Wed, 21 Dec|
Winter Solstice Japji meditation ritual
Join me to chant the Japji Sahib during the sunset of the winter solstice, followed by some meditation and a solstice tarot reading
Time & Location
21 Dec 2022, 15:30 – 16:30 GMT
About the Event
Join me during the sunset on the shortest day, the longest night of the year to cultivate stillness and connection. The purpose of this ritual is to cultivate deep reflection and contemplation, to travel inward and connect with who we are at our core, and then to connect to others in oneness. All aspects of this ritual are designed to enhance contemplation and inner knowing. This is a short ritual to honour the darkness and the light, to know that one cannot exist without the other, to honour the season, and to take time to be with ourselves and connect to our divinity.
Japji Sahib is one of the most sacred Sikh texts. It's what Guru Nanak spoke after he had been in deep meditation and found enlightenment. What he spoke created the Sikh faith, so the words of this text are what brought forth a whole new faith and religion. It speaks of deep connection, oneness and knowing of God (Goddess, the divine, the universe, the conscious cosmos...) which then brings us into right relationship with ourselves, with God, with others, with the world.
During the time of afternoon Amrit Vela in the UK (the time before sunset) and through the sunset we will chant this sacred text. You don't need to know the text to participate, you can listen to the chanting. If you do know it, you can join in. Chanting together and being together with this text will bring a profound sense of connecton, meditation, and stillness. Following the recitation of the Japji, we will meditate to deepen this sense of profound stillness and connection further and then I will offer a tarot reading for the solstice.
Join me in the afternoon for a moment of meditation, connection, and contemplation on the winter solstice. Remember what you once knew but in the busyness of life, you forgot, and come home to yourself.
For the reading of the Japji, I invite you to cover your head with something (scarf, hat, blanket, turban...whatever you like) as a sign of respect and to support your energies to stay with you and turn inwards. There is no yoga movement in this so you can sit, lie, stand, recline anywhere comfortable in whatever you choose to wear. I recommend being somewhere where you won't be disturbed, if at all possible. I would like whoever is available and inspired to join me, so I am offering this by donation and suggest a donation of £5, but the amount is entirely up to you.
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