Heart of Hanuman – Sacred Art event in India

Friends, a delightful opportunity has been announced that I highly recommend to any- and everyone.

My yantra teacher Mavis Gewant and my colleague Tova Olsson will be leading a group to India to celebrate devotional love, art, Bhakti Yoga, the famous saint Neem Karoli Baba, and the beloved Monkey-god Hanuman!

Mavis, Tova, and I taught together last November and had an absolutely magical experience. Mavis is a gentle and loving teacher (though stern when needed – don’t leave your brushes in the water!!!). Tova has a spectacular intellect, but also has deep somatic intelligence that inspires everyone during her yoga asana classes.

Some of the students from last year have already signed up again for this new offering! I definitely would be joining them if not for some pressing business commitments. My loss is your gain! Grab that spot!

Here is some more information:

HEART OF Hanuman
29th October – 04th November 2024
Kainchi Dham, India

‘Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank.’ –Neem Karoli Baba
Hanuman is one of the most beloved figures in the Hindu pantheon of gods called Kimpurushas, mystic beings that are half-human and half animal. He is the symbol of selfless service (seva) and loving devotion (bhakti) to his supreme deity, Sri Rama; understood to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the embodiment of righteousness.

As the son of the god of the wind (Vayu), Hanuman is widely associated with prana and breath control, as a way of stilling the mind and reaching perfection (siddhi).
Some traditions regard him as a portion of lord Shiva, incarnated in order to help Rama slay the great demon Ravana.

He is further known as Ashtasiddhi (the holder of the “eight perfections” or “superpowers”), powers he uses to support dharma (cosmic order). Throughout the years Hanuman has inspired countless spiritual seekers to cultivate a sense of devotion and to place their personal power in service of the divine.

The focus of this retreat will be to bring the energy of this deity or wisdom quality into our lives through making his yantra (the geometrical shape known as the body of the deity). The yantras will be created near the revered Bhakti saint Neem Karoli Baba’s dham (place), a seat of great spiritual power.

The ashram was established in 1962 by Neem Karoli Baba who cleared the forest and constructed a rectangular platform for a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple was built over this platform, and the ashram was designed to serve as a center for spiritual seekers seeking solace, enlightenment, and self-realisation.

Your trip includes 6 nights of accommodation in 4-star hotels in Delhi. and a homestay at Kainchi with rooms comparable to a boutique hotel. We can provide pics if needed. Meals, entry fees, and transportation during the journey are included.

The focus of this retreat will be to bring the energy of this deity or wisdom quality into our lives through making his yantra (the geometrical shape known as the body of the deity). We well also enjoy story-telling, devotional music, ritual invocation (puja), as well as daily meditation and asana yoga classes.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.mysticart.org/_files/ugd/2f7760_d35cc005b5824255b2b936f467427be4.pdf