VAIDIKA DHARMA RITUALS & TEACHINGS
DISCOVER THE SANCTUARY OF YOUR BEING
It is my greatest joy in life to assist you in living a life of integrity through self-acceptance and the discovery of love, pointing you in the right direction of your spiritual pursuit.
The sacred journey of life towards absolute happiness and fulfilment in the here and now.
With all my heart & infinite gratitude, bowing my head in deepest reverence for the love and blessings that I have received from the whole lineage, the teaching, and my teachers.
~ Lotus Heart Sharada Devi
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Chanting - Guru Stotram with proper Sanskrit pronunciation
Guru Stotram Chanting
11 AM CEST / 5 PM WITA
Fundamentals of Vedanta
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Fundamentals of Vedanta
Chanting of Guru Stotram
Chanting is one of the most beautiful, healing, liberating and nourishing Sādhanas. It is a devotional practice, a prayer where we establish a relationship with the God/Goddess, the creator - cause - substratum of this whole universe that we call Īśvara or Devī.
The Vedic Vision is one of Wholeness.
God/Goddess is the creator of the whole universe.
God/Goddess is the cause of the whole universe.
God/Goddess is the substratum of this whole universe.
The universe is never separate from the creator, the cause or the substratum.
God/Goddess is in and through the whole universe as limitless existence, unconditional love manifesting as all names, forms and functions.
In the Vedic View all that is here is sacred and everything is fit to be worshipped, adored and admired.
We will invoke Īśvara/Devī as Guru the teacher that wields the sampradāya the traditional teaching methodology through the words of Vedanta to remove the darkness of self ignorance which is the fundamental cause of all pain through the light of the knowledge of the limitless self.
Gurustotram, a profoundly beautiful devotional hymn that is rendered in a heart moving melody... in praise of the teacher, teaching and the teaching methodology.
This series is for people:
TAKE ME THERE
na tatra sūryo bhāti / na candratārakaṃ
nemā vidyuto bhānti / kuto’yamagniḥ
tasya bhāsā sarvamidaṃ vibhāti
There the sun does not shine, nor do the moon and the starts.
There this lightening does not shine, what to talk of this fire?
That (awareness) shining, everything shines after it, by the light of this awareness, all this shines in various forms.
Co-Facilitator Yoga Philosophy Teacher at your Yoga Teacher Training Course/Retreats/Seminar
I love teaching the 20/30/40 hours (or more) curriculum that is required by
Yoga Alliance to fulfil with the requisitions for a complete 100/200/300/500 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course.
I have been invited to teach at well known and established International Yoga Teacher Trainings such as:
Sky Akasha Tobias Sama Yoga Teacher Training & Vaidika Dharma
Meghan Currie Yoga Teacher Training
Daniel Garcia SOHA Yoga Teacher Training
Taryn Weggelaar from Loka Yoga School
Previous years at Tanya Kaps One Yoga TTC as well as Beta Lisboa Yin Yoga & Dynamic Spiral Yoga
"Sharada teaches ‘Yoga Philosophy’ which she calls Yoga Knowledge with all her heart. She conveys the Vedantic/Yogic Teachings & Sacred Disciplines in a real, authentic, graspable, enjoyable, deep, heart-opening and mind-blowing way."
“She is a slight young woman with Swiss, Philippine heritage and it’s clearly not the first life she has dedicated to Vedanta. She has such poise, presence and a deep love of Sanskrit, and her discourse is mind-opening, gentle and exquisite.”
“She is one of the best teachers I have ever come across in my life! Truly transformational, life-changing experience!” Taryn Weggelaar, Loka Yoga School
How the curriculum can look like. It can also be adjusted to your program.
Yoga Shastra – Science of Yoga
Vedanta – Moksha Shastra – Self Knowledge
Chanting – Vedic Chanting
WHAT IS VAIDIKA DHARMA?
VAIDIKA is a Sanskrit word that means a universal citizen.
Dharma, universal values that are applicable to all people at all times.
A universal value, for example, is ahimsa, non-injury. No being wants to be hurt. Every being runs away from hurt.
This is something very obvious and known to all, yet sometimes we do hurt. We say things that are not pleasing, we easily lie, we take advantage of other people, we compete, we convert people, and so on.
For a person that is more mature, a value such as ahimsa becomes very important, even to such a degree that eventually one does not want to compromise ones values any more. One has understood that if I play with fire, I get burned.
Vaidika also honors all being through rituals, referred to as yajnas and pujas.
Reaching out to the unseen, the unknown grace factor, through prayers and offerings is a beautiful act of expressing ones gratitude for all the infinite given blessings in one’s life.
Life lives on life. I don’t take anything for granted. For a Vaidika, it is important to honor all beings including the elements, the sun and moon, forefathers, spiritual teachers, people, animals and the plant kingdom.
Vaidika comes from that which is Veda.
Veda talks about dharma, rituals and there are beautiful stories in the form of literature such as the Puranas and epics like the Maha Bharata and Ramayana. These are healthy myths that provide noble characters to look up to. What have the elders, the wise ones done when faced with difficult situations? Maybe there is something we can learn from them.
For a Vaidika, there is only One.
There is only one being, one whole that is God. God appearing as all forms, all names, all beings. There is a vision of oneness, of wholeness and of completeness. All beings are whole and complete. The end goal of a human being is ultimately moksha. Freedom from pain and suffering. Freedom from the cycle of birth and death. The Vaidika structure helps one to mature, to grow and to be ready for that defectless goal to be achieved. A place of no return – oneself. The self that is One. The self that is the self of all beings. The self that is ever free, limitless and unaffected by anything that happens in this world.
There is a beautiful universal prayer that wishes all beings freedom and peace – mokshaH and svastiH.
That which is ultimately good.
The highest Goal.
Smt. Sharada Devi is one of my brilliant Senior Students.
She has been with me Studying Vedanta, Sanskrit and Vedic chanting in Bali now for over 13 years and continues to study and teach the same. She has Studied Directly from Sri Swami Dayaananda Saraswati in the Traditional Ashram context and discipline for a year and participated in various camps.
She is highly committed and well established in all aspects of Vedic traditional structure, Attitudes, and Values, she embodies these values and is constantly sharing the same with all her devoted students. Sharada is a qualified Celebrant in her own right having been traditionally initiated with major Hindu Vedic Samskāras ie. spiritual initiations.
She has been blessed by her revered teachers and embodies these rites of passage and Initiates others who sincerely ask and are ready to receive these priceless transformational blessings in their lives.
In her Devotional Yajna Spirit, she has been organising and conducting Sacred Feminine Women’s circles empowering women to profoundly heal themselves at all levels and has inspired many women to do the same.
Sharada has classically trained in Odissi a form of Bhaarata Naatya sacred devotional Dance, a profound form of Meditation – integrating body mind and spirit to be one with Deity.
She is deeply immersed in all aspects of Traditional devotional Ishvara Pujaa and has trained so many sincere yogic students in these priceless spiritual practices. She has been teaching mainly in Bali live classes individuals and groups in established International Yoga Teacher Trainings, and also on the web through “Vaidika Dharma” & Her Sacred “Be Woman Project” and during summer months she teaches in Sweden, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Holland etc. with Ishvara Guru and Shāstras grace profound for Jnāna Vairāgya Moksa Siddhih.
May her sacred Yajna continue timelessly blessing all that come to be blessed by her guidance and teaching.
with Naaraayana Smrtih
Swami Vagishaananda Saraswati