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A Special Austin Satsang Event

An Orientation Program, Part II with Shree Mohan Jadhav Guruji

THE EVOLUTION OF Human Life

WHO WE ARE? AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?

September 8th - 5pm to 9pm

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Quote of the day


“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”

The Weekly Program

What stokes our inner fire?

There is a method to the magic of who we are and our calling in life. Each day offers us a new beginning to explore and play with what excites us most. For alignment. Joy. Love. Health. Clarity. Abundance. And creation, which is Life itself… What calls to each of us is unique to our purpose..
Ancient Yogic and Vedic practices are amazing tools that help us connect to our true self and our soul desires.
Come join us at sunrise to learn simple Yogic and Vedic practices to channel the elements of nature to fuel our inner core. Starting our day by integrating these elements within not only charges us for a super energized and productive day, but also enables us to fulfill our divine destiny.
May our inner light shine the brightest!

Every Thursday morning @ Lou Neff Point. Coming very soon.
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The Agenda

The Agenda

As we address the 4 parts of us – the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical – the agenda comprises 4 parts that address bringing into alignment our whole Self.

Pranayama
Surya Namaskara
Sunrise Agnihotra & Meditation
Reflection and Gratitude

Our morning program is on Thursdays and begins 40 minutes before sunrise, and lasts for one hour. Please register with us so we can give you weekly updates as sunrise timings nd locations may change.

Pranayama

PRANAYAMA

Cultivate your inner fire with breath work. Pranayama is a practice relating to the control and regulation of the breath through specific breathing techniques and exercises. Pranayama helps us to clear physical and emotional blocks or obstacles in the body so that the breath, and prana, can flow.

The Sanskrit word Pranayama comes from Prana (life energy) and Ayama (to extend, draw out). The practice of Pranayama dates back to ancient India and the origins of yoga, said to be around sixth and fifth centuries BCE.

Practicing Pranayama regularly helps to improve general health and wellbeing by allowing the breath and prana to flow freely in the body. It can improve mood, sleep, energy levels and digestion. Read blog

Surya Namaskara

SURYA NAMASKARA — 20 minutes

Sun salutation — 20 minutes. Yoga sequence for honoring and showing reverence for the sun.

There will be no life on the earth without the sun, and the Surya Namaskaras or the Sun Salutations, as they are popularly called, are an ancient method of showing gratitude or paying respect to the sun that is the source of all forms of life on the earth.

The ancient yogis say that the different parts of the body are governed by different devas or divine impulses of light. The Surya Namaskaras are a complete body workout.

Sunrise Agnihotra & Meditation

Sunrise Agnihotra & Meditation

A healing fire from the ancient science of Ayurveda. Agnihotra is a science of biorhythmic alignment, which provides healing and balance to the cycles of life and nature. Agnihotra is a specially prepared fire made from cow chips and ghee. Precisely at sunrise when the sun's rays first touch Austin's skyline, we make an offering of rice mixed with ghee, along with the uttering of Mantra that is attuned to the subtle energies of the sunrise.

Agnihotra is a tool open to all, for the benefit of all, including plants, animals, the atmosphere, and our community. Read blog

Reflection and Gratitude

Reflection and Gratitude

Our thought for the day and gratitude process.

Expressing gratitude is one the most powerful expressions of love. Gratitude invites humility, opens our hearts, and cleanses fear and worry from our lives.

When we express gratitude, we express thankfulness and humility from a heart-centered space. It helps surrender the ego and allows us to receive from the universe. Read blog

About Us

Our Vision

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. “
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We are dedicated to supporting and uplifting Austin's growing spiritual community. Our goal is to share and make available simple practices inspired by ancient Yogic knowledge, which is available to anyone from any walk of life. By applying these practices in our daily lives, we have experienced peace, healing, empowerment, and alignment with our souls' purpose. We wish to support each and every one of us in our community to experience such benefits, so our inner self may bloom. The end result is for the holistic wellbeing of our Self and all life, including plants, animals, our environment, and Mother Earth.

Read about Gautham & Supriya

Gautham Bodepudi

From the age of 4, Gautham (Gau) had a spiritual longing to understand who he was, why he was born, and his purpose in life. At 13, after reading and being profoundly impacted by the teachings of the Buddha, Gau began a lifelong journey to understand meditation and the limitlessness of human potential. In an intense moment of soul searching in 2004, he realized his life purpose was to experience Self Realization, and to help uplift humanity. Gau had the good fortune and wonderful blessing to meet Shree Mohan Jadhav("Guruji") in 2004, and was initiated by him in 2008. Since 2004, Gau has maintained a consistent discipline of Vedic and Yogic practices, and continues to delve deeper into meditative absorptions. Gau has been trained and authorized by Guruji to teach Agnihotra, meditation, and Pranayam exercises. Gau has found his home in the Austin community. He wishes to share what he has learned on his journey thus far with fellow spiritual seekers, so we all may evolve and heal our planet.

Read about Supriya

Supriya Kini

My name is Supriya Kini and my vision is to be a part of creating and living in a world where each one of us lives our authentic Life by being awake to the truth of who we are. I believe that we all are here to grow together. I am deeply called to creating and being a part of our communities which foster change from within. My journey can be described by the answers to two questions I have asked all my life. “Who Am I?” and “What is my purpose?”

Among the many roles I play as a wife, a mother, a designer, a gardener, an entrepreneur, and a consciousness explorer, I have invested over two decades exploring and embodying Life truths. It is an ever-evolving process which has led me to many different paths, people, and places.

I have done much work and volunteered with many Spiritual organizations and am a believer of the wisdom found in ancient yogic practices like meditation, pranayama and Yoga. Read more

Our Vision

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Pranayama

Pranayama is conscious awareness and regulation of the breath, so that the prana or life force in the body energizes and provides vitality to each and every cell of the body. Pranayama is a term derived from Sanskrit, prana, meaning "life force," and ayama, meaning "extension."

Pranayama can be broken down into four parts:
1. Puraka (inhalation)
2. Antar kumbhaka (pause after inhalation)
3. Rechaka (exhalation)
4. Bahya Kumbhaka (pause after exhalation)

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Each stage of pranayama increases awareness and facilitates introspection.
Below is a description of some of the pranayama exercises we practice and the benefits.

Anuloma-viloma or alternate nostril breathing, is the first breathing technique taught in Hatha Yoga. Regular practice illuminates the face, rejuvenates the nervous system, floods the brain with oxygen and blood, and flushes out toxins from the blood and cells of the body. It fills the body with strength, vigor and vitality. Anuloma-viloma is a nadi shodana, meaning it cleanses the nadi or the pranic pathways. It floods the body with prana and prepares the body for spiritual advancement. It energizes and balances both the right and left sides of the brain and enhances cognitive functions and logical thinking.

Antar-Bahya Kumbhaka, or the internal and external retention on breath. In this practice, in-going and out-going breath retention is controlled. It is a very powerful pranayama technique that purifies the physical, subtle and the causal bodies. During this breathing cycle, no strain should be felt.

Kapalabhati, or the skull-shining breath. Kapalabhati consists of short rapid, forceful exhalations. It is a very powerful pranayama technique that expels negative energy, pain, fear, misery, grief or stress, and purifies the physical, subtle and causal bodies. It promotes healthy circulation, digestion, metabolism, and excretory functions. It floods the body with prana or the life force, strengthens will power, and enhances the power of discretion. Regular practice of this pranayama causes the aura of a person to shine brilliantly.

Bhastrika, or the bellows breath is an intensely stimulating pranayama. It rejuvenates the entire body, giving it new life. It increases supply of blood to the brain and improves memory. It improves eyesight, hearing, and gives clarity of speech. It recharges the respiratory system, stimulates digestion, and enhances metabolism.

Next Blog: The Power Intention

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The Power of Intention

When we make decisions in our lives, the universe sets life into motion for us.

When we make a decision, it's a done deal. There's no room for ifs, ands, or buts.

For example, if you decide you're going to get up tomorrow morning and workout, it doesn't matter if you slept well, if you went to bed on time, or how tired you feel in the morning. The only thing that matters is that you're going to get up in the morning and workout. No matter what.

When we make firm decisions for ourselves in life, then the universe responds

Don't be caught in the trap of, "I'm going to try to get up in the morning." What that means is that you'll get up and workout only if . . . If you got a good night sleep, if you feel motivated, if, if, if.

Bring awareness to your intentions. When you make an intention or set a goal, are you making a decision, or are you telling yourself you're trying and hoping?

If you find that you're telling yourself to just try and hope, that's okay. It starts with awareness, and it's a wonderful first step to become aware of your decision-making process.

If you'd like to start changing your decisions from trying/hoping to firm decisions, start with an easy decision you know you can accomplish. For example, you may decide that you're going to get up in the morning and workout just tomorrow morning.

If you start with decisions you know you can accomplish, you'll build confidence and belief in yourself that you can and will make firm decisions for you and your life.

Next Blog: What is Agnihotra?

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What is Agnihotra?

Agnihotra is a healing fire from the ancient Vedic life sciences.

Agni--translates to "fire"
Hotra--translates to "invocation."

Agnihotra is a universal practice--it can be practiced by anyone, from any walk of life.
Today, Agnihotra is practiced all over the world.

In Australia
In Chile
In Eucador
In Malaysia

Agnihotra is a simple practice that consists of burning specific organic substances in a copper pyramid, while reciting Mantra and offering whole brown rice at the time of sunrise and sunset.

Agnihotra is incredibly healing. It purifies the atmosphere for several miles, nullifying harmful effects of pollution, and introducing nourishing, subtle energies into the atmosphere. Agnihotra is beneficial to all life—plants, animals, and humans included.

Research demonstrates and numerous people have experienced that practicing Agnihotra reduces stress, brings a sense of peace, increases mental clarity, increases feelings of love, and facilitates deeper meditation.

Next Blog: The Past of Agnihotra

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What is Agnihotra?

Past

Agnihotra is a healing fire from the ancient Vedic life sciences.

Agnihotra is a form of Yajna (fire offering) attuned to the biorhythms of sunrise and sunset.

Yajna is a natural process of neutralizing toxins from and purifying the atmosphere, thru the agency of fire. By healing the atmosphere, the atmosphere heals us.

Vedic Roots

The Vedas and other texts describe the significance of and humanity's relationship with Agnihotra and other Yajnas.

Vedas derives from the Sanskrit verb vid, meaning to know. Vedas means knowledge.

The Vedas are revealed knowledge--it was knowledge revealed to the ancient seers, while in a deep state of meditation. Vedic knowledge is for all humanity, for anyone from any walk of life.

The Bhagavad Gita, a historical dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna that took place several thousand years ago, states the Vedas' fundamental teaching is the performance of Yajna.

Karma brahm'odbhavam viddhi brahma 'ksara-samudbhavam
tasmat sarvagatam brahma nityam yajne pratisthitam (Gita 3:14)

"Works of sacrifice (Yajna) have their authority in the Veda, which is revealed knowledge. The all-comprehensive Veda has the performance of Yajna as its fundamental teaching."

The Gita illustrates the intimate relationship between humanity and Yajna.

Next Blog: Gratitude

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Gratitude

Expressing gratitude is one the most powerful expressions of love. Gratitude invites humility, opens our hearts, and cleanses fear and worry from our lives.

When we express gratitude, we express thankfulness and humility from a heart-centered space. It helps surrender the ego and allows us to receive from the universe.

Gratitude is particularly helpful for reducing fear and worry in our lives.

As an exercise, try bringing to your attention something in your life that causes you anxiety and worry. It could be an upcoming interview or meeting, resetting boundaries in your life with a particular person, or simply feeling overloaded with responsibilities.

Let's say it's an upcoming meeting. With your hands in a namaskar salutation and your head slightly bowed (physical asana expressing humility and receptivity), begin with an affirmation of thankfulness to the universe. Notice your heart and crown chakras--they will open the more thankful you feel.

With a feeling rooted in thankfulness, begin with an affirmation "thank you for the meeting going exactly as it should. Thank you for allowing me to be fully prepared. Thank you for me saying exactly the right words. Thank you for the other person fully receiving my message."

You can use this affirmation or replace them with words that resonate with you. Repeat the affirmation while holding the feeling of thankfulness, until you feel gratitude fully replace any sense of fear or worry.

When you express gratitude for things you'd like in your life, it replaces fear with an open heart and crown, and allows you to receive from the universe. In fact, expressing gratitude is one of the most powerful forms of manifestation in life.

Express gratitude everyday. Find something in your life for which you are grateful. Explore something that may bring you anxiety, and bring in gratitude to positively reprogram your emotional state. Find something you'd like to manifest in your life, and express gratitude as if you already have it.

You'll be amazed at the results!

Next Blog: Pranayama

To Buy

The Gomai | The Kits

Gomai - Cows represent the sacred principle of motherhood. Cows symbolize charity and generosity for the way she abundantly generates her milk, for the purpose of nourishment. Cow gomai (chips) have healing and medicinal qualities. Gomai enables us to perform Agnihotra and other Vedic healing fires, and the ash resulting from the fires have tremendous healing qualities. We source our gomai from happy, grazing, grass-fed cows in Texas. Gomai is available in Austin for pickuip.

Kits - Experience peace, joy, and healing by beginning your own Agnihotra practice. Create a homa (healing) environment at home for the benefit of your family and community. Agnihotra sets include a copper pyramid at proper dimensions to perform healing fires, a pyramid stand, copper spoon, copper cup for ghee, rice bowl, and tongs. We have Agnihotra sets are available in Austin for pickup.

Get in touch with us if you would like to purchase Gomai or the Kit.

To Buy

Organic Homemade Ghee

What is ghee?

Ghee is a form of clarified butter, originating from India, which requires heating unsalted butter, gently causing the milk solids to separate. When the milk solids separate from the butter, it clarifies the butter to create ghee. The ghee is simmered until all the moisture evaporates and the clarified butter slightly browns.

Get in touch with us if you would like to buy or learn more about preparation of Organic Homemade Ghee.

Location

Lou Neff Point

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Austin, TX 78746, USA