Shiva Puja - Long Beach, CA
Monday, November 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Long Beach, CA
Monday November 18th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
In Tantra, Puja is a way of honoring and adoring the divine that dwells within us all. The subtle sensual energies residing within our bodies are invoked, revered, and welcomed as honored guests at this feast of love.
This evening’s Puja is dedicated to the Divine Masculine and the adoration of MEN.
Though the presentation starts off with an introduction to some of the esoteric practices of Tantra to give us a context for the Puja, we will soon switch gears and actually engage in this heartening practice. We will be using breath, roses, movement, fire, incense and even sacred ash; all given to us with ample instructions, enriching each experience throughout the ceremony. You may find yourself turning inwards and becoming aware of abundant love and innate beauty that is part of your being.
By opening up to receive unconditionally from the feminine, men get to experience a connection way beyond anything they have ever experienced, they get to see women open up and express their adoration and love without fear and with no expectations. The women, in turn, get to witness men soften, open up and receive without conditions. They get to experience how men can truly hold space for a woman without need or a goal oriented result.
This ancient ritual is thousands of years old. It was brought to life by Tantrikas who implemented the religious and spiritual practices of Yogis and sages into the Art of Adoration, the practice of breathing life and awareness in offering to the divine within every living being.
Men, Shivas, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening. Think of the times the goddesses in your lives had asked you to dress a certain way for their pleasure – well, this may be an opportunity to do just that, but please be comfortable. Come with an open heart and an open mind, ready to receive and accept what the Goddesses wish to gift you.
Women, Shakti, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening – perhaps adorn yourself with jewelry you feel most happy in, or wear the scarf you love that you can’t wear to work. Indulge yourself as you wish, but please be comfortable as we'll be moving about the room while offering and adoring our Shivas.
Monday November 18th 7:00pm - 10:00pm
What to Bring:
- Roses, chocolate, sacred elements for our altar (optional)
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Long Beach, CA 90802
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Kai Karrel is a modern day mystic, ordained as Tantric Daka and holds facilitations in a Shamanic fashion. He is a spiritual teacher and a public speaker in the fields of theology, eastern philosophy, and mysticism. Having ventured through various spiritual paths himself, Karrel was ordained as a Hindu priest (Brahmana), certified as a Yoga and Tai Chi instructor, and has been studying and practicing Buddhism, Zen, Hinduism and Yoga in many of its different flavors since the age of 14. Kai has instructed numerous meditation workshops and yoga retreats and has given hundreds of talks and lectures about the nature of spirituality and self inquiry. He continues to share his unique view and vast experience in his talks. Karrel’s teachings emphasize a non-dogmatic approach that allows for personal growth through an honest thirst for truth.
To learn more about Kai's offerings, visit: http://www.CallofTheMystic.com/