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Full Moon Meditation for Everyone (with Gong) August 2, 2020

Welcome to Tonight's
Full Moon Meditation For Everyone with Gong Relaxation
Led by S. S. Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

Date & Time: Sunday August 2, 2020 6 pm - 7 pm (Click for current Arizona time).
Live Broadcast: On this website begins 15 minutes earlier (Click for compatibility).
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A Healing Time for Community

This August Full Moon rises tonight and actually goes full at noon on Monday, Eastern time. It heralds an active-sky month with the oncoming Perseid Meteor shower.

The August Full Moon has many names derived from Native Tribal culture, all built around harvest times. Mostly it’s known as the Full Sturgeon Moon when fishing was good in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Other tribes have called this the ”Full Green Corn Moon” when the corn was nearly ready for harvest, the “Wheat Cut Moon,” the “Moon When All Things Ripen,” and the “Blueberry Moon.”

The fullness of heavenly energy signals a time for meditation and healing in our earthly communities. That’s why we’ve gathered together for 30 years on the full moon each month. We heal, send prayers for ourselves and others, and we share that healing energy with our communities.

If you’re a sky-watcher like us, you know it’s not too long until we will be keeping an eye out for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Though this lasts from late July to late August, the meteors will reach their maximum in the hours just before dawn (while it’s still dark) between August 11 and 13! Thankfully, the Moon will be in its Last Quarter phase at that time, so the meteors should be clearly viewable.

Go find a place away from city lights and enjoy the show! Our favorite viewing spot is a hiking/camping spot on the edge of the Superstition Mountains just east of us, where we sit beside our car in reclining camp chairs (socially distanced of course), lean back and watch in wonder.

Of course we grab a few camera shots when we can.

Enjoy community with the stars, from whence our souls came, and trust in the constancy of the heavens and Mother Nature.

Bless you all in good health and prosperity!

Sangeet

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Mantra / Mudra / Meditation Reference

"Adi Mantra" or the "Tuning In" Mantra

"Adi Mantra" or the "Tuning In" Mantra melody

Demonstration of "Easy Pose" with hands in "Prayer Pose"Posture: Easy pose, hands in "prayer pose" at the heart center.

Eyes: Closed and looking out the "third eye point".

Chant: Chant three times:

    Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

To End: Inhale deeply, hold, exhale.

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"Longtime Sunshine" Song

Demonstration of "Easy Pose" with hands in "Prayer Pose"Posture: Easy pose, hands in "prayer pose" at the heart center.

Eyes: Closed and looking out the "third eye point".

Lyrics:
May the longtime sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you,
Guide your way on...

(Repeat once, then follow with)

Sat Nam

To End: Inhale deeply, hold, exhale.

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"Siri Gaitri" Mantra (chanted for 31 minutes)

Siri Gaitri Mantra Mudra Demonstration

Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with a straight spine. Your arms are bent at your sides with palms facing upward as flat as possible without straining. Angle forearms in from the sides about 45 degrees while the upper arms rest against the rib cage.

Eyes: Closed and looking out the "third eye point".

Chant: This is the mantra to be chanted, if possible, with one breath each repetition:

    Raa Maa Daa Saa, Saa Say So Hung

To End: Inhale deeply, hold, exhale.

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Compatibility and Support Information for Computers / Smart Phone / Tablets

Please note that on some computers, phones and tablets the video can take up to 60 seconds to start (it is buffering the video stream).

Video support for mobile devices ("smart" phones and tablets) that are one to two years old is usually reliable, but for some reason, they are not quite as reliable as laptop and desktop computers.

Desktop/laptop computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) work best because they have strong support for "HTML5" video streaming. (Note: Adobe Flash Player is no longer used much, if at all, any more).  Mac users often have problems with the built-in browser "Safari". Install Google's "Chrome" browser or Mozilla's "Firefox" browser and use either one of those instead if you have problems with Safari. (The difference between those two mostly has to do with privacy -with Chrome, being from Google, you surrender all your privacy [same as using Safari] and Firefox, being from the Mozilla Foundation, you retain much of your privacy.)

Android Smart Phone and Tablet users -In the recent versions of Andriod the built-in browser is called "Chrome." It is most compatible and usually works very well. If the video is not playing correctly, then there is not really anything that can be done other than try a desktop / laptop computer if one is nearby -that may work better for you.

Firefox-for-Andriod (free and found in the Google Play store) usually works well. We personally use Firefox-for-Android on our Android devices rather than the built-in browser (for a number of reasons including better privacy and also better compatibility with HTML5 video). So you might want to give it a try!

iPads and iPhones purchased within the past year or so usually work fine with the video. Older versions often struggle to keep a reliable video connection and there really isn't a way to fix it.

In general, though, if the video stops and there is just a black box without a big "Play" button in the middle of it, "refreshing" your browser usually re-starts the video. Unfortunately, interruptions during live broadcasts are usually unavoidable. However, using a computer / smart phone / tablet less than 2 years old can minimized interruptions and in some cases avoid them all together. It is just the nature of this technology, but it will improve in the coming years.

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The Mul Mantra -My "Forever Mantra"

Dear Family and Friends,

The first time you discover a mantra you can have mixed feelings. It can seem like something you will use for a long time or just something good for a 40-day stint with a specific purpose. At times a new mantra will just be a turn-off, totally unappealing.

Over 40 plus years experience chanting mantras (and nearly 40 years before that singing hymns, doing Gregorian and Latin chants) I guess I’ve experienced all varieties of these responses.

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The Mul Mantra -A Rare And Certain Journey to Self-Elevation

Dear Family and Friends,

Please read my message and instructions below the video and audio before playing either. Things will make more sense!

I've had many requests to make this meditation a “general” meditation for everyone to do. So here it is!

This was the meditation we did for 2-1/2 hours for the “Journey to Brahm Prakash” meditation on April 20, 2020.

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