A Vedic Fire Ceremony and Purification Ceremony is performed Friday evenings, followed by meditation.
Two mantras are repeated seven times, while ghee and rice are added to the fire. The ghee represents our heart’s devotion and the grains of rice represent our karma that keeps us from perfect union with God. The fire is the divine light that is the source of all that is. We repeat the mantras with a recording of Swami Kriyananda chanting in Sanskrit.
The fire ceremony is followed by a purification blessing and an hour of meditation.
All are welcome.
Bhur bhuvah swah;
Om tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.
We meditate on the Supreme Effulgence
of the three universes.
May It enlighten our consciousness.
The Mahamritunjaya Mantra
sugandim pushti vardhanam
urvarukam eva bhandhan
mrityor mukshiya mamritat
We worship that One of divine vision
who nourishes all living beings.
May He free us from death
and grant us immortality.
Meditating in a sacred space draws us into inner communion with loving vibrations.
Answer the call to go into the silence and meditate with us on Friday evenings. It is a wonderful way to end the week and shake off the worldly cares we pick up along the way.
Ananda ministers will host and open with a prayer and chant. We close with healing prayers for the world.
All are welcome, whether you are following this path of Self-Realization or another path of meditation.