Traditional Vedic Mantras unveiled
Experience the power of the sacred Vedic formulae for healing, protection, evolution and transformation
Including: Sanskrit pronunciation, meaning and benefits
Special 4 week course starting Monday 04 November 2013.
For those who are interested in some practical application following on from our recent 10 week study on 'Sacred Text', we have a four week course on 'Including: Sanskrit pronunciation, meaning and benefits' - Sacred Mantra Recitation.
Japa (Sanskrit: जप) is a spiritual discipline involving the meditative repetition of a mantra or name of a divine power. The mantra or name may be spoken softly, enough for the practitioner to hear it, or it may be spoken purely within the reciter's mind. Japa may be performed while sitting in a meditation posture, while performing other activities, or as part of formal worship in group settings. The practice of repetitive prayer is present in varied forms within most religions in the world, although the religions of India generally give more emphasis to it as a specific discipline.
A ten-week series beginning in August where we look at some of the Eastern Sacred Texts.
Some of the greatest knowledge about the meaning of life reside in the texts and sutras that make up eastern wisdom. The Bhagavad-Gita teaches a doctrine of universal truth. Its message is universal, sublime, and non-sectarian although it is a part of the scriptural trinity of Sanatana Dharma, commonly known as Hinduism. The Gita is very easy to understand in any language for a mature mind.
The wisdom within the Tao Te Ching (Tao Teh Ching) lays the philosophical foundations for one of the world's great wisdom traditions known as Taoism.
Another great work from the east is The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It teachs the Yogi how to achieve Union or Spiritual Absorption into the Supreme Absolute or God. Yoga teachs us that our true self is the soul and that our self identity is an illusion to be overcome.
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