In the Light of Summer Solstice
Summer solstice blesses us with the longest day of the year. On this Summer solstice when the daylight is at its maximum, make an affirmation for invoking the light of silence.
Preparing for June 2021 Solar Eclipse
The upcoming solar eclipse will have its annular phase visible from parts of Russia, Greenland, and northern Canada. Those in Northern Asia, Europe, and in the North-eastern parts of the United States, including the Midwest, will see a partial eclipse.
Preparing for May 2021 Lunar Eclipse
The upcoming total lunar eclipse on 26th May coincides with the Super Full Flower Moon, creating a Blood Moon where the moon will turn a reddish shade for approximately 14 minutes. The eclipse will be visible in Australia, parts of the western US, western South America, or in South-East Asia.
2020 Annual Report
Divine grace palpably enveloped us throughout 2020 as we responded to unfolding challenges to making our esteemed institution sustainable and yet charitable. We cannot aggressively approach meditation; likewise, we cannot fearfully approach crisis. Both need calmness, which is bred through patience. As we learnt this past year, fortitude yields patience. When individuals like ourselves are being squeezed and challenged, we learn not to give...
Happy Yugādi – Message on 2nd Navāratri of 2021
Many blessings and much love on this Yugadi – today marks the beginning of a yuga in the cycle of four yuga periods as per the soli-lunar calendar of the ancient Sanskrit tradition. May you all utilize this auspicious time juncture to renew and refresh your spiritual affirmations for the coming times.
Stillness of Timelessness – MahāŚivarātri Message
The annual great night of meditation is here upon us, hailed in the Sanskrit tradition as the MahāŚivarātri. Meditating on this special evening and through the night is a practice of alertness meant to supersede the daytime awake state as a memorable experience. In such a vigilant state there exists the possibility of understanding the play of time and timelessness.
Save the Date! Upcoming Programs & Important Dates in 2021
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Healing Mother Earth with Four Navarātri Periods in 2021
The Mahākāla Saṃhitā declares that four nine-night periods, based on the soli-lunar calendar, are deemed especially auspicious for the worship of the great śakti in veneration of the Divine Mother. Each of these four periods are popularly celebrated as navarātri, which is a literal translation of ‘nine-nights’. These nine-night periods, each starting the day after a New Moon, are celebrated in spiritual traditions by...
Full Moon Message to Families with Children – January 2021
A message of blessings from His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda for families raising children during their most formative years and rapidly growing into their youthful state.
Holiday Blessings 2020
Year-end is the time for reflection and rumination. How to make these holidays meaningful and uplifting is within the reach of your own affirmations. Change is the nature of the world and it is constantly slipping away from us. Often at the end of an era or a yuga like this, change is accelerated, bringing in a clash of ethos and bipolar ideologies. There...