Mandukya Upanishad Retreat 2005 (5 hours)
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)
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.