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The Mysticism of Sound

The Mysticism of Sound

Merike Taza tells Veda Studies’ Sophie French how the ancient runo songs of Estonia share mystic similarities with ancient India’s Veda, and that’s not the only thing the two countries have in common.

Veda Recitation: An Artist’s Muse

Veda Recitation: An Artist’s Muse

Sand artist Anne Löper practises Veda recitation to invite Sarasvatī to inspire her and give her ideas, and she studies Vedānta for the clarity required to execute those ideas and turn them into art. In conversation with Veda Studies’ Sophie French…

Finding Unity in Diversity

Finding Unity in Diversity

Our way of celebrating our diverse but united community is to highlight the accomplishments of our students and community members who have put aside individual identities and issues to work towards a higher goal. This is the first in a series of interviews and blogs that will be written by Veda Studies’ Sophie French.

Community events 2024

Community events 2024

I'd like to share a little background on how the Friday community classes came to be. When I first started to teach chanting, it was mainly to very small groups in Brussels, in a lovely space called Shanti Home where I felt at home. Friday evenings were mantra...

My mother’s guru ❤️

My mother’s guru ❤️

Early this morning (02 Nov 2023), my mother's guru, Māta Ananthalakshmi Natarajan passed away and on to the lotus feet of her beloved Bhagavān Lord Rāma. She was a brilliant Sanskrit scholar and dedicated her entire life to the dissemination of Sanskrit and scriptural...

Śaṅkara – the universal teacher

Śaṅkara – the universal teacher

श्रुति स्मृति पुराणानामालयं करुणालयम् ।नमामि भगवत्पाद शङ्करं लोक शङ्करम् ॥ śrutismṛtipurāṇānāṃ ālayaṃ karuṇālayam |namāmi bhagavatpādaṃ śaṅkaraṃ lokaśaṅkaram || शङ्करं शङ्कराचार्यं केशवं बादरायणम् |सूत्रभाष्यकृतौ वन्दे भगवन्तौ पुनः पुनः || śaṅkaraṃ śaṅkarācāryaṃ...