Shiva Sankalpa Sukta and audio recording

The Shiva Sankalpa Sūkta is a powerful six-verse hymn from the Rig Veda that entreats the mind “to dwell on the auspicious will of the Divine,” and helps you cultivate conscious resolve in alignment with your dharma. © Yoga International

TEXT:  Shiva Sankalpa Sūkta
© Himalayan Institute 2017

AUDIO:  https://yogainternational.com/article/view/shiva-sankalpa-sūkta
© Yoga International
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Gayatri Mantra–The Mantra for Illumination and Transformation

Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self.

Dear students,

Below is the link to the Gayatri mantra. I suggest you download the MP3 file of it being chanted as there’s a limit to the number of free visits to this link.

(You may wish to consider becoming a member of the Himalayan Institute, which would give you unlimited access to their Wisdom Library, lectures, teaching videos, etc.  Monthly fee is $9.99 and may be cancelled at any time.)

https://www.himalayaninstitute.org/wisdom-library/practice-resources/gayatri-mantra/

Book Recommendation: Four Seasons of Star Stories

Jennifer Kroll, a student at Your Community Yoga Center, is a published freelance writer who worked for twenty years in children’s and educational publishing. She is the author of over twenty published books for kids, teens, and teachers. Her most recent book is Four Seasons of Star Stories:Multicultural Myths of the Constellations. The reading level is Grade 5, but the stories are appealing to all ages.

Jennifer also writes poetry for adults as J.L.L. Kroll. Click on the titles to read more about her chapbook Ghost Town Girls and Pantheon: Poetry and Photographs.

Visit Jennifer’s website www.giantskybooks.com to read more about Jen’s work!

All of Jennifer’s books can be found on Amazon by clicking here!

Kumbh Mela 2019

 

Kumbh Mela is the largest spiritual gathering on the planet which takes place every 12 years.  The last major Kumbh Mela took place in 2012. 2019 is the year of the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela celebration, a smaller version which occurs every six years.

The location–at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers–is considered holy.

Read more about the event at:

https://kumbh.gov.in/en

https://www.kumbhamela.net/

Photos:

https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/kumbh-mela?sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=kumbh%20mela

Maha Mritunjaya–The Great Healing Mantra

Dear students,

Below is the link to the Maha Mritunjaya mantra. I suggest you download the MP3 file of it being chanted as there’s a limit to the number of free visits to this link.  (You may wish to consider becoming a member of the Himalayan Institute, which would give you unlimited access to their Wisdom Library, lectures, teaching videos, etc.  Monthly fee is $9.99 and may be cancelled at any time.)

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/heal-yourself-heal-the-world-a-mantra-for-peace-and-prosperity

Dharma Readings

If you are interested in learning more about Dharma, I highly recommend the following:

  • The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
  • The Living Gita: the Complete Bhagavad Gita–commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Mahabharata: a Modern Retelling–translation by Carole Satyamurti
  • The Four Desires by Rod Stryker