This online retreat offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the practical experience of mantra. Mantras are potent sound vibrations which create a more harmonious energy within the mind and heart. Skillfully guided by Swami Krishnapremananda who has many years experience of working with mantra, it is an opportunity to learn, practice and imbibe selected mantras which you can then bring into your daily life.
Tutor(s): Swami Krishnapremananda
Mantras are potent sound vibrations which create a more harmonious energy within the mind and heart. They thereby help to clarify the mind, soften and awaken the heart, and empower our energies in daily life. Furthermore, because mantras originally arise from a deep state of meditation, they directly help us tune our awareness to this deeper Source.
Chanting a mantra is no magical panacea however; the mind can still rumble on with its usual storylines. Yet the mantra acts as a quiet inner centre around which the mind can gradually settle. Mantra is inherently experiential and can be an abiding inner friend and guide – not only on the meditation cushion but also in a myriad of practical situations in daily life, eg the traffic jam and shopping queue!
Mantras are like potent seeds planted within, which, with regular ongoing practice, have the potential to release their alchemical power into our heart, mind and energy body, transforming our self-understanding.
This 2-day online retreat offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the practical experience of mantra. We will practise selected mantras including OM, the Gayatri, the 7 planes of Consciousness (Sapta Loka mantras) and the chakra bija mantras, as well as others. We will also explore the use of a mantra anusthana or resolve. The mantras you learn can then be continued at home thereafter.
The sessions will be delivered via zoom and at the following times during both days:
9.00-10am, 10.30-11.30am, 12.00-1pm, 15-15.40 and 16.00-17.00, all U.K. times.
The course will close for bookings at 5pm the day before the course is due to start.
All the sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants in both video and audio formats. They are offered as a helpful resource following the day, and also for those who need to miss any of the sessions during the day.