Saturday November 4th, 7-9pm
Suggested donation $25
No one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Bharata (Bill Barry) will offer this Vedic ceremony to invoke Divine Mother Saraswati, mother of the Vedas, representing the principles of knowledge, learning, speech, the arts and spiritual disciplines.
Pujas are a form of religious ceremony performed according to precise procedures found in ancient Vedic scriptures. Mantras, hymns, prayers and invocations are chanted in ancient Sanskrit, often called the language of the gods. These ceremonies are performed to seek Divine assistance for all of life’s needs including the resolution of karma and attainment of spiritual blessings. Tonight’s ceremony is a Shodashopachara (16 component) classical form of puja. Attendees have several options of participation in puja, including group mantras.
You may bring items such as statues (murtis), jewelry, photographs, etc. to be blessed during the puja.
Please note: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. We will happily accept your donation from the heart at the door, but do ask that you RSVP so we might have appropriate seating available for you.
We hope you’ll join us for this special evening!
Bill Barry (Bharata) is a certified Teacher of Mantra. In 2010, he was ordained as a Priest in Sanatana Dharma Satsang, by Namadeva Acharya, its co-founder. He has been a student and practitioner of mantra, yoga and Vedic studies since 1969. His studie have included in-person training with Namadeva Acharya, Yogi Bhajan, Swami Muktananda, Swami Satchidananda, Mirabai Devi, the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and others. He has four degrees from University of Massachusetts. Bharata offers workshops in Sanskrit mantra, puja services and private consultation. Learn more about him by visiting his website at http://www.mantravijaya.com/.
“Bill is the kind of teacher who not only offers a great deal of wisdom, but does so with warmth, love, and grace. Through the chanting of Sanskrit mantra, we all felt the positive vibrational energy that the practice generates, and gained understanding of the context and meaning of those mantras.” – D.H.
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