Spiritual Practice during the next 40 days


Today I want to describe more about the spiritual practice during the 40 day retreat. Some of it is broadcast on http://blue-star.org/home.htm from Blue start headquarters in Claxton Bay, Trinidad.

The day starts with a beautiful Sanskrit chant called the Guru Gita at 5:15 am EST, which is a hymn talking about the role of the outer spiritual guide and the waking up of the inner guide. Even if you don’t know the song, the vibration of the chanting can awaken subtle energies.

Then there is a morning talk and guided meditation at 6:15 am. I hope that we will discuss this talk here,  how we could live the concepts and ideas and may be we could help each other with the challenges in doing so.

At lunch time, 12:00-12:30, there is silent meditation. This will not be broadcast. Maybe we could continue to connect with each in our inner space before we eat our meals.

Sacred conversation, which is a live discussion of each morning’s talk will be 2:45 -3:45 pm. For me the more I engage in listening, talking  and writing about each day’s talk the more I absorb it.

We have a silent meditation from 6:00-6:30pm followed by dinner.

We end the day with a Sanskrit evening chant at 8:00 pm called the Shiva Mahimna Stotrum and the Shiv Manas puja ending with a silent meditation. The beauty of the Sanskrit is the effect on the chakras. You remember we talked about the emergence of sound when we discussed the subtle energy center at the throat.

Here on the blog we have a variety of meditation practices that can be used during the silent meditation periods.

Lets participate in some or all of the spiritual discipline during the next 40 days.

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One Response to Spiritual Practice during the next 40 days

  1. Madhuri says:

    Namaskar Madhavi,

    Many thanks for this wonderful post as we head into the 40 Days.

    Having this schedule of activities and explanations also makes this sacred period more present and more personal; precious moments of grace to be a part of and to share energetically with many others who are participating in the discipline.

    with much appreciation,
    Madhuri

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