Senior Council set the date and venue for General Meeting 2020.
GM2020 will be on Tuesday and Wednesday December 01 and 02, 2020 in Varanasi.
Exact venue for GM meeting rooms will be finalized by February 2020.
Exciting items on the agenda
At GM2020 Teacher +Yajn will ascend to fill the position of Senior Council President and Chairperson of the Board of Directors that were vacant for the past sixteen years.
At GM2020 the first Junior Council will be formed and several members selected from India and Anglo-speaking western world will be appointed to form this international Council and regional representatives to plan and set in motion international projects to forward Wayism in the western world.
DEV DIWALI IN VARANASI
Dev Diwali is on Sunday, November 29, 2020
Diwali runs from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th Nov. Saturday 14th Nov is the main day, the Festival of Light.
Workshops & Excursions
Over ten days from 9 to 29 November several workshops and excursions are planned, culminating in the magnificent Dev Diwali celebration on the Ganges River on Sunday 29th November.
Teacher +Yajn presents a workshop on Advanced Meditation as Lifestyle, on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th Nov 19. Excursions late afternoon to evening.
Teacher Adele+ hosts a workshop on Spiritual Healing Energy for Everyday on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 Nov. Excursions late afternoon to evening.
Other workshops in the evenings and open days are combined with guided excursions to Varanasi’s unique Temples, Ghats and other sightseeing trips. Every excursion offers spirituality learning and practice opportunities.
Contact Teacher Adele if you intend to join us for the GM and/or Workshops. adele@(wayism.org) [remove spamprevent brackets]
2020 Dev Diwali
Dev Deepawali (Diwali of Gods) is celebrated 15 days after Diwali. It is a famous Utsav celebrated every year at the holy city Varanasi. Dev Deepawali, which is also spelled as Dev Diwali, is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Shiva over demon Tripurasur (त्रिपुरासुर). Hence Dev Deepawali Utsav is also known as Tripurotsav or Tripurari Purnima which is observed on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima.
On Dev Deepawali, devotees take a holy dip in the Ganges on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima and light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening. When the dusk sets, the steps of all the Ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges are lit with millions of earthen lamps. Not only the Ghats of Ganges but also all temples of Benares are lit with millions of Diya(s).