Gāyatrī Upāsana

Learn a profound practice of the Gāyatrī mantra including a Saṅkalpa (an intention/vow), Prāṇāyāma with mental recitation of an extended form of Gāyatrī mantra followed by japa (repetition of mantra for specific counts). This practice is open to all seekers with Śraddhā (devoted commitment) as the main qualification. Participants who complete this course will have access to join our global community of practitioners for weekly online live sessions with Eddie Stern (Broome Street Ganesha Temple, NYC – online & in-person) and Shantala (Belgium – online only).

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Objectives

In this mini course students will learn:

  • All the steps to practice samantrika (with mantra) Gāyatrī prāṇāyāma.
  • An extended invocation mantra to start the practice.
  • Express your Saṅkalpa (your determination/goal) for the practice.
  • Learn Gāyatrī mantra correctly along with the Vyāhṛti-s for Prāṇāyāma.
  • End with a sāttvika tyāga mantra.

All students who complete this course will also have access to the weekly practice sessions led by Eddie Stern (NYC) – online & in person at The Broome Street Temple and with Shantala – online.

Course Curriculum

  • Zoom links for weekly practice!
    2 minutes
  • Welcome to your workshop
    5 minutes
  • Download workbook
    2 minutes
  • Replay from live workshop (03 April)
    180 minutes
  • Replay from live workshop (05 Feb)
    150 minutes
  • Gaṇapati mantra half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Gaṇapati mantra full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Gaṇapati mantra full mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Sarasvatī mantra half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Sarasvatī mantra full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Sarasvatī mantra full mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Caranaṃ purification mantra full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Caraṇam purification mantra full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Full invocation mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Oṃ bhūh pada practice
    10 minutes
  • Oṃ bhūḥ full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Saṅkalpa word by word
    10 minutes
  • Saṅkalpa longer practice
    5 minutes
  • Saṅkalpa full practice
    5 minutes
  • Keeping count
    5 minutes
  • Gāyatrī practice for japa
    30 minutes
  • Kāyena vāca half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Kāyena vāca full sentence practice
    5 minutes
  • Kāyena vāca full mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Complete guided practice
    25 minutes
  • Ask your questions here!

Your Course Includes

3 hour video from live workshop

Complete video recording from a live workshop taught online by Shantala & Eddie Stern.

Workbook

Workbook complete with text in English transliteration & Devanāgari along with all presentation material used in the workshop. Handy printable practice steps included.

Additional audio/video resources for practice

Each of the practice steps can be further explored in detail with additional audio & video resources

Access to ongoing practice!

Join Shantala (Belgium) every Tuesday online and/or Eddie Stern (NYC) online and in person at The Broome Street Ganesha Temple for a weekly practice.

Discussion area!

Q & A area in the course to ask any questions related to the practice. The instructor will answer usually within 24 hours 🙂

Frequently asked Questions

Is this an initiation to the Vedic ritual practiced by Hindus?

No, this is the core part of the elaborate Vedic ritual called Sandhyāvandanam. This core practice is open to all practitioners without an initiation ceremony. Therefore, this workshop does not cover the practice of Nyāsa.

If I want to practice this everyday, what is the time commitment?

This practice can be completed anywhere from 20 minutes to 40 minutes or longer, depending on how you progress your japa. The 20 minute practice is a recommended first step for beginners.

Can I have face to face interation with Instructor
No, this is an online self paced course with video demonstration. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system from the member’s area.
How long will I have access to this material?

Participants will have unlimited access to all of these course materials.

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