Gita Chapter 9 (2005 Retreat)
Raja Vidya Raja Guhya Yogah—The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret
There is a royal secret by which one may attain Liberation even in this very life. The secret lies in relinquishing everything to God. A devotee should surrender not only all his actions, but also his innermost thoughts at the Feet of the Lord—this includes not only the positive thoughts, but also the impurities of his heart. This is the secret of spiritual transformation.
Devi Mahatmya or Durga Shaptashati is a portion from the Markandeya Purana written by Sage Vyasa. This unique scripture views God as Mother and presents highly mystical stories depicting the journey of the soul from darkness to Light in three stages: Devi, in the form of Durga, destroys gross impurities urging the aspirant to develop purity of heart. As Laksmi, She brings about the blossoming of divine qualities and frees the mind of distractions. And as Saraswati she destroys ignorance and egoism, leading the soul to the heights of spiritual enlightenment.
Lectures from Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda. 10 Lectures in 10 video DVDs and 1 MP3 CD
Note: Programs from previous years are available. Contact us for more information.
Brahma Vindu Upanishad is a minor Upanishad containing 22 Mantras. It is focused on Brahma Vidya—Knowledge of Brahman. It belongs to Atharva Veda. It is the scripture that gives the essence of Vedanta philosophy for attaining Self-realization.
This Upanishad belongs to Atharva Veda. It presents profound insight into the nature of Brahman or the Absolute Self with the help of the mystic symbol of Om or Pranava. Om is composed of four principles : A, U, M and a mystic Point. An aspirant discovers his essential identity with Brahman in successive stages — Physical, Astral, Causal, and Transcendental —Turiya. The Great utterance, “Ayamatma Brahman —This very Self is Brahman,” occurs in this Upanishad. This scripture leads you to Enlightenment! (approximately 5 hours)
Mystical insights into the Worship of Lord Shiva, Shiva Mantra, Tryambakam Mantra, and numerous Shiva leelas or sports of Lord Shiva are presented by Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda during this weekend retreat on the Shiva Purana (Rudra Samhita Parts 1 to 3). These talks will shed light on the highest summits of Devotion and Wisdom that can be reached by an aspirant for the attainment of Liberation (Moksha). (Approximately 9 hours)