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Moon Lodge Sacred Sisterhood Circle
with Tia Tuenge

Friday, October 5th at 8pm
Friday, November 2nd at 8pm

Moon Lodge is a celebration of the divine feminine, of the goddess in all of us. It’s a place to explore our connection with the magic of the Moon, with our feminine power, and to connect and share on a deep and sacred level with other women. It is my intention to hold sacred space for you, to create a platform for stepping into your power and to cultivate reverence for your feminine splendor.

We gather in Council, experience heart and mind opening rituals, and use creative exercises to explore our inner goddess. Moon Lodge will remind you of who you truly are; an earthly expression of the divine, of the Goddess, you are magnificent.

Tia is a devoted seeker, explorer of the infinite, and creator of sacred space. She's a Council facilitator trained at the Ojai Foundation, she hosts monthly Moon Lodge gatherings for women and leads workshops and retreats celebrating sacred sisterhood.

Visit: ArtofSacredLiving.com to find out more about Tia and the gatherings she hosts.

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Suggested Donation $20



Kirtan with Idan Meyer
Saturday, September 29th at 8pm

Idan Meyer is an internationally known World Music devotional singer. His musical journey has covered a vast exploration of many traditions, languages and sacred soundscapes.Idan spend his 20’s in Ashrams, Hindu spiritual center in India,later on he connect with his own tradition, the Jewish Mysticism. Idan's passion brings a new life and energy to ancient, sacred texts. As we listen to his interpretations to mantras and prayers from different traditions, , we can hear a universal message that allows every man and woman to drink the nectar of love.






Suggested Donation $20



Om Choir with Heather Lyle
Sunday, September 30th at 4pm

The vision for this choir comes from the Om Choir founded and conducted by Narad at the Shri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. We start with a vocal warm-up and then commence with the singing of Om in sacred geometric intervals.

According to the Mother from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the singing of Om in these intervals is important for the healing of the planet. She said that "the new music needs to descend upon the earth and it will start with the chanting of Om in harmony by communities of people." Music with a higher vibration elevates the vibration of the individual as well as the world. "Om" is what is called a seed bija. It is a sound that carries a very high vibration. The chanting of Om is not a religion and does not require you to believe in God - you only need to believe in the power of sound. Visit omchoirla.com.

For information about Heather Lyle, please visit vocalyoga.com






Suggested Donation $20



Hanuman Project Kirtan &
Joint Birthday Celebrations
Patita Pavan Das and Shiva Baum

Sunday, October 7th at 7pm

After 3 years of chanting, traveling and dancing around the world, we have received a clear message that it is time for The Hanuman Project to create a musical Kirtan album. We are holding the intention to support those diving deeper into this practice, whenever and wherever they are in the world.

Momentum is building and as of this moment we have some really high level musicians, producers and fairies that have agreed to share their time and energy without charge to help realise this goal of making the album! With your help we can bring this dream into reality and take our project to the next level.

What is special about The Hanuman Project?
We are passionate about making this practice powerful, meaningful and accessible - many people who regularly chant with us experience their first ‘Kirtan breakthrough’ with us. This tends to be a part of a bigger transformational shift in their lives. We are delighted to constantly receive feedback from our community regarding their journey into their true nature, highest potential and finding their true voice.

We do it for the love! This project is one of service and devotion, with the members of this family having given up their lives (with full joy) to bring this vibration to the world and stoke the fires of the hearts of the people. This is a Roots Kirtan Movement!






Suggested Donation $20

Tulsi Bagnoli




VEDIC ASTROLOGY + PRAKASH MEDITATION
Friday, October 12th from 7:00-9:00PM

Join Tulsi Bagnoli M.A. for an evening of Vedic Astrology and Meditation to learn what the alignment of the stars at the time of your birth reveals about your true Self.

Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, is "the study of Light." A blueprint or snapshot of the planets at your time of birth that can act as a treasure map, ultimately guiding you back to the Self. Jyotish has been used for centuries as a Vedic science that not only can aid in revealing one's true nature and tendencies, but act as tool to help us navigate with and around our karma (action) and at the most ideal time: either in adverting the danger that has yet to come or in making hay while the sun is shines.

In this workshop an introduction to the basic fundamentals of this vast and profound sacred science will be made. We will begin to unveil the basic nature and characteristics of the planets, signs, and houses as they play out in our daily lives. Tulsi will also guide you in a deep and enlivening light (Prakash) meditation that will cultivate the all knowing qualities inherent within you and aid in awakening an intellect that reflects truth. Anyone whose signs up for the workshop will receive 25% off of a personal Vedic Astrology Session with Tulsi.

Tulsi is a second generation meditation teacher who has been practicing yoga and meditation since the age of four and teaching professionally for the past 13 years. After a lifetime of being immersed in VedicAstrology, Tulsi's great passion and curiosity for this sacred science has led her to dive deeper with numerous mentors, classes and training's, including study with her Father, who has been an international Jyotishi for the past 33 years. E-RYT-500. www.tulsibagnoli.com



$27-39 Suggested Donation

Tulsi Bagnoli




Kirtan with Girish
Saturday, October 20th at 8pm

Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.

For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. When he was eight years old, his parents gave him a little red snare drum as a bargaining tool to stop him from banging on everything else in the house.

Drumming has always been instinctual to Girish, flowing freely from his fingers and knowing no musical bounds. In his teens, he started experimenting with pop, rock, jazz and orchestral music. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. "During improvisational sessions," he recalls, "there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic."

These moments came just as Girish was feeling pulled toward a sacred life. A college philosophy class inspired him to explore spirituality through Kundalini yoga, meditation, and the study of Eastern scriptures. By the time of his college graduation, Girish was so deep into these practices that he decided to move into an ashram in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Thus began an unexpected journey-a seeming detour that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry.

Girish continues to explore and expand musical borders, and has found new avenues for his artistic expression. The yearning to express the power of Sanskrit mantras through his own voice has been a driving force behind his CD's, REVEAL (Mondolaya Music, May 2004), SHIVA MACHINE (Spirit Voyage Music, April 2006), DIAMONDS IN THE SUN (Mondolaya Music, April 2010), REMIXED (Mondolaya Music, December 2011, SKY OF THE HEART (Mondolaya Music, December 2014), Daily Chants for a Radiant Spirit (Mondolaya Music, September 2016) and his book MUSIC AND MANTRAS (Enliven Books, October 2016).

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: $25



TICKETS $25

Bhagavan Das




Kirtan with Bhagavan Das
Saturday, November 3rd at 8pm

Bhakti, Mantra, Nada Yoga and Dharma Workshop
with Bhagavan Das

Sunday, November 4th at 1pm

Come join us for these very special events that we have been waiting many years for! The one and only BHAGAVAN DAS! Back at Bhakti Yoga Shala… Bhagavan Das was the first western devotee of Neem Karoli Baba and and introduced Ram Dass and ultimately the rest of the western satsang to Maharajji. Bhagavan Das’s kirtan and teachings are deep, powerful, and full of the wisdom of the heart! He will share the dedication of his life to the eastern spiritual practices of dharma, bhakti yoga, kirtan, mantra, and meditation. Please come join us for this rare special event!

About Bhagavan Das
Teacher, performer, counter-cultural icon, lover of God: Bhagavan Das is as rich and manifold as Existence itself.

Bhagavan Das is a bhakti yogi, a shakta tantra adept, and kirtan singer. As a young man he was one of the first Western initiates/devotees of the late Hindu holy man Neem Karoli Baba, as well as the first American to meet Kalu Rinpoche of the Shangpa Kargyupas lineage. He has received Vajra Yogini initiation from His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje of the Karma Kagyu lineage and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the 11th Trungpa Tulku. During the almost seven years he spent as a wandering ascetic in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka he received numerous initiations and teachings from living saints and sages including A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirtha, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Anandamoyi Ma, and Tarthang Tulku of the Dudjom Rinpoche lineage.

In 1972 in California he married his girlfriend, Bhavani, who was expecting their child; subsequently their daughter, Soma, was born in New York. In 1974 in Berkeley, California, he met Usha, who eventually became his common-law wife and bore him a son, Mikyo, and a daughter, Lalita. Bhagavan Das guided spiritual teacher Ram Dass, at the time known as Dr. Richard Alpert, throughout India, eventually introducing him to Neem Karoli Baba. Bhagavan Das gained fame after being featured in Ram Dass' book Be Here Now, which described Bhagavan Das' role in his spiritual journeys in India. Bhagavan Das travels widely throughout the world as a performer of traditional and non-traditional Indian bhajans and kirtans, and is the author of an autobiography, It's Here Now (Are You?).



KIRTAN : $25

WORKSHOP : $75

Gemini Adams




Womb * Sense: Clear Out Past Pains, Embrace Pleasure
Friday, November 9th at 7pm

A divinely designed fusion of yoga, sensual movement and somatic practices held in the safety and solidarity of sisterhood.

Your womb is meant to be a source of power and pleasure. Not a place to store fear, pain, grief or shame. Yet, so many of us do. The legacy of relational grief, miscarriage, abortion, birth trauma, sexual wounding and abuse, menstrual shame and the dishonouring of 'down there' causes us frustration, confusion and blocks our capacity to fully 'be' in our bodies, have a voice or experience the pleasure that we truly deserve.

In this supportive circle, you’ll be invited to release and shake out these past pains, to free your voice, re-connect to your sensuality — your true feminine essence and power — so that you can hear the truth of what your heart, body and soul really desires.

A woman is designed for creation. Not just of human life, but of your soul's unique expression, your individual blueprint, what you came here to give birth to and be. When we attempt to create from the mind we're missing the magic ingredient that makes this possible. You'll also learn the secret of switching on your passion to dance your world-changing, life-giving dreams and creations into being.

All women are welcomed into this temple, bring your sisters, daughters, grandmothers and aunts. Just wear something deliciously comfy.

Learn more at http://www.wombsense.com

Tahught by Gemini Adams, C-TREP, E-RYT, the founder of Womb * Sense - which she has taught to hundreds of women across four continents. As a trauma specialist she's passionate about unraveling the shadowy "stuff" that sits behind our suffering, to bring relief and restore an authentic state of well-being to mind, body, heart and soul. She's also the author of several award-winning conscious living books and articles. Originally from England, you'll find her popping in to teach at studios, retreats, festivals and training's, sharing deeply healing practices with the world.



suggested donation $20

Further Info

KALI




YIN YOGA & SOUND HEALING TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATE with KALI BASMAN
NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 15

ONE LOVE - ONE SOUND - ONE PRACTICE
Learn to facilitate soundhealing for deep relaxation and somatic release while offering yin and restorative yoga asana practice.

The skillful effort to unfold into our innate capacity for relaxation and restoration drifts farther from our reach every time we succumb to heightened stimulative stress response. The somatic wisdom of Yin and Structural Restorative Yoga, coupled with soundhealing techniques, serves as nutrients for the nervous system, a “medicine” to recreate that natural and calm state of the mind, body and soul.

Join internationally celebrated facilitators Kali Basman, Alessandra Montana, and Beto Cuevas Machorro as they merge two traditions on the sacred path of Santosha: Contentment – approaching equanimity in the subtle realms and true ease in the physiologic, muscular, and neural networks.

Learn how to offer soundhealing medicine coupled with the facilitation of a safe, effective, and authentic yin yoga class. Awaken to your own potential for restoration, and enliven others with your wisdom.

FULL INFORMATION HERE...


Price $1500
To Register: e-mail Kali.Basman@gmail.com

WEEKLY EVENTS








Sunday Nite Soundbath with Scott Greenhut
Every Sunday at 8pm | ***Starts Sept 23rd***

Come unwind, relax, and restore every Sunday night at Bhakti Yoga Shala with healing 432hz Sounds and vibrations that will resonate in harmony with your mind, body, and spirit. Sound baths balance the body and mind by applying specific vibrations and frequencies that create a harmonic space for healing.

Scott performs each sound bath with the intention of providing a healing experience to leave you feeling centered, re-calibrated, and recharged. His Cosmic 432 hz acoustic soundscapes are created through an intuitive stream of consciousness process using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Shamanic Drums, Planetary Gongs, and other magical instruments to lead you on a harmonizing journey, all while subconsciously opening up energy channels to a natural state of healing receptivity.

Scott is a Southern California Native, living and loving life in Venice Beach. He is certified in various healing modalities of Yoga, with more than 500 hours of Trainings in Yoga, Kirtan, Sound Healing, meditation, and Reiki. Scott combines his experience and passion for Yoga, Sound, Vibration, Reiki, Love, and Service to provide a safe space of peace and healing for all.

What is 432 hz? “Mother Earth’s Heartbeat”....the frequency of lightning and thunder, dolphins, whales, birds chirping... The 432Hz frequency is known to release emotional blockages, and expands consciousness. It assists to put us in harmony with the never ending or beginning frequency code of the Universe. It allows us to be more in sync with the innate knowledge of the Universe in a more intuitive way. In this way 432 Hz Frequency naturally restores homeostasis to our human condition and assists our integration with all that is. 432 Hz is said to be mathematically consistent with the sacred geometry of the Universe. When our cells, atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the frequency of the universe, our sense of oneness with all that is, becomes not only magnified, but healing as well.




Suggested donation $20





Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa with Govind Das
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

The Hanuman Chalisa is a beloved chant of Neem Karoli Baba devotees and Hanuman lovers everywhere. The Chalisa is a 40 verse devotional hymn written by Tulsi Das over 500 years ago to awaken within the great qualities of Hanuman love service devotion strength courage faith.

To chant the Chalisa is to tune into the channel of Hanuman's Loving Grace. After the chanting of the Chalisa several times we will eat kichari together. Come have dinner with us, offering prasad: Kichari is a delicious yogic, healing, nourishing food made with yellow split Mung Dahl, basmati rice, turmeric, cumin and coriander.




Suggested donation $20


Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das, Clay Campbell
and Arjuna O'Neal

Every Monday at 6:30pm

Come join in the exploration and passionate art of chanting the divine names from the Bhakti Tradition. We will learn and explore a deeper understanding of the kirtan mantras, gods and goddesses, gurus, and how we can integrate the bhakti practices into living at our highest potientiality. Come sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For the newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself. no special clothes or yoga mat needed. If you have a meditation cushion or blanket, it may be nice to sit on. EVERY MONDAY NITE!!







DATE & TIME

Event
Mondays at 6:30pm

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