“A chance for connection along the spiritual path.
Yoga, in both its deepest and broadest essences, is the actuality of movement from the illusion of separation into the reality of connection and wholeness. It is both journey and destination.
For many of us, we get to live moments of wholeness while on the mat or meditation cushion, but translating that ‘being-ness’ into the process of our day-to-day lives can leave us feeling anything but whole. These monthly group opportunities are a time to connect with others navigating a spiritual path that wends through a greater world. Swami Jaya Devi taught of the importance of owning and embracing all of life - our circumstances, choices and experiences; both our highs and our lows - as our path. The meetings are intended to support us as we work to honor all of our life as our path and use it all as fuel for our spiritual growth.
After a brief opening meditation, each group gathering will begin with an opportunity for each member to share, without ‘cross-talk’, whatever feels particularly present for them in the process of their spiritual growth or the integration of their spiritual work into their life, as a whole. Once everyone has had a chance to share, the remaining time will allow for a more interactive experience. We will close the space with another brief meditation.
The monthly gatherings are facilitated by a long-time resident and monk in our Kashi lineage, who will help hold a safe container for participants’ experiences and may share from teachings they’ve been fortunate to have received along their own path thus far.
By donation. Space is limited to six participants. Advance registration is encouraged.”
Yoga has a complex and fascinating history. If you would like a more sophisticated understanding of yoga's history, then this workshop is for you. This workshop will provide an overview of yoga's ancient to modern history, with special attention to topics of appropriation and power within its modern history.
Participants will be provided with a copy of the slides and a comprehensive reading list for further study.
Fire is used in many traditions to represent the light of
the divine. A fire puja is a sacred ceremony that has been
practiced for thousands of years to awaken the heart and invoke the
essence of the divine to burn away anything that stands in the way
of our obtaining what we need spiritually, emotionally or
Join Kashi Atlanta Head Pujari (person who performs a puja) Agni Ma in this experiential exploration of Laxsmi (the Goddess of Prosperity), and fire puja. During the workshop, participants will learn about the art of fire puja and create an indoor fire puja specifically to invoke prosperity and abundance. Participants will also learn the meaning of various aspects of the puja, including gemstones and colors used in this puja, as taught in guru Ma Jaya's teachings on fire puja. The workshop will end with a fire puja.
Participants will need green tealights (five or more) or small candles, and five pieces of Pyrite (Fool's Gold).