AUM; The Sound of Creation

November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ananda Dallas Meditation Center
4901 Keller Springs Rd #103
Addison, TX 75001
$35 preregistered, $40 at the door
Maitri Smithhisler

The ancient yoga scriptures teach us that everything comes into being through the instrumentality of sound.
In the Bible we can find a similar teaching, when we read: … and God said “let there be light” and there was light. Through God’s word, or sound, light, and everything else, comes into existence.
The same yoga scriptures describe this sound as AUM and encourage us to learn to listen to and commune with that sound, which contains the seed of all power, love and joy.
In this workshop we will explore strategies and methods that make us more aware of the practical impact of sound in our daily lives and that develop the spiritual sensitivity required to commune with AUM.
Once the fundamental importance of sound in our daily lives has been understood, we are ready to use this power to change and improve our lives on all the levels.

The workshop features:
-some basic philosophy: the trinity of AUM …
…and based on that philosophy:
-how to chose music that helps us improve our daily life
-developing awareness of the throat chakra and the voice
-how to practice and integrate silence, in the mind and in the home
-listening strategies
-a simple meditation technique

Required reading: AUM, the melody of love, by Joseph Bharat Cornell

About Darshan Lotichius

Darshan is a long time friend and active member of our Ananda Dallas family. This year marks his fourth annual visit to Dallas to teach and share inspiration. Jan Lotichius was born in Holland, in 1960. In 1985 he met Swami Kriyananda in Italy who gave him the spiritual name Darshan and since then, as a member of Ananda Sangha, the spiritual movement founded by Kriyananda, and as an active practitioner of the meditation techniques brought to the West by the great Master from India, Paramhansa Yogananda, Darshan has been experimenting with integrated ways of applying spirituality to every field of social life. In 1992 he founded the Ananda Rome center which he co-directed for several years. Darshan has graduated in Italian and French literature at the Amsterdam and Rome universities and in music and violin at the Bari conservatory. He is a creative writer and choir director. In the late eighties he read Kriyananda’s book Education for Life and since then he has tried to integrate this approach to child education in his many actitivities with children, both as a teacher and a father. Darshan is a founding member of the Living Wisdom School Assisi which he co-directed for three years. He has conducted many summer camps at the Ananda Assisi community and is currently expanding his activities to Holland and America.
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