SHARANYA Presents . . .
The 7th Annual Yoni Puja Festival
A Celebration of Goddess, Women, Earth, Sacred Sexuality,
Creation and The Feminine in All Things
Even if you can't be with us in person, join us in spirit!
Be with us in a devotional and celebratory festival dedicated to Mahadevi, Great Goddess, and Her most powerful manifestations through the Ten Great Insights, the Most Transparent Revelations of Consciousness, during the auspicious time of abundance in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth...the time when Devi, Goddess, bleeds.
Often, the connection between the power of women's blood and the paradoxical mystery of the Goddess is most fully recognized in the Crone or Dark Goddess aspect of the Divine because She is the doorway between the worlds of life and death. It is the raudra devīs (fierce goddesses) who, in India, are said to menstruate. In temples dedicated to these intense emanations of śākti (the feminine force), one finds the rites and rituals of the goddess' ritu, or menstrual blood.
At SHARANYA, we hold this space for Her and for all beings seeking peace, healing, truth and wholeness. During this time, we recognize the power of Her most holy festival of Ambuvāci--the three days the goddess menstruates (beginning on the new moon usually following Summer Solstice)--when the forces of life and death co-join at the temple of Kāmākhyā in northeastern India, birthplace of Tantra and a heartland today of goddess worship.
We also hold space during our ceremony for the energies of the Summer Solstice and the beauty expressed through Lingam Puja. Join to enter consciously into a sacred dance. Join us this year as we honor fathers, fatherhood, and the masculine birthed from out of pathology into a strong embrace...into a hieros unios, a sacred integral union.
We invite you to our Yoni Puja in anticipation of the unfolding Mystery! Come share your prayers and devotions with us!
In our Yoni Puja, we recognize that Her potency is so wild and intense, so sweet and sublime, that whether seen as fierce or mild She is a force offering both comfort and strength...even in our moments of silence and despair. We invite you to be with us. Open in the safe space of our temple to the paradox held in the quiet and the song in order to receive her lessons, as well as Her blessings, during this most auspicious time.
WHEN: Sunday, June 9th, 2013 - 5:30pm (kindly be on time as we begin promptly)
WHERE: The Cultural Integration Fellowship - 2650 Fulton Avenue (at 3rd Avenue) in San Francisco (across from Golden Gate Park). Map & Driving Directions.
RSVP: To confirm your participation, email us: email@example.com or reserve your place by making an online donation below. In-peson donations with RSVP are also welcome. For additional information call: 415-505-6840.
Donation request: $51 - 15 to cover the cost of the space and puja supplies, helping ensure ongoing public ceremonies. Feel free to bring flowers for the altar and any items you wish to have blessed during the ceremony. Wear red!
All are welcome - children too (although no child care is provided and children are welcome participants in ritual). Chairs are available as needed; participants otherwise sit on zafus (round cushions) on the floor.
Jai Maa! We look forward to seeing you soon!
SHARANYA: The Maa Batakali Cultural Mission, Inc. - a 501(c)(3) Devi Mandir - Goddess Temple dedicated to Her Mysteries and the (R)evolution of Western Shakta Tantra!
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