Kirtans and Events

Christmas

Christmas Meditation

Sunday, December 23
7-10 am

Chanting, , Meditation, Pilgrimage,
Flower Ceremony,
Readings from Paramahansa Yogananda on the
Teachings of Christ Celebrating the
Presence of Jesus within.
Come for the entire meditation(highly recommended!),
or, you may leave or enter on the hour at 7, 8, or 9
DURING CHANTING ONLY

Bring two flowers!

Ganesh

New Year’s Mantras,
Kirtan and Meditation
Around the Fire

Monday December 31st starting at 7:30
108 Mahamritunjaya mantras for a
safe, prosperous, and joyful New Year

Bring a snack to share, savory or sweet.

Guru

Yogananda’s Birthday
Kirtan and Celebration

7pm
Saturday, January 5th

Readings, songs, chanting, flower ceremony, chai
$5 entry
Bring a flower
Jai Gurudev!

Shiva

Maha Shivaratri
Celebration of Lord Shiva

Saturday, March 2
6 pm-6 am

Chanting, ritual, pilgrimage, dance, yoga, stories, theatre, fire ceremony

$10 entry
Bring a flower
Jai Shiva Shankara!

 

 

Chanting lights a purifying flame in the heart,

 

cleansing the mind, the body, and the spirit.

 

Chanting awakens the devotion

 

that burns up all delusion

 

and brings us to rest at last

 

at the sacred feet

 

of God’s Presence.

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Chanting Bliss

by Sanjaya

Closing eyes to other worlds, inner gaze expands and holds;

A gentle ache of heart-space waking, to places deep of Divine making.

The first notes sound to reach and probe,
Devotions sweet and pure abode,

Self-conscious bonds of earth chains shatter,
Lifting thought from clouded matter.

Rhythms pulse in spheres of light, shining out from beings bright,

God and angels join and merge, immersing all to heal and purge.

Crescendo’s ripple the Eternal ocean, soul cries deep are set in motion;

Softness descends as warm tears kiss, the
Beloved’s feet in chanting bliss.