SHARANYA / The Maa Batakali Cultural Mission, Inc. is a federally-recognized Devi Mandir (Goddess Temple) and non-profit organization whose work is spiritual service in and for the world. We are dedicated to the bridging of East and West through (r)evolutionary, embodied spirituality, sadhana (spiritual practice), and worship of the Goddess in Her myriad forms. We especially honor Kali Maa, our beloved Dark Mother, as a change agent for our times, recognizing that She resides both inside and outside everyday awareness...helping to transform and heal individuals, communities, and the planet.
At SHARANYA, we honor the potential of the human heart and the force of spirituality as catalysts for change throughout all spheres of life. Ours is an ecofeminist vision that validates the sacred union, a hieros unios of Sacred Male and Sacred Female in the dance of life and consciousness, a dance that ultimately transcends limited notions and constructions of gender. Our work is toward the creation of peace in all realms. In our community, we practice and share devotion to Devi -- the Mother Worship of our spiritual ancestors in India -- with all who are ready to surrender their egos, open their hearts, free their minds, and liberate their spirits through Her grace.
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Find us online at www.SHARANYA.org or e-mail us at email@example.com
Who I'd like to meet:Shaktas, Tantriks, Shaivites, Witches, Shamans, Yogis, Yoginis, Activists, Healers, Priestesses, Priests, Pagans, Magic-workers, Seekers, all who work toward a world of wholeness, happiness, and peace. All are welcome at the temple of the Divine Mother...always!
SHARANYA is a Sanctuary promoting healing, truth, and transformation through integration of embodied worship and devotion. We empower seeds of change on individual, collective, and planetary levels towards healing, respect, responsibility, and the fullest awareness of an interconnected, interrelated cosmic reality.
Our vision is of a harmonious global community where our inherent divinity--the essence of male and female--is welcomed, balanced, sustained, honored, and celebrated as quintessential to creation. Through open hearts and a deep commitment, we create a compassionate space to engage spirituality that brings Devi, Goddess, home to each one of us.
The Sha'can tradition
Sha'can is an authentic lineage tradition given to us through blood-right and initiatory blessing. With origins in contemporary Witchcraft (commonly referred to as Wicca) and the Shakta Tantra (the mystical worship of the Divine Mother), we weave together the paths of both the Shakta Tantrick and the Witch. At its core, Sha'can expands Tantrick Mother Worship and sanctifies earth-based embodied spirituality by bringing Kali Devi to life with relevance for our circumstances today on Western shores. In our tradition, we celebrate the commonalities of thought and practice that bring the marginal to center. From here, we hold that everything is possible.
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SHARANYA's Kali Puja CD - Devyuvaca: The Goddess Said...
A collection of devotional chants to the Divine Mother, live puja (worship) recordings, Sanskrit offerings, invocations, and prayers by SHARANYA & Community...coming soon. Stay tuned!
BooksKali: The Feminine Force by Ajit Mookerji
Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineshwar by Elizabeth Usha Harding
Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas by David Kinsley
Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler
The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk
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- Jul 27, 2009 6:40 PM Kali Puja & Ganesha Chaturthi - August 30th (5:30pm)
- Jul 22, 2009 7:17 AM Daughters of Kali Open Circle/Kali Puja this Sunday
- Jul 10, 2009 8:31 PM How to Create a Living Altar to the Dark Goddess: Intention, Tools & Invocation
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- Occupation: Devotion to Maa