Masterclass:
The Power of Memory - Vedic Chanting

with Shantala Sriramaiah

Developing our power of memory is no ordinary investment from a Vedic perspective. In its full potential, memory serves our intellect by retaining important life lessons. The Vedas also tell us that this power is much more than a simple ability to remember. It is also the power to hold several perspectives at hand for reflection and analysis.

In this Masterclass:

8 hrs of class time

Class 1: Getting to Know the Vedas

Monday 30 Nov 17:00h - 19:00h

Class 2: Wisdom of the Vedas

Monday 14 Dec Nov 17:00h - 19:00h

Class 3: Why Do We Chant the Mantras?

Monday 11 Jan 17:00h - 19:00h

Class 4: The Power of Prayer

Monday 25 Jan 17:00h - 19:00h

99€ | 109$

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About Masterclass with Shantala Sriramaiah

Gain an insight into the Vedic perspective of prayer, a key to our inner growth and conscious living

Developing our power of memory is no ordinary investment from a Vedic perspective. In its full potential, memory serves our intellect by retaining important life lessons. The Vedas also tell us that this power is much more than the simple ability to remember. It is also the power to hold several perspectives at hand for reflection and analysis. This supportive force within us is worshipped as Medhā, an aspect of Sarasvatī, the goddess of wisdom. In this Masterclass, you will learn an important Sūktam (hymn) from the Vedas as taught by Pundits in South India. You will also get an insight into the central message of the Vedas and learn how to develop a practical approach to study them.

Getting to Know the Vedas: To fully appreciate the mantras of the Vedas, it is important to gain an understanding of exactly what is the content of the Vedas, who are the Seers and what is the structure of a mantra. You will have some fun with nomenclature and numbers, discovering what is unique about each of the four Vedas.

Wisdom in the Vedas: In this session, you will be guided through the symbolic meaning of the Vedas and thereby recognise why these mantras are considered the source texts of Yoga, the Bhagavad Gita, etc.

Why do We Chant the Mantras?: This question will be addressed giving you a deeper insight into the oldest known oral tradition in the world. We will look into the origins and purpose of the strict rules of Vedic chanting with interesting illustrative examples.

The Power of Prayer: You will gain an insight into the Vedic perspective of prayer, a key to our inner growth and conscious living. Central to the Vedas is Yagña, a ritual fire ceremony. In this session, you will learn about this process, its significance and relevance of worship to our daily modern lives.

About

Shantala Sriramaiah

Shantala studied Sanskrit chanting and Indian scriptures from an early age as part of her family tradition in Bangalore, India. She has been mentored by several Vedic scholars and teaches an international community in Belgium. Shantala is especially keen on connecting aspirants with the relevance of Vedas for personal development.

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