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CANCELLED – Satsang: Meet Shiva
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $30
Update 2/8/19: SATSANG WILL BE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT SNOW STORM!
Shiva is one of the most fundamental archetypes and concepts in Tantra. He represents pure consciousness, the void, nirvana, the absolute Truth. He also is depicted as the intense lover of Parvati, Durga and the Ten Great Cosmic Powers (Kali, Tara, etc). One story tells of his earth-shattering lovemaking as the origin of the Himalayan mountains. Others tell of his mad temper, impatience, wildness, wanderlust, infinite austerity, endless devotion…the list goes on.
In this satsang, we’ll explore some of the aspects of Shiva, the power of invoking the Great God (Mahadeva), and how to work with Shiva to shift our consciousness and peer through the veils. Ultimately, the path of Shiva asks us to forget personality entirely and cut through into pure Consciousness, pure Being.
Om Namah Shivaya
Each week we hold Satsang – “gathering together to share truth” – at the Seattle Tantra Community in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle. We’ll begin with some personal practice (movement, meditation, mantra), share a teaching and discussion on a topic of Tantra, and conclude with a circle connecting with other community members celebrating the divine within each other.
10:00 – Brief intro to tantra for newcomers; introductions.
10:10 – Asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation
10:50 – Teaching & Discussion
11:30 – Puja
What is a “Satsang”?
In tantra, a satsang is a gathering of spiritual people for the purpose of sharing practice and wisdom. And this is exactly what we do. Each satsang brings different themes and topics, usually presented by Grace, with all discussion welcome and invited. The themes and topics generally touch on aspects of sacred sexuality and the embodied spirituality of classical and neo-tantra. Sometimes we branch into relevant teachings from other traditions, as well as the nuances of non-dual spiritual experience.
How much does this cost?
Satsang is offered on a donation basis. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome. We offer the guidance of $20-$30 to help sustain the community. Gifts of greater amounts are always welcome and help extend and expand this project.
Who is this for?
Our satsang is suitable for beginning and experienced tantric practitioners interested in the full range of tantric teaching, including meditation, breath, visualization, yoga, diet, philosophy, and sexuality.
Satsang is open to absolutely all genders, ethnic backgrounds, levels of fitness, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual framework. No experience is assumed. Drop in visits are welcome.
Contact Grace at email@example.com