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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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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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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

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.

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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.

Find out more »

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.

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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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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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January 2022

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.

Find out more »

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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