“Whenever righteousness declines and the world loses its way, the Lord has promised to come to restore the scriptures and show us a way from darkness to light, from untruth to truth, from death to immortality.
“It need not be as a divine incarnation. Even in little people like you and me, the Lord can come to life. By ourselves we are nothing, but every one of us can become a little lamp that shines like a beacon for all around to follow. ”
– Eknath Easwaran
Every year since his passing in 1999, the BMCM has celebrated Easwaran’s life and teachings in late October and his students have used this time to honor their teacher and rededicate themselves to their spiritual practice. For the past four years, this celebration has expanded to include the worldwide community of Easwaran’s students. This has been a wonderful time of collective striving with each of us deepening our own practice and our connection with Easwaran.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Teacher and Student,” coming from the Fall/Winter 2017 Blue Mountain Journal. This journal is full of wisdom and inspiration from Easwaran about the role of the spiritual teacher and the attributes of the good spiritual student. We invite you to study this journal in the weeks leading up to the celebration on Sunday, October 25 when we’ll join together for a day of mantrams dedicated to peace and healing in the world.
Read on to learn more about how you can join in the BMCM’s month-long study of the “Teacher & Student” Journal and participate in the celebration mantram day on Sunday, October 25.