From Mātra to Mantra: The Sounds of Sanskrit

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An 8-Week Meditative Learning Journey Into the Heart of Sacred Sound

Each week, we will learn to hear and produce different sounds, called mātras, which are letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. These sounds are sacred on their own, and also come together to form mantras. Along with physical practice, we will also be working on core inner aspects of the practice, such as intention and awareness. Throughout the course, students will build an intimate relationship with their breath, sound, and speech while deepening their listening and sensing skills.

Rudra Puja Immersion

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We are honored to invite you to a very special Rudra Pūjā Immersion led by Śrī Raghu Ranganathan, a senior teacher at Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram. Raghu Gurujī has studied the Vedas and the Śrī Vidyā tradition since childhood, and he teaches and also leads large-scale yajñas and pūjās around the world. It is our great privilege to participate in this ceremony with him.

Celebrating Dīpāvali

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Our joyful, uplifting, sacred New Year’s celebrations are beginning soon! To support your practice, we are delighted to share our latest free course with you.

Learn about all 5 days of Dīpāvali (Diwali) practices and traditions, and the many different ways in which we honor and invoke Śrī during this time. You will also learn:

Honoring Pitṛpakṣa

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This full moon is Bhādrapada Pūrṇimā, and begins the time known as Pitṛpakṣa, also called Śrāddh in modern times. This is the annual fortnight each year where we pause to honor our ancestors and work through our ancestral karma.

A traditional conception of life is a wheel that keeps spinning throughout time. All creation is unified by and bound to this wheel. As much as we cling to our notions of discrete individuality, the reality is that we are created out of many beings who existed before us. Even the atoms of our body existed before we did, and when we pass they will be reused again. From our ancestors, we inherit not just our bodies and our DNA, but also our consciousness – our thoughts, feelings, traumas, beliefs, and even our notion of self.

Celebrating Kṛṣṇa Janmāṣṭamī

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Śūbh Janmāṣṭami! Happy birthday to beloved Lord Kṛṣṇa! Of all the deities, Śrī Kṛṣṇa inspires profound devotion and love in all of us.

In our latest free course, we couldn’t help ourselves and put together nine full lessons that incorporates hours of content to explore and relish!