“The soul can escape rebirth by developing consciousness of God...the process of devotional prayer and chanting can help free us from the wheel of reincarnation.”
Join us in a powerful group setting to explore spiritual teachings, powerful meditation techniques and Sanskrit mantra chanting,
based on the vedic philosophy of India.
The importance of developing and nurturing the mind-body-spirit connection has long been understood in many Eastern traditions. Meditation and chanting serve as powerful vehicles to create both inner and outer harmony. Our monthly gatherings usually include an uplifting and inspirational spiritual discourse on vedic philosophy given by Professor Sasi of India. This is followed by group guided meditation & a 3rd eye opening ceremony with Professor Sasi. Participants are led in various guided meditation journeys, exploring different techniques, such as third-eye meditation, mantra meditation, Om meditation, Yoga Nidra meditation, and creative visualization, among other methods. The second portion of the events typically include Sanskrit mantra chanting (chants are taught at the gathering) and sound healing experience led by Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani.
No experience with meditation or chanting is necessary. These gatherings are both instructional and experiential, and participants leave feeling more relaxed, peaceful and connected to the Divine. Meditation and chanting are presented in a “user-friendly” style so that all may come to know the benefits of these practices and open to their own inner awareness.
• A profound sense of inner peace, deep relaxation, and tranquility
• Improvement in one's health, vitality, mental clarity, and overall wellbeing
• Higher spiritual awareness
• Greater psychic, intuitive, and manifestation powers
• Release of stress, tension and other negative emotions
• Increased feelings of balance and happiness
• Connection to the Divine
In addition to our regular monthly meditation and chanting gatherings, below is a general list of our special, regular annual events (the exact dates change slightly according to the Hindu calendar, so please email us if you are interested in a specific event). Please feel free to contact us anytime for more information or to attend any of our regular events or special gatherings! All are welcome.
"OM IN THE NEW YEAR" - SPIRITUAL NEW YEAR's GATHERING - Offered every NEW YEAR'S EVE OR DAY
Includes a Ganesh puja (vedic prayer ceremony) to start the year, for new beginnings, good luck and prosperity! Includes 3rd-eye opening, intention setting for the New Year, and Indian vegetarian dinner. Come start the New Year in a positive manner by chanting OM and welcoming auspicious energies!
No experience necessary - all are welcome
MAHASHIVARATRI PUJA - Offered every February/March in honor of Lord Shiva
Join us in a group puja (vedic prayer ceremony) in honor of Lord Shiva, who helps us burn away the old so that new energies may emerge. Lord Shiva is the great destroyer --on the night of MahaShivaratri, Shiva danced and the world caught on fire, transforming negativity and stagnation into new, beautiful possibilities! Includes vedic puja rituals in Sanskrit and English directed towards Lord Shiva with special emphasis on Shiva chants, extended "Om Namaha Shivaya" and Sanskrit mantra chanting, meditation and Indian vegetarian dinner. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
HANUMAN JAYANTI PUJA - Offered every April in honor of Lord Hanumanji's birthday
Join us in a group puja (vedic prayer ceremony) in honor of Lord Hanumanji, the energy for miracles, devotion, and creating seemingly impossible things! Includes vedic puja rituals in Sanskrit and English directed towards Hanumanji with special emphasis on Hanuman chants, Sanskrit mantra chanting, meditation and Indian vegetarian dinner. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
GAYATRI JAYANTI PUJA - Offered every May or June in honor of Goddess Gayatri's birthday
Join us in a group puja (vedic prayer ceremony) in honor of Goddess Gayatri, who helps us achieve spiritual and materials blessings on many levels. Gayatri is said to be the highest vedic mantra, a mantra that can transform the one chanting.
Includes vedic puja rituals in Sanskrit and English directed towards Gayatri with special emphasis on the Gayatri mantra, Sanskrit mantra chanting, meditation and Indian vegetarian dinner. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
SPRING LAKSHMI PROSPERITY MEDITATION & CHANTING EVENT - Offered at the beginning Spring
Join us in a group puja, celebrating Goddess Lakshmi. Includes discussion on the art of manifestation, vedic puja rituals in Sanskrit and English directed towards Goddess Lakshmi with special emphasis on Lakshmi chants, along with meditation, prosperity/abundance work & intention setting, Sanskrit mantra chanting, talk by Professor Sasi, 3rd-eye opening, and Indian vegetarian dinner. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
SUMMER SOLSTICE EVENT - Offered every June on the Summer Solstice
Includes meditation, Sanskrit mantra chanting with special focus on Ganesh, Gayatri & Shiva mantras, talk by Professor Sasi, 3rd-eye opening, and Indian vegetarian dinner. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
GURU PURNIMA/FULL MOON MEDITATION & CHANTING GATHERING - Offered every July on the full moon
Includes guided meditation, Sanskrit mantra chanting with special focus on all deity mantras, talk by Professor Sasi, 3rd-eye opening, Om chorus, bhajans (devotional singing), coconut/fire ceremony and Indian vegetarian dinner. Guru Purnima is the annual celebration of teachers and those who inspire us on our paths. It is said that prayers offered this evening are "1000 times stronger!" *Surprise meditation with gurus this evening and special guests. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
FULL MOON/BLUE MOON EVENT - Offered periodically when there are two full moons in the month
Includes meditation, Sanskrit mantra chanting, talk by Professor Sasi, 3rd-eye opening, and visualization
No experience necessary - all are welcome!
KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI PUJA - Offered every September in honor of Lord Krishna
Join us in a group puja (vedic prayer ceremony) in honor of Lord Krishna, who helps us achieve spiritual growth, devotion, and love for the Divine. Includes vedic puja rituals in Sanskrit and English directed towards Lord Krishna with special emphasis on Krishna chants and the maha mantra, Sanskrit mantra chanting, meditation and
Indian vegetarian dinner. No experience necessary - all are welcome!
Annual GANESH CHATURTHI PUJA & COCONUT/FIRE CEREMONY - Offered every September
Features our yearly sculpting of Ganeshas from clay, extended "puja" (a ritualistic prayer ceremony in the vedic tradition), guided meditation, Sanskrit mantra chanting focusing on Ganesh mantras and the Ganesh Ashtottram (108 Names of Ganesh), 3rd-eye opening, Om chorus, bhajans (devotional songs), coconut/fire ceremony, and Indian vegetarian dinner.
Open to our mantra class graduates.
DIWALI "FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS" MEDITATION/CHANTING EVENT with INDIAN DINNER - Offered every November
Includes meditation, Sanskrit mantra chanting, talk by Professor Sasi, 3rd-eye opening, and visualization; OM CHORUS; DIWALI Festival of Lights meditation; and Indian dinner. DIWALI is an annual celebration of the victory of light over darkness--it is a time to call forth prosperity on all levels into our lives.
No experience necessary - all are welcome!
For more information about these ceremonies and how to attend,
please call us at (310) 397-2405 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you must cancel your attendance at one of the group events, we kindly request 48 hours notice and will transfer your fee to another event or class. We do not issue refunds for these events as funds are used to pay for supplies, room rental, food, etc.
Sanskrit Mantra Chanting Classes & Vedic Initiation Ceremonies;
Puja Prayer Ceremonies; Meditation/Chanting Gatherings;
& Pilgrimages to India
Contact: 310-397-2405- *Classes now conducted via ZOOM! as well as in person!
SPECIAL ANNUAL MEDITATION/CHANTING/PUJA GATHERINGS
"Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence; your beauty is enhanced; your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking."
— Mata Amritanandamayi, Ammachi
VEDIC HEALING INSTITUTE
MONTHLY MEDITATION & CHANTING GATHERINGS
Professor Sasi Velupillai, Psychic Palmist of India & Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani,
Directors of the Vedic Healing Institute/Temple - West Los Angeles, CA, USA