Monday September 23rd, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
This Puja is based on Tantric principles, a Puja is a prayer.
In Tantra a prayer is a way of honoring and adoring the divine that dwells within each of us. 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 women. 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 use movement, sound and the five elements, all given to us with ample instruction, 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.
In a Goddess Puja, men have the opportunity to express their unconditional love and adoration towards women. This ceremony opens men's hearts in a way that allows them to see the inner beauty and the Goddess within women. They will be instructed in performing an ancient ritual which is simple in form yet very powerful in practice. As women accept the offerings and adoration, they in turn connect with unconditional love and reflect that adoration back to the men with their presence. Taking part in these Pujas is a very powerful way to reconnect and relate with the feminine. It is through the practice of unconditional loving that we find that any emptiness or longing we feel within us can be filled with a simple act of giving.
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 through the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether) in offering to the divine within every living being. We will offer fire, incense, roses, water, chocolate and more in adoration and worship of our divine Goddesses.
Women, Devis, 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. It is your evening; indulge yourself as you wish, but please be comfortable.
Men, Shiva, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening too. 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. You may bring flowers, chocolates, or other divinely treats as your offering to the goddesses in the room.
Testimonials from one of our recent Pujas -
"Tonight's event, the most meaningful for me, was hearing the men's message to women. This was so deeply healing for me, I felt it was multi-dimensional level healing and also intergenerational healing, and past life healing as well. It meant so so much to me, to hear men apologize for conquering women and closing their heart due to pride. I've spent most of my energy dodging being conquered by men, with the longing to be recognized as an individual, but this has often come off as defended and with ego. I am gifted now to relax into myself, trust myself, and find safety within. And collaborate with men, instead of defending or trying to overcome them." ~ Maria
"The puja was tons of fun and it was a totally beautiful experience where we got to celebrate the feminine divine in our fellow women. It was a wonderful heart-opening evening. Thank you!" ~ Steve
"An unforgettable night. So much love and openness. It blew me away." ~ Christina Berkley
"There is a whole New Energy coursing through me since last night...unconditional Love & Forgiveness feels effortless ~ ~ ~ I recommend this for every woman, for every man. It is Healing & Empowering for both." ~ Anne
"It was so great to be honored unconditionally as a goddess -- going back to being a mere mortal woman is gonna be hard! This all inspires me to be a goddess every day! Mortals, step aside -- a goddess walks on earth!" ~ Christine
Monday September 23rd
7:30pm - 10:00pm
We Love Yoga
2020 East 4th Street,
Long Beach, CA
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Kai Karrel is writer, a poet, a mystic and a spiritual adventurer. He is a mystical traveler devoted to the exploration of the unknowable. He travels among native traditions and ancient cultures. In a way he considers himself a traditional light warrior, using the lighter side of his teaching to inspire spiritual growth and self-love. After over 20 years of deep study and devotion to walking a spiritual path, living in ashrams and learning from numerous teachers and guides, the emerging pattern that Kai has devoted his life to sharing, is that truth is a pathless land and that a true mystical experience lies in full acceptance and radical self inquiry. His teachings reflect a deep commitment to freedom and truth, the search for one single experience - falling in love with one's self.
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