Friday, December 6, 2019

 

Chanting

“Chanting Clears the Mind & Revitalises the Spirit”

Chanting sacred words raises our vibration and when this is done in a group setting the effects are magnified.

Chanting can provide several physical benefits including giving us more energy, lowering stress & anxiety, reducing blood pressure and assisting with overcoming addictions and depression.

Please join us for an afternoon of chanting and discussions and discover the benefits yourself.

We host monthly chanting on the first Sunday of each month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Govinda leads us in the chanting accompanied by Manu on percussion.

To listen to chanting sample Click Here.

We end the session with a home baked afternoon tea for a $2.50 donation.

We meet at Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West

** Please bring your own cushion **

 

Next Chant Session – 2 February 2020

Our next chant session will be devoted to Shiva.

We start the year’s chanting program with a format designed to honour Shiva.

Swami Durgananda (Realised Master & Initiated Master of Meditation) will kindly share a story related to Shiva
Swami shares her knowledge with compassion and humour and we are blessed to enjoy her leadership of this auspicious chant program.


Date:     Sunday 2 February 2020
Time:    1.30am – 3.30pm 
Place:   Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West

 

2020 Dates
2 February
1 March
5 April – One Day Yoga Retreat 9.30am – 4.30pm (see below for details)
3 May
7 June
5 July
9 August – One Day Yoga Retreat 9.30am – 4.30pm (see below for details)
6 September
4 October
6 December – Christmas picnic and chanting in Melbourne Botanical Gardens – Bring a plate to share.

All Welcome!

Virginia Todd Centre - from car park

 

Retreats & Workshops 2020 

‘INNER KNOWLEDGE”
ONE DAY YOGA RETREAT

 

Swami Durgananda

Realized Master, Initiated Master of Meditation, Spiritual Leader of Samata Samashti Dharma.

Durga Swami has a profound understanding of the universe and the human condition. Through her lectures, articles and books she shares ancient knowledge and wisdom with compassion and humour, teaching us how to go within, to bring balance and harmony into our lives.

The one day yoga retreat is an excellent opportunity for those who have never been to a full yoga retreat to be introduced to the wonderful learning of ashrama. You will experience hatha yoga, japa, mitahara, yoga nidra, meditation and chanting

For those of you who have been on a yoga retreat, it’s an opportunity to do it all in one day.

 

Date:    5 April 2020
Time:    9.30am – 4.30pm 
Place:   Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West
Cost:     $201.00 (Includes morning and afternoon tea – BYO Lunch)

Click her for brochure & registration form

 

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One Day Yoga Retreat

Date:    9 August 2020
Time:    9.30am – 4.30pm 
Place:   Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West
Cost:     $201.00 (Includes morning and afternoon tea – BYO Lunch)

** Registration form and brochure will be uploaded  **

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Two Day Yoga Retreat

Date:    Saturday 31 October – Sunday 1 November 2020      
Time:    Sat: 12.00am – 5.00pm
             Sun: 9.30am – 4.30pm 
Place:   
Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West
Cost:     
$301.00  (Includes morning and afternoon teas)    

** Registration form and brochure will  be uploaded **

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Ekadasi Fast Days

2019
December 8 and 22

2020
January 7 & 21
February 5 & 19
March 6 & 20
April 5 & 18
May 4 & 18
June 2 & 17
July 1, 16 & 30
August 15 & 29
September 14 & 28
October 13 & 27
November 12 & 26
December 11 & 26

Festivals

We recognize and celebrate the following festivals.

Shivaratri Festival – Friday 21 February 2020
Lord Shiva’s Great Night celebrated with fasting, chanting, meditation and feasting.

Ram Navmi Festival – Thursday 2 April 2020
Celebration to honour the birth of Lord Rama – God of Orderly Good Works

Guru Purnima Festival – Sunday 5 July 2020
Devotional worship of the Guru as the spiritual teacher

Durga Ashtami – Saturday 24 October 2020
Appearance of the Goddess Durga.
She who is incomprehensible and difficult to reach.

Diwali Festival – Saturday 14 November 2020
The festival of light celebrating the return of Lord Rama

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