To radiate more light is the goal of the spiritual path. We illuminate the body as we chant. We can move the emotions of stuckness – fear, shame, guilt and anger– to release the density and carry higher frequencies of light.
In this gathering, we will discuss, explore and practice the art and ritual of mantra meditation. This includes the "how to's" of setting up a personal 40 day sadhana (practice) as well as how to go about finding your mantra in the first place.
Each month a new mantra is introduced based on astrological influences, seasonal shifts and what is needed given the current circumstances of the times.
While we approach this practice as students eager to grow and learn, we also recognize the power of chanting together as a group. All are invited to participate as we intentionally connect to beings around the world through the vibrations of mantra, prayer and ritual. In this way, we become one, and a greater light is spread throughout the earth for generations to come.
We will explore the use of :
Sanskrit and other Mantras,
All as tools to keep our sadhana strong, with clear direction in our intention and to transform our seemingly chaotic worlds into a powerful abode of compassion, benevolence and peace.
What happens when we chant mantra?
Chanting mantra is an ancient technique known for its ability to evoke movement of the physical and emotional energy that we hold in our bodies. The vibrations and sounds of mantra are considered extremely important, and thus reverberations of those sounds are said to awaken kundalini, our spiritual life force.
When we awaken these forces we encounter our divine essence and all becomes possible.
What will the class look like?
Participants will be guided through an immersive and communal experience while gaining insight into the practical application of mantra japa. Participants should dress comfortably with the ability to both move and sit with ease.
Can I practice yoga before meditation?
You are welcome to arrive at 7pm for a yoga asana warm up. You will be guided through Yin postures, breath centering techniques and relaxation practices to help prepare you for a dynamic and focused mantra meditation.
$10-$20 suggested donation.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Amanda Capobianco has been studying the science of mantra for more than 15 years. It is the first practice she was drawn to deepen beyond the physical practice of yoga and the one she recommends for everybody as a way to develop ones own practice of empowerment, self care and healing.
Amanda has traveled with her work to India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, The United Arab Emirates and throughout the United States. She has studied under Laughing Lotus Founders Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi, Mantra Expert: Thomas Ashley-Farrand, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati of the Shankaracharya lineage and Swami Umesh Yogiji of the Rishikesh School of Yoga. She is a dedicated student of recognized Taino Elder and Ceremonial Leader Maestro Manuel Rufino for whom she owes her eternal gratitude.