sacred-fireSacred Fire Ceremony
(Vedic Homa)

Sunday, April 22, 2018 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lakshmi Venkateswara
18109 NE 76th Street, Suite 105

Redmond WA 98052

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Homa is the most ancient and sacred ceremony in the Vedic tradition of Sanatana Dharma. It is a fire in which forms of the Divine are invoked through the power of mantra and profound spiritual intention.. Special offerings are cast into the fire while Sanskrit mantras are chanted, and the combined energy of the fire, offerings, and mantras generates powerful spiritual vibrations that bless and purify everyone present, spreading peace and healing through the world.

Amma Karunamayi HomaAmma presides over the sacred fire ceremony, even performing the homa herself, sitting at the homa altar, and tending the fire with offerings including ghee, herbs, and flowers. Many sacred materials are offered into the fire that contain specific natural energies which are transformed by the flames and prayers.

Special mantras and mudras are performed during the homa. During the Khadga Mala Stotram, attendees make the lotus mudra, which channels energy into the chakra system and subtle spiritual body.

Amma applies raksha, the paste made from the sacred ashes, to the forehead of everyone at the end of the homa. This raksha is a protective force which grants peace and wellbeing.

During All Programs, We Kindly Request That You…

  • Please wear clean, modest attire that covers the knees and shoulders.
  • Bring a pillow or blanket if you plan on sitting on the ground. Chairs are also provided.
  • Please turn all beepers and cell phones off or to blink/vibrate mode so that others are not disturbed.
  • Please do not take photos without special permission beforehand. Video and audio-taping are not permitted.

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Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi – May All Be in Peace

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu – May Everyone Be Happy

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Meditation Retreat
April 21, 2018

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Early registration fee
through April 14:

Full day: $102 | Half day: $62

Late registration fee
after April 14:

Full day: $122 | Half day: $77

• Morning session concludes after lunch. Afternoon session begins at lunch.

• Light lunch and snacks will be provided for half day and full day registration.

• Accommodations are not included for one day retreats.

• Refunds through April 14 only (with $15 cancellation fee). No refunds after this date.

We will acknowledge all completed registration forms once we receive them, and send a confirmation letter with more information, including guidelines on what to wear and bring to the retreat.

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