BOOKSTORE

  • Available on site and open after meeting.

CELL PHONES

  • Please make sure all cell phones are turned off during the meeting.

CONSECRATION OF LAND/BHOOMI POOJA SITE

  • Available to view / meditation site This is located beyond the main tent. There is a top tent covering and chairs.

DRESS CODE

  • Ladies, please dress modestly. Western business clothing with a shawl, or a sari or kameez outfit is desirable. PLEASE, no leggings, low-cut blouses or tank tops, shorts or short skirts.
  • Men, whites are ideal but again, if not whites, modest dress (business casual). PLEASE no shorts, T-shirts or tank tops.

FOOD

  • A box dinner, drink and gift item will be provided after the meeting

FOOD IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE TENT DURING THE PUBLIC MEETING

  • Bottle water will be available outside the tent.

SHOES

  • Swami’s chair will be on the stage - there is no need to remove your shoes. PLEASE KEEP YOUR SHOES ON. Thank you! Also keep in mind you’ll be walking on a steep gravel road.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECORDING

  • Please do NOT take any photos or record the talks; these will be available to all in due course.

RESTROOMS

  • Portable restrooms with a sink will be available on site.

TENT

  • The tent will be mounted on a platform and the floor will slope gradually towards the stage so all seats should have a good view.

WEATHER

  • The South Bay is very warm during summer days and cools in the evenings. Please check weather forecasts.

REGISTRATION & INFO GUIDELINES FOR THE PUBLIC MEETING

Welcome to the registration and informational page of the Northern California public event. If you are part of a family or group, please register each member individually on the registration page link below. ​

​​Additional accommodations information

Aloft Hotel, Santa Clara
510 American Center Court
San Jose, California  95002

AIRPORT

San Jose International Airport (SJC) is the nearest airport to the venue, which can take approximately 30 minutes during peak hour 


Alternative Airports : San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

                                    Oakland International Airport (OAK)

The travel time to/from both these airports is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the venue 

TAXIS AND CABS
​Uber:  www.uber.com   
Lyft:  https://www.lyft.com/
Super Shuttle: https://www.supershuttle.com/

ACCOMMODATION
Recommended website to book hotels: www.trivago.com
Accommodation Rentals:  Airbnb, VRBO


FOOD
Restaurant locations available on Google, Yelp

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PARKING

  • Parking is at Venture Christian Church, 16845 Hicks Road, Los Gatos, CA
  • Directions 
    • When turning off Highway 85 onto Camden Avenue, Hicks Road is less than a two mile drive. Turn right at the Hicks Road stoplight. When the road curves to the left, Venture Christian Church is located immediately on the right hand side of the road. Drive past the first entrance to the third entrance which will be marked with balloons. There will be parking spaces held for people that need handicapped parking.
  • Public meeting attendees are requested to park their cars at the designated location. Carpooling to the parking lot is highly recommended. 
  • ​Registration: Opens at 2:45 pm. Registration tables are available for a quick check-in and for those
    who have not previously signed a release, a consent form to be video graphed or photographed.

  • Shuttle Vans: Depart from the parking area to CHD at 3:00 pm, the last service to the site is at 4:30 pm. Vans will return all guests to the parking area after the meeting.
  • Phone: If you need assistance the day of the event, call the parking team at 650-933-5774. Please
    do NOT call the church.

  • The van ride is scenic and quick.
  • It is essential to be seated prior to Swami’s arrival. At the CHD land entrance attendees will need to walk up a short, yet steep curved gravel road to the top tent location. For those who have difficulty in walking, use a walker or wheel chair, a car will be available to drive you to the tent.
  • After the meeting, vans will be available roadside to transport attendees back to their cars in the parking area. ​


3:00 PM   SHUTTLE VANS TO CHD
4:30 PM   ALL GUESTS TO BE SEATED
5:00 PM   COMMUNITY DEVOTIONAL SINGING
5:45 PM   SWAMI AND GUESTS OF HONOR ARRIVE
6:00 PM   MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY SUMEET TAPPO, HANUMANTH NAIDU 
6.15 PM   TALKS BY GUESTS OF HONOR
6:25 PM   SWAMI’S DISCOURSE
6:45 PM   CLOSING CEREMONY
7:15 PM   SWAMI AND GUESTS OF HONOR DEPART
7:45 PM   BOXED FOOD DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE THE TENT
8:15 PM   SHUTTLE VANS RETURN ATTENDEES TO THEIR PARKED CARS


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For any questions, please send an email to NORCal@itowetohe.com

accomModations AND TRAVEL

24th JUNE 2018

​​ Venue: LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA

4:30 PM TO 8:00 PM followed by boxed dinner