so you may have heard....

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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

ALBERT CAMUS

so you may heard, i am going to India. i am going for the Ardha Kumbha Mela and study of Rudra Yaga at the Himalayan Institute campus in Allahabad.

the Kumbha Mela is a celebrated tradition practiced for thousands of years.it happens at the right place-on the bank of the holy river Ganga, and at the right time-when planets, constellations, and other celestial bodies are perfectly aligned, creating a powerful vortex of spiritual energy.

The word kumbha means "vessel or container." It refers to the vessel that holds the elixir of life, the sap of immortality. The time and place that holds this liquid life force is called the Kumbha Mela. One of India's many ancient legends tells us that this elixir of life pours down from heaven every 12 years at the confluence of three rivers-the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati-near the modern-day city of Allahabad, in north-central India. For thousands of years, the great sages have undertaken intense group practices at this spiritual locus to channel wisdom into human hearts and to establish harmony in the physical world.

Rudra Yaga is a rare tantric practice which will be taught by Panditji (Pandit Rajmani Tigunait) the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. this practice awakens the forces of benevolence, ensuring that we live without fear and uncertainty.

Rudra Yaga invokes and awakens Rudra Shakti, the life force, also known as prana shakti. We exist only because there is life force in us. We remain healthy, happy, clear, vibrant, and radiant when Rudra Shakti is in its prime. At a personal level, this shakti awakens as kundalini. With the practice of Rudra Yaga, we awaken this shakti on a much larger scale, infusing collective consciousness with unconditional love, kindness, wisdom, enthusiasm, courage, and trust in ourselves and in Divine Providence. This, in turn, frees us from fear, doubt, anger, violence, and self-defeating tendencies.

you can read more from the Himalayan Institute's website and see some pictures of the campus click here.

i can't wait to share all of this with you!

much love & light

-june xoxo