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Navaratri Celebration via Zoom with Emilio Bettaglio and Chris Young on March 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m. CDT

Navaratri Celebration via Zoom with Emilio Bettaglio and Chris Young

Wednesday: March 22, 2023

7:00 p.m. CDT

Yoga philosophy suggests that this entire universe, of which each of us is a part, is a manifestation of pure consciousness. In manifesting the universe, this pure consciousness seems to become divided into two aspects, neither of which can exist without the other. One aspect is conceptualized as masculine and is depicted as being absorbed in the deepest state of meditation—a state of formless being, consciousness, and bliss. This aspect is called Shiva. The other aspect of the pure, non-dual consciousness is a dynamic, energetic and creative part that is called Shakti. She is the Great Mother of the universe, and from her, all forms are born. Shakti is the subtlest of forces, and she manifests herself as the entire universe—including matter, life and mind. From Path of Fire and Light by Swami Rama, Volume 2, Chapter 10

In our Himalayan Yoga tradition, this dynamic and creative force as the Great Mother and all her attributes has a prominent place in our practice. She is invoked, worshipped and inspires the deepest level of devotion.

Join Emilio Bettaglio and Chris Young at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22nd for a Chaitra Navaratri Puja to pay homage to and invoke Mother Divine. After the puja, the audio recording of Swami Vada reciting the 1,000 names of Lalita will be played.