In honor of Navarātrā, our community mantra practice session this Friday, March 28th, at 2pm PDT will be …
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.
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.
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:
Jaya Mā! Śubh Navarātra!
Our latest free course on the beloved Navrātri festival – a 10-day celebration of the Divine Mother, is now live!
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.
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!
Happy Rakṣā Bandhan/Nāriyal Pūrṇimā! This is one of the sweetest and most beloved celebrations in our tradition, and is practiced all over South Asia.
If you had to explain to someone, without words, what the universe looked like, or what grace looked like, how would you do it?
What about the concept of presence, or cosmic power, or the force of transformation? How would you express the understanding of the Supreme Self? Or any other spiritual teaching or practice?