KABIR'S PROGRAMOGRAPHY

"Kabir" is the pseudonym of a former devotee of Rawat's who kept a record of all the Divine Light Mission festivals and Elan Vital events he attended over a 33 year period before becoming disenchanted and apostasising. The comments are his own. The three main festivals/events held annually were Holi in April, Guru Puja in the full moon in July and Hans Jayanti around November 9. There was usually a celebration of Rawat's birthday on December 9.

No.  
Date
Place
Darshan 
Comments
1
July 5-7 1974
Amherst, Massachusetts
Y
Outdoor program, darshan done with Maharaji riding jeep
2
November 8-10 1974
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Y
Hans Jayanti
3
November 7-9 1975
Orlando, Florida
Y
Outdoor Hans Jayanti Program
4
July 3 1976
Providence, Rhode Island
Y
Darshan done putting head on pillow rather than feet
5
December 18,19 1976
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Y
6
March 18-20 1977
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Holi. My first Miami Beach program
7
April 29,30 1977
Montreal, Canada
Y
"Peace Flight" program
8
July 29-31 1977
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Guru Puja
9
November 8-12 1977
Rome, Italy
Y
Hans Jayanti. My longest program up to this time. My first trip to Europe.
10
January 28-30 1978
Kansas City, Missouri
Y
Some east coast premies delayed due to blizzard. I wasn't one of them.
11
April 7-9 1978
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Holi. First Holi done at Orange Bowl.
12
July 14-16 1978
Tucson, Arizona
Y
Hot thermally. Also had Mexican food.
13
August 25-27 1978
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Y
Did service for week before program.
14
November 4-11 1978
Kissimmee, Florida
Y
First Kissimmee Hans Jayanti. Outdoor program with camping.
15
February 23-25 1979
Denver, Colorado
Y
Held at hall near Denver stockyards close to time of partial solar eclipse.
16
April 6-8 1979
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Holi
17
July 20-22 1979
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Guru Puja
18
September 2 1979
Kissimmee, Florida
N
Hurricane program. Missed night darshan because no one awakened me.
19
October 6 1979
Wildwood, New Jersey
Y
Satisfied my wish for darshan.
20
November 3-10 1979
Kissimmee, Florida
Y
Hans Jayanti. Second Kissimmee outdoor program. My all time longest program.
21
December 9 1979
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Birthday program
22
April 11-13 1980
Hollywood and Miami, Florida
Y
Holi. Holi done in baseball stadium in Miami.
23
July 25-27 1980
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Guru Puja
24
Nov. 28-30 1980
Kansas City, Missouri
Y
Stayed at Hyatt Regency where walkways collapsed the following year.
25
December 9 1980
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Birthday program where food was served.
26
January 9,10 1981
Montreal, Canada
Y
Very cold weather.
27
January 14,15 1981
Baltimore, Maryland
Y
First trip back to Baltimore in nearly ten years.
28
June 22 1981
Baltimore, Maryland
N
Public program
29
June 24 1981
Tarrytown, New York
N
Public program
30
July 31-Aug 2 1981
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Guru Puja
31
November 22 1981
Bronx, New York City, New York
N
Public program
32
November 23 1981
Skokie, Illinois
N
Public program
33
December 9,10 1981
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Birthday program
34
June 6 1982
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
N
35
June 7 1982
New York, New York
N
36
June 8 1982
Washington, D.C.
N
37
June 9 1982
New York, New York
N
First program attended where Maharaji answered questions from audience.
38
July 30-Aug 1 1982
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Guru Puja
39
December 9 1982
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Birthday program
40
May 28 1983
Denver, Colorado
Y
41
July 2-4 1983
Miami Beach, Florida
Y
Last darshan in U.S.( except at donors' events) Holi done at Orange Bowl.
42
November 28 1983
New York, New York
N
Public program
43
December 9 1983
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Birthday program
44
May 6 1984
Los Angeles, California
N
My first program in California.
45
July 15 1984
Miami, Florida
N
Held at Knight Center
46
October 21 1984
Longmont, Colorado
N
47
June 8 1985
Longmont, Colorado
N
Program on my knowledge "birthday".
48
August 3,4 1985
Miami Beach, Florida
N
This program had "workshops" with Q and A with Maharaji.
49
December 21 1985
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
N
Holiday party with Maharaji that included music and magic.
50
March 7 1986
Denver, Colorado
N
Public program
51
March 10 1986
Denver, Colorado
N
Question and Answer session with Maharaji.
52
March 14 1986
New York, New York
N
Public program at Hunter College.
53
March 15 1986
Morristown, New Jersey
N
Public program in very small hall.
54
March 16 1986
Queens, New York City,
N
Public program
55
March 20 1986
Queens, New York City,
N
Question and Answer session with Maharaji.
56
March 21 1986
New York, New York
N
Question and Answer session with Maharaji.
57
March 22 1986
New York, New York
N
Benefit dinner for Maharaji's North American tour.
58
July 4-6 1986
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Commemorated the 15th anniversary of Maharaji coming to the U.S. Included dinner.
59
December 13 1986
Long Beach, California
N
Program was video linked to over twenty Norh American cities.
60
July 5,6 1987
Snowmass Village, Colorado
N
One of several regional "Rejoice" programs. Maharaji led knowledge review.
61
December 10 1987
Los Angeles, California
N
Program celebrated Maharaji's 30th birthday.
62
February 28 1988
Queens, New York City, New York
N
Public introductory program.
63
July 1 1988
Ryebrook, New York
N
64
July 7-9 1989
Miami, Florida
N
Program was at Miami Arena.
65
September 9-10 1989
Queens, New York City, New York
N
Program was at Queens College.
66
December 8-10 1989
Brussels, Belgium
N
My second European program.
67
March 10 1990
Bronx, New York City, New York
N
Program at Lehman College.
68
June 14
New York, New York
N
Introductory public program.
69
June 15,16 1990
Montreal, Canada
N
Premie only sessions along with
70
June 19 1990
Washington, D.C.
N
Introductory public program.
71
June 20 1990
Haverford, Pennsylvania
N
Introductory public program.
72
June 23,24 1990
West Palm Beach, Florida
N
Premie only sessions and
73
June 27 1990
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
N
Last minute impromptu program.
74
December 7-9 1990
Rome, Italy
N
Held at Sports Palace where the 1977 program took place.
75
March 1 1991
East Brunswick, New Jersey
N
One of a series of five U.S.
76
July 27 1991
Miami, Florida
N
Held at Knight Center.
77
November 17 1991
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
N
Part of North American tour as are the following four programs.
78
November 24 1991
New York, New York
N
79
December 6 1991
San Diego, California
N
80
December 7 1991
Los Angeles, California
N
81
December 8 1991
San Francisco, California
N
82
March 13 1992
East Brunswick, New Jersey
N
83
September 13 1992
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
N
Missed hurricane Andrew - hit a few weeks before program. Little damage.
84
October 14-18 1992,
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
N
First Amaroo program
85
February 7 1993
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
N
86
May 27,28 1993
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
N
87
June 27-July 2 1993,
Brighton, England
N
My first trip to England. More attendees than seats in hall.
88
September 20 1993
Montreal (Laval), Canada
N
89
September 21 1993
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
N
90
February 4 1994
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
N
All day premie program with knowledge review.
91
February 5 1994
Washington, D.C.
N
Public program
92
February 28 1994
New York, New York
N
Public program at Avery Fisher Hall.
93
May 3-7 1994
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
N
Amaroo program
94
May 30,31 1994
Montreal (Laval), Canada
N
Public and premie programs
95
September 4 1994
Miami Beach, Florida
N
96
September 18 1994
Los Angeles, California
N
97
December 8-10 1994
Long Beach, California
N
First in a series of Long Beach programs.
98
March 21 1995
Miami Beach, Florida
N
99
July 25 1995
Washington, D.C.
N
100
July 29 1995
Thousand Oaks, California
N
101
July 31 1995
Denver, Colorado
N
Held at Boettcher Concert Hall
102
September 20,21 1995
Montreal (Laval), Canada
N
103
September 24 1995
Miami, Florida
N
Held at Knight Center
104
December 7-9 1995
Long Beach, California
N
Second Long Beach program
105
January 27 1996
Miami Beach, Florida
N
106
May 28,30 1996
Montreal (Laval), Canada
N
Aspirant and premie events including "information session"
107
June 4 1996
Greenvale, Long Island, New York
N
Held at C.W. Post College
108
July 12-14 1996
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Anniversary program: 30 years as master and 25 years in U.S.
109
December 6-8 1996
Long Beach, California
N
Third Long Beach program
110
May 25 1997
Washington, D.C.
N
111
June 29 1997
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
N
My first program in Toronto since 1974
112
June 30 1997
New York, New York
N
Public program at Avery Fisher Hall
113
July 12 1997
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Aspirant program that premies were invited to.
114
September 18-21 1997
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
Y
Amaroo program. My first darshan in fourteen years.
115
December 4-6 1997
Long Beach, California
N
Last in series of Long Beach programs.
116
May 8-10 1998
Miami Beach, Florida
N
117
July 16 1998
Atlantic City, New Jersey
N
Premie program with knowledge review.
118
July 22 1998
Chicago, Illinois
N
Premie and aspirant program.
119
December 13 1998
Pasadena, California
N
Program was broadcast world-wide by satellite.
120
May 29 1999
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Maharaji spoke as thunderstorm raged outside.
121
June 18, 2000
Alexandria, Virginia
N
Program was part of a national tour.
122
April 24-27 2001
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
Y
Amaroo program
123
May 11,12 2001
Miami Beach, Florida
N
"Foundation" videos shown
124
July 31, 2001
Thousand Oaks, California
N
Program commemorating Maharaji's 35 years as master.
125
September 1,2 2001
Curacao, Netherlands Antillies
N
My first trip to Caribbean.
126
November 18 2001
White Plains, New York
N
Included Q and A session.
127
December 8,9 2001
Miami Beach, Florida
N
128
April 19-21 2002
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
Y
Amaroo program
129
June 15 2002
Pasadena, California
N
130
September 3-6 2002
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
Y
Amaroo program
131
April 18-20 2003
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Included "expressions" event.
132
May 10 2003
New York, New York
N
Public program at Javits Center.
133
May 12 2003
Purchase, New York
N
Premie program and follow-up program for new people.
134
June 7,8 2003
Miami Beach, Florida
N
Introductory and follow-up events.
135
February 1 2004
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
N
Included "expressions" event.
136
April 20-23 2004
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
Y
Amaroo event
137
July 22 2004
Cambridge, Massachusetts
N
Invitee-only program. My first time back in Mass. since my first program 30 years before.
138
July 25 2004
Newark, New Jersey
N
Held at NJPAC
139
January 21-23 2005
Los Angeles, California
N
Held at Shrine Auditorium
140
July 1-3 2005
Miami Beach, Florida
N
141
September 27-30 2005
Peak Crossing, Qld, Australia
Y
Amaroo program

THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!

Note that from 1997 Rawat again began to hold darshan events ie where his followers would line up single file and walk past him as he sat on a throne and either bow and touch his feet with their forehead or, more commonly, kiss his feet and make a donation. This is probably because only people who had been initiated and had "smart cards" provided by Elan Vital could gain entrance to the compound at Amaroo aka Ivory's Rock Conference Centre and therefore the ritual, which most Westerners would find distasteful and demonstrating Rawat's claims to divinity, could remain secret.