“Guru Pooja is a device to invite a dimension that dispels your darkness.”
Guru Pooja is a certain science of using chants and offerings to manifest a powerful experience in your living space. This particular Guru Pooja is known as Shodashopachara, which refers to sixteen ways of welcoming a Guru. Far from being a religious ritual, Guru Pooja is a way of using emotion as a tool and involves a certain reorientation of one’s energies, which can bring a different quality into your life if practiced on a regular basis.Guru Pooja is offered to a lamp as a symbol of all the great masters, regardless of what culture or religion they belong to.
Guru Pooja Training is conducted as a 4-day residential program at the Isha Yoga Center, India, at the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, USA, and more occasionally at various other centers across the world.
Completion of the Inner Engineering Program (including the Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya) is a prerequisite for attending this program.
“When I do the Guru Pooja, something within me becomes very fluid and pleasant.
And this quality lingers within me throughout the day.
Be it my yoga practices or any activity that I do, everything becomes so sweet,
deep and nourishing for my growth as a human being.”
“Learning the Guru Pooja has been an awakening experience for me. Never before have I felt so peaceful singing anything. It is truly an immense blessing to have had the opportunity to learn it.”