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Women’s Satsang: Honoring the Divine Mother with Durga Stutih – with Ambika
June 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
The Durga Stutih is a prayer where we are praising the Devi (the Goddess) in all Her forms. We honor the dark and light, the negative and the positive, for She holds it all. It is said that in this prayer we are worshipping the Goddess as She is right now, in this very moment.
We have much to learn from the qualities and teachings of the Divine Feminine, the Divine Mother in this patriarchal world. We will discuss some of the aspects of the Divine Mother, read the prayer and its meaning, and chant together so we can feel the mantras at the vibrational level.
Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and led her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. As Ambika deepened her connection to the practice of chanting, it became her home and refuge.
Ambika is the co-founder of Brooklyn Kirtan Collective, an ever expanding community dedicated to the practice of chanting. In February 2015, Ambika released the single “Metta Chant”, produced and recorded by Devadas Labrecque. Her first full-length album, “Mother’s Calling”, produced by Lily Cushman, was released in March, 2018 on Mantralogy. Her latest single is “Ubi Caritas”. For more information go to: ambikachant.com.
Women’s Satsang Mission Statement
The Women’s Satsang has been formed to help cultivate heart connection and allyship among people within the Ram Dass Community who identify as women, whether cis gender, non-conforming, or non-binary women. As an autonomous group, our purpose is
- to deepen into the teachings of Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba from a female perspective
- to foster connection and mutual empowerment within the Ram Dass Community, and
- bring forward the wisdom of women for the benefit of all beings and the earth.
Our Values include:
- Honoring relationality and inclusivity
- Allowing for ambiguity and mystery
- Celebrating the light as well as the dark, embodiment as well as ascension
- Blessing the web of interbeing that connects us all
- Respecting people over performances
To register, sign up for the Ram Dass Fellowship, and check “Women’s Fellowship” under the Fellowship Group Options. You will be added to the mailing list and will receive links prior to the event.