This Fall, for devotees in Bangalore…
Satyabhama will be presenting
Namadeva Acharya/Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s
GANESHA’S ABODE OF BLISS WORKSHOP
Ganesha Siddhi Vinayaka Puja
September 28th, 7-10 p.m.
This puja helps one remove obstacles in life, and attain siddhis (or spiritual powers) and buddhi (wisdom).
September 29th-30th, 10 am – 6 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Learn Esoteric mantras of Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and bestower of Grace.
Mantra empowerments will be given by Satyabhama on Sunday following the workshop.
Bookings will accepted from pre-registered users from May 14th onward.
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FRIDAY EVENING (SEP-28TH):
The SiddhiVinayaka Puja is an esoteric puja of great power. Siddhi Vinayaka is the incarnation of Ganesha who protects us in the Dark Age (Kili Yuga) for the next approx. 427,000 years. The puja worships Ganesha through the 4 directions, jewels, weapons and other things, including panchamrita (the 5 nectars from the cow, representing various kinds of abundance.)
For the advanced sages and mystics, Ganesha takes on epic proportions. He is the entire universe contained in a single form. He is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva unified into one figure. In some of the Puranic scriptures, he is an aspect of Krishna as Parvati’s older brother. When Brahma can’t create the universe, Ganesha comes to his aid. When Vishnu is asked to destroy demons, it is Ganesha who shows him how to accomplish the task. In us, he sits at the base of the spine where every energy channel in the subtle body is connected to his location there.
Stories will be told of Ganesha’s 8 Great Incarnations. In those incarnations, he came to kill a demon or demons that were ravishing both the Celestials and the humans. The stories of his parentage and his abilities in each incarnation differ from one incarnation to another. Each of the major demons are personifications of specific human sins: Anger, Lust, Greed, Arrogance, etc. In the State of Maharashtra, India, there are 8 different temples to Ganesha, one for each of these different incarnations. Our India Pilgrimages in 2007 and 2009 visited them, and all present can attest that the energy of each temple was quite distinctly different from the other temples. The India Pilgrimage in May 2016 will visit them again, along with many Goddess temples.
Because Ganesha’s chakra is near the kundalini, this workshop invokes lots of shakti!
Here is a sampling of what kinds of mantras attendees will learn:
– To stop someone trying to do harm to you
– For immediate assistance in some matter
– To bring things around you under control (as long as it concerns you)
– To tune into angels, the prophets, and beings in higher realms
– To remove energy blockages
– To bring healing to a group
– To bring success to your endeavors in this time of spiritual winter
– To realize that all this is a divine drama
– To fix some situation that is not working properly or is corrupt
– To become empowered to work with color and perform Color Therapy
– … and much more