UPDATES

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

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

“Sat Nam” at Sat Nam Fest

“Sat Nam” at Sat Nam Fest

My most memorable experience with the mantra Sat Nam was in one of my first Kundalini Yoga classes. It was an experience that sits in my heart after all of these years. One Sunday morning, I was sitting on my mat waiting for class to start. I closed my eyes and began...