Sound vibrations are central to Mantra Yoga, Kirtan, Vedic Ceremony, clearing energy channels, opening chakras and increased spiritual attunement. Divine Mother Saraswati, in her form as Vach, represented in the famous bible quote ‘In the beginning was the Word’, refers to more than just a primordial moment of creation. Saraswati, the Mother of the Vedas, also embodies the principles of expanded knowledge, speech, the arts, and spiritual discipline. Understanding and attuning to Divine sound, as the ongoing vibratory basis of the universe, can provide powerful practical benefits to all aspects of life.
Guided by the teachings of Namadeva Acharya, this workshop offers insights of Vedic knowledge and instruction in Sanskrit mantras.
Participants will learn:
· Mantras to assist learning & memory
· Mantras to aid in understanding the meanings of scripture &
· About the power of ‘The Word’; the role of Matrika, the ‘garland
of Sanskrit letters’,
· The relationship between the Vishuddha (throat) Chakra and most
· The primordial role of sound in the Vedas, and of the seers who
first cognized the Vedas
· The mantra that affirms: “Saraswati, Mother of the Vedas, Resides
in me” and how to (eventually) make this become true.
· Dozens of additional Saraswati mantras taught by Namadeva &
· A Vedic hierarchy of the manifestation of sound & its relation to:
> vocal versus silent mantra practice
> ‘wish-fullfilling’ powers portrayed in Vedic stories
· Why most mantras begin with Om and why some do not.
· A Bhagavad Gita story representing the sounds experienced with
opening the first 6 chakras, as explained by Paramahansa Yogananda.
· The Gayatri Mantra (long form) and how the Gayatri eventually
enables one to commune with the upper lokas.
· The role of chanting the ‘Divine Name’ per other religions & mystics
· The concept of mantras taking actual form (as a ‘saguna’ form of
the Divine, meaning ‘with attributes’ humans can relate to), as
explained by scripture, and mystics.
Participants receive a detailed handout and audio recording of all workshop mantras.