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Guru Gita Program

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Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Guru Gita is a devotional chant sung in Sanskrit, an ancient, energy-filled language and is a marvelous text on the esoteric significance of the guru and the guru-disciple relationship. The chant and the meditation that follows last about an hour and is held at 10:00 AM every Saturday morning at Kashi Nivas. There is no charge to attend, chanting books are provided, and tea and snacks are served after the meditation. Go here to learn more https://www.kashinivas.org/guru-gita-program.

Kashmir Shaivism Study Group

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Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda offers a weekly donation-based study group on the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism using Swami Shankaranada's book, "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism," as well as other scriptural sources. The group will be meeting from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram located at 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We will begin studying and discussing one chapter a week from the book "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism" by Swami Shankaranada. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Consciousness is the most intimate experience of life, the essence of life itself. Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, one ancient philosophy, Kashmir Shaivism, has explored it completely. Until now Kashmir Shaivism was an esoteric field accessible only to a few scholars and other specialists. Swami Shankarananda, a self-realized spiritual master, presents the wisdom of this powerful tradition in a form that will delight and inspire all spiritual seekers. He explores the teachings in rich detail, elucidating ideas and meditative practices while drawing on a vast canvas of of many great beings, wisdom traditions and personal experience.

Kashmir Shaivism or Trika Shaivism refers to a nondualist tradition of Śaiva-Śakta Tantra which originated sometime after 850 CE. Though this tradition was very influential in Kashmir and is thus often called Kashmir Shaivism, it was actually a pan-Indian movement termed "Trika" by its great proponent Abhinavagupta, which also flourished in Oḍiśā and Mahārāṣṭra. Defining features of the Trika tradition is its idealistic and monistic Pratyabhijnā (Recognition) philosophical system, propounded by Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and the centrality of the three goddesses Parā, Parāparā, and Aparā.

Shiva Meditation

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda invites you to share in the collective synergy of the Life Sustaining Meditation program that he holds weekly on Tuesday nights at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. The space is open for meditation practitioners from all backgrounds. The program usually consists of sacred chanting, 20 minutes of silent group meditation, japa, or contemplative prayer. Swamiji then facilitates an inspiring group process or contemplation. Feel free to bring healthy snacks and refreshments for the social time that follows. It is fine to only attend the meditation portion of the program, but we really encourage you to stay for the group process.

The Evening's Schedule

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Chanting and Meditation

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Group Process and Contemplation

9:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Refreshments and Social Time

This is a FREE donation-based community program. Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram is a section 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Sangeet Mandali

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Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram offers two hours of Indian devotional and meditative music from 7pm - 9pm, on the first Wednesday of every month. The Sangeet Mandali (circle of musical friends) offers a free donation-based evening of Indian music that includes inspiring instrumentals, bhajans, kirtan, and group or call and response singing of sacred mantras, prayers, hymns, and chants. This volunteer group of vocalists and musicians create a bhavana, or spiritual mood, that is capable of opening the heart, uplifting the soul, and granting a taste of the higher Self. The evening ends with a 10-minute silent meditation.

Circle of Friends

Swami Atmananda - Vocals, harmonium, tampura

Kashi Amma - Vocals, harmonium, kartals

Mathew Pancone - Vocals, harmonium

Mark Maxwell - Guitar, flute, saxophone

Bidisha Ghosh - Vocals

Adinath Paul Sihon - Tabla

Please contact us if you would like to volunteer your talent for this monthly community program. We'd love to have you join us!

This is a FREE donation-based community program. Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram is a section 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Amma

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Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches restorative yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Thursday evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

Restorative yoga is a method of hatha yoga that combines a gentle sequence of simple postures, using long hold times, with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blocks and straps. Practicing postures while using props provides a completely supportive condition where the body is allowed to relax in a passive way releasing tension and opening energetic blocks. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. $15.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.

Guru Gita Program

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Guru Gita is a devotional chant sung in Sanskrit, an ancient, energy-filled language and is a marvelous text on the esoteric significance of the guru and the guru-disciple relationship. The chant and the meditation that follows last about an hour and is held at 10:00 AM every Saturday morning at Kashi Nivas. There is no charge to attend, chanting books are provided, and tea and snacks are served after the meditation. Go here to learn more https://www.kashinivas.org/guru-gita-program.

Kashmir Shaivism Study Group

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda offers a weekly donation-based study group on the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism using Swami Shankaranada's book, "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism," as well as other scriptural sources. The group will be meeting from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram located at 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We will begin studying and discussing one chapter a week from the book "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism" by Swami Shankaranada. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Consciousness is the most intimate experience of life, the essence of life itself. Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, one ancient philosophy, Kashmir Shaivism, has explored it completely. Until now Kashmir Shaivism was an esoteric field accessible only to a few scholars and other specialists. Swami Shankarananda, a self-realized spiritual master, presents the wisdom of this powerful tradition in a form that will delight and inspire all spiritual seekers. He explores the teachings in rich detail, elucidating ideas and meditative practices while drawing on a vast canvas of of many great beings, wisdom traditions and personal experience.

Kashmir Shaivism or Trika Shaivism refers to a nondualist tradition of Śaiva-Śakta Tantra which originated sometime after 850 CE. Though this tradition was very influential in Kashmir and is thus often called Kashmir Shaivism, it was actually a pan-Indian movement termed "Trika" by its great proponent Abhinavagupta, which also flourished in Oḍiśā and Mahārāṣṭra. Defining features of the Trika tradition is its idealistic and monistic Pratyabhijnā (Recognition) philosophical system, propounded by Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and the centrality of the three goddesses Parā, Parāparā, and Aparā.

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Amma

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches hatha yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM.

This class will include the Chandra (Moon) Namaskar (Salutation) variation with a guided heart-healing relaxation at the end. Chandra Namaskar is a cooling and quieting sequence that helps to de-stress and restore the body, as it calms the nervous system and brings the energies back into balance. Please bring your own Yoga mat. $12.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.

Shiva Meditation

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda invites you to share in the collective synergy of the Life Sustaining Meditation program that he holds weekly on Tuesday nights at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. The space is open for meditation practitioners from all backgrounds. The program usually consists of sacred chanting, 20 minutes of silent group meditation, japa, or contemplative prayer. Swamiji then facilitates an inspiring group process or contemplation. Feel free to bring healthy snacks and refreshments for the social time that follows. It is fine to only attend the meditation portion of the program, but we really encourage you to stay for the group process.

The Evening's Schedule

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Chanting and Meditation

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Group Process and Contemplation

9:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Refreshments and Social Time

This is a FREE donation-based community program. Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram is a section 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Amma

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches restorative yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Thursday evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

Restorative yoga is a method of hatha yoga that combines a gentle sequence of simple postures, using long hold times, with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blocks and straps. Practicing postures while using props provides a completely supportive condition where the body is allowed to relax in a passive way releasing tension and opening energetic blocks. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. $15.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.

Guru Gita Program

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Guru Gita is a devotional chant sung in Sanskrit, an ancient, energy-filled language and is a marvelous text on the esoteric significance of the guru and the guru-disciple relationship. The chant and the meditation that follows last about an hour and is held at 10:00 AM every Saturday morning at Kashi Nivas. There is no charge to attend, chanting books are provided, and tea and snacks are served after the meditation. Go here to learn more https://www.kashinivas.org/guru-gita-program.

Kashmir Shaivism Study Group

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda offers a weekly donation-based study group on the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism using Swami Shankaranada's book, "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism," as well as other scriptural sources. The group will be meeting from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram located at 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We will begin studying and discussing one chapter a week from the book "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism" by Swami Shankaranada. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Consciousness is the most intimate experience of life, the essence of life itself. Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, one ancient philosophy, Kashmir Shaivism, has explored it completely. Until now Kashmir Shaivism was an esoteric field accessible only to a few scholars and other specialists. Swami Shankarananda, a self-realized spiritual master, presents the wisdom of this powerful tradition in a form that will delight and inspire all spiritual seekers. He explores the teachings in rich detail, elucidating ideas and meditative practices while drawing on a vast canvas of of many great beings, wisdom traditions and personal experience.

Kashmir Shaivism or Trika Shaivism refers to a nondualist tradition of Śaiva-Śakta Tantra which originated sometime after 850 CE. Though this tradition was very influential in Kashmir and is thus often called Kashmir Shaivism, it was actually a pan-Indian movement termed "Trika" by its great proponent Abhinavagupta, which also flourished in Oḍiśā and Mahārāṣṭra. Defining features of the Trika tradition is its idealistic and monistic Pratyabhijnā (Recognition) philosophical system, propounded by Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and the centrality of the three goddesses Parā, Parāparā, and Aparā.

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Amma

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches hatha yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM.

This class will include the Chandra (Moon) Namaskar (Salutation) variation with a guided heart-healing relaxation at the end. Chandra Namaskar is a cooling and quieting sequence that helps to de-stress and restore the body, as it calms the nervous system and brings the energies back into balance. Please bring your own Yoga mat. $12.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.

Shiva Meditation

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda invites you to share in the collective synergy of the Life Sustaining Meditation program that he holds weekly on Tuesday nights at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. The space is open for meditation practitioners from all backgrounds. The program usually consists of sacred chanting, 20 minutes of silent group meditation, japa, or contemplative prayer. Swamiji then facilitates an inspiring group process or contemplation. Feel free to bring healthy snacks and refreshments for the social time that follows. It is fine to only attend the meditation portion of the program, but we really encourage you to stay for the group process.

The Evening's Schedule

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Chanting and Meditation

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Group Process and Contemplation

9:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Refreshments and Social Time

This is a FREE donation-based community program. Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram is a section 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Amma

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches restorative yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Thursday evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

Restorative yoga is a method of hatha yoga that combines a gentle sequence of simple postures, using long hold times, with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blocks and straps. Practicing postures while using props provides a completely supportive condition where the body is allowed to relax in a passive way releasing tension and opening energetic blocks. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. $15.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.

Guru Gita Program

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Guru Gita is a devotional chant sung in Sanskrit, an ancient, energy-filled language and is a marvelous text on the esoteric significance of the guru and the guru-disciple relationship. The chant and the meditation that follows last about an hour and is held at 10:00 AM every Saturday morning at Kashi Nivas. There is no charge to attend, chanting books are provided, and tea and snacks are served after the meditation. Go here to learn more https://www.kashinivas.org/guru-gita-program.

Kashmir Shaivism Study Group

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda offers a weekly donation-based study group on the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism using Swami Shankaranada's book, "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism," as well as other scriptural sources. The group will be meeting from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram located at 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We will begin studying and discussing one chapter a week from the book "Consciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism" by Swami Shankaranada. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Consciousness is the most intimate experience of life, the essence of life itself. Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, one ancient philosophy, Kashmir Shaivism, has explored it completely. Until now Kashmir Shaivism was an esoteric field accessible only to a few scholars and other specialists. Swami Shankarananda, a self-realized spiritual master, presents the wisdom of this powerful tradition in a form that will delight and inspire all spiritual seekers. He explores the teachings in rich detail, elucidating ideas and meditative practices while drawing on a vast canvas of of many great beings, wisdom traditions and personal experience.

Kashmir Shaivism or Trika Shaivism refers to a nondualist tradition of Śaiva-Śakta Tantra which originated sometime after 850 CE. Though this tradition was very influential in Kashmir and is thus often called Kashmir Shaivism, it was actually a pan-Indian movement termed "Trika" by its great proponent Abhinavagupta, which also flourished in Oḍiśā and Mahārāṣṭra. Defining features of the Trika tradition is its idealistic and monistic Pratyabhijnā (Recognition) philosophical system, propounded by Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and the centrality of the three goddesses Parā, Parāparā, and Aparā.

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Amma

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches hatha yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM.

This class will include the Chandra (Moon) Namaskar (Salutation) variation with a guided heart-healing relaxation at the end. Chandra Namaskar is a cooling and quieting sequence that helps to de-stress and restore the body, as it calms the nervous system and brings the energies back into balance. Please bring your own Yoga mat. $12.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.

Shiva Meditation

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Swami Atmananda invites you to share in the collective synergy of the Life Sustaining Meditation program that he holds weekly on Tuesday nights at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. The space is open for meditation practitioners from all backgrounds. The program usually consists of sacred chanting, 20 minutes of silent group meditation, japa, or contemplative prayer. Swamiji then facilitates an inspiring group process or contemplation. Feel free to bring healthy snacks and refreshments for the social time that follows. It is fine to only attend the meditation portion of the program, but we really encourage you to stay for the group process.

The Evening's Schedule

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Chanting and Meditation

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Group Process and Contemplation

9:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Refreshments and Social Time

This is a FREE donation-based community program. Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram is a section 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Amma

 —  —

Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kashi Amma teaches restorative yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Thursday evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

Restorative yoga is a method of hatha yoga that combines a gentle sequence of simple postures, using long hold times, with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blocks and straps. Practicing postures while using props provides a completely supportive condition where the body is allowed to relax in a passive way releasing tension and opening energetic blocks. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. $15.00 per class.

Email her in advance at lalitananda@kashinivas.org if you are interested in taking a class. Learn more here https://kashinivas.org/hatha-yoga-classes.