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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

Yoga Sūtras – aṣṭāṅga yoga

April 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€130

Over 7 classes between April to June, we will study the Sūtras that cover the first 5 limbs: Yama (Ethical practices), Niyama (Personal practices), Āsana (refinement of the body), Praṇāyāma (regulation of breath) & Pratyāhāra (tuning out sensory input).

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The power of memory – medha sūktam

April 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€70
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Join us on this 3 class course dedicated to the power of yogic memory - Medha Sūktam, an extract from the Taittirīya Upaniṣat. Suitable for all levels, it is especially wonderful for aspiring yogīs and yoginīs in understanding and developing another essential qualification for Samādhi - memory.

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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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Developing will-power – agni

May 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€70

Join us for this 3 class course to learn the first hymn in the Rig Veda dedicated to Agni. This hymn can be cultivated to be a beautiful daily practice, developing the power of the will within us, allowing us to do our work with supreme aspiration and keeping us untiringly on the path of yoga.

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June 2019

Śānti mantra – pūrṇamadaḥ

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15
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With just a few potent words this verse expresses the entire vision of the Upaniṣads, the truth of oneself. While this session will not be able to achieve unfolding of that vision, I hope to offer you a little stepping stone towards that oneness, with some practice of the pronunciation!

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Kaṭha upaniṣad – with Neema & Surya

June 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Centre Pérou, Avenue du Pérou, 23 B
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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€190 – €230

A beautiful teaching from exceptional teachers Neema and Surya who will visit us from India to share their extensive knowledge in Vedanta. Kaṭha Upaniṣad is in the form of a dialogue between Lord of Death (Yama) and a young boy called Nachiketa.

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July 2019

Veda chanting – initiation

July 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€60
Veda chanting for beginners

How does one begin to understand the Vedas?  What are some important things to know in order to comprehend the basics? Do we have to study all the Vedas? What is the method of study? This workshop, an initiation to the practice of Veda Recitation will help you answer some of these questions and more.

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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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Yoga Sūtras: Power & Freedom

September 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€185
Vibhuti & Kaivalya pada

A course of 11 classes taking the aspiring yogī through chapters 3 & 4 in a succinct and clear way to understand the real powers to be gained through the practice of yoga and those to be avoided! Gain a deeper understanding into the theoretical concepts from previous chapters that may have previously seemed disconnected.

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Hymn of the sound of Truth – devī sūktam

September 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€110
Devi Suktam

Here, with extraordinary poetic power and in words reminiscent of the Proverbs of Solomon and of Dante, Vak, the Word, is exalted "beyond the Heavens and beyond this broad Earth." This word of knowledge, of wisdom - the sound of Truth itself - is the source and nourisher of Creation - Jean Le Mée

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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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Śri Lalitā – divine names chanting

October 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 22, 2019

Chatelain area, Vleurgat/Bailli stops, Chatelain
Brussels, Belgium
Free

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

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Invocatory prayers & Veda mantras practice

October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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Free

This is a (free) class for all students, past, present & future to join us to learn the invocatory prayers recited at the beginning of all our classes

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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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Hymn of divine enjoyment – bhāgya sūktam

November 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€110
Bhagya Suktam

Let us call Bhaga, who is strong and victorious, powered by all that is true, right and good to come and displace ignorance and all falsehood in us. Bhaga has a wealth of Truth, come and manifest for us the knowledge and energy for this Truth. May the dawn bring to us Bhaga.

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Lalitā – divine names chanting

November 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

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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

Developing conviction in our practice – Śraddha Sūktam

January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€90

A Sunday workshop to help start your New Year by setting the right intention for your yogic practice through the year. Tune into and work with your inner conviction through this beautiful hymn from the Vedas - Śraddha Sūktam

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Yoga Sūtra course info session

January 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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Free

Free introduction session to the Course on the 1st chapter of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali starting on Jan 21st

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Veda chanting basics

January 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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Free

An FREE introductory session to initiate new students to the practice of Veda recitation. You will go through some exercises in recitation helpful for beginners, practice the pronunciation of Sanskrit syllables and understand the purpose and benefits of the practice.

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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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Yoga Sūtras – Samādhi Pāda (Jan-May 2020 course)

January 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:40 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€270

A comprehensive course of 15 classes on the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali with chanting, Sanskrit basics and traditional commentaries. All key concepts will be taught in a clear and succinct way through a structured study program. Included with course - online platform access to allow catching up with study if you miss a class!

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Puruṣa sūktam

January 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€190
Purusa Suktam

In this course of 9 lessons between January & March 2020, we will meticulously learn the recitation of this Sūktam with a high level meaning. As aspiring yogīs working towards understanding our true nature, this hymn will become a powerful prayer in our yogic journey.

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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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Sunday workshop: Developing your will power

February 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€90

Join us for this Sunday workshop to learn the first hymn of 9 mantras in the Rig Veda dedicated to Agni. This hymn can be cultivated to be a beautiful daily practice, developing the power of the will within us, allowing us to do our work with supreme aspiration and keeping us untiringly on the path of yoga.

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March 2020

Sanskrit alphabet & āsana names pronunciation (2 classes)

March 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:40 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€40

On these two Tuesday mornings, 3rd & 10th March (9.30AM-10.40AM), our Yoga Sūtras study group will learn the Sanskrit alphabet and practice pronunciation of āsana names. We will open these two classes to anyone interested to learn.

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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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Nomenclature of the Vedas

April 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€20

This session gives a very high level overview of the classification of the Vedas intended to help a Veda recitation practitioner find their way around the terminology used in Veda nomenclature. This knowledge will serve the practitioner well in looking for important hymns and mantras in the source texts.

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Sunday workshop: Yoga Sūtras chapter 1 (Samādhi Pāda) – cancelled!

April 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€90

Through this workshop, you will have an introduction to some of the key concepts to get you started with studying Chapter 1, Samādhi Pāda, complete absorption. You will also experience a traditional method of study, through chanting the Sūtras and then exploring the key concepts through succinct explanations. 

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Principle Veda concepts – part 1

April 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€20

This session will help the student of Veda recitation understand the following principle concepts of the Vedas:
Mantra, Sūktam, Chandas, Ṛṣi

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May 2020

Principle Veda concepts – part 2 – ONLINE!

May 5, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€15

This session will help the student of Veda recitation understand the following principle concepts of the Vedas:
Yagña – The sacred fire ritual of the Vedas and its symbolic meaning
Devata – The cosmic forces or gods & deities of the Vedas

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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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Yoga in Veda – ONLINE!

May 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€15

We will examine some of the key concepts of Yoga that appear in the Vedas: Śraddha, Smṛti, Samādhi, Viveka, Dhyāna, Īśvara, Physical & mental health

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Sunday Workshop: Mantras for Peace – Shanti – CANCELLED!

May 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€90

This workshop is suitable for beginners and all levels seeking a deeper understanding of Peace mantras, their pronunciation, Vedic phonetics and meaning.

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Vedic phonetics – a textual introduction – ONLINE!

May 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€15

The strong oral tradition of the Vedas was maintained by Vegāṅga (branch of Veda) texts called Prātiśākhyā & Śīkṣā. These texts are considered the 'nose' of the Vedapuruṣa suggesting that it is the 'life breath' of the Vedas which are essentially a sound system or Śruti. These texts constitute the main sources of Indian phonetics.

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Semantics of Ṛg Veda – an introduction – ONLINE!

May 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€15

The Vedas are mystical powerful poetry that need a deeper understanding of its words and structure to appreciate its value to our self-growth journey. When we use a literal word by word surface translation of mantras, they do not appear to be cogent. But when we use the deeper meanings of the words, the verses indicate they contain deep helpful wisdom.

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The Supreme Yoga of Sage Vasiṣṭha – event cancelled!!!

May 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Studio Vibration, 108 Rue Lesbroussart
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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€90

The Yoga Vasiṣṭha is an extraordinary treatise that suggests interesting and effective means to liberate the individual from his/her psychological conditionings and thus enabling them to live joyfully. It also explores the complex relationship between action, consequences, free-will, Saṃskāras and Vāsanas aimed at making Life more conscious, meaningful and graceful. This workshop introduces the text through stories, insights and techniques present there as well as some chanting to compliment the practices.

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June 2020

Yoga Sūtras chanting & etymology

June 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
€75

5 Zoom classes of practising the chanting of the first chapter of Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. We will chant 10-15 Sūtras per class depending on the progress of the group. I will explain some of the important phonetics involved in the pronunciation of the Sūtras. We will also cover some etymology of key words to help you become familiar with the vocabulary.

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Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣam/Upaniṣat

June 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
€110
Ganesha Meditation

A course of 5 classes to learn the most powerful beautiful hymn on Ganeśa, the auspicious lord of beginnings and overcoming obstacles. (not suitable for complete beginners)

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Mantra for health & well-being (3 Sunday morning online classes)

June 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
€90

This mantra is a prayer to the natural elements - Fire, Wind, Sun, Moon, Earth, etc to sustain the health of our organs and human body functions.

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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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September 2020

Information session – Beginner’s 6 weeks program

September 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

If you wish to know more about the 6 week online guided initiation program, join us for this FREE information session. I will answer all your questions and give you the sign up link for the program, if you choose to register.

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The deities (devatā-s) of the Veda-s

September 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
€110
Temple in Karnataka, India

This is a course of 5 online classes via Zoom to understand more deeply the gods of the Veda-s or the Devatā-s. A deep understanding of spirituality, interpreted in a broad sense, is not possible without a good understanding of the nature and the role of gods mentioned in the Ṛg Veda.

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Overcoming troubles – Durgā Sūktam

September 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€100
Durga temple

A course of 5 classes to learn the famous Durgā Sūktam, a mantra from the Veda-s recited to overcome difficulties encountered in our life. This hymn of 8 mantras appears in the Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣat of the Yajur Veda, of which 4 mantras are also in the Ṛg Veda and addressed to Agni.

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October 2020

Evening mantra meditation – Brussels!

October 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8
Brussels,
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€15

After a gap of over 6 months, I look forward to chanting with a small group, the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra or the Great Death Conquering mantra.

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November 2020

Overview of the 4 Vedas

November 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
€110
Hindu temple bells

This is a course of 4 online classes via Zoom to have an overview of the Veda-s. Through structured presentations, illustrations and examples, this course will unfold the arrangement and content of these 4 divisions of the Vedas: Ṛg, Yajur, Sāma & Atharva.

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Srī Sūktam – Beauty, harmony & abundance

November 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€135

A 6 class Zoom course on the beautiful and popular hymn Śrī Sūktam just in time to celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. The Veda Studies community celebrations are always through our sincere Sādhana (diligent focussed practice).

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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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Yoga Sūtras: Sādhana Pādaḥ – The practice chapter – Zoom

January 19, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:40 am
€447

Join us online on Zoom for this course that will run from January 2021 to June 2021 on 17 Tuesday mornings (Brussels times!) to learn the most practical chapter on Yoga - Sādhana Pāda, where we are given the clear means to practice Yoga. Beginners are welcome to join.

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Gaṇeśa Sūktam – Strength & Perseverance – Zoom!

January 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€135
Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

A course of 5 classes on Zoom to learn the very special and powerful Gaṇeśa Sūktam, a mantra from the Ṛg Veda-s recited to invoke Gaṇapati, bringing forth our best inner resources to work through obstacles on our spiritual path. The first 9 mantras of this hymn are a prayer to Indra, who strengthens our subtle body to receive the knowledge, the Truth.

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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

Rudram introduction – 11AM Brussels time free event

February 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an introduction and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2021.

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Rudram introduction – 6PM Brussels time (free event)

February 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an introduction and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2021.

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Introduction to Vedic chanting – Free event

February 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are the Vedas?
- Basics of Vedic chanting
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

February 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€199

This course is presently fully booked. If you are interested in joining the next group, do send me an email. The start date for the next course will be in March 2021.

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Rudram introduction – 11AM Brussels time free event

February 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rudram is the most famous mantra & prayer to Lord Śiva or Rudra. Considered the most important sādhana a yogī can undertake, it provides the means for gaining eligibility for the knowledge unfolded by the mantra, revealing the truth of oneself. This hymn is considered to be very efficacious in neutralising the result of wrong actions. Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free…

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Introduction to Rudram 18h00 Brussels time – free event

February 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2021.

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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

Sūrya – finding your inner light

March 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€85

A course of 3 classes to have an introduction to Ṛg Veda, the oldest spiritual literature in the world as well as learn a beautiful healing mantra to Sūrya, the symbol of the highest light and truth. The mantra reveals to us that Sūrya leads us to the Truth and Immortality, the final aim of the Vedic discipline.

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Śrī Rudram – 1 year Sādhana

March 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€110 – €990

I'm excited to offer a one year study program on learning to the chant the most famous mantra & prayer to Lord Śiva or Rudra. Considered the most important sādhana a yogī can undertake, it provides the means for gaining eligibility for the knowledge unfolded by the mantra, revealing the truth of oneself. This hymn is also considered very efficacious in neutralising the result of wrong actions.

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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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Āyurmantraḥ – mantra for health

March 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€45
Lamp for hindu puja

I'm happy to offer this special 2 hour workshop to explore the idea of wellness in the Vedas and learn a short and beautiful prayer for health. This mantra has personally been very important to me in my own journey of recovering from a serious and sudden health situation I faced 4 years ago and I'm grateful to share this practice.

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April 2021

Lalitā – divine names chanting (donation event)

April 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

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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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Mantrapuṣpam – the flower of mantras

April 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€135

I'm very happy to offer this 5-class course on learning the divinely meditative and captivating flower of all chants - the Mantrapuṣpam. With seemingly simple rhythmic and repetitive words, this mantra in fact conveys a much deeper symbolic message of the blossoming potency of the Supreme Truth. An extract from the Yajurveda, this mantra is a celebration of the true understanding of the source of the powers of the Moon, Sun, Wind, Fire, Rain, Time etc.

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Vedic chanting rules – an introduction (free event)

April 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

April 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€199

I'm excited to offer an all new Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 5 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

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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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Conviction in your practice – śraddhā śūktam

June 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€135

Tune into and work with your inner conviction through this beautiful hymn from the Vedas - Śraddha Sūktam. Śraddha is the trust, the clarity of mind, when one sees things clearly, and one can understand which kind of endeavour best merits one’s trust. This faith sustains like a benevolent mother, supports the yogī until the very end. It is the source of indomitable energy or will.

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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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Vedic chanting – an introduction (free event)

June 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

Find out more »

Agni mantras of Ṛg Veda – 19 & 20 June 5pm-7pm (CET) weekend workshop

June 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€149

Join us for this weekend workshop to learn the first hymn of 9 mantras in the Rig Veda dedicated to Agni. This hymn can be cultivated to be a beautiful daily practice, developing the power of the will within us, allowing us to do our work with supreme aspiration and keeping us untiringly on the path of yoga.

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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

June 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€199

I'm excited to offer an all new Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 5 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

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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

Lalitā Sahasranāma chanting – free event

July 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

Find out more »

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

Yoga Sūtras – Samādhi Pāda (Sept-Dec 2021 course) – sign up still possible!

September 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:40 am
€345

A comprehensive course of 12 live classes (Zoom) on the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali with chanting and traditional commentaries of Vyāsa (and others - Vācaspati Miśra, Vijñānabhikṣu, Bhoja Rāja and Swami Hariharānanda etc). All students will receive access to an online self-paced course to support their study, with recordings of chanting, handouts and summaries. Replays of the Zoom classes will also be made available.

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Vedic chanting – an introduction (free event)

September 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

Find out more »

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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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

September 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€199

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 5 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

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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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Hymn of the sound of Truth – devī sūktam (navarātri sādhana)

September 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€155
Devi Suktam

Here, with extraordinary poetic power and in words reminiscent of the Proverbs of Solomon and of Dante, Vak, the Word, is exalted "beyond the Heavens and beyond this broad Earth." This word of knowledge, of wisdom - the sound of Truth itself - is the source and nourisher of Creation - Jean Le Mée

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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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Overcoming troubles – Durgā Sūktam (weekend workshop)

October 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€149
Durga temple

A weekend Navarātri sādhana to learn the famous Durgā Sūktam, a mantra from the Veda-s recited to overcome difficulties encountered in our life. This hymn of 8 mantras appears in the Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣat of the Yajur Veda, of which 4 mantras are also in the Ṛg Veda and addressed to Agni.

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Lalitā Sahasranāma chanting – with Shantala & Aravind

October 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

Find out more »

November 2021

Srī Sūktam – Beauty, harmony & abundance

November 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€155

A 6 class Zoom course on the beautiful and popular hymn Śrī Sūktam just in time to celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. The Veda Studies community celebrations are always through our sincere Sādhana (diligent focussed practice).

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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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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

November 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€199
Ganesha Meditation

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 5 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

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Introduction to Rudram – free event

November 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

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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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Āyurmantraḥ – mantra for health

November 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€45
Lamp for hindu puja

I'm happy to offer this special 2 hour workshop to explore the idea of wellness in the Vedas and learn a short and beautiful prayer for health. This mantra has personally been very important to me in my own journey of recovering from a serious and sudden health situation I faced 4 years ago and I'm grateful to share this practice.

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December 2021

Introduction to Rudram – free event

December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

Find out more »

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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Śānti – peace mantras weekend workshop

December 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€129

This weekend workshop will introduce you to the nomenclature of the Veda with specific focus on where these peace mantras are presented and their significance. Most of the popular Śānti mantras are recited at the beginning of the Upaniṣads, but there is a wealth of peace mantras and Sūktams in other parts of the Veda. We will explore this in a systematic way.

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Introduction to Rudram – free event

December 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

Find out more »

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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Medhā dakṣiṇāmūrti & Gāyatrī japa – New year’s eve & new year’s day chanting!!

December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until January 1, 2022

31 Dec Friday & 01 Jan Saturday
11am EST | 5pm CET | 9.30pm IST
Free community event
(45 minute class)

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January 2022

Medhā dakṣiṇāmūrti & Gāyatrī japa – New year’s eve & new year’s day chanting!!

January 1 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until January 1, 2022

31 Dec Friday & 01 Jan Saturday
11am EST | 5pm CET | 9.30pm IST
Free community event
(45 minute class)

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Introduction to Rudram – free event (11am Brussels time)

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

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Introduction to Rudram – free event (6pm Brussels time)

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

Find out more »

Lalitā Sahasranāma chanting – free event

January 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

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Essence of Puruṣa sūktam – free introduction

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join me for this special introduction to the Puruṣa Sūktam to understand the essence of why one chants this hymn and its benefits to the aspiring Yogī. I will also present details of the 9 week course that starts on January 18. You are welcome to join this introduction even if you don't wish to sign up to the course. 

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Vedic chanting – an introduction (free event)

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

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Puruṣa sūktam – hymn of the Self

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
€235

In this course of 9 lessons between January & March 2022, we will meticulously learn the recitation of this Sūktam with a high level meaning. As aspiring yogīs working towards understanding our true nature, this hymn will become a powerful prayer in our yogic journey.

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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€199
Ganesha Meditation

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 5 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

Find out more »

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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Introduction to Rudram – free event

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

Find out more »

February 2022

Gāyatrī prāṇāyāma – a workshop

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
€45

For countless generations in India, this mantra of Ṛṣi Viśvāmitra is being repeated with an unquestioned faith in the sacred character of the origin and certainty of its efficacy. It forms one part of an elaborate daily practice of Hindus called Sandhyāvandanam. 

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Introduction to Rudram – free event

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn.

I will also give details of the one year study program scheduled to start in March 2022.

Find out more »

Lalitā Sahasranāma chanting – free event

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

Find out more »

Friday community event – Rudram intro & mṛtyuñjaya mantra japa

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Learning the Rudram is a serious commitment and tapas, requiring one to put forward their best effort during the learning process. In this free introduction, students will have an overview and will be able to learn the first few mantras of this magnificent hymn. We will also recite the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra 108 times.

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Śivarātri event – Oṃ namaḥ śivāya japa

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

I will introduce the significance of Mahā Śivarātri, we will chant some mantras to express our longing to know Śiva. I will also introduce you to the source of the famous Oṃ namaḥ śivāya mantra. We will then recite this pañcākṣari mantra (namaḥ śivāya) 108 times.

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March 2022

Śrī Rudram – 1 year Sādhana

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€110 – €990

I'm excited to offer a one year study program on learning to the chant the most famous mantra & prayer to Lord Śiva or Rudra. Considered the most important sādhana a yogī can undertake, it provides the means for gaining eligibility for the knowledge unfolded by the mantra, revealing the truth of oneself. This hymn is also considered very efficacious in neutralising the result of wrong actions.

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Vedic chanting – an introduction (free event)

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

Find out more »

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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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
€249
Ganesha Meditation

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 5 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

Find out more »

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

Gāyatrī prāṇāyāma – a workshop with Eddie Stern & Shantala

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
€49

For countless generations in India, this mantra of Ṛṣi Viśvāmitra is being repeated with an unquestioned faith in the sacred character of the origin and certainty of its efficacy. It forms one part of an elaborate daily practice of Hindus called Sandhyāvandanam. 

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Mantrapuṣpam – the flower of Vedic chants

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
€149

I'm very happy to offer this 5-class course on learning the divinely meditative and captivating flower of all chants - the Mantrapuṣpam. With seemingly simple rhythmic and repetitive words, this mantra in fact conveys a much deeper symbolic message of the blossoming potency of the Supreme Truth. An extract from the Yajurveda, this mantra is a celebration of the true understanding of the source of the powers of the Moon, Sun, Wind, Fire, Rain, Time etc.

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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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Camakapraśnaḥ – April -Oct 2022 Sādhana

April 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
€490

Exclusively open to students who have already studied Rudrapraśnaḥ (from any teacher, not necessarily with Veda Studies!!), this course which completes the "Rudram" is being offered as a 6 month study program (16 live class) which will run from April 2022 - October 2022 (with August break from classes).

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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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Āyurmantraḥ – mantra for health

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
€49
Lamp for hindu puja

I'm happy to offer this special 2 hour workshop to explore the idea of wellness in the Vedas and learn a short and beautiful prayer for health.

Find out more »

May 2022

Vedic chanting – an introduction (free event)

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Tonal exercises for chanting
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

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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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Veda chanting – foundation certificate course – NEW!

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
€249

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 6 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

Find out more »

Lalitā Sahasranāma chanting – free event

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special event of chanting all 1000 sacred names of Lalitā in Stotra form or verses of praise for her beauty, grace and compassion. Reciting Lalita’s divine names is a process of inner transformation and a way of awakening Divine qualities within ourselves.

Find out more »

Indica – Veda Studies chanting teacher training program – info session

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For the last two years, the founder of Indic Academy, Hari Kiran Vadlamani and I have been working on bringing a chanting teacher training program to our community. With blessings from my Gurus, The Challakere Brothers, I am very excited to announce that we will launch this certification program in September this year.

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Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣam

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
€149
Ganesha Meditation

A course of 5 classes to learn the most powerful beautiful hymn on Ganeśa, the auspicious lord of beginnings and overcoming obstacles. Let's prepare for the Gaṇeśa festival coming up in August!

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June 2022

Gaṇeśa gāyatrī mantra – Friday community event

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Importance of learning in a lineage and in the context of tradition.
- Tonal exercises for chanting.
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

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Chanting in a lineage – an introduction

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Importance of learning in a lineage and in the context of tradition.
- Tonal exercises for chanting.
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

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Veda chanting – foundation course – Weekend intensive

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
€249

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 6 Live classes (over 3 weekends) and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

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Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti Stotram – Gurupūrṇimā course

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€149

I'm very happy to offer this 5-class course on learning the Dakṣiṇāmūrti Stotram. An incarnation of Lord Śiva, Dakṣiṇāmūrti is considered the divine and ultimate Guru. Śiva as Dakṣiṇāmurti is presented as the source of all knowledge. The vigraha (form) is visualised and presented as the source of all knowledge. Īśvara appears in the form of a teacher.

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Gāyatrī upāsana & countryside walk (Belgium)

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free
Belgium countryside

I'm hosting the first one-day gathering in June, in the countryside in Belgium to revive my old style of in-person teaching. I already have many confirmations to the event, therefore limited spots are left. Here's what the day will look like (with LOTS of breaks for social time):

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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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Your chanting voice – an āyurvedic perspective

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
€49

I'm happy to offer this special 2 hour workshop to explore the āyurvedic perspective on vocal health.

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Gurupūrṇimā gathering with Neema & Surya – Belgium

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

A talk with Neema Majmudar who has studied in the tradition of Adi Sankaracarya, on what a traditional Teaching of Self-Knowledge is all about followed by a talk on the Symbolism of Dakṣiṇāmūrti by Surya Tahora, also contemporary teacher of Advaita Vedanta.

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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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Oṃ namaḥ śivāya – Friday community japa

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

Join us for our last community event before the summer break. I will introduce you to the source of the famous Oṃ namaḥ śivāya mantra. We will then recite this pañcākṣari mantra (namaḥ śivāya) 108 times. I will explain the phonetics of this mantra as passed on to me by my teacher.

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August 2022

Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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September 2022

Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 1 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Durgā Sūktam navarātri sādhana

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
€149
Durga temple

A 5 class Navarātri sādhana to learn the famous Durgā Sūktam, a mantra from the Veda-s recited to overcome difficulties encountered in our life. This hymn of 8 mantras appears in the Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣat of the Yajur Veda, of which 4 mantras are also in the Ṛg Veda and addressed to Agni.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Gaṇeśa festival – 10 days sādhana

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2022

Ganesha statue in stone, ganesha temple

Everyone is welcome to join us for 10 days of sādhana during the Gaṇeśa festival this year. Daily chanting of Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā (listen only if you have not studied this chant) followed by Oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ japa.

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Indica – Veda Studies chanting teacher training

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In collaboration with INDICA are very happy to bring you this teacher training certification to skill future teachers through a rigorous selection, training and preparation process which covers both mantras from the Veda as well as the Hindu daily prayer tradition. 

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Chanting in a lineage – an introduction

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Join me for this introduction class and learn:

- What are some basic rules of Vedic chanting?
- Where do these rules come from?
- Importance of learning in a lineage and in the context of tradition.
- Tonal exercises for chanting.
- Learn a mantra suitable for beginners.

Find out more »

Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
€249 1 ticket left

I'm excited to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 6 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

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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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