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
61 0407734479

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Spirituality Music and bajaans workshop

Ravi Shandar & George Harrison

Spirituality Music Devotional Bajaans 
1st Sunday of Month 14.00-1530

Where; The Forge Yoga 341 Barker st Castlemaine

 Gerard 0407734479   Cost $15 / $12  When;May to October (6 times)

How to enrol Go to Fill in the form
Mob 0407734479  Co ordinator Gerard Menzel Yoga teacher and Tabla player

The workshop will be an exploratory one looking at the way sound “Nada”and Yoga work as a spiritual force and we look at the theoretical and practical ways music works as a powerful spiritual practice. We will also try to have guest musicians /Yoginis etc in the different areas and will you inform monthly.

This will be the first of a series of 6 planned if interest is shown

Areas of study will include

Prana breathing

Deities, shakti
Harmonium, Tabla
bajaans types and devotion
Bhakti tradition
Guru lineages
Surrender in yoga
Ghandharvas & music high spirits
Gurus & historic masters; Mira Bai, Thyagaraja,Tansen
Music instruments
tradition & culture
The Nada music path and tradition
Indian tones Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa....
Healing with sound
Liberation of the mind
Vibration theory
The Kirtan as Yoga
The ego’s liberation

Who and why?  If your interested in yoga and meditation and also love music and the wish to further enter the bhakti tradition of song, music and meditation join in.

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.

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.