Enlightenment (in the Vedanta tradition) is the journey of Knowing the Self, abiding in the Self and seeing the same Self in others with love and compassion. Jyothi will guide you through the 3 practices of non-dualistic Advaita Vedanta philosophy: Shravanam (listening), Mananam (contemplation) and Nidhidhyasana (abiding in the Self).
Manoj will incorporate the Murtis (energized statues) of Hindu and Buddhist deities and relate their symbolisms to our journey towards enlightenment. Through humorous archetypical story telling, discover your Isthadevata (personal archetype), uncover their secret symbolisms and learn the five ways to work with them as part of a practice towards spiritual awakening.
The question then arises, what role do these deities such as Ganesh, Shiva, Lakshmi, Buddha, Tara and others, play in this journey?