Buddh Purnima-Full Moon - 21st May 2016 The most important of all the Buddhist festivals, Buddha Purnima is considered the most auspicious of all the days in the year. The festival commemorates the Buddha's enlightenment and death. It being a beautiful full moon, is a wonderful time to cleanse your energies and meditate. Poonam Sharma will be sitting in Meditation at 9pm. Try to meditate at the same time to connect and reap the benefits. If you are into a healing practice, it would be best to let your crystals/tarot cards/oracle cards soak the moonlight and cleansed. Once again the energy of the moon creates subtle influence in our life’s journey. The following is our interpretation of the full moon energies but feel free to look internally to what these energies mean to you and how they affect you specifically. Full moon is a time of reflection. Here's how you can meditate and make the best of this full moon If at all possible find an area to stand or sit barefoot upon the earth. Close your eyes or keep them softly focused and feel the moon beams bathing you in cleansing and purifying energy. If you are in the sunlight then go into your bed room make a clean and comfortable spot imagining the moon. You can also charge a bath with Epsom salts and calming herbs like sage and lavender. Breathe deeply. Feeling your lungs and diaphragm expand to it’s maximum capacity. Pause for a few seconds and slowly exhale imagining the diaphragm as “up flying” or pulling the diaphragm (your belly button) towards the spine. Imagine your inhale and exhale creating a figure eight or infinity symbol. Imagine all areas of the body releasing tension starting from the feet going all the way up to the muscle of the face. Let go of all muscle tension. Surrender. Inhale, imagine roots from the legs or the base of the spine diving down into the earth. Guide this energy up towards the very top of the head or the crown. Imagine a white lotus flower on the very top of your head and through this blossoming lotus flower white glowing pure light is pouring into your body. Covering like a blanket of snow all of the body seeping into each pore. Cleansing your inner being. Feel comfortable bliss. Now dive down in the earth as exhale. Letting go of anything that no longer serves you. Anxiousness-Anger-Sadness. Imagining the white light again drawing it from the earths core through you, up each energy center through your body and penetrating into the universes and endless stars. Imagine bliss, peace and love showering again back down on the earth. That energy returning to you as cool, soft, angel white light wings surrounding you. Placing your hands in prayer, lifting your hands to third eye center and bowing. We end by letting our hands come back down to heart center.