Mantra, Yantra & Havan
'Mantras are vibrations that do not have a literal meaning or association. Rather they are sounds produced from vibrations with particular frequencies that activate a part of the brain, the energy, the chakras and the consciousness.' Swami Niranjanananda
Havan ~ purify, transform & uplift
Havan is a way of honouring the earth and has been practised since ancient times. Havan means 'to offer, to present or eat'. It is an expression of Bhakti (devotion) and Shaddha (faith).
Fire ceremony, combined with mantra transforms, purifies and uplifts each individual. It brings peace, prosperity and purity to the whole environment where it is conducted.
Each element used within the ceremony is symbolic:
Wood - represents the qualities not necessary
Fire - Agni, God or Truth & the connection between the planes
Ghee - purity of mind
Camphor - burning of the ego, which leaves no residue
Samagri - wordly samskaras
Swaha - 'I offer myself'
'We are constantly producing frequencies in our environment through our speech, thought patterns, feelings and emotional expressions, and mantra helps us to achieve a point of balance in the frequencies we are emitting.' Swami Niranjanananda
Celebrates the Shakti (feminine principle). This fire ceremony, combined with mantra, purifies, transforms and uplifts the individual and the environment. It is dedicated to appreciating the qualities of the Divine Mother in the form of grace, beauty, kindness, excellence, wisdom & joy.
Full Moon Havan
Honours the Shiva principle (consciousness) and attunes us with the cycles of the moon.
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Havan
The mahamrityunjaya mantra is chanted for peace, healing and wellbeing combined with fire ceremony.
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'Hearth & Havan' evenings
A nourishing, heart-opening and uplifting evening of havan (fire ceremony), kirtan (chanting from the heart) and prasad (delicious veggie food made with love, blessed by Devi)
Bring an open heart and instruments to share music if you feel to...leave your shoes and worries at the door!
14th Dec - Full Moon, 6 - 9pm, Mullumbimby
12 Jan - Full Moon, 6 - 9pm, Mullumbimby
Location: Mullumbimby - address TBC
Yantra & Mantra ~ tools for meditation
Yantra and mantra are tools of
meditation used to access the deeper layers of consciousness. The word yantra has two roots: tra emanating from trayati, meaning liberation, to make free, to awaken; yan, meaning instrument, something you use in order to make something happen. Therefore, a yantra is an instrument, a key to open up particular parts of the mind, to extend our consciousness, to make us aware of our godliness, to make us aware of 'I am that'.
The yantra as instrument for meditation. This is constructed from a square with portals forming the foundation. On the inside are circles, triangles, lotus petals and squares, which are in themselves yantras. The yantra is created from subtle elemental sounds, mantra, which create both name and form, bringing name and form to life.
Each yantra has a mantra, a sound that expands thought, man(as), and liberates, tra(yati). The repetition of a mantra liberates all thoughts, such as 'when, why, how is that possible', etc. and allows the revelation of the highest spirit. There are countless mantras. There are godly mantras and there are malicious mantras which unleash calamity. The effect depends on the spiritual development of the practitioner.