Dr. Pillai’s Guru Purnima 2024

Full Moon of the Guru
3-Day Retreat

Join In-Person or Online as He Reveals:

• 8 Supermind Techniques of Patanjali
• 8 Siddhi Supernormal Powers Training
8 Forms of Lakshmi Invocation

JULY 18–21, 2024

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Dr. Pillai’s Guru Purnima 2024

Full Moon of the Guru 3-Day Retreat

Join In-Person or Online as He Reveals:

• 8 Supermind Techniques of Patanjali
• 8 Siddhi Supernormal Powers Training
8 Forms of Lakshmi Invocation

JULY 18–21, 2024

EXPLORE WAYS TO JOIN

ANNOUNCING DR. PILLAI’S FIRST IN-PERSON GURU PURNIMA RETREAT IN 5 YEARS

We are thrilled to announce a unique and rare opportunity to join Dr. Pillai’s 2024 Guru Purnima retreat—the first event in five years that he will be hosting both in-person and virtually.

“I have made some important decisions about teaching in person, and I would start it with the Full Moon of the Guru, which falls on July 20. I will be in Washington DC. I committed to appear in person after a long debate.

The planet Jupiter is called Guru, the remover of ignorance. Guru does everything good for everyone. I felt compelled to talk to you about the concept of Guru.

Guru is a planet, and he is also a supreme human teacher. The human teacher is on the earth plane and is endowed with the wisdom to guide people and help them get out of suffering.

The way the Guru does things is very unique. It is his presence that does everything. I felt called upon to do my duty in a very committed manner, and that is why I decided to do this program in person.”

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WHAT IS GURU PURNIMA,

THE FULL MOON OF THE GURU?

“It is the most important night when the Moon is extremely powerful. It affects your brain in a significant way to give you greater intelligence. It is not just knowledge, but intelligence of the highest kind. The Yogis acquire Siddhi powers on this day. This happens because the Angels and Ascended Masters (Gurus) come down to the Earth plane during this time. 

Guru Purnima is the single most important day. Regardless of who you are, what your stars are, whether you are going through good or bad times, you will all be benefited on that day.” 

During the Guru Purnima powertime, July 18–21, 2024, you will have the opportunity to be in Dr. Pillai’s physical or virtual presence—an extremely precious opportunity when he intends to transmit special energy (darshan) to you to awaken your intuitive intelligence and transform your destiny.

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WHAT IS GURU PURNIMA, THE FULL MOON OF THE GURU?

“It is the most important night when the Moon is extremely powerful. It affects your brain in a significant way to give you greater intelligence. It is not just knowledge, but intelligence of the highest kind. The Yogis acquire Siddhi powers on this day. This happens because the Angels and Ascended Masters (Gurus) come down to the Earth plane during this time. 

Guru Purnima is the single most important day. Regardless of who you are, what your stars are, whether you are going through good or bad times, you will all be benefited on that day.” 

During the Guru Purnima powertime, July 18–21, 2024, you will have the opportunity to be in Dr. Pillai’s physical or virtual presence—an extremely precious opportunity when he intends to transmit special energy (darshan) to you to awaken your intuitive intelligence and transform your destiny.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The inequality between the haves and have-nots is a matter of brain training. Although brain science is an ever-growing activation of specific parts of the brain for finance, math, and the humanities, it is not available in formal educational training. However, the Yogis and Gurus of India excelled in developing the brain. They have left behind theoretical and practical tools to become superhumans through brain development

Their knowledge and wisdom will be the focus of Dr. Pillai’s teachings for 2024 and 2025. 

He will begin sharing these teachings during the in-person and virtual Guru Purnima retreat and plans to continue building on them during the new yearlong Mystery School program.

8 Supermind Techniques of Patanjali

“You may think it is very hard to manifest your thoughts because a million thoughts are coming in, and most do not materialize. Even the thoughts you want to manifest never get manifested; if they do, they will be negligible. The truth of the matter is, it is very easy to manifest your thoughts. I can answer it in one sentence. Keep on thinking these thoughts over and over and over and over again. Do not think this is simple wisdom from me—it is the wisdom of the Father of Yoga, Patanjali.”

— Dr. Pillai

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras describe various techniques that lead to the development of what is often referred to as "Supermind" abilities or Siddhis. Patanjali Yoga, based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, encompasses a comprehensive system of practices aimed at achieving physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

Key Benefits of Practicing Patanjali Yoga

  • Enhanced Physical Health: Regular asanas boost flexibility, strength, balance, and overall physical vitality.
  • Mental Clarity and Focus: Meditation and pranayama practices clear the mind, improve focus, and elevate cognitive function.
  • Stress Reduction: Techniques like deep breathing and relaxation postures soothe the nervous system, reducing stress and promoting inner peace.
  • Spiritual Growth: Patanjali Yoga fosters spiritual development through meditation and ethical living, deepening your connection with the divine.

Overall, Patanjali Yoga offers a comprehensive approach to achieving a harmonious balance between body, mind, and spirit, leading to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

“To be thought-free is yoga. Yogas chitta vritti nirodha. Yoga is stopping the mind, not just physical exercise. Physical exercise is also yoga, but it is called the Hatha Yoga.” — Dr. Pillai

Overview of 8 Supermind Techniques

These techniques, when practiced diligently and with guidance, can lead to the development of extraordinary mental and spiritual abilities, as described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

1. Dharana (Concentration) for mental clarity.

3. Samadhi (Absorption) for mental discipline.

5. Pranayama (Breath Control) for vitality.

7. Nididhyasana (Deep Contemplation) for profound insights and wisdom.

2. Dhyana (Meditation) for heightened awareness.

4. Samyama (Integration) for deeper knowledge

6. Pratyahara (Withdrawal of Senses) for increasing inner focus.

8. Trataka (Gazing) for improved concentration and inner vision.

1. Dharana (Concentration) for mental clarity.

2. Dhyana (Meditation) for heightened awareness.

3. Samadhi (Absorption) for mental discipline.

4. Samyama (Integration) for deeper knowledge

5. Pranayama (Breath Control) for vitality.

6. Pratyahara (Withdrawal of Senses) for increasing inner focus.

7. Nididhyasana (Deep Contemplation) for profound insights and wisdom.

8. Trataka (Gazing) for improved concentration and inner vision.

8 Siddhi Powers

“We have been talking about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, particularly Patanjali’s presentation on Mystic Powers, Siddhi Powers, or Miraculous Powers. The bottom line in understanding Siddhi Powers is just a matter of understanding the microcosm and the macrocosm. The microcosm is our body and mind. The macrocosm is the external world.”

— Dr. Pillai

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras mention various Siddhi powers—extraordinary abilities or powers that can be attained through advanced yoga practices and spiritual discipline. These powers are considered byproducts of deep meditation and mastery over the mind and body. Here are eight prominent Siddhi powers:

1. Anima
(Ability to Become Tiny)

2. Mahima
(Ability to Become Large)

3. Garima
(Ability to Become Heavy)

4. Laghima
(Ability to Become Light)

5. Prapti
(Ability to Obtain Anything)

6. Prakamya
(Ability to Fulfill Desires)

7. Ishatva
(Control over Natural Forces)

8. Vashitva
(Control over Others)

1. Anima
(Ability to Become Tiny)

2. Mahima
(Ability to Become Large)

3. Garima
(Ability to Become Heavy)

4. Laghima
(Ability to Become Light)

5. Prapti
(Ability to Obtain Anything)

6. Prakamya
(Ability to Fulfill Desires)

7. Ishatva
(Control over Natural Forces)

8. Vashitva
(Control over Others)

These Siddhi powers are often considered extraordinary abilities that can be attained through dedicated practice, deep meditation, and spiritual advancement. However, it is important to note that the pursuit of Siddhis is not the ultimate goal of yoga; rather, they are seen as distractions on the path to self-realization and enlightenment. The true aim of yoga is to attain spiritual liberation (moksha) and union with the divine, beyond the allure of these supernatural abilities.

8 Forms of Lakshmi Invocation

"Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, is eternally smiling. She is refusing to accept anything that is not happiness. She wants the best of everything. She is the embodiment of it. The best clothes, the best jewelry, the best everything. She doesn’t compromise on anything at all. It’s easy to focus on her. It’s easy to talk to her. It’s not convoluted, it’s very, very easy. You can have her statue. You can have a big picture of her. You can talk to her right away."  

— Dr. Pillai

Who Are the 8 Forms of Lakshmi?

The eight forms of Lakshmi are collectively called Ashtalakshmi, as "ashta" means eight. She is depicted as eight separate forms and also as one form. Lakshmi’s eight forms represent eight forms of wealth blessings she can bestow.

1. Adilakshmi or Mahalakshmi—Protection & Boons
3. Dhanyalakshmi—Food & Nourishment
5. Gajalakshmi or Rajalakshmi—Royalty & Luxury
7. Vidyalakshmi—Learning & Wisdom

2. Dhanalakshmi—Rewards for Good Deeds
4. Veeralakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi—Courage & Endurance
6. Santanalakshmi—Progeny & Fertility
8. Vijayalakshmi—Victory

1. Adilakshmi or Mahalakshmi—Protection & Boons
2. Dhanalakshmi—Rewards for Good Deeds
3. Dhanyalakshmi—Food & Nourishment
4. Veeralakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi—Courage & Endurance
5. Gajalakshmi or Rajalakshmi—Royalty & Luxury
6. Santanalakshmi—Progeny & Fertility
7. Vidyalakshmi—Learning & Wisdom
8. Vijayalakshmi—Victory

Click Here to View the 8 Forms of Lakshmi

Align yourself with the divine energies of Ashtalakshmi and receive the secrets to a prosperous and fulfilling life. This is a unique opportunity to transform your destiny and embrace the limitless blessings of the Goddess during this sacred retreat.

GURU PURNIMA RETREAT CALENDAR


JULY 18 | 4:30 PM PDT | 7:30 PM EDT | JULY 19, 5:00 AM IST

Guru Pradosham Karma-Removal Session with Dr. Pillai (Virtual)

Single-Session, Fundamental, Premier, & Premier + Remedies (In-Person & Virtual)

All members will receive this session online, including in-person attendees.

This virtual session with Dr. Pillai is a preparatory online event designed to harness the cosmic energies of the Pradosham time right before Guru Purnima, which is a powerful window for the removal of karma according to Vedic astrology. Dr. Pillai will guide participants through special meditations and mantras that aim to clear past karma and accelerate spiritual growth. 

The session will include an explanation of the significance of Guru Pradosham and teachings on how to utilize this time to manifest health, prosperity, and enlightenment. Participants will join from all over the world, making it a communal and globally connected event.

JULY 19 | 6:30 PM EDT

Temple Tour with Dr. Pillai on Aadi Goddess Friday

Premier & Premier + Remedies (In-Person Only)

Dr. Pillai will lead a temple tour on the evening of July 19 for in-person Premier participants. This trip offers a unique spiritual experience, visiting a significant temple in Washington DC where Dr. Pillai will share insights into various deities and rituals. This guided tour is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of spiritual practices and enhance their personal spiritual journey.

JULY 20 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PDT | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM IST

8 Supermind Techniques

Guru Purnima Morning Session with Dr. Pillai

Single-Session, Premier (In-Person & Virtual)

Dr. Pillai will host a special live morning session on Guru Purnima, available for Premier in-person and virtual attendees. This session will include powerful teachings and meditations led by Dr. Pillai to honor the guru-student tradition and enhance spiritual awakening. Attendees will experience a transformative gathering, filled with insights and blessings specifically tailored to this auspicious day, making it a pivotal event for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

JULY 20 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT | July 21, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM IST

Afternoon Teaching & Meditation with a Master Pillai Center Teacher

Premier (In-Person & Virtual)

This session, available to Premier in-person and virtual attendees, is designed to deepen participants’ spiritual practice through the exploration of Dr. Pillai’s advanced techniques and teachings. This immersive experience will focus on specific practices that align with the themes of Guru Purnima, fostering personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. Attendees will be able to engage deeply with the teachings and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

JULY 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT | 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT | July 21, 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM IST

8 Lakshmis
Guru Purnima Evening Session with Dr. Pillai

Single-Session, Fundamental, Premier, & Premier + Remedies (In-Person & Virtual)

This session, available to Premier in-person and virtual attendees, is designed to deepen participants’ spiritual practice through the exploration of Dr. Pillai’s advanced techniques and teachings. This immersive experience will focus on specific practices that align with the themes of Guru Purnima, fostering personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. Attendees will be able to engage deeply with the teachings and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

After the evening session with Dr. Pillai, in-person attendees (only) are invited to join Pillai Center Teacher for a special Guru Purnima vigil. Participants will engage in guided meditations, chanting, and prayer sessions designed to invoke divine blessings and accelerate personal transformation.

JULY 21 | 7:30 AM - 9 AM PDT | 10:30 AM - Noon EDT | 8 PM - 9:30 PM IST

8 Siddhi Powers
Morning Session with Dr. Pillai

Single-Session, Premier (In-Person & Virtual)

On the day after Guru Purnima, Dr. Pillai will conduct a live morning session exclusively for Premier in-person and virtual attendees. This session will focus on integrating the spiritual insights and energies experienced during Guru Purnima. Dr. Pillai will guide attendees through advanced techniques and meditations to help them apply the teachings to their daily lives, ensuring ongoing spiritual growth and transformation. This exclusive event is an opportunity for deeper personal engagement with Dr. Pillai’s teachings in a more intimate setting.

Advanced Guru Purnima Proxy Powerspot Remedies

Premier + Remedies (In-Person & Virtual)

Pillai Center has commissioned done-for-you remedies to be performed in India for Premier + Remedies in-person and virtual attendees. Highlights of the remedies include grand Fire Labs for several powerful Siddhas, the Sapta Rishis (Seven Divine Sages), and special offerings at various vortices in India to bring special Guru Purnima blessings to you.

Click here to see a full list of the remedies

GURU PURNIMA RETREAT CALENDAR


JULY 18 | 4:30 PM PDT | 7:30 PM EDT | JULY 19, 5:00 AM IST

Guru Pradosham Karma-Removal Session with Dr. Pillai (Virtual)

Single-Session, Fundamental, Premier, & Premier + Remedies (In-Person & Virtual)

All members will receive this session online, including in-person attendees.

This virtual session with Dr. Pillai is a preparatory online event designed to harness the cosmic energies of the Pradosham time right before Guru Purnima, which is a powerful window for the removal of karma according to Vedic astrology. Dr. Pillai will guide participants through special meditations and mantras that aim to clear past karma and accelerate spiritual growth. 

The session will include an explanation of the significance of Guru Pradosham and teachings on how to utilize this time to manifest health, prosperity, and enlightenment. Participants will join from all over the world, making it a communal and globally connected event.

JULY 19 | 6:30 PM EDT

Temple Tour with Dr. Pillai on Aadi Goddess Friday

Premier & Premier + Remedies (In-Person Only)

Dr. Pillai will lead a temple tour on the evening of July 19 for in-person Premier participants. This trip offers a unique spiritual experience, visiting a significant temple in Washington DC where Dr. Pillai will share insights into various deities and rituals. This guided tour is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of spiritual practices and enhance their personal spiritual journey.

JULY 20 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PDT | 10:30 AM - 12 PM EDT | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM IST

8 Supermind Techniques

Guru Purnima Morning Session with Dr. Pillai

Single-Session, Premier (In-Person & Virtual)

Dr. Pillai will host a special live morning session on Guru Purnima, available for Premier in-person and virtual attendees. This session will include powerful teachings and meditations led by Dr. Pillai to honor the guru-student tradition and enhance spiritual awakening. Attendees will experience a transformative gathering, filled with insights and blessings specifically tailored to this auspicious day, making it a pivotal event for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

JULY 20 | 12:00 PM -2:00 PM PDT | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT | July 21, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM IST

Afternoon Teaching & Meditation with a Master Pillai Center Teacher

Premier (In-Person Only)

This session, available to Premier in-person and virtual attendees, is designed to deepen participants’ spiritual practice through the exploration of Dr. Pillai’s advanced techniques and teachings. This immersive experience will focus on specific practices that align with the themes of Guru Purnima, fostering personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. Attendees will be able to engage deeply with the teachings and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

JULY 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT | 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT | July 21, 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM IST

8 Lakshmis
Guru Purnima Evening Session with Dr. Pillai

Single-Session, Fundamental, Premier, & Premier + Remedies (In-Person & Virtual)

This session, available to Premier in-person and virtual attendees, is designed to deepen participants’ spiritual practice through the exploration of Dr. Pillai’s advanced techniques and teachings. This immersive experience will focus on specific practices that align with the themes of Guru Purnima, fostering personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. Attendees will be able to engage deeply with the teachings and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

JULY 21 | 7:30 AM - 9 AM PDT | 10:30 AM - Noon EDT | 8 PM - 9:30 PM IST

8 Siddhi Powers
Morning Session with Dr. Pillai

Single-Session, Premier (In-Person & Virtual)

On the day after Guru Purnima, Dr. Pillai will conduct a live morning session exclusively for Premier in-person and virtual attendees. This session will focus on integrating the spiritual insights and energies experienced during Guru Purnima. Dr. Pillai will guide attendees through advanced techniques and meditations to help them apply the teachings to their daily lives, ensuring ongoing spiritual growth and transformation. This exclusive event is an opportunity for deeper personal engagement with Dr. Pillai’s teachings in a more intimate setting.

Advanced Guru Purnima Proxy Powerspot Remedies

Premier + Remedies (In-Person & Virtual)

Pillai Center has commissioned done-for-you remedies to be performed in India for Premier + Remedies in-person and virtual attendees. Highlights of the remedies include grand Fire Labs for several powerful Siddhas, the Sapta Rishis (Seven Divine Sages), and special offerings at various vortices in India to bring special Guru Purnima blessings to you.

Click here to see a full list of the remedies

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Multi-Session Packages: In-Person Attendance

Thinking of Joining In-Person? Here's How It Works

  • The in-person retreat will be held in Washington DC, USA.
  • PLEASE NOTE: In-person retreat pricing includes event admission only. It does NOT include flights, transportation, accommodation, or meal expenses.
  • After you register, you will receive an email with details on:
  • Which airport to book your flight to/from.
  • A general timeline on when to arrive and when to depart.
  • Other important information and tips to make your retreat experience the best it can be.

Fundamental

In-Person


  • July 18 Guru Pradosham Virtual Session with Dr. Pillai (Replay)
  • July 20 Evening Session with Dr. Pillai & Guru Purnima Vigil with Pillai Center Teacher

Price = $495

Premier

In-Person


  • July 18 Guru Pradosham Virtual Session with Dr. Pillai (Replay)
  • July 19 Temple Tour with Dr. Pillai
  • July 20 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Introduction to 8 - Supemind Techniques)
  • July 20 Afternoon Immersion Session with a Pillai Center Teacher
  • July 20 Evening Session with Dr. Pillai (Eight Forms of Lakshmi) & Guru Purnima Vigil with Pillai Center Teacher
  • July 21 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Unveiling Siddhi Powers)

Price = $1,595

Premier + Remedies

—In-Person


  • July 18 Guru Pradosham Virtual Session with Dr. Pillai (Replay)
  • July 19 Temple Tour with Dr. Pillai
  • July 20 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Introduction to 8 - Supemind Techniques)
  • July 20 Afternoon Immersion Session with a Pillai Center Teacher
  • July 20 Evening Session with Dr. Pillai (Eight Forms of Lakshmi) & Guru Purnima Vigil with Pillai Center Teacher
  • July 21 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Unveiling Siddhi Powers)
  • Advanced Guru Purnima Proxy Powerspot Remedies (Value $269) Register by July 20, 2pm PDT

Price = $1,875

Multi-Session Packages: Virtual Attendance

Premier

—Virtual


  • July 18 Guru Pradosham Virtual Session with Dr. Pillai (Replay)
  • July 20 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Introduction to 8 - Supermind Techniques)
  • July 20 Afternoon Immersion Session with a Pillai Center Teacher
  • July 20 Evening Session with Dr. Pillai (Eight Forms of Lakshmi)
  • July 21 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Unveiling Siddhi Powers)

Price = $595

Premier + Remedies

—Virtual


  • July 18 Guru Pradosham Virtual Session with Dr. Pillai (Replay)
  • July 20 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Introduction to 8 - Supermind Techniques)
  • July 20 Afternoon Immersion Session with a Pillai Center Teacher
  • July 20 Evening Session with Dr. Pillai (Eight Forms of Lakshmi)
  • July 21 Morning Session with Dr. Pillai (Unveiling Siddhi Powers)
  • Advanced Guru Purnima Proxy Powerspot Remedies (Value $269) Register by July 20, 2pm PDT

Price = $875

Single Sessions: Virtual Attendance

Single Session #1: Virtual


  • Guru Pradosham Session with Dr. Pillai July 18

Regular Price = $195

Single Session #2: Virtual


  • Introduction to 8 - Supermind Technique with Dr. Pillai (July 20)

Regular Price = $195

Single Session #3: Virtual


  • Invocation of the Eight Forms of Lakshmi with Dr. Pillai (July 20)

Regular Price = $195

Single Session #4: Virtual


  • Unveiling Siddhi Powers with Dr. Pillai (July 21)

Regular Price = $195

Other Ways to Participate

4,399 Guru Purnima Rituals & Grand Statue Installation for 7 Divine Sages and 4 Saivite Saints

Eliminate Bad Karma, Fulfill Desires, & Restore Overall Well-Being

Other Ways to Participate

4,399 Guru Purnima Rituals & Grand Statue Installation for 7 Divine Sages and 4 Saivite Saints

Eliminate Bad Karma, Fulfill Desires, & Restore Overall Well-Being