“Do not neglect the truth. Do not neglect dharma.
Do not neglect your health. Do not neglect your well-being.
Do not neglect learning and recitation of the Veda.
Do not neglect your duties to the gods and to your forefathers”
– Taitirrya Upanishad
Pitru Paksha is a 16-day lunar period in the Vedic calendar when spiritual seekers pay homage to their ancestors.
This is accomplished through traditional rituals including specific mantras, food offerings as well as reflection practice. The actual ritual is also named shraddh in Sanskrit, and is meant for seeking blessings and forgiveness from the ancestors.
These rituals are likewise said to free the souls and allow healing for all.
During this year’s two day course, we will explore the meaning behind this festival as well as ways in which we can partake in these auspicious traditions. You will also learn more about the ways in which the planet Saturn and the Maha Dev Lord Shiva are closely linked to this ancestral worship in India.
Since the festival itself begins on the 29th you will have a chance to prepare all that you might need for the ritual and mantra sadhana.
Enrollment Fee: 120 USD