. Visualize in 3D & color & express gratitude to the Divine for fulfilling your desire/solving your problem.
After all the prayers, if the Darshan Webcast is still going on – then meditate in the presence of the Golden Ball. Express your gratitude to the Divine for fulfilling your desire/solving your problem.
7:51 p.m. Shavasana
8:11 p.m. Closing Aarti
8:15 -8:45 p.m. Tea/Snacks
8:45-9 p.m. Adjourn/Clean up and close
After the entire process, those wearing the mala could remove the mala by chanting the Moola Mantra once. You could wear this mala whenever you want, or you could set it aside and save it for the following year sadhana (practice), or you could continue to wear the mala as you did for these 11/21 days.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Donations accepted to cover expenses
- Bring Altar Items/Prayer Items
- Bring meditation cushions and yoga mats as needed
- Wear warm clothes or bring shawls/blankets as needed
401 Alabama Street (at 17th Street in San Francisco).
Please be prompt to help to keep the schedule.