Weekly Schedule

If anyone were to ask me which is the one indispensable text, I would answer,

"Shri Guru Gita". Shri Guru Gita is a supreme song of Shiva, of salvation.

It encompasses the science of the Absolute, the yoga of the Self.

Baba Muktananda

The Yoga of Recitation of Sacred Texts, in The Nectar of Chanting, 4th edition 2017 reprint pp. 14-15

Sundays 10:00 - 11:30 am

 

 

 

Recitation of  Shri Guru Gita, followed by meditation and breakfast.

Baba Muktananda, in his introduction to The Nectar of Chanting, describes the 182 verses of Shri Guru Gita as “one long mantra” and extols it as “the one indispensable text” of the Siddha Yoga path. Baba teaches that reciting Shri Guru Gita is a form of svadhyaya, study of the Self. The recitation of Shri Guru Gita is an immersion in sacred sounds and a form of mantra japa.

Shri Guru Gita is a hymn, composed in traditional Sanskrit verse forms, that describes a dialogue between Lord Shiva, the primordial Guru, and Goddess Parvati, his consort and disciple. In this dialogue, Lord Shiva expounds on the nature of the Guru, the power of the Guru’s grace, the importance of devotion and service to the Guru, and the ways the Guru leads the disciple to the knowledge of the Self.

For more information on:

Svadhyaya (the recitation of scriptural texts)

The Practice of Chanting

To purchase the text (lender copies are available at the center for your convenience)

Chanting is the highest nectar, a tonic that fully nourishes our inner being.

If we want to experience love, the greatest means is chanting God’s name.

Swami Muktananda

Wednesdays   7:45 - 9:00 pm


 

Chanting and meditation session.

At a certain point, ordinary words can no longer take us where we want to go. Through chanting, we use music and sacred mantras to enter into a dialogue with the divine.

Chanting is a natural way to tune in to the frequency of love. Chanting combines singing and music with mantras—words and sounds that vibrate at the highest level of awareness. The vibrations emanating from repeating the names of God or chanting sacred Sanskrit texts have a tangible effect on our own inner being. The sweetness of chanting stills the mind, dissolves worries, and opens the heart. The saints describe chanting as a way of becoming saturated with God's love.

Chanting gives us direct access to the spiritual world. It balances our subtle energy system, allowing for deeper meditation

For more information on:

The Practice of Chanting

The Practice of Meditation

Saturdays   7:30 - 9:00 pm

Join us for our weekly Satsang.  Dinner will be available for purchase in the Amrit following the program.

At a certain point, ordinary words can no longer take us where we want to go. Through chanting, we use music and sacred mantras to enter into a dialogue with the divine.

Chanting is a natural way to tune in to the frequency of love. Chanting combines singing and music with mantras—words and sounds that vibrate at the highest level of awareness. The vibrations emanating from repeating the names of God or chanting sacred Sanskrit texts have a tangible effect on our own inner being. The sweetness of chanting stills the mind, dissolves worries, and opens the heart. The saints describe chanting as a way of becoming saturated with God's love.

Chanting gives us direct access to the spiritual world. It balances our subtle energy system, allowing for deeper meditation.

For more information on:

The Practice of Chanting

The Practice of Meditation