Mother Light Retreat with Bhagavan Das and Sharada Devi May 17-26
Blessings have filled our hearts with sound! Come join us for this auspicious gathering commencing on the full moon on the eve of Bhagavan Das’s 74th birthday! We will begin with a kirtan birthday celebration party and from there we dive into the ocean of Mother Light Love!
This retreat intensive is going to go deeper than ever into the heart of authentic kirtan, nada yoga as the essence of bhakti, and the transformative creativity of the kundalini. This land is a portal to the divine. We live and worship here. We make fires to the sun here. We bow to the moon and we pray to the eagles. Here we collect the white bones of deer and remember what the Buddha said, “be a lamp unto yourself.” Life is precious let’s use our time wisely and come together as one to sing dance and pray. To inspire and aspire. To embody what we cherish,
Bhakti, the Love of Love
This will be the very first retreat to be held by us at the Sanctuary of the Mother Light in Southern Oregon just two miles from the California border, an hour from Mount Shasta and an hour from Ashland. It’s such a brand new beginning, such an historical occasion. We never know how long it will be until we meet again.
Please come and share your voice, your light and your God love power!
This retreat includes fire puja, daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting, prayer, ritual and more. The atmosphere is pure and magical and the real work has begun. We only have now to choose our victory over the heavy inertia imposed by an ignorant world. We are one with the earth and the heaven. It is our destiny to choose the highest for ourselves for the benefit of all. The alchemy is that we alone from within heal others. We alone are the ones who must become the light in the darkness. This happens through sadhana, satsang and endurance. Through commitment and against all odds through sustained tapas even in the midst of misunderstanding and frustration. Love reigns supreme. We all know how hard it is on every level to be in this world and yet not submerged in it’s illusion that passing comfort and pleasure will ever be rewarding. We must, in our own way, become our own Milarepa, our own Neem Karoli Baba, our own Anandamayi Ma. We offer this space with all our hearts, as best we can as humans, as open as we can as aspiring beings of the Mother Light’s love to you. This is a sanctuary for the love of love and what it takes to be that. I hope you come and see, and experience the divine in not only yourself but in each other. We must see it to be it. The great light comes and enters the group circle and a new body is born. God is alive for us then to heal and to bless at a velocity that allows transformation. It isn’t easy but it’s possible. It’s encouraging to know we are not alone in our yearning for the divine. I have learned no man or woman, not even a yogi- is an island. We are flowers in a field of grace and God is the sun we call upon together. The Goddess is the earth we cultivate and the healing love we give our bodies. What we grow cannot be denied. We are the embodiment of the presence- and our voice and our eyes and the devotion in our hearts is ever so clear when we listen to the song inside.
We can create miracles that defy all obstacles. We can know we are the Mother Light. We can hear her and see her everywhere. We can feel her inside spiraling. We can be her hand. We can grow her fruits and share her love.
Basic accommodations are included as well as all tridoshic, organic Ayurvedic meals.
$1080- 9 nights and 10 days. $108 to hold your space. Balance due by 5/1. All is nonrefunadable but can be applied to future retreats.
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Bring an instrument and all your songs. Bring poetry and all your art. Bring yourself and be blessed!
Love, Sharada Devi
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