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Kashi Nivas Newsletter - April 5, 2019

Namaste Dear Ones,
We welcome you all with great love and respect! The Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram is buzzing with Shakti this spring as we prepare the courtyard and fire pit for Kashi Amma's Birthday Durga Homam celebration tomorrow. We are also delighted to announce that Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda will be providing us with a live video Satsang all the way from Australia. Swami Atmananda invites you to his talk at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth on, "Nature and the Dynamics of Self Renewal." Kashi Amma has started a birthday fundraiser for the Ashram on Facebook. Please consider making an offering. Continue reading below for more information on upcoming events.

"As long as you are breathing, I reside in you.
The day you stop breathing you reside in me."
~ Lord Shiva


Kashi Amma's Birthday Durga Homam
In celebration of her 40th birthday, Kashi Amma is offering a Durga Homa, chanting, meditation, and meal to honor the divine feminine and for the upliftment of our community. This unique homa, honoring Goddess Durga, has the distinctive capacity to nullify obstructive energies, to remove the cloud of uncertainty surrounding us, and to confer her protection for enjoying a trouble-free life. Join us on Saturday, April 6th, at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, for all or any part of the celebration. Learn more...

Live Video Satsang With Swami Shankarananda
Join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 7:30pm - 9:30pm for our weekly Shiva Meditation program at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. This week we will have a special live video satsang with our guru Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda from the Sri Nityananda Ashram in Mount Eliza Australia. Swamiji has requested that attendees be prepared to ask 'deep spiritual' questions during our session with him. This a wonderful opportunity to meet with a world-renowned meditation master from the tradition of Bhagawan Nityananda and Swami Muktananda.
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Swami Atmananda at the Interfaith Center
Swami Atmananda has been invited to offer the Sunday sermon at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth on April 14th. Regarding his talk titled, "Nature and the Dynamics of Self Renewal," Swamiji says, "The same vital energy that pervades all of nature is also at work within all beings. While affected by a variety of influences, our limited self identity is always being transformed into becoming something more expanded, unified, and closer to our true Self." Learn more...

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 on Wednesday, May 1st, from 7pm - 9pm. The evening begins with introductory mantras and continues with chanting and meditation. The lights will be dimmed and there will be fewer but longer chants to help fully immerse us in the practice. Learn more...

Shiva Meditation
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 followed by 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 Amma
Swami Lalitananda (Kashi Amma)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. 
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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. Swami Atmananda and Kashi Amma welcome you to the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram 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. Learn more...
Havan Kund Brick Donation
Consider a donation of a brick(s) for the Havan Kund (ceremonial fire pit) at the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram. Gift purchases can be made in the name of a loved one, living or deceased, or even for yourself. 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. Learn more...
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"Rebirth really reveals discontent with the present state and a desire to be born where there will be no discontent. The discontent is due to the wrong identification of the eternal Self with the perishable body."
~ Sri Ramana Maharishi
  Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram, 515 Manor Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 
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