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We organize many events, both in-class and online. Here you can find them all.

March 2019

Sanskrit sounds & mantra

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

Begin your mantra practice or refine an existing practice with this session to learn the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit syllables. Breath and techniques to use the appropriate contact points in the mouth to produce correct sounds will be the focus besides some real time practice with mantra meditation.

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April 2019

Śānti mantra – saha nāvavatu

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15
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This mantra for peace is recited in the context of study, to protect both the student and teacher from all the unknown variables we have no knowledge or control over. I hope this session will help you understand the significance of prayer in the Vedic context.

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May 2019

Śānti mantra – saṃ no mitraḥ

May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15
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A stunning mantra for peace, humbly asking 8 cosmic forces including the morning, midday and evening Sun to protect the reciter. I hope this session will give you a little insight into what a cosmic force means in the Vedas and how we can collaborate with these forces for a more peaceful life!

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September 2019

Ganeśa mantra meditation

September 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15
Ganesha Meditation

An  evening mantra meditation to tune into and understand the energy and invocation of the beloved elephant headed Gaṇeśa. We will access the uplifting energy of Gaṇeśa through the recitation of Ganeśa gāyatrī mantra 108 times after learning the pronunciation.

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October 2019

Mantra for creative inspiration

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15
Sarasvati mantra

Learn to tune into Sarasvatī's energy through Her mantra to use in a transformative way. We will go through Sarasvatī's attributes within the Vedic tradition and learn one mantra from the Rig Veda before a meditation with her divine names.

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November 2019

Mantra for blessings

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15
Mantra for blessings

A beautiful blessing to share with our loved ones. In the Taittirīya Saṃhita (Yajur Veda), this mantra is presented in a hymn invoking all the cosmic forces - Agni, Soma, Varuṇa, Sarasvatī, Viṣṇu and so on, for blessings of health, longevity, prāṇa (life-force), ojas (spiritual energy), clarity and immortality (realisation). We offer blessings to our loved ones to be able to experience a 100 seasons with all of these strengths.

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December 2019

Mantra meditation – overcoming fear (charity event)

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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Free

100% of donations received for this event will go to Villa Indigo, a home for seriously/terminally ill children, who are welcomed here for short stays to help both the child as well as the family.

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January 2020

New beginnings – Ganeśa mantra meditation

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

Join us for an auspicious start to 2020 by tuning into and understanding the energy of the beloved elephant headed Gaṇeśa.

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February 2020

Oṃ namaḥ śivāya – mantra meditation

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

It is said that chanting Oṃ namaḥ śivāya is as good as chanting the whole Veda! Śiva means maṅgala, happy end, the grand finale. Salutation to Lord Śiva who gives absolute happiness.

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March 2020

Mantra for beauty & harmony – Cancelled!!

March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

An evening of honouring Srī or Lakṣmī the Goddess of Beauty, Harmony, Abundance and all things Auspicious not only at a material level, but also in our actions and thoughts and our interactions with others, both in words and behaviour.

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April 2020

Śrirāma rāma – mantra meditation – Cancelled!!

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

Please note that this event has been cancelled. There will be no classes until and including the 3rd of April for the well-being of our students and everyone.

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May 2020

Mantra for peace – saha nāvavatu

May 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

Oṃ May we hear only the auspicious with our ears.
May we see only the auspicious with our eyes.
Praising the divine with firm (healthy) bodies,
May we enjoy our divine life-span.

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June 2020

Bhū – goddess earth – mantra meditation – CANCELLED!

June 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

"We visualise the Goddess Earth who upholds all life as the Goddess holding a bow in her hands. 
By her grace, we will be able to accomplish all in life. May she inspire us"

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January 2021

Gāyatrī mantra japa – new year chanting (Free event)

January 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

To start year on an auspicious note, join us for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 7 Jan 17h30 Brussels time (please check your local times!!).

This is a FREE class, open to all levels of students.

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Gāyatrī mantra japa – understanding Savitṛ

January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 28 Jan 18h00-19h00 Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will also give a short introduction to Devatā-s, in particular Savitṛ, the divine force we address in Gāyatrī mantra.

This is a FREE class, open to all levels of students.

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February 2021

Gaṇeśa gāyatrī japa – free event

February 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

I will present very briefly how Gaṇapati is presented in the Vedas - who eventually evolved into the Purāṇic beloved elephant headed God of auspicious beginnings and overcoming obstacles. We will then learn the Gaṇeśa gāyatrī mantra and repeat for 108 times.

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March 2021

Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra japa – FREE event

March 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra which we will chant 108 times. 19 March 18h00-19h00 Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will briefly explain the pronunciation and significance of this mantra before we practice the mantra together.

This is a FREE class, open to all levels of students.

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April 2021

Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

April 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 16 April 18h00-18h45 Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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May 2021

Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra japa – FREE event

May 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra which we will chant 108 times. 07 May 6pm-6.45pm Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will briefly explain the pronunciation and significance of this mantra before we practice the mantra together.

This is a FREE class, open to all levels of students.

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Introduction to Viṣṇu Sahasranāma – free event (Brussels time!)

May 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It is one of the most popular forms of prayer. It is a praise of the Lord with thousand words. Swami Dayananda Saraswati says "The Viṣṇu Sahasranāma does not propound a theology, it merely talks about what is already said in the Śruti, Smṛti and Purāṇa-s".

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Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

May 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 21 May 18h00-18h45 Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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June 2021

Rudra gāyatrī mantra japa – Free event

June 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me to learn about the deity Rudra, a fierce form of Shiva in the Vedas and chant with me this glorious mantra 108 times.

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Agni gāyatrī mantra japa – Free event

June 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me to learn about the deity Agni, Fire and our Divine Will Power and chant with me this glorious mantra 108 times.

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Viṣṇu gāyatrī mantra japa – Free event

June 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me to learn about the deity Viṣṇu as presented in the Vedas and chant with me this glorious mantra 108 times.

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July 2021

Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

July 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 9 July 6pm-6.45pm Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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Guru pūrṇimā chanting – medhā dakṣiṇāmūrti japa

July 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

In the Vaidika tradition, we celebrate Gurupūrṇimā to honour our link to teachings that bring us closer to the spiritual goal we are seeking. The first full moon of the āṣāḍhā month in the Hindu calendar marks Gurupūrṇimā.  Join me to learn and chant the Medhā Dakṣiṇāmūrti mūla mantra 108 times.

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Bhū – Goddess Earth mantra japa – free community class

July 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Bhū or bhūmi is the globe or earth on which we live. It is a glorious place in the cosmos, for we find the marvel of life here. In the vision of the Vedas, Bhū is a divine entity, a devatā, one of the various forms of Īśvara's manifestation. (Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati)

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September 2021

Gaṇeśa caturthi virtual celebration – starting Sept 10

September 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join us for a virtual Gaṇeśa caturthi celebration starting 10 September on Zoom. We will chant important Gaṇeśa mantras from the Veda followed by a japa. This will be followed by 5 days of chanting with Eddie Stern live on Instagram!

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Introduction to Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā & japa

September 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

This free community class will be a short introduction to The Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā hymn followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa 108 times. All Vedic phonetics will be explained in detail.

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Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra japa – Friday community event

September 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra which we will chant 108 times. 07 May 6pm-6.45pm Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will briefly explain the pronunciation and significance of this mantra before we practice the mantra together.

This is a FREE class, open to all levels of students.

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October 2021

Durgā mantra navarātrī japa (free community event)

October 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join me to chant the Durgā gāyatrī mantra 108 times to celebrate the start of Navarātrī - the festival of 9 nights dedicated to the divine feminine. I will explain how Goddess Durgā is presented in the Veda before teaching Her mantra for japa.

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November 2021

Lakṣmī mantra japa (free community event – Diwali celebrations!)

November 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

India celebrates Diwali this week, the festival of light. Invoking Goddess Lakṣmī (Goddess of Abundance, Good Fortune, Beauty & Harmony) through mantra and pūja is an important part of these celebrations to invite her grace.

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Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event – new date !!

November 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 19 Nov 5pm-5.45pm Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra japa – Friday community event

November 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us to learn this mantra and chant 108 times! Free Friday community event, open to all levels of students.

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December 2021

Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

December 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 10 Dec 5pm-5.45pm Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra japa – Friday community event

December 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us to learn this mantra and chant 108 times! Free Friday community event, open to all levels of students.

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January 2022

Viṣṇu gāyatrī mantra japa – Free event

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me to learn about the deity Viṣṇu as presented in the Vedas and chant with me this glorious mantra 108 times.

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March 2022

Sūrya gāyatrī mantra japa – Free event

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me to learn about the Sūrya Gāyatrī mantra as presented in the Vedas and chant with me this glorious mantra 108 times.

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Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. 25 March 5pm-5.45pm Brussels time (please check your local times!!). I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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April 2022

Śrī rāma rāma rāmeti – Friday community japa

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Celebrating Rāma navami with this community japa!

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Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra japa – Friday community event

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us to learn this mantra and chant 108 times! Free Friday community event, open to all levels of students.

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Bhū – Goddess Earth mantra japa – Friday community class

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Bhū or bhūmi is the globe or earth on which we live. It is a glorious place in the cosmos, for we find the marvel of life here. In the vision of the Vedas, Bhū is a divine entity, a devatā, one of the various forms of Īśvara's manifestation. (Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati)

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May 2022

Celebrating Śaṅkara jayanti – Friday community class

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

I invite you to join me for an introduction on the life and works of Śrī Ādiśaṅkarācārya, which will include glimpses into some of his inspiring compositions like the Sādhana pañcakam - the 5 verses unfolding the clear steps and vision of one's sādhana.

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June 2022

Viṣṇu gāyatrī mantra japa – community event

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me to learn about the deity Viṣṇu as presented in the Vedas and chant with me this glorious mantra 108 times.

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July 2022

Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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Guru pūrṇimā chanting – medhā dakṣiṇāmūrti japa

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

In the Vaidika tradition, we celebrate Gurupūrṇimā to honour our link to teachings that bring us closer to the spiritual goal we are seeking. The first full moon of the āṣāḍhā month in the Hindu calendar marks Gurupūrṇimā.  Join me to learn and chant the Medhā Dakṣiṇāmūrti mūla mantra 108 times.

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September 2022

Durgā mantra navarātrī japa (free community event)

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me to chant the Durgā gāyatrī mantra 108 times to celebrate the start of Navarātrī - the festival of 9 nights dedicated to the divine feminine. I will explain how Goddess Durgā is presented in the Veda before teaching Her mantra for japa.

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October 2022

Bhū gāyatrī mantra japa (free community event)

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Belgium countryside

Join me to chant the Bhū gāyatrī mantra 108 times to meditate, contemplate on and celebrate mother Earth, who nourishes and sustains our life.

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Lakṣmī gāyatrī mantra japa (free community event)

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me to chant the Lakṣmī gāyatrī mantra 108 times to celebrate the festival of light, Dīpāvali or Diwali.

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November 2022

Gāyatrī mantra japa – free community event

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me for the chanting of the Gāyatrī mantra which we will chant 108 times. I will present a short introduction to this mantra before we chant.

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