Beloved Brothers and Sisters from all over the world,
It is with great joy and pleasure that we announce the auspicious occasion of offering Shri Krishna Puja at the Lotus Feet of our Holy Mother. We all thank Shri Mataji for giving us this wonderful opportunity to be in Her presence.
We are hoping to have a very large and joyous gathering of saints at the Lotus Feet of our Holy Mother. It is with expectant love and excitement that we look forward to welcoming you on this momentous weekend.
Come along and let us bathe in the rivers of Divine Love that flow from Her Lotus Heart and completely permeate the whole universe, providing its cohesion and beauty.
The puja seminar will take place from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13th at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills, California, close to Shri Matajiís residence in Los Angeles.
A website has been created to facilitate your travel to the puja seminar. To access the Shri Krishna Puja Website, please click here.
For information about the registration process or hotel accommodations, email email@example.com.
Let us all come and worship the Adi Shakti, while She watches us, as a loving Mother watches Her small children who run around Her garden to gather flowers to offer to Her.
Let us all pray that She accepts our humble offerings and blesses us with the essence of Shri Krishna Tatwa.
Your Brothers and Sisters from the Three Americas
Additional Information about Krishna Puja Arrangements
The nearest airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) but there are also other airports in the Los Angeles area. Local transportation costs are not included in the registration fee.
Registration and Hotel Accommodations
All registration and hotel accommodations for the puja weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights) will be done onsite through the Sahaja Yoga Registration Team starting Thursday, August 10th. Please do not call the hotel to reserve a room for Friday, Saturday or Sunday night. There will be no pre-registration or pre-assignment of rooms.
There will be many registration stations to handle arrivals on Friday. We hope to be able to process your registration quickly, but there may still be delays in assigning rooms. Check-in time for the hotel is 4 pm and many rooms are not ready before that, so please take this into consideration in making your travel plans. There will be an area in the hotel where yogis can comfortably wait, if needed, until rooms become available. There is a park nearby and also a mall with restaurants across the street from the hotel.
Rooms will be assigned on arrival at the hotel. Depending on room availability, yogis wishing to stay together may be accommodated if they all register in person together. Yogis will be assigned to stay 4 adults to a room, or 5 people including children. Most rooms will have two large beds, but some rooms may have only one large bed so please come prepared to sleep on the carpet. It would be advisable to bring a light sleeping bag.
Because of the number of yogis attending and the need to manage room allocations efficiently, we request that yogis do not expect rooms to be reserved for their friends or relatives who will arrive later during the weekend. Allocations will be done as and when yogis arrive. Yogis may pay and register as a group onsite for themselves and for others expected to arrive later during the weekend; however, rooms for other yogis may not be allocated until they arrive on the spot.
Depending on room availability, yogis who wish to stay in a room with fewer than 4 adults or 5 people including children must pay an additional cost. This additional Seminar Cost will be collected onsite. Please note that yogis wishing a separate room with fewer than the minimum number of people may be assigned to rooms in a nearby hotel.
People arriving early (before Friday) and departing late (after Monday morning) will be able to stay at the Marriott three days before and days after the puja weekend at the puja seminar rate of $99 per night per room plus 14% tax. For this they should contact the hotel directly and reserve a room themselves, mentioning that they are with the Vishwa Nirmala Dharma group. Yogis who are staying at the hotel before Friday should register for the puja on Thursday or early Friday morning in the Sahaja Yoga Registration Area in the hotel so that they don't have to change rooms on Friday.
The Seminar includes Friday dinner through Sunday dinner.
Payment for the Puja Seminar and the Puja Dakshina will be made separately. Payments for both may be made only in US Dollars. Only cash or US Dollar checks or traveler checks will be accepted.
In particular, we request yogis and collective leaders and coordinators NOT to send any money in advance by mail. Yogis are also requested NOT to transfer any money to VND bank accounts towards payment of Seminar or Dakshina fees. All payments will be taken onsite only.
We request that yogis who provide Dakshina amounts on behalf of other yogis provide an accompanying Dakshina form, duly filled out. Yogis are also requested to make such payments only at the registration desk.
Any refunds requests for yogis who do not attend after payment will be taken up the day after the puja and not earlier.
There will be no registration during the Krishna Puja for Ganesha or Navaratri Pujas in September.