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Guru padukas and orange uggboots

Last night I decided to explore the puja a little bit more. Durgananda was fast asleep and I knew this would be a good opportunity to go places I don’t usually have permission to go. During the yoga class earlier in the evening, I had become very aware of two beautifully carved wooden objects on the puja and I wanted to take a closer look at them without getting disturbed.Durgananda says that, once you begin Read More …

Om Purrrrr…namadah

I had a fabulous Shiva Process Self-inquiry group last night. I think I’m really starting to get a hang of things. I’m thoroughly enjoying exploring my cattiness and the relationship between thought and feeling.I arrived early and brought an offering with me for the puja (a flower that I had furtively seized from the other room). I left the flower in front of Durgananda’s chair as I couldn’t reach the puja and took the opportunity Read More …

Worshipping the Goddess

Today was another exciting day for me as I learnt more about Puja. I love Puja because I get to toss flowers and petals and Durgananda doesn’t reprimand me for it. For those of you who don’t know, Puja is a form of worship, where you say mantras, wave lights and make offerings – flowers, food, other objects – to a deity of your choice in order to invoke their grace and receive blessings.Today Durgananda Read More …

Maintain the Shakti

A strange and upsetting thing happened to me in February and I am only now able to tell you about it. Durgananda and Natji went on retreat to Ganeshpuri in India and left me behind. Ganeshpuri is a small town about 2 hours out of Mumbai and is the heart of our yoga lineage.  Durgananada says that visiting there is like bathing in a deep pool of shakti. It restores you in a way that Read More …