The name Durga comes from Du- meaning suffering, R meaning all illness, and GA to destroy. She is that which destroys all that move us towards the darkness.
Durga was born from the light of many divine gods. They all blessed her with weapons as gifts; therefor she is the beholder of their essence. Durga removes all difficulty and establishes harmony.
The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation.
The workshop begins with mantra; learning a Durga mantra that we will chant during our asana practice. Our asana will focus on invincible courage flooding the body, mind, soul.
We will learn the meaning of the different parts that make up the Durga Yantra. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness.
When our yantras are complete we will learn how to used them for daily meditation and take home the tools that can help us is our path of removing the suffering to bring harmony into our everyday existence.
This class is for all level students. No artistic talent or ability required just patience and an open mind. Please bring a pencil and eraser. If you have compass and ruler bring that too. All other materials will be provided.
Time: Sat & Sunday 10:30 -4:30am (with lunch break)
Price: $150 + $10 supplies fee