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Welcome to the Vistara Circle!

We are now meeting online for meditation, spiritual webinars and yoga classes.

Our first Vistara Circle gathering was on the full moon of May in 2017. This was an auspicious occasion, because not only was it our inaugural event, it was also the birthday of Lord Buddha and other yogi icons. Since then, our meetings have been truly special and all because people like you took the time to join us. Thank you in advance for your presence and for coming to our collective meditation circles.

We currently meet once a week in Alexandria, VA on Thursdays and twice a month in Rockville, MD on Sundays. Though activities may vary in different locations, our gatherings mainly involve giving meditation instruction, a yoga class, kirtan (devotional chanting/singing), silent meditation, discussion and a potluck vegetarian meal. We also organize retreats, social outings, yoga trainings, courses, seminars, and webinars. The style of meditation and yoga that we practice is called, Tantra. Tantra is a spiritual tradition which originated in India 7000 years ago and was first systematized by the ancient guru, Shiva. It emphasizes the development of human vigor, both through meditation and through confrontation of difficult external situations, by overcoming all fears and weaknesses.

We also offer an online meditation every Saturday at 10 AM EST, via live stream, on Facebook and Youtube. Register here to get notifications via email of the scheduled live events: https://mailchi.mp/edc65227e5f5/free-meditation-program

We look forward to meeting you and helping to nurture your spiritual growth.

For more information on Tantra, meditation and yoga, watch our affiliated YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/tantrathoughts

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Fifth Fundamental Principle of PROUT Online Meditation for Beginners

Are you unable to meet with us in person for meditation? You can still meet with us online, weekly for a live stream guided meditation. We offer the opportunity for people to join from all over the world via Facebook and YouTube Live. Vistara Circle Youtube Channel-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCNgNBA_dm1W2DpIQ0lljBQ Here is the program every Saturday at 10 AM EST: 10:00 Welcome, Reminders, Agenda 10:10 Kirtan (mantra singing/chanting) 10:15 Guided Meditation 10:35 Spiritual Reading and Talk 10:50 Questions 11:00 Announcements Please register here to get the readings that we cover in advance and the links to our online meditations: https://mailchi.mp/edc65227e5f5/free-meditation-program We look forward to meditating with you online!

Tuesday Evening Online Meditation

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While we are all at home due to the Corona Virus and we can't meet in person, let's start building community online. Join us Tuesday nights for an online Tantric meditation gathering. Please register here, and you will be sent an email with the meeting link: https://bit.ly/2BjBXZ8 Our Tuesday meditation teacher is a yogic monk by the name of Dada Nabhaniilananda. I look forward to meeting you online before we start gathering in person to meditate when the crisis is over.

Wednesday Online Meditations

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While we are all at home due to the Corona Virus and we can't meet in person, let's start building community online. Join us Wednesday nights for an online Tantric meditation gathering. Please register here, and you will be sent an email with the meeting link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZckfu2qrDIrEhWHj7AxjfX---q6Rb-VJw Our Tuesday meditation teacher is a yogic monk by the name of Dada Vishvarupananda. I look forward to meeting you online before we start gathering in person to meditate when the crisis is over. Tantra is a spiritual tradition which originated in India in prehistoric times and was first systematized by the ancient guru, Shiva. It emphasizes the development of human vigor, both through meditation and through confrontation of difficult external situations, by overcoming all fears and weaknesses.

Fifth Fundamental Principle of PROUT Online Meditation for Beginners

Are you unable to meet with us in person for meditation? You can still meet with us online, weekly for a live stream guided meditation. We offer the opportunity for people to join from all over the world via Facebook and YouTube Live. Vistara Circle Youtube Channel-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCNgNBA_dm1W2DpIQ0lljBQ Here is the program every Saturday at 10 AM EST: 10:00 Welcome, Reminders, Agenda 10:10 Kirtan (mantra singing/chanting) 10:15 Guided Meditation 10:35 Spiritual Reading and Talk 10:50 Questions 11:00 Announcements Please register here to get the readings that we cover in advance and the links to our online meditations: https://mailchi.mp/edc65227e5f5/free-meditation-program We look forward to meditating with you online!

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Wednesday Online Meditations

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