Tag: Meditation


Invoking the Earth as Mother during Four Navarātri Periods of 2022

Invoking the Earth as Mother during Four Navarātri Periods of 2022

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...


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2020 Annual Report

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...


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Stillness of Timelessness - MahāŚivarātri Message 2021

Stillness of Timelessness – MahāŚivarātri Message 2021

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.


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