The Mystic Temple
Of Divine Bliss
With Guest Musician Lakshmi Devi
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006
Time: 7:00pm 10:00pm
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
Donation: $25/person (sliding scale to $15)
No pre-registration, no experience necessary. Just drop in.
Please arrive early so we can start on time
This Month's Sacred Saturday
Each of us has the capacity to touch the mystery, to inspire the divine...
to access and awaken to our own innate ecstatic potential. Join us
this evening for a very special tantric Puja (sacred circle) and enter
into The Mystic Temple of Divine Bliss. Welcomed by temple
guardians (priests and priestesses), and immersed in the sacred sounds
of live temple music (featuring the amazing Lakshmi Devi) we'll explore
how to move beyond our everyday mundane life experiences, surrender
into the unknown, and open to the bliss and ecstasy of the moment
- with presence, awareness, and aliveness. Through meditation, movement,
group interaction, personal exploration, partner practice, and breath
& energy work, we'll practice seeing and honoring the divine in
ourselves and others, and give ourselves permission to manifest this
divinity in our personal life, our relationships, and everyday living.
Singles, couples, partners
all are welcome! We look forward
to seeing you there!
Temple Songs by Lakshmi Devi
Devi, our exquisite temple singer, is an inspired musician/songwriter
who performs all across the West Coast, Hawaii, and Thailand. Lakshmi
produces shows, writes and records her original music, and directs
music for ritual performances. She is also a guest performer and studio
musician for numerous projects, including internationally acclaimed
electronic dance band Medicine Drum, renowned world musician Geoffrey
Gordon, and popular chanting guru Krishna Das. Lakshmi Devi's premier
solo CD is currently available and will officially be released to
the public in June of 2006. For more information about Lakshmi Devi,
Needed to Create Sacred Space
always in need of volunteers to help set up and/or take down the sacred
space we create for each Sacred Saturday event. Of course, volunteers
get to attend the evening for free, often join us afterwards for a
late meal, and will be invited to our annual Tantric Gratitude Party.
To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are Sacred Saturdays?
Held the first Saturday of each month, Sacred Saturdays offer
an evening of sacred ritual and community celebration, drawing from
various traditions such as Tantra, meditation, yoga, Sufism, Buddhism,
Native American, dance, chant, and other paths to help us connect
with ourselves and others with presence, compassion, and awareness.
Each evening is dedicated to celebrating your highest self while recognizing
the divine in each other through breath, movement, energy work, music,
guided visualization, and conscious communication. Practices may be
done alone, with a partner, or as part of the whole group. We strive
to create a safe, respectful, and comfortable environment for those
coming alone, as a couple, or in groups; those coming for the first
time; and for those who want to join a community of like-minded people
dedicated to cultivating and sharing the sacredness and joy of life.
All are welcome. No experience required.