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Full Moon Puja, 8:00-9:00 p.m. and Full Moon Meditation, 9:00-10:00 p.m. – Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Full Moon Puja  8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Full Moon Meditation  9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at The Meditation Center

You are invited to join us for a full moon Flower/Water Ceremony (Havan) at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12th. Please arrive a little before 8:00 p.m. The Flower/Water Ceremony (Havan) will be held in The Hall of the Tradition. After the havan Swami Ritavan invites you to join us for a group meditation starting at 9 o’clock in the evening.  Or if you are not able to be here, meditate wherever you are at that time.

The Saumya Mantra and Tara Tuttare Mantra will be chanted during the offerings to honor the Divine Mother in her forms as Saumya and Tara.  Swami Veda has written, “This mantra is addressed to the Divine Mother as Saumyā, Divine Mother as soothing, gentle, moonlike peacefulness. It is used as a special mantra for the cultivation of these aspects of personality…  The first word “Saumya” is a feminine word referring to soma like, or lunar qualities and attributes, she of the lunar aspect, moonlike, peaceful and kind. Saumyatara even more lunar and peaceful than the moon itself. Here there is a linguistic little secret. There is a hidden ‘a’ in a shesha saumyebhyas… She is even more beautiful than all lunar like forces and peaceful entities combined in the entire universe….    The next half of the verse is as follows: Paraparanam, parama. Parama, supreme one transcending. Paraparanam…all things of the transcendent realities and the realities of this shore as experience in the world. She who transcends even the transcendent forces a well as immanent forces. Tvam Eva, thou alone, Parameshvari, Oh supreme Lady. Tvam Eva Parameshvari, Thou are the supreme Lady. Thou alone art the supreme Lady who transcends all transcendent realities and immanent forces.”  

Om saumyā saumyatarā śheṣha

-saumyebhyas tvatisundarī

parāparāṇāṁ paramā

tvameva parameśvarī

tāre tuttāre ture svāhā

Listen here to audio of the Saumya Mantra and Tara Mantra  

Swami Ritavan Bharati has said, “The full moon meditations are an opportunity for us to come together in connecting with the universal mind-field bringing unity, harmony, peace, and love. Go into your silence; exhale-release, inhale-accept, forgive and fulfill, with purified heart and mind receive the blessings of the Lineage.”