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Perseid Meteor Shower In Full Glory at Sat Nam Fest

Perseid Meteor Shower In Full Glory at Sat Nam Fest

The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most anticipated celestial events in the Northern Hemisphere. Though the shooting stars are already lighting up the skies in small numbers, the pace will accelerate around mid-August, making them easy to view without a telescope. This year, the best time to see nature’s annual firework display will be on August 12 and 13 – during the last two days of Sat Nam Fest Berkshires!

Sat Nam Fest East Teacher Spotlight – Gurmukh

Sat Nam Fest East Teacher Spotlight – Gurmukh

The soul-stirring experience of a live Kundalini Yoga class with master teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa is really unlike any other. You will laugh, you will cry, you will dance, you will sing, you will sweat, you will push yourself – physically – in ways you...

YOGA

Shakin’ It Up with Gurmukh

Shakin’ It Up with Gurmukh

At Gurmukh’s Sat Nam Fest Saturday workshop, “The Joy of Togetherness,” we practiced the “Kriya to Withstand the Pressure of Time” (originally taught by Yogi Bhajan at Women’s Camp in Espanola, New Mexico on July, 1984). The kriya opens with two vigorous...

MUSIC

10 Reasons to Chant: The Benefits of Mantra Meditation

10 Reasons to Chant: The Benefits of Mantra Meditation

Chanting is a pleasure that transcends the senses, it takes us beyond the bounds of time and space (which is why we don’t have to understand the mantra). Thus it soothes in a most profound way. It soothes on a cellular level. It merges our finite identity with the infinite, and so dissolves us. It relieves us from the sights and sounds and stimulation of the material world and delivers us into a spiritual space, where the sound is God. The material needs are reduced to nothing but mind chatter, and like smoke pumped into the sky, will be scattered into the expanse. Through the sweetness of devotional surrender, mantra turns the negative into positive. I once heard it said: “as music has charms to soothe a savage beast, so the spiritual sound of mantra soothes the restless mind.”

IN YOUR WORDS

The Ocean and the Birth of Light at Sat Nam Fest México

The Ocean and the Birth of Light at Sat Nam Fest México

When was the last time you allowed yourself to see the magnificence of the ocean? When was the last time you laughed, enjoying the playfulness of the waves? Do you remember the rays of Sun on the water, evoking the magic spiraling shapes that reflect on the white sand like a rainbow? The sensation of the sand between your toes allowing you to be one with the Earth? Or the taste of salt while you dive in the sacred waters? The laughing children building sand castles and the sensation of vitality and renewal as you leave the beach after floating freely?

Review: Women’s White Pants for Kundalini Yoga

Review: Women’s White Pants for Kundalini Yoga

I am searching for the perfect pair of white Kundalini Yoga pants for Sat Nam Fest East in the Berkshires. I wrote to my friend at Spirit Voyage and asked for some suggestions, she immediately responded with some great suggestions for pants. Spirit Voyage has detailed size descriptions for most of their clothing. Make sure you remember to read the descriptions prior to ordering. I love their customer service. I ordered four pairs of pants and this is my unbiased, independent review. Please note: I am 5’11” and typically a size 8/10 pants with extra long legs.