Solstice is Sadhana
Summer and Winter Solstice Sadhanas are just that—sadhanas. A sadhana is a spiritual practice. We come together to practice a healthy, happy, holy way of life. Solstice Sadhanas enable us to develop the strength and stamina to live consciously, to be who we are, and live our truth.
"You have to live by the power of your soul. We are here to prove to ourselves who we are and what we will be. We are practicing a way of life here; we are practicing a strength in us. We are trying to prove to ourselves whether we can relate to soul or not." -Yogi Bhajan, 6/18/73
Solstice Sadhanas give us a chance to change our patterns and test ourselves.
"You are peaceful, strong, honest people. That is the life we are going to practice. And we must experience it. It is a self-disciplining process so that we can break our patterns of life and prove to ourselves that we have the spirit to survive through every obstacle." -Yogi Bhajan, 6/18/73
Solstice Sadhanas bring us together as a spiritual community, giving us the opportunity to experience the joy of being in community and serving one another.
"We want strength once a year to prove to our own selves how much we love each other. We want our gathering to be together. We want to see each other. We want to meet each other. We want to sing together. We want to face each others' difficulties. We want to help each other. We want to love each other. We want to understand each other. We want to be each other. We want to practice the mantra, Keep Up. We want certain things to keep our life together. For certain days we want to know each other together." -Yogi Bhajan, 6/18/73
Read more excerpts from Yogi Bhajan on Solstice Sadhana.