Kashi Nivas Newsletter

Kashi Nivas Newsletter - July 26, 2018

Namaste Dear Friends, 

Join us at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram this Friday on Guru Purnima for the inauguration of our newly installed outdoor Havan Kund and Mandap. The festivities begin with recitation of the Guru Gita and a ribbon cutting ceremony, then continue with a Guru Havan (fire ritual) with intention setting, offerings, and mantra recitation. Following that, we’ll enjoy a community potluck along with a satirical skit on yoga, performed by improv actors Katie Parzych and Allyson Miko. We'll then conclude the evening with a rousing kirtan that  will include many guest vocalist and musicians. Go here to learn more...

Donate bricks for the Havan Kund (ceremonial fire pit) at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. Each brick you donate will have the effect of making an offering at all future fire ceremonies, and insures good fortune for you and your loved ones. Go here to learn more...


"If you regard everything that arises as a spiritual opportunity, or as God coming to you in that form, everything is enlightenment."
~ Swami Shankarananda


First Wednesday Ann Arbor Kirtan
In addition to our regular Monthly Ann Arbor Kirtans we hold a kirtan on the first Wednesday of each month at Kashi Nivas. Please join us Wednesday, August 1st, from 7pm - 9pm. The evening will begin with brief with introductory mantras, the lights will be dimmed, only the vocals will be amplified, and there will be fewer but longer chants to help fully immerse us in the practice. 
Learn more...

Monthly Ann Arbor Kirtan
Ann Arbor Kirtan hosts free monthly kirtan programs of strictly call and response yogic chanting creating a healing space conducive to calming the mind, meditation, and community spirit. Please join us on Friday, August 10th, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Learn more...

Weekly Drop-in Meditation
We invite you to share in the collective synergy of the drop-in meditation program held weekly on Tuesday nights at Kashi Nivas. The space is open for meditators from all backgrounds. The program consists of chanting, 20 minutes of silent group meditation, japa, or contemplative prayer, a group discussion and contemplation, followed by refreshments and social time. Learn more...

Weekly Guru Gita Program
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 inner 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 and chanting books are provided. Guests are invited to bring a small photo or murti of their Guru to place on the altar during the program. Learn more...

Hatha Yoga With Kashi
Kashi Walters is teaching Hatha Yoga classes at Kashi Nivas on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM and Restorative Yoga on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Contact us in advance if you are interested in taking a class as space is limited. Learn more...

Free Self-Inquiry Sessions
Are you able to formulate an accurate statement of your present feeling? What emotions are presenting and what areas of your life are affected? What uplifting statement would reflect an illuminated perspective of your higher Self in the current situation? Under the circumstances what do you want to accept, change, or do to manifest your greatest potential? Would you like to have the tools for navigating these inner-world processes. Atmaram and Kashi welcome you to the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Center and offer you a free confidential spiritual Self-inquiry session conducted in a loving nurturing environment. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact them at 734-883-6947 or kashi@kashinivas.org. Learn more...
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"When you go deep enough in meditation, the Self becomes visible.
Then you can see that same spirit in everyone."
~ Swami Shankarananda
  Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Center, 515 Manor Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 
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