Friday, 28 April 2017

Bajaans; Saraswati and Hari Krishna




The Forge Yoga Monthly Kirtan Preview for May 2017
11.00 Monthly the Forge 231 Barkly st (Gardens side end) opp The fish shop
Come and join in a spiritual singing community for 2 hrs Free Chai Door Cost $5 entry
This Month we sing to Saraswati and Krishna
Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning worshipped throughout Nepal and India.[3] She is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively.[4]
The earliest known mention of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic period through modern times of Hindu traditions.[5] Some Hindus celebrate the festival of Vasant Panchami (the fifth day of spring) in her honour,[6] and mark the day by helping young children learn how to write alphabets on that day.[7] The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jain religion of west and central India,[8] as well as some Buddhist sects.[9]
Saraswati who is revered as a goddess of knowledge, music and arts is also found outside Nepal and India, such as in Japan, Vietnam, Bali (Indonesia) and Myanmar.[10] (wikipedia)






Hari Krishna and George Harrison

George funded the first Krishna centre in London and was a huge follower of Krishna.
His autobiography tells it all.





Jagjit Singh does a nice Krishna version as always



Monday, 24 April 2017

Taoist Chi Qong for Lower back



Taoist Chi Qong for the lower back

full length 30 min

To see full video get the youtube link by emailing Gerard and paying Aus $15

For the full video contact Gerard

gmenzel@hotmail.com
61 0407734479

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Bajaan to Ma Durga Kirtan Caravanserai April 2017


Bajaan to Ma Durga
"Sri Ma Jai Ma  Jai Ma Jai Jai Ma Jai Jai Ma"

Goddess of Mother nature 


Chrissy and Toby
Castlemaine Chanting@Facebook


The Forge First Sunday Month 
Kirtan Caravanserai 11.00

This, the second of 2017 Kirtan Caravanserai had many new faces and was a beautiful sharing of Shakti.  

Many soaked up the healing energy and walked smiling and relaxed thanks to the power of the mantra Ma Durga.

Chai Ma
Chrissy Heydon,  the best of Chai Wallahas brewed up the most rasa filled potion the world has ever tasted and it soothed the mouths of the masses on the day.

Toby's electric guitar was soothing to the soul and the echo of the blues drifted in on the back of her tiger that is ... Ma Durga.

Thanks to the new djembe drummers whose names have left me for the moment...apologies (Virginia???Maybe ) You know who I mean anyhow....It was a welcome inclusion we can all build on.

Prasad
Lany is now initiated as our Keeper of Prasad and giver of Prasad. Her hands and humility and joy emancipated us all. Thank you Lany.

  

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Mira Bai a story of a devotee and the Beloved



A story about Love and spiritual devotion.



The story of Mira Bai the Bhakti devotee of Krishna
followed by bajaan Radhe Radhe Govinda.

Chrissy singing and Toby on guitar from Castlemaine Chanting 
Tilopa – Bousouki         Gerard -Tabla

A Wild Lotus Arts Production 



Friday, 17 March 2017

Bhakti Love and the power of the realized

Sometimes you get a podcast or a conversation that stops you in your tracks and you think and think over and over what was said for days and months, not all the time but quietly at the back of your mind.

I was listening to Tapestry on CBC radio and heard Krishna Das a devotee of Neem Keroli Baba. Ram Das was his student too and wrote a very nice book of  stories from the followers  "The Miracle of Love'.

Miracle of Love; PDF

I had read this book whilst in Rishikesh in the 1990's in an ashram by the Ganges and was transfixed by the stories in it of how peoples lives were swept away and healed by the wizardry of Baba.

This podcast by Krishna Das is one such journey and all I can say is that I know how this magic works as it also shaped me and my amazing journey through life after I met my teacher 'Maharaj'.
Life will never be athe same again when one surrenders to the power of love.


Podcast of Krishna Dass

Links  http://tindeck.com/listen/aauoe










Monday, 13 March 2017

Monthly Kirtan 1st Sunday 'Ma Durga' Praise Supreme Earth Mother


Next Kirtan The Forge 2 April 2017

 Bajaan to Ma Durga

Jaya Jagat Ambe
Maa Durga
Om Narayani Om
Narayani



Hail to Durga, the mother of the world.Praise Narayani, goddess of compassion

She is 'Prakriti' - living earthly consciousness Divine Earth Mother Goddess Supreme Compassion and love.