You’ve got to get hot to get pure and you’ve got to get cool to get wise. You’ve got to feel your own heart’s pain to ever know compassion and you’ve got to watch your own insanity to ever have clarity. Here we reach the boiling point, here something’s got to give. Here lies all the potential of what it means to be both human and divine. This is the essence of tantra. Tantra which embraces all things simply because all is transformed by that ever clear love. Kirtan is an outpouring of the light from our hearts through our mouths simply because we are here, still alive and aware of our calling. Our heart is the calling, our body is the vortex, our mind is the mantra. It is that weaving of tantra, yantra and mantra that merges the individual with the deity so that something transcendental occurs. A magical transmission between the human and his/her environment and interactions. This is how our life is given as an offering to the divine so that we may be a flower in Buddha’s hand, a sword in Kali’s fist, a flute at Krishna’s lips.
This retreat will be intense and demanding It will strip you down until nothing is left but your sacred love. This retreat will be a tantric cathartic experience. The kirtan is a whole body practice. Bhuta Shuddhu is an ancient tantric practice which utilizes sound and mantra along with the powers of the mind and heart to awaken the deeper consciousness of being. This transference of transformative grace will not diminish once the commitment to the process is made. The body is the vessel of the holy light. The mother kundalini is the sound of devotion. This retreat intends to start at the base and work its way up systematically to enliven the entire being in the purity of that transformation The being is the living embodiment of what is possible once this full body awakening is achieved. The alchemical union of this is what inspiration actually is. The voice, the movement, the words of the goddess as the muse we stir from her slumber at the base of the spine, becomes then the divinity through whose eyes we see and realize ourselves in a new more holistic way. This takes tapas. This takes the raging fire of self acceptance. An acceptance so deep we are able to let go- of the past, of our false identities of any hope of lesser things in this world. We turn our beings towards that intense revival of light and we stay with it until nothing is left but the ash of our love. Born from the fire we rise as a brighter integrated version of ourselves.
This retreat promises to create the space, offer the transmission and the grace for the potential of you to be conjured. This gathering is meant for the dedicated servant of consciousness to stir through the darkness and burn through the flames- to hold onto the love that endures all things and to be transformed by the blessings that such a spiritual death brings. Rejuvenation and recovery from old wounds, a clear heart and mind, and an awakened resolve to embody the deity. The tantric initiations in this life come in many forms and how quickly we recreate ourselves is largely up to us. The choice is yours. We offer the space, the prana and the practices. We offer the ojas and the tejas and the birthday party.
Be born again. Dedicate your life to the holy light. It gets easier the deeper you go. Because the harder it gets the stronger you become. The louder you sing the easier God hears you. Reach for her love. Reach deep and high. That’s what we will do for 10 days and 9 nights. It will be intense full disciplined engagement with the divine. The body speech mind heart and soul will be purified. Purged and filled to the brim with the soma of the mother light.
Retreat with Bhagavan Das and Sharada Devi May 17-26 . Basic accommodations are included (you can also camp) as well as all tridoshic, organic Ayurvedic mono meals. $1080- 9 nights and 10 days. $108 to hold your space. Balance due by 5/1. All payments are nonrefunadable but can be applied to future retreats. *to register through PayPal please send $113 (108 plus $5 PayPal fee) to the following address: *PAYPAL: firstname.lastname@example.org *To send a check for $108 please email Sharada Devi at email@example.com for mailing address. *Bring an instrument if you know how to play it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions