On this darkest of the dark moons, it is said that you will gather blessings a thousand-fold when you chant the mantra of Shiva. Together as a community, we will celebrate this night with asana, conversation, chanting, and meditation.
March 3rdAmy, John, and Sianna will lead a playful asana session together; Douglas and John will empower our understanding of the tradition in ways that bring heightened joy into our lives; and Krishna Das will rock the house with chanting until midnight!
7:30pm - Midnight
7:30pm - Midnight
Asana, Chanting, Conversation & MeditationThe ancient tradition called Mahashivaratri, The Great Night of Shiva, occurs on the fourteenth day of the waning moon in the month known as Magha. On this darkest of the dark moons, it is said that you will gather blessings a thousand fold when you chant the mantra of Shiva. Join us to hear the stories, sing the names, and empower the heart’s desire to explore its depths. On this night in the dark, cool month of March, we are offered an auspicious opening, a space to enter into sky of Consciousness and to enjoy each other's light.
12:30 - 3:00pm
Stories from the Heart of Tantra: Life and Love in the House of my Teacher - a talk by Dr. Douglas Brooks, PHD, “There are some wonderful stories and many, I promise, that I have never told before.”
Stories from the Heart of Tantra with Dr. Douglas Brooks“In 1977 I met my teacher, Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, a master of the Tantra of the Goddess tradition of Auspicious Wisdom, a scholar of vast erudition, a householder yogin and family man whose life changed everything about mine. For a few hours I promise to tell you what it was really like to live in the home of a Tantric master for sixteen years, to study and contemplate, to immerse oneself entirely in the life and vision of the Auspicious Wisdom.”