Thursday Satsang: An Evening with Michael Smith
“An Experience of Soothing Lunar Energy – Saumya Mantra”
In times of fire and fury when minds have become rigid through fear, people can bring about a softer, more resilient and expansive presence by incorporating the feminine, lunar aspect of divinity through traditional contemplations and the practice of Saumya Mantra. We will also hear Swami Veda tell the story of the Goddess Shakambhari, bearer of the green.
An excerpt from the story…
“…It is when such Silence prevails that the communication is from mind to mind, like the main strings of a stringed instrument that once touched produce the same sound in sympathetic strings. So the communication in minds occurs without words. And this then becomes the expression of truly silent affection. These Contemplative Beings are now living in freedom, seeing their own selves in the form of all selves and listening to the Light that is the subtle Sound of the Soul. And Shantih, the Peace with the Queen of the Universe now reigns supreme, again because the beings have found the right therapy, which is a pacified, saintly mind. And the Earth is filled with the smile of such saintly minds. And what the Great Lady of the Universe, Shakambhari Devi, had promised in silence, came to be true. For the World that had become copper-colored now was turned green by Her gracious compassion. This we have been told by the Balladeers of Silence, those who orally pass on the history of the phenomenon of Silence. We were told this in our minds, and into your minds we pass on this narrative…”
6:00pm Hatha Yoga with Lori Beron
7:00pm Meditation with Michael Smith
7:30pm Presentation by Michael Smith
9:00pm Evening Prayers and Clean-up
All are welcome! Come for the entire evening, or join at any time. There is no need to make reservations. Simply show up and enjoy yourself!
6:00 – 7:00: Hatha Yoga for Everyone! ($10)
7:00 – 7:30: Guided Meditation (free!)
7:30 – 8:30: Inspiring Presentation and discussion (donation appreciated)
8:30 – 9:00: Vegetarian soup (suggested donation $3)
9:00: Evening Prayers and Clean-up