PUJA

Puja is a Vedic ritual.  It is a prayer with offerings. In a Puja we sit in front of an altar. It can be an established altar where we deliberately and consciously superimpose the universal power onto an object of our preference. It can also be somewhere in nature, near the ocean, in the woods…

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MEDITATION

We seek harmony, peace and well being. When we are in nature, we experience that satisfaction. When we look at the sun, at the sky, see the clouds, the birds, the mountains, the trees and animals we are accepting, at least in general. Yet when we meet and relate to people — mother, father, partner,…

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JAPA

Our minds are often busy, bent to the whim of ongoing daily activities, the past or the future. It if not often that we live in the present, facing the actual. Japa is a spiritual practice that involves the conscious deliberate repetition of a meaningful word or sentence — a mantra. It invokes the blessing,…

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Devi the Goddess

YOGA

A clear definition of yoga: A life that is balanced, free from extremes, recognizing oneself as a spiritual person, taking guidance from Gita and Teacher who has assimilated and followed the disciplines or at least is in the process of assimilating and totally committed to a life of dharma, universal values and truth. Emphasizing knowledge…

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ODISSI DANCE

  Odissi Dance is a very graceful yet powerful way of portraying the cosmic dance of the universe.  Many humans and celestial stories are portrayed in this art form. It is really a devotional dance, that is offered during ceremonies and pujas. Today it is also can be seen at stage performances.  All the movements,…

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VEDIC CHANTING

Mantras are specific prayers that have their origin in the Vedas. Chanting is a form of prayer, through which we can invoke the grace of the giver, who is the source of all knowledge and has all power. Every action has a result and so do prayers. The result will be in the form of…

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