Malas and Mantra Workshop

w/ Sadagati Duane

February 21-23, 2020

Price: $125 plus accommodations; price includes all materials

Make your own Mala to take home and learn about the power of Mantra in this fun weekend workshop. 

A mala is a string of prayer beads used in meditation to count mantras, a practice known as japa. The mala acts as a tactile guide for counting mantra, allowing its user to focus more deeply on the meaning and the sound vibrations of the mantra being repeated. Each strand is traditionally made up of 108 beads, may have a decorative tassel at the end, and can be made of a variety of materials including gemstones, rudrakshas, bodhi seeds, or different woods.

A mantra is a set of words that is repeated silently or while chanting, and is a powerful psychic tool used to purify and strengthen the mind. It acts as a vehicle to aid the practitioner in transcending their normal thought patterns and in recognizing and acknowledging the divinity that exists within. Mantra can bring the practitioner to the experience of their higher consciousness.

About the Instructor

Sadagati Duane

Sadagati discovered Shoshoni in spring of 2014 when she came for her 200-hr teacher training. An avid traveler, she kept Shoshoni and the teachings of ShambhavAnanda Yoga close to her heart as she cycled through Colorado each year, joining the staff for a few months each summer until she decided to plant roots in 2018. As a long-time collector of gemstones, she finds that making malas is a sacred, creative expression of both meditation and the power of the seeds or stones used in their making. 

Workshop Schedule

Friday

3:00pm Check-in

4:00pm Hatha Yoga

5:00pm Dinner

6:00pm Opening Circle, Introduction to Malas and Mantra Workshop

6:30pm Evening Meditation

 

Saturday

5:30am Yajna in the Fire Temple(goes until 7am)

5:30am Guru Gita Chant in the Main Temple

6:30am Silent Meditation in the Main Temple

7:00am Breakfast

8:15am Begin work on Mala

10:00am Hatha Yoga in the Yoga Mandir

11:30am Pranayama and Meditation Practice in the Yoga Mandir

12:00pm Lunch 

1:00pm Continue work on Mala

4:00pm Hatha Yoga

5:00pm Dinner

6:30pm Evening Meditation in the Main Temple

 

Sunday

5:30am Yajna in the Fire Temple (goes until 7am)

5:30am Guru Gita Chant in the Main Temple

6:30am Silent Meditation in the Main Temple

7:00am Breakfast

8:30am Finish making Mala

9:00am Blessing the Malas with Mantra in the Main Temple

10:00am Hatha Yoga in the Yoga Mandir

11:30am Pranayama and Meditation Practice in the Yoga Mandir

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Check-out

 

**schedule subject to change