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Announcement: Guru Purnima 2022

Salutation to you, my Guru, who makes visible the Divine that flows through the whole of creation!From the Guru Pranam translated by Sri Durgamayi Ma

 

On Guru Purnima, the day of full moon in July, spiritual disciples all over the world gather and celebrate the great festival in honor of their master and all enlightened people who live and have lived.

On this special day we chela also honor our Guru Sri Durgamayi Ma and her Master – our Satguru – Sri Neem Karoli Baba with a grand celebration on July 16 and 17.

The ashram is open to all people on both days and everyone is welcome to celebrate this festival with us.

Registration

All who wish to attend the festival weekend can register by emailing to rsvp@sri-ma.de by Thursday, Juli 14.

Schedule:

Saturday 16 July

  • 10:30 a.m. – admission
  • 11 a.m. – we begin with the festival, kirtan, darshan with Sri Durgamayi Ma
  • 1 p.m. – we have a simple Bhandara (lunch)
  • In the evening: aarti to our GuruMA Sri Durgamayi Ma
  • About 21:30 p.m. – ashram closes

Sunday 17 July

  • 10:30 a.m. – admission
  • 11 a.m. – kirtan, darshan with Sri Durgamayi Ma
  • 13 p.m. – we have a simple Bhandara (lunch)
  • 7 p.m. – aarti to Sri Neem Karoli Baba
  • About 7:30 p.m. – ashram closes

Admission and contributions:

  • Entire day – admission from 10.30 a.m. – Contribution Sat. €35, Sun. €25
  • Morning & lunch prasad – admission from 10.30 am – Sat. €20, Sun. €15
  • Evening – admission from 4 pm – Contribution Sat. & Sun. €15

All contributions go towards the upkeep of the two ashram

Hygiene measures: 

  • As Corona numbers are on the rise again, anyone who is feeling ill or has cold symptoms cannot come.  

Livestream:

For all those who cannot come and also for the many devotees of Sri Neem Karoli Baba from all over the world, we will broadcast the festival on Saturday evening from 7 pm in a livestream. 

Anyone visible in the picture of the livestream will appear quite small. If you don’t want to be visible in the livestream at all, you can just stay in the back of the kirtan hall.

Directions

Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir
Nelsonallee 22, 89231 Neu-Ulm
Link to Google Maps

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Darshan with Sri Durgamayi Ma on July 2nd & 3rd – new dates for Darshan until October

“I am in that space, in that silence, in that eternal moment, in that eternity – there you can meet me.” Sri Durgamayi Ma

Dear devotees and visitors of the ashram,

Last weekend Sri Durgamayi Ma gave a retreat at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir for the first time – and all who participated were allowed to immerse into the being with Mataji at this peaceful place.

So we are very happy to announce the upcoming Darshan with Mataji on the weekend of July 2-3. The Baba Mandir will be open all day from both days.

Admission & Contributions

  • Entire day – Admission from 10.30 a.m. – Contribution € 25
    (Saturday until approx. 9 p.m., Sunday until approx. 7.30 p.m.)
  • Morning & lunch prasad – admission from 10.30 a.m. – contribution € 15
  • Evening – Admission from 4 p.m. – Contribution € 15

Mataji’s Darshan is open to all. No registration is required.

Directions

Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir, Nelsonallee 22, 89231 Neu-Ulm – Link to Google Maps


New Darshan Dates

We are very happy to share with you today the new dates for Darshan with Sri Durgamayi Ma until Durga Puja festival in October:

  • June 26 – Mataji gives morning darshan on Zoom.
  • 2 – 3 July – Darshan weekend at Baba Mandir
  • July 10 – The announced morning darshan is postponed to August 14.
  • July 16 – 17 – Gurupurnima Festival at Baba Mandir
  • July 30 – 31 – Darshan weekend at the Baba Mandir
  • August 14 – Mataji gives morning darshan on Zoom
  • August 27 – 28 – Darshan weekend at Baba Mandir
  • September 10 – 11 – Nirvan Divas Festival at Baba Mandir
  • October 1st – 2nd – Durga Puja Festival at Baba Mandir

For more information, please write to ashram@sri-ma.de.

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5 star rating for Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir

This “5-star rating” of the ashram was given to Mataji by a young visitor at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir on this weekend as a written gift. You just have to read it out loud.
 
  • all stars full
  • they sing a lot Indian
  • there is a bar
  • Indian pictures
  • beautifully decorated
  • delicious food
  • very nice clean
  • good air
  • many emergency exits
  • pleasantly bright
  • Indian and German
  • one can rest
  • it has plants
  • they are nice

 

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Sri Durgamayi Ma gives Darshan on the weekend 11-12 June

“I am in that space, in that silence, in that eternal moment, in that eternity – there you can meet me.” Sri Durgamayi Ma

Dear devotees and visitors of the ashram,

for six weeks now Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir in Neu-Ulm, Germany has been open regularly and this morning Sri Durgamayi Ma gave MorningDarshan over Zoom for the first time here in the new ashram. For many of us it was a completely new experience to hear Mataji’s voice in the wide open kirtan hall with the luminous puja.

So we are even more looking forward to Mataji giving darshan this coming weekend – 11 to 12 June!


Update: The Baba Mandir will be open all day on both days.

  • Saturday: from 10:30 a.m. to about 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Admission on both days is from 10:30 to 11 in the morning and from 16 to 16:30 in the afternoon.

The contribution for the whole day is €25, including a simple lunch prasad and a small snack in the evening. (During this period it is also possible to leave the ashram and come back again at the admission in the afternoon).

It is also possible to come for only half a day: At the admission time in the morning or in the afternoon. The contribution is then €15.

Mataji’s darshan is open to all. Everyone is welcome.


Outlook on upcoming dates where Mataji will give Darshan:

Mataji is giving a retreat for chela:

  • From Thursday June 16 to Saturday June 18, Mataji is giving a retreat for her chela. Arrival for the retreat is on Wednesday, departure on Sunday – registration is open until Sunday, June 12, at 6pm.

Mataji gives MorningDarshan:

  • on Sunday, June 26
  • on Sunday, July 10

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  • on the weekend 2-3 July. 

Guru Purnima Festival (Weekend)

  • On 16 and 17 July, we will celebrate Guru Purnima in Mataji’s presence – the festival where chela all around the world honor their spiritual master. 


Directions to Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir

Nelsonallee 22, 89231 Neu-Ulm – Link to Google Maps

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Vesakh Festival at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir
– 21 & 22 May –

In honor of Gautama Buddha, his birth and enlightenment, we celebrate the Vesakh Festival on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 – first time in the new Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir in Neu-Ulm.

On her way as a chela Sri Durgamayi Ma also met the Buddhist meditation teacher Satya Narayan Goenka and learned to meditate from him. So in the ashram we celebrate this festival in honor of Buddha every year – grateful for His teachings, which were an important part of Mataji’s path to liberation and are for many people around the world.

This year Mataji will not be present at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir for the Vesakh festival. The next opportunity to receive Mataji’s darshan will be on Sunday, June 5 – Mataji will give morning darshan – and on the weekend of June 11 and 12. 

The darshan and festival weekend at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir are open to all. Everyone is welcome.

Registration

All those who wish to attend the festival weekend can register by emailing to rsvp@sri-ma.de by Thursday, May 19. 

Schedule:

Saturday, May 21

  • 11 am – we begin the celebration, chant and recite Buddhist mantra throughout the day and practice Anapana meditation.
  • At midday we have a simple Bhandara (lunch)
  • In the evening we celebrate a festive Aarti to Buddha
  • Around 9:30 pm – Baba Mandir closes
  • Admission for the whole day, starting from 10:30 am – contribution: 35€
  • Admission for the evening, starting at 5 pm – contribution: 20€

Sunday 22 May

  • 10:30 am – Baba Mandir opens
  • 11 am – we chant and recite Buddhist mantra throughout the day and practice the Anapana meditation.
  • At midday we will have a simple Bhandara (lunch)
  • 7 pm – we celebrate an Aarti to Buddha
  • Around 7:30 pm – Baba Mandir closes
  • Admission for the whole day, starting at 10:30 am – contribution: 25€
  • Admission for the evening, starting at 4 pm – contribution: 15€

Hygiene measures: 

We have removed the requirement to wear a mask at the Baba Mandir and at Brindavon Ashram. However, as a precautionary measure, one restriction remains: Whoever has symptoms of a cold cannot come.

Livestream:

For all those who cannot come and also for the many devotees of Sri Neem Karoli Baba from all over the world, we will broadcast the festival on Saturday evening from 7 pm in a livestream. 

Anyone visible in the picture of the livestream will appear quite small. If you dont want to be visible in the picture, you can just stay in the back of the kirtan hall.

Directions

Nelsonallee 22, 89231 Neu-Ulm
Link to Google Maps

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New dates for Darshan – Changes at Baba Mandir – Livestreams

Dear devotees, dear visitors of the ashram website,

we are very happy to share with you today the new dates when Sri Durgamayi Ma will be giving darshan in June and July.

We are still figuring out, with Mataji’s help, how we can best arrange the regular opening of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir – which is why, from May 17, the times of the evening practices at the Baba Mandir will change once again

All new changes go along with the decreasing corona numbers, which now make it possible to gather again after the ashram had to remain closed for most of the last two years and we could “only” gather virtually for Mataji’s darshan, kirtan and meditation.

From Tuesday, May 17, Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir will open regularly on two instead of three evenings during the week:

  • Tuesdays: Aarti & Hanuman Chalisa – with livestream transmission. 
  • Fridays: Aarti, Kirtan & Meditation for Peace

Admission is always from 6:30 to 6:50 pm, Aarti starts at 7 pm.
The contribution per evening from now on is fixed at €7 and no longer on a donation basis as before. 

Hygiene measures: 

We have removed the requirement to wear a mask at the Baba Mandir and at Brindavon Ashram. However, as a precautionary measure, one restriction remains: Whoever has symptoms of a cold cannot come.


Announcement: Livestreams from Brindavon Ashram and Baba Mandir

Mataji would like to fulfill the wish and request of many devotees to resume the daily livestreams of the Aarti. Therefore, from May 17, we share the Aarti every evening at 7pm in livestream from Brindavon with two exceptions: Fridays the Aarti livestream is at 7am and on Tuesday evenings we share a livestream of the Aarti & seven Hanuman Chalisa from the Baba Mandir.


Upcoming dates overview – Mataji gives darshan:

MorningDarshan:

Starting in June, Mataji’s MorningDarshan (via Zoom) are no longer just for chela, but are open to all who wish to attend.

From June, the Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir will be open on Sunday mornings when Mataji gives MorningDarshan. At the same time, everyone can continue to receive Mataji’s darshan via Zoom.

Registration for participating in the Zoom MorningDarshan is possible via the booking platform Doo here: Sunday, June 5 | Sunday, June 26 | Sunday July 10 .

Times for MorningDarshan at Baba Mandir:

  • 6:30-6:50 am – admission (virtual admission via Zoom – 6:50 am).
  • 7 am – we celebrate Aarti to Sri Neem Karoli Baba
  • after Aarti we wait in silence for Mataji’s MorningDarshan

Festival weekends at the Baba Mandir:

On May 21 and 22 we celebrate Vesakh festival. 
On July 16 and 17 we celebrate Gurupurnima

Timetable on festival weekends:

  • Saturday: the Baba Mandir opens at 10:30 am and is open all day until evening, the festival ends around 9:30 pm.
  • Sunday: the Baba Mandir opens at 10:30, is open all day and closes after the Aarti at about 7:30 pm.

On festival weekends, there is a simple midday prasad for everyone at the Baba Mandir.

Darshan weekends at Baba Mandir:

On the weekends of June 11-12 and July 2-3, Mataji will give darshan at these times:

  • Saturday: the Baba Mandir opens from 10:30 am to about 1 pm and from 4 pm to about 9 pm.
  • Sunday: the Baba Mandir opens from 10:30 am to about 1 pm and from 4 pm to about 7:30 pm, after the Aarti.

Mataji is giving a retreat for chela:

From Thursday, June 16 in the morning to Saturday, June 18 in the evening Mataji will give a three-day retreat – arrival is on Wednesday, departure on Sunday. More details will be announced soon.

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News on the Upcoming Time in the Ashram

Dear visitors, dear devotees,

when the pandemic started, Sri Durgamayi Ma gave us chela at Brindavon Ashram the sadhana to share the daily aarti and also evening practices as a livestream, in order to keep the ashram at least virtually open to all people.

Now Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir opens regularly three evenings a week and Mataji will be there on some of the evenings giving Darshan. 

Because looking after the livestream technics takes up a lot of attention, Mataji has given us the new task to share the aarti from now on once a week – every Friday evening at 7 pm – as a livestream from the Baba Kutir in Brindavon Ashram. 

This change allows us all to engage more with meeting our GuruMA and being with Her in the new ashram.

The evening practices are open to everyone and from now on Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir will open regularly for:

  • Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesday evenings
  • Meditation / listening to a recording of Mataji’s Darshan on Thursday evening
  • Satsang on Saturday evenings

All events at the Baba Mandir begin with the Aarti at 7pm and are on a donation basis – the suggested donation is 7 Euros per evening*. Admission is from 6.30pm to 6.50pm each evening. 

*All contributions go towards the upkeep of the ashram.

You can find regular updates on the ashram blog or subscribe to our newsletter to receive up-to-date information.

Directions to Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir.