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1 om namo narayanaya - om namo narayanaya - om namo narayanaya - om namo narayanaya - om namo narayanaya Yoga Festival Newspaper for the 6th Yoga Festival Berlin 2010 Berlin Fri Sun. 04 July 2010 Kulturpark Kladow Light Your Fire Fire of enthusiasm The Berlin Yoga Festival has developed into the biggest European yoga highlight of the year in the past five years to the pilgrimage site of yoginis and yogis. The colorful program is under the motto Light Your Fire. Over 50 international yoga teachers, guest speakers and musicians will ignite real yoga fireworks for three days with yoga courses, workshops and musical highlights in the culture park. More than yoga enthusiasts are expected from all over Europe. The yoga festival is life-affirming, joyful and profound. The program offers interesting and exciting program items for yoga beginners as well as for die-hard yogis. There is the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of yoga teachers, sing mantras, take part in workshops and discussions and listen to unique concerts. 100 year old Indian yogi Swami Yogananda will reveal his secret to healthy aging. Reiner Szcypior will enrich the festival with the power of an Indian fire ritual. KaKu I believe that we have a spark of eternal light within us. It is our duty to let this spark in us become a flame and to realize the divine in us. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe There is a special children's convention for the yogikids on Sunday 4th July. In addition to entertaining asanas, there is an exciting yoga quiz rally and many other interesting program items. Then the little yogis can show the big ones what to do. It is the children's event in the yoga festival. KaKu From the contents: The Kumbha Mela in Berlin ... 2 The Kumbha Mela in India ... 5 Energy, light, matter ... 6 Satyaa & Pari ... 8 Raga music from North India Reina Berger & Ben Sond Ashram -Life in Berlin Festival Program Ashram School in India Green Yoga The Chakra System ... 20 Children's Yoga Convention ... 22 The three sadhus ... 23 Ayurvedic herbs ... 24 Yogis - the film. ..25 Puzzle corner ... 28 Keen roast more ... Oh dear, is this again that far? There is often a lot going on at the weekend, here on the Kladower Ufer, but last year's festival no, so many people and everything is so sacred. I’m always with a dog nu yeh n Se ma not so close, this is a watchdog. Off, Hasso! In any case, you can see something like that. Uff the large meadow hammse all de candle - for hours! I can tell you that you should breathe it. Great, as if our diet would be forgotten. But today you have to bend the most normal things back to young people. Earlier it was called gymnastics and the master was called father Jahn, today it is called yoga and the master is called Hischni-Vishni. Last year my wife just got a ticket jekooft jeschmissnet Jeld, if you ask me. But he wanted to sniff. Yes from wejen! Since then he has been babbling about the sun salutation and doing every Morjen wat. But do you know what's the worst? Se doesn’t make a roast anymore! Just Jemüse and nonsense. I've already fallen from the flesh, I can keep up with my dog ​​again. Now look at the one who wags! Hasso, out! So, sorry Se mia, I really have to go on now. NiBoe Yoga-Vedanta Family-Camp Anyone who has become addicted after the three yoga festival days comes to the 1st Yoga-Vedanta Family Camp. From July, the yoga festival spirit will revive on a wonderful site near Rathenow. Five days of yoga, camping, swimming, a campfire, delicious home-made food and an excellent yoga program allow us to combine yoga, vacation and relaxation perfectly. KaKu

2 Page 2 Berlin Fri Sun. July 4th, 2010 In the spirit of giving: A small Kumbha Mela in Berlin YZ: Miriam and Stefan, you are the founders, initiators and organizers of the 6th Berlin Yoga Festival. How and when did it all start? Stefan: Ladies first. Miriam: Stefan had the idea to do something like that and I had a little free time. So that was in the year It was like an inspiration - we didn't think anything big about it, we just started. And after a year in advance, the first festival took place in 2004. We yogis in Berlin, we have great power when we team up! YZ: How did you come up with the idea? Stefan: When I returned from my Ashram time, I noticed that a lot of yoga schools have sprung up in Berlin; Back then there were around 180 yoga schools at once. I felt that there was a certain distance to one another. Wherever there is such a distance, competitive thinking is not far away. So I had the idea of ​​creating a meeting place once a year where you can get to know and meet and maybe even overcome these distances. Everyone can then practice their yoga direction all year round. But once a year there is an event where you can see: Oh, that and the yoga direction, they are really nice, and the practice is only different in detail. YZ: So you have a community-building motivation? Stefan: We yogis in Berlin, we have great power when we team up! YZ: Was being outside also an incentive? Miriam: Just having fun was important to us: this coming together, being outside in nature, making and listening to music and celebrating together. And that on a yogic level, that made sense to us. We used to do yoga together in the zoo. That was the forerunner of this open air story. Miriam Kretzschmar and Stefan Datt organize the Berlin Yoga Festival every year. YZ: So it is important for you to emphasize the holistic aspect of yoga? Show all different aspects as possible? Stefan: We want to show that yoga is much more than just putting your feet behind your head and wiggling your ears at the same time (laugh). We want to show how beautiful this system is in its entirety. We want to point out its original roots in India. Yoga has a lot of depth and ultimately it offers answers to all questions in life. The part of the physical exercises, that is what is so popular with us, is just a branch on this big tree of yoga. That is why we at the Yoga Festival also attach great importance to the philosophical background, to the psychology of yoga and also to the artistic aspects. Miriam: At the moment there is a lot of yoga on offer in the fitness studios. There it often has a very strong physical connection. Often students are very skeptical of anything that goes beyond that. You just want to enjoy the physical, healthy effects, but not so much like to deal with philosophy. Often people fear that it has something to do with cults. I find this fear unfounded, because yoga philosophy, like Buddhism, is a wisdom doctrine. We can find a lot of treasures for ourselves through our inner confrontation, each for himself, for personal development, in life, in everyday life. YZ: How would you like to reduce this fear of contact? Miriam: For example, by hearing a great yogi as a guest speaker, someone who can really get that across. Stefan: Ultimately, the yoga techniques are all there to bring us into the present moment. That we learn to perceive this exact moment and immerse ourselves in this moment of experience. Too often we are mentally in the past or in the future instead of being more aware of the present moment. That is why every yoga technique actually does exactly the same thing, regardless of whether we are singing mantras, practicing asanas, doing breathing exercises or doing mental exercises. When you meet a yogi, someone who is very It should be a weekend of giving: everyone gives what they can. is present, that is very inspiring. You don't meet people like that very often. That is also the reason why we try to invite such people from all over the world to the yoga festival. YZ: This year's motto is: Light your fire !. What do you mean by that? Miriam: Light your fire means that the realization can be accompanied by a kind of light experience. In addition, fire is one of the elements. We try to approach the topic of yoga through the elements as well. It is very important not to take off through thinking and philosophy, but to stay regularly connected to nature through contact with the elements. After all, our body lives through the elements. And we must not forget that the spirit is also nourished and sustained from this basis. YZ: Where do you get the energy for organizing the festival from? 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3 Kulturpark Kladow page 3 also somehow feel. So this is not necessarily our totally free decision to do it ... rather something pushes us again and again in the direction of organizing this festival - for spiritual development, a good mood and peace. Miriam: We wanted to take a break more often because it is really very exhausting. But somehow you always met someone who said: man, I've also started yoga now ... that would be the best, a yoga festival ... great! Then of course you think: Mhmm, we can't take a year off ... YZ: And then you go on? Miriam: At the Kumbha Mela, the big Indian yoga festival that we just attended, it was really noticeable, in contrast to here, how much the focus is on giving. The yogis who do their camps there invest a lot. You have to rent the area, the tents, the superstructures. The yogis that such a camp Light your fire means that a kind of light experience can go hand in hand with the knowledge. invite sadhus to eat, for example 500 pieces! (laughs) Those are different sizes, but the GIVING is actually the most important thing. At least that's how we understood it: You don't pay admission anywhere to see yogis, to hear lectures. This attitude of giving is a surrounding factor. All the believers or families come to the Kumbha Mela to meet a yogi and receive a blessing. The strict program seems insanely exhausting for these yogis. All the time, people come and want something. Remember, the whole festival lasts 3 months; that is an amazing achievement. And there is never such a mentality: Pay 100 euros first and then you can come in! If you decide to take part in the Kumbha Mela, then you have to surrender to this principle of giving. It's pretty unusual for us. YZ: Was this visit an inspiration for a small Kumbha Mela in Berlin? Stefan: Yes, after all, it is the largest yoga festival in the world that takes place in India every few years. There were 40 million visitors this year! So we still have a little room to grow. We'll start on a small scale and then we could develop into the European Kumbha Mela in the next few years (laugh). The interview was conducted by Katja Rück Miriam Kretzschmar yoga and children's yoga teacher and educational scientist. Miriam teaches yoga at Learning in Movement e.v., at universities, in Berlin elementary schools and in children's shops. She conducts advanced training courses for instructors in children's yoga in Berlin, Nuremberg and Hagen. Family Yoga Sa h >> Asana 2 Stefan Datt Physiotherapist and yoga teacher. Spent several years training in India, Canada and the USA. When learning in motion e.v. also offers training as a yoga teacher. Theory and practice of yoga Fri: 3 p.m. >> Large tent Many volunteers support the yoga festival every year. Why? Marko Friedrich Mahesh Michaela Mahlich Kaur (44) Sarah (34) and Mathias Fuchs (36) Michael Luther (39) Silke Becker (41) Diana Pallade-Wolff (52) Ori Wolff (58) I would like to thank you for helping with the yoga festival People who bring yoga to people. People standing upside down or hugging trees at the yoga festival, anything is possible wonderful! because I wish with all my heart that more and more people feel connected to yoga thinking and yoga practice. And because the festival is an inspiring event. Martina Tinney (60) Karola Kleinschmidt (59) I wish for a light and loving Berlin. That's why I'm helping here. because yoga always brings me energy. I've seen so many good things through yoga. That is why I help to promote the spread of yoga. Anette Yoga takes place in life - and on the mat. We help at the yoga festival because through yoga we got to know people who are always in a positive mood when we meet them. With our help we want to contribute that other people can also have this experience. Because the more positive people there are on earth, the better the earth will be. Gabriele Ziegenbein (49) Jens-Martin Ziegenbein (51) Yoga is good for us. We have been experiencing this on our own bodies for over 2 years. After two more passive participation, we would like to get more involved and get to know and support the organizers of the festival, because that is also good. Ralph Eggers I enjoy supporting the Yoga Festival in order to create something together that would not be possible for an individual. Fun community experience in cooperation active holidays deepened friendships Lieselottewertebruch (42) ... because I think it's great what Miri and Stefan do every year! 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4 Page 4 Berlin Fri Sun. July 4th, 2010 The wisdom of the heart: women as spiritual guides Feminine values ​​in yoga and tantra A panel discussion not just for women! increased practice to be transformed into a prayer of the body. Perhaps this is exactly what makes women so attractive? When it comes to specifically female skills and strengths as a contribution to spiritual development, the term tantra is usually used: knowledge and experience of body, relationship and energy. Tantra and yoga form a centuries-old, perfectly complementary unit, two sides of the same coin of spiritual practice. If you look around the yoga scene, you will notice that the vast majority of practitioners are women. It seems that the female sex is particularly drawn to yoga practice. The feminine energy is generally said to have a special proximity to the mysteries of the body. And yoga offers a unique combination of physicality and spirituality, of discipline and enjoyment. The movements of the body and the breath can be affected. Unfortunately, a look at the spiritual management floor shows a different gender ratio as usual. Why do you encounter so few female gurus in the spiritual world? In the team of helpers for the festival, the idea arose to explicitly give women the floor as spiritual guides. We want to create space and time in a panel discussion to devote ourselves to questions about feminine values ​​in spiritual work. Values ​​beyond authority and leadership, values ​​such as equality, generosity, kindness and compassion: values ​​that must be cultivated, whether in man or woman! We want to hear what women in particular have to say on the subject. Women like: Mata Urmila Devi was born in India and grew up with a knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda. Mata Urmila Devi An experienced spiritual teacher, poet and artist. Born in India and raised with knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. For 13 years she was very successful as a businesswoman in Europe. Today she successfully interprets Indian Sanskrit chants and makes them accessible to modern society in a simple, understandable way through her wonderful way of teaching. Narayani is a direct student of Swami Vishnu-Devananda for many years. Narayani's way of teaching is very playful, without much effort. Her gentle, calm and joyful personality is simply an inspiration. We invite you to meet these and other wonderful women and to discover and discuss together how spirituality from the feminine source can be lived in us. We look forward to your coming and contributing! KüRü panel discussion Sa.18: 00-20: 00 h >> Big tent What neither the sun and moon nor lightning, fire and lamps illuminate, through whose light the whole world is revealed, is the self that rules at all times, in all places. Shri Shankaracharya The Heart of Vedanta, verse 622 Jurtin system insoles - the yogic solution The Jurtin system insoles are unique because they are thermally adjusted to the unstressed, hanging foot with adjustment of the upper ankle. Correct walking or running can only take place with correct adjustment. There is a reflective effect on the straightening of the whole person. The idea corresponds to certain yoga exercises that follow spiral dynamics to reduce joint problems. Yurtin system insoles put a smile on the faces of children and young people, get people back on their feet, extend walking times and reduce knee, hip, back pain and heel spurs. The Jurtin system insoles are to be seen as performance-enhancing prophylaxis of foot deformities. We should combine them with good exercise, i.e. yoga and sports. The Jurtin system insoles can be adjusted in an hour. Available at the Naturheilzentrum Karola Kleinschmidt Am Wieselbau Berlin Tel. Registration required: More information at: without Jurtin system insoles with Jurtin system insoles

5 Kulturpark Kladow Page 5 Kumbha Mela - In the name of immortality Some people in the know live so withdrawn that you only see them every 12 years during the great Kumbha Mela in Haridwar. The air is blackened with smoke like never before; it smells of thunderstorms and storms. Even in the otherwise powerful calm of the Brahma hour, shortly before sunrise, there is chaos and turmoil today. The arati fires in front of the tents burn high and hot, while a thousand and more bells produce a common sound that brings the sound barrier of my head to collapse. Today is the day, April 3rd 2010 is the last big day of bathing before the end of the Kumbha Mela, the largest yoga festival in the world. My breakfast with the ascetic yogis of the Juna-Akhara consists of tea with milk and rice with ghee, clarified butter. For every yogis, liters of milk are boiled here every day. The Juna-Akhara alone, one of the 13 major yoga clans in India, has ascetics under their banner. Fight for the holy bath The news flies through the Juna camp like smoke from fire: new Naga yogis, who only carry sticks and swords apart from ashes and flowers, have entered the Kumbh for the big bathing day. The Nagas (snakes) are known for their unpredictability, their belligerence, and their mystical abilities. In the end, at all of the great Melas there are more or less serious fights with the Nagas for the first places in the holy bath. A thousand bare feet storm towards the Nagas: Har-Har-Mahadeva. But today it remains with verbal battles, jostling (violently also with me) and skillfully staged fights of the sword bearers. The thunderstorm will not happen for now. The sun then shines around half past nine. The magnificent procession of all 13 Akharas towards the Ganges begins. Indescribably beautiful and proud yogis sing in a sea of ​​flags past the devoutly beaming faces of the countless onlookers. Decorated and mirrored chariots, drawn by horses, carry the highest beings of our human society, the self-realized great souls who have been liberated from the world. The stream of singing yogis does not stop and finally sloshes continuously into the holy waters of the Ganges at the main bathing place Har-Ki-Pauri between the old temples. The largest crowd in the world. 40 million pilgrims have been counted on this Kumbha, which only takes place every 12 years in Haridwar; other counters speak of 50, still others of 200 million participants. It is the largest and the only crowd on planet earth that is visible from the moon. According to Indian mythology, four drops of the nectar of immortality, Amrit, fell from the heavenly Kumbh, a golden jar, on four places in India, the places of the Kumbha Mela. Whenever the stars Jupiter, Sun and Moon are precisely related to one another in certain aspects, Amrit manifests itself in the waters of the Ganges in Haridwar and the pilgrims literally bathe in their own immortality. The Kumbha Mela has existed since times before human records. India's first president Jawahar Nehru said: Even a long long time ago the melas were considered so old that no one can tell when their series began. The great Kumbh symbolizes the constant striving of humanity for knowledge and understanding. Some of the knowledgeable live so withdrawn that they are only seen every 12 years during the great Kumbha Mela in Haridwar. Yoga, Yoga, Yoga At the same time, podiums are held here, the Dalai Lama speaks, and spiritual politics are made. The yoga teachers of India are protesting against the monumental dam projects planned by the Indian government, which threaten to turn the Ganges and its tributaries into a trickle. But ultimately, the Kumbha is a festival of yoga practitioners: yoga, yoga, yoga, on every corner, as far as the eye can see. Extreme practices can also be marveled at here: the trick to be alive for 60 hours or more under water or to carry a brazier in a ring of embers sitting on your head, be it, a yogi who only eats fruit, told me, for as long as that not to breathe. You can see Juna yogis holding an arm up to heaven for 12 years, babas who smoke 100 cannabis pipes a day, fakirs, saints and hypocrites, they are all there, nobody is rejected by the kumbha, it is the festival of Celebrations, the greatest meeting of mankind at all, it is a spiritual storm of energy and life force - Har-Har-Mahadeva. Some of the impressive yoga masters of the Kumbha Mela accepted our invitation to the Berlin Yoga Festival and the Yoga Festival Camp at the beginning of July and will give us their wisdom and love here in Berlin. Text and pictures: Stefan Datt With 200 million participants, the Kumbha Mela is the largest and only crowd on planet earth that can be seen from the moon.

6 Page 6 Berlin Fri Sun. July 4th, 2010 Energy-Light-Matter Ancient knowledge and holistic medicine in body electronics Image: fotolia eric gueffier The communication between cells and connective tissue works with light The body uses energetic changes in the electromagnetic field for regulation and regeneration . This communication between cells and connective tissue works with light (biolaser), the network of which enables living beings to process external influences and maintain an internal balance. The body's liquid crystals (biochip) form the hardware of the biocomputer. Via the sensory organs and the multitude of receptors on joints, skin, hollow organs, vessels, etc., the system is offered a wide range of information as input, which is processed with the help of its software. If one understands the entire living matrix [cells and connective tissue] as a network of electrons and photons [light], a much more precise perspective opens up, writes the American biologist and biophysicist James L. Oschman. in his book Energy Medicine. A comparison with a computer is useful for understanding the functions in the body. If this comparison of the PC / functions in the body is linked to the electronic quality of the control of the muscles, we get a diagnostic system that uses simple means to give us insights into the electronic state (computer) of the body and its disorders. This is also possible at the cellular level in the area of ​​the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the power plants of the cells: The food ingested by the organism is digested, absorbed into the blood, distributed in the cells and there oxidized in the respiratory chains in order to produce storage energy (adenosine triphosphate = ATP). As part of the cell symbiosis therapy according to Dr. med. Heinrich Kremer says: The respiratory chains in the mitochondria produce photons. Communication in the respiratory chain works with light quanta. So man is a walking light quantum field. With its technical applications, quantum physics already plays a major role as an economic factor: cell phones, PCs, remote controls, DVD, MRT and others. In many of these devices, light in the form of a photon is used as a tool, for example with a laser for remote control. These applications of physics, which make our everyday lives easier, have so far not been incorporated into medicine enough. But future health systems need holistic medicine based on current science such as modern mathematics, chemistry and physics, especially quantum physics. Quantum physics is a holistic physics of relationships that offers itself as the basis of holistic medicine and here especially in the concept of body electronics. Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine are holistic systems that have been successfully practiced in diagnostics and therapy for a long time. Body electronics combine western and ancient healing methods. The electronic quality of the muscle control in kinesiology (applied kinesiology) as well as the electronics of the mitochondria (cell symbiosis) enable extensive diagnostics. They are the basis of an effective holistic therapy that also works with light-active substances such as the spice turmeric (turmeric). Light connects material (power) with subtle fields. Dr. Ori Wolff While working as a resident orthopedic surgeon in a large group practice, Ori Wolff noticed that 90% of the patients did not need an operation. So he started with the expansion of his conservative - orthopedic therapies. Lecture: Photons the light in your cells Sat. 12: 00-13: 00 h >> Big tent Paramatman is infinite light and the origin of everything of being, of knowledge, of bliss, of peace, of every atman, of every soul . Mother Meera From the book: Answers I Soul is consciousness, it shines in our hearts like light. From the Upanishads Light-active natural substances from India for orderly light in our cells and improvement of quantum physical functions of the mitochondria and body electronics Recipes with curcumin extract, resveratrol and mumijo according to the concept of cell symbiosis therapy (CST) according to Dr. med. Heinrich Kremer Further information and advice at the information stand on the market square of the Yoga Festival from: Frank Wedlich Tel./ Fax:

7 Kulturpark Kladow Page 7 The light of consciousness Meaning and tradition of Kuttuvilaku the Indian oil lamp Image: courtesy of the Himalaya Academy Kauai In India, decorated oil lamps burn at all festivities and ceremonies. Lighting an oil lamp in front of the house altar at dawn or dusk is also part of people's daily ritual. In some houses an oil lamp burns permanently (akhanda deepa). There is a deep spiritual meaning behind it. Vilaku, the traditional oil lamp of India, is a symbol for the awakening of the divine light in us and the expulsion of ignorance. Ignorance (Avidya) is understood to mean ignorance of our spiritual identity. Patanjali says that Avidya is a basic obstacle to spiritual development that can be overcome through Yoga Sadhana. Light symbolizes the highest consciousness in which all knowledge is contained. Darkness is the absence of light, when light appears, darkness disappears. Our ignorance (ignorance) disappears when the light of consciousness awakens, nourishes and sustains us until our whole being is permeated with knowledge. What ignorance veils is revealed in the light of knowledge. There is also a German proverb that says that someone sees the light when they begin to understand connections. The flame of the Kuttuvilaku (Tamil), the standing oil lamp, is worshiped as the light of divine consciousness, as the most wonderful form of abundance. The light from a tiny lamp can illuminate an entire room. At Diwali, the festival of lights, it is customary to light ornaments and long rows of dehas, the small clay lamps filled with oil. Deha means body, the vessel symbolizes our body, the oil essentially stands for the Vasanas, our prenatal tendencies and karmic expressions, the wick represents the ego. Ignited with our birth we burn and spread our light in this world until the oil is used up and the wick is burned. The light goes out in order to be kindled again in another vessel at another time, until we are completely cleansed and shine, in order to be a ray of light to others as well. We carry the eternal flame of the Supreme Consciousness within us. It is the light that burns in all beings and wanders from vessel to vessel. Just as a flame always burns upwards, we should act wisely and acquire knowledge that brings us closer to higher ideals. Enlightened by spiritual wisdom, the vasanas are slowly annihilated until the ego is finally extinguished. We can light countless lamps with our light without weakening our own cosmic luster. Knowledge does not decrease when it is imparted or shared with others; on the contrary, one gains clarity and conviction. Consequently, a wise man can be light and inspiration to many people. Light bulbs or candles do not have the same meaning, although they too dispel the darkness. This is due to the fact that oil or, better, ghee (clarified butter) have a much higher, sattvik energy. While lighting the oil lamp (with a match!) And offering flowers, a Deepa Shlokam is chanted: Deepajyothi Parabrahma Deepajyothi Janaardhana Deepo Me * Hara Tu Paapam Deepaa Jyothir Namostute ** * Pronunciation mee like fairy ** Last line changed as evening ritual: Sandhya Deepam Namostute I bow to the lamp, the light of Brahman (the unmanifested Absolute Consciousness) and the light of Janardhana (Vishnu, as manifested form), may this light purify me. What better way to beautify a home and crown a yoga festival! In India, initiations and openings begin with the lighting of oil lamps, which remain on throughout the event. At this year's yoga festival, in keeping with the motto Light Your Fire, we will implement this beautiful and meaningful tradition. May the light of our hearts let the festival shine and inflame many people with inspiration so that the light of peace spreads like wildfire. OM TAT SAT Anette Just as heat and light are the essence of fire, so being, consciousness and bliss are the essence of self. Shri Shankaracharya The heart of Vedanta, verse 677a Training to become a yoga teacher BDY / eYu Friday, August 6th, 2010 to Sunday, August 8th, 2010 Braunschweig Yoga School Telephone: / 49 00 Fax: / 49 02 Further information:

8 Page 8 Berlin Fri Sun. July 4th, 2010 Right in the heart! The power of healing mantras What this is about is beyond the scope - and it literally started with singing! When Satyaa and I met in India in the 1990s, a very important agent was there from the beginning: music, mantras and Indian songs of devotion, also known as bhajans. And the most important of them was an old Indian man who publicly held satsangs there, to which many flocked from the West and all over the world - but more on that later. A fireball of pure joy Let's turn the clock back a little. Almost twenty years ago we were sitting with a wise man in India, in Lucknow, a big city in the north that fulfills all the criteria of a large Indian city: thousands, countless people who, along with buses, cars, mopeds, rickshaws, a few cows and dogs like that form a kind of road traffic and in which one learns after a certain time to get around with them. The wildest smells, from curry to frying oil with incense sticks to those for which there are no names yet, everything was represented. The master who lived here is known in the West as Papaji; his master was again Ramana Maharshi, the great sage from Mount Arunachala. Papaji was a fireball of sheer joy and you couldn't stay with him for long without being happy at some point. Just like that, for no apparent reason. This joy could take on all imaginable faces: sometimes it was silent, sometimes tearful, sometimes pure, loud joy! Tears that flow immediately and for no reason into quiet, deep rest. He invited us more and more to sing mantras, bhajans (songs of devotion) and other songs in his satsangs. I remember one time we sang Om Namah Shivaya for a long time in Satsang. Then he discovered a young woman from America who had just arrived and who had asked him many spiritual questions the day before. At the concerts of Satyaa and Pari the enthusiasm leaps over. would have. He asked her to sing for him, which completely puzzled her - she thought for a moment and then sang When Im sixty four by the Beatles. Everything is interrelated. During the whole time of her presentation he looked at her quietly and attentively, with the same attention as with our Om Namah. We could all feel that the heart of a mantra is in our own hearts. Shivaya from earlier. There was a deep, loving and absolutely silent emotion in the room - what a wonderful transformation every song gets and every word becomes a mantra when the head turns to the heart and to devotion! We could all feel that the heart of a mantra is in our own hearts. We met there, in a melting pot of all possible nations, cultures and spiritual backgrounds.Yogis of all directions, Zen practitioners, Vipassana Buddhists, Sadhus, Old and Neo-Sannyasin, Western seekers of meaning and priests, religious monks from various Christian communities and Indian business people, housewives and wandering monks merged into one Sangha, one Community. In search of inner fulfillment, love, truth - well, we give all these names ourselves and mostly don't know what it is or how it works. We lived there for many years and sat in silence with Papaji or sang for endless infinity. It was there where we came in direct contact with the equally infinite power of stillness and devotion. And now it has happened: we cannot help but love this wonderful phenomenon, which we call life, in all its manifestations and all levels! When you love, you feel connected, when you feel connected, you see how we are all connected! Whether it is the food we eat or the words we think, speak, or sing, all of these make a difference in us at all levels. Every action that anyone takes or leaves on this wonderful planet has an immediate impact on everyone and everything. Likewise, every asana, every physical exercise, sets a whole range of effects in our body, mind and the chanting and reciting of healing mantras brings us into connection with the flow of life soul; these in turn correspond to each individual cell and all information - similar to the circular waves in water, which superimpose and move harmoniously - is carried on in all directions. And again and again, since the beginning of all manifestations: from one to many and from many to one - no one can determine a beginning and an end here. Fresh and alive and always new and unknown, this living stream flows and creates whole worlds while it dissolves others again. Singing with Highest Devotion What does this have to do with mantras, chants or songs of devotion - and with us? Well everything! Singing and reciting healing mantras brings us into connection with the flow of life and - even more deeply - with the One, the centerless center from which everything sprouts and to which everything continually flows back. Reciting, speaking, or chanting a variety of powerful mantras - mostly Sanskrit - is a direct way to get into the heart of this devotion. Osteopathy is a profession with a future. Complete training. Berlin Nuremberg - Cologne. Part-time in modular form. Information under: Weekend courses (Thu Sun) No longer, contractual commitment required The training is based on the guidelines of the BAO (Federal Working Group on Osteopathy). GESUNDHEIT & FORTBILDUNG GMBH Nerzstrasse Nuremberg Tel: or

9 Kulturpark Kladow Page 9 Pure joy You have found it. There are mantras in other cultures, too, but Indian culture, inseparably linked to the science of yoga, is the one that has explored and cultivated this path down to the deepest depths: right into Heart! This path is known as Bhakti Yoga, Yoga of Devotion. And as the saying goes: The proof of the pudding is in eating it !, this can be experienced in our own being, in our own heart, here it means: Come and do it! It has been experienced for millennia, and so it is experienced today, by people who make their way inside, home. This path leads through landscapes of knowledge, recognition and experience as well as over the landscape of devotion, bhakti, devotion to the one, always-present, love-being, call it what you want. It's just pure joy that lives deep in the heart! When the heart is reached and touched, such as when chanting, when singing mantras, the joy and the silent knowledge of the heart come back to the surface of consciousness. You know you feel you are happy. It's just pure joy that lives deep in the heart! It is also the heart of existence - she plays, just like that, for fun! Inconceivable and unreachable for the mind, it needs its cause / effect and top / bottom left / right dimension. Unwaveringly he says: All of this must have a meaning - some why and why. Well, at this self-employment of the mind, the mother-existence smiles very gently, while it provides it with the necessary energy for this intellect. While creating everything, including all bodies, and even making it possible for them to search for the meaning of all of it. No, the mind cannot understand this joy - it is only experienced in the heart of devotion, the silent and contented absence of mind. Experiencing the oneness During our life there, Satyaa and I have often sung satsang for papaji; it is simply indescribable what happened in us. The grace of meeting a living Buddha with a song, a bhajan, mantra or simply in silence is really out of this world. Since that time we have known that in reality there is no distinction between listener and singer, just as all other distinctions are superficial in nature and have very short legs. When we sing with all the people in our concerts, we also listen to them at the same time; we offer and receive at the same time as we ultimately sing about the one, love, the same heart that beats within us. What a joy to share this joy with everyone! And not to be holy, but to become whole! This is what we love most about chanting mantras: The mantras or bhajans that we chant - regardless of whether they are directed at Krishna, Rama, Shiva or Shakti - become the arrow that bundles our all too often senselessly flying attention and life force and leads back: right into the heart! Come and do it! Hari Om! pari Satyaa & Pari Satyaa and Pari met in Lucknow, in the community around Sri HWL Poonja, affectionately called Papaji by his devotees. Papaji has always emphasized the great importance of bhakti (devotion). Devotion as a direct way to discover the divine in us. Big mantra concert Sun. 6: 15-20: 00 >> Big tent

10 Page 10 Berlin Fri Sun. July 4th 2010 A trip to the raga music of Northern India Why did an Italian teenager travel to India to learn dhrupad chants, this classical Indian music, once temple sound, later court music of the Mughal emperors? The answer to this question so frequently asked to me contains useful pointers for anyone who has experienced the magic and depth of ragas. I have been fascinated by making music since I was a child, but I have never been able to get used to the European teaching method, which is based on notation and the technical mastery of the instrument. When I came across Indian classical music recordings by Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar as a teenager, a new world opened up to me. The sound and performance of this ancient tradition inspired me. The drawn out vibrations and the gradual unfolding of the melodies triggered intensely uplifting experiences and strong emotions. I experienced an unprecedented, blissful state. My whole being reacted to this music and I was fascinated how much this total absorption in it influenced the development of my personality. So over 30 years ago I decided to devote myself entirely to studying Indian music and dance. With that I embarked on a journey to a deep, comprehensive understanding of sound and art. I was particularly fascinated by the philosophy that formed this music. It is based on a holistic view of man and a highly developed sound theory that is shaped by Vedic and Tantric rituals and mysticism. Sound is the foundation of creation and a manifestation of the life force that fills the universe. Sound exists both manifestly and audibly as well as abstractly inaudible. From this point of view, the music forms the connection between the micro- and macrocosm. It reflects harmonies and thus makes parts of the inaudible, abstract sound perceptible. In this it resembles the ancient Greek concept of the music of the spheres, according to which the movements of the celestial bodies produce a harmonious sound that is, however, imperceptible to humans. Metaphysical connections enable inner edification through sound Music is the expression of the connection between man and cosmic order. From this understanding, mantra chants as well as nada yoga, the yoga of sound, have developed. The human voice plays an elementary role here, as it connects the universal original sound with the individual tone through the breath. So sound is the driving force of creation (Nadabrahman) and singing reflects this creative process in our body. Raga The term raga, that which gives color to the mind, refers to the melodic modules, the basic structure on which the Indian musical system rests, and emphasizes the emotional effect of sound. Ragas are often described as musical personalities, beings that can be evoked through a disciplined creative process. They only manifest themselves in the temporal process and have to be recreated with each performance in the skilful interplay of established patterns and improvisation, structured development and intuition. If one understands ragas as living musical units, it is, in my opinion, based on their inherent generative power, which reproduces the functioning of nature. Modern ragas and talas (rhythmic cycles) are based on sophisticated musical concepts that have been cultivated over generations of musicians and mystics. It takes a long time to master it: ultimately, the musicians have to learn to reach a state of total surrender so that the raga can manifest itself in their music. Dhrupad The beginnings of this oldest living music genre go back to the roots in the North Indian Vaishnava temples of the 14th and 15th centuries. Dhrupad is deeply influenced by ritual and mystical Hindu and Sufi practices and was passed on within the families of musicians. Inspirational and devoted, Dhrupad is passionate and down to earth at the same time. The song is preceded by a so-called alap, a long and systematic introduction improvised on syllables derived from mantras. Often the song text is a dhyana, a visualization of divine attributes and abilities, or it consists of verses with philosophical or mystical content. Nowadays only a few musicians play dhrupad, mostly members and students of the Mallik and Dagar families. Raga Meditation Classes I have been teaching Indian music and dance for more than two decades. I would like to make the valuable, unique knowledge that I have received from my Indian teachers (R. Fahimuddin Dagar, Bidur Mallik, Dilip Chandra Vedi, Manjushri Chatterje and Raja Chattrapati Singh among others) accessible to students who benefit from knowledge and understanding if they don't become professional dhrupad musicians. Over the years I have come to realize that everyone can develop this training through experiencing the power of sound in their own body and through a more effective relationship with their own voice. Finally, based on the specific needs of my students, I developed a teaching method that did not focus on vocal technique. This becomes more of a tool to achieve a direct experience of the sound through meditative approach. We strengthen concentration and focused listening, combine voice and imagination, and coordinate posture and inner attitude towards sound generation. In this way, the practitioners experience the joy of radiant tones and purely tuned intervals. In accordance with the traditions of Dhrupad and Nada Yoga, we develop the unimpeded generation of sound with the natural speaking voice as the basis. We examine fundamental aspects of voice formation with mindfulness and through observation of the physical and internal process. This basic, comprehensive training can be integrated into any singing practice, otherwise no previous musical experience is necessary. Amelia Cuni Translation: Nicola Boelter has studied and researched the art of dhrupad singing for 30 years. Dhrupad as a musical genre emerged around the 14th century in the temples of northern India and is rooted in the ritual chant of the Vedas and the practices of Nada yoga. www. Dhrupad concert Sat. 5: 00-6: 15 pm >> Big tent Shri Balaji També Santulan Healing Music European tour - Life in Balance Concert on SUNDAY SEP 26, 2010 D inition: o'clock Start: o'clock Tickets from 20 INFO AND RESERVATION IN EUROS AT

11 Kulturpark Kladow Page 11 Music in the Nada Yoga Nidra Yoga Retreat in Ujjian / India October 20 - November 7, 2010 Classical Indian raga music aims to direct the mind inward and ultimately lead it to a state of highest bliss. Your instruments should promote inner calm and concentration by creating particularly complex sounds rich in overtones. The unique properties of these instruments can be of great help in nada yoga, working with sound as a path to self. For example, raga CDs can be used to aid meditation. Live-sounding instruments are more profound, especially when they are played and kept in contact with one's own body - this allows their fine vibrations to have an immediate effect. rend bad sound shrill and inharmonious and thus turn the desired effect into the opposite. To choose a suitable instrument, you should therefore consult an experienced specialist dealer or teacher. Yogendra Yogendra is a freelance sitarist and partner at India Instruments, the leading specialist dealer for Indian musical instruments in Europe. He plays both classical ragas and world music in the Trio Indigo Masala. Ragatala Ensemble Classical Indian Concert Fri. 21: 00-22: 00 h >> Large tent The three-week retreat, open to all serious seekers of truth, provides a deep insight into the Vedanta philosophy and the Shaivaite tradition of North India. We develop new levels of self-knowledge through a high level of concentration of the mind. Yoga kiyas, the knowledge of the Upanishads and deep meditation are imparted by Yogi Bashkar Nath André Riehl. Yoga Acharya Swami Pranavananda will also lead various yoga classes and courses. André Riehl is mainly responsible for the Nidra trainings in Europe and India. The dreamlike ashram in Ujjain is available all year round for yoga trips and yoga groups. Cost:, - all inclusive information: Mobile .: André Riehl has been studying yoga since He first stayed for a long time in a monastery in the Himalayas. Later he walked along the streets of India. There he met many traditional masters, with whom he sometimes stayed and studied certain tantric and classical yoga teachings. After a few years of searching, he met Kashmiri Babu, a wandering ascetic from the Shaiva tradition. André experiences a deep immersion in spirituality. Deeply touched by his conversations with J. Krishnamurti and Sri Ananda Mayi Ma, he studied two other important aspects of the Inner Path: discrimination and relationship. Lecture: Nidra-Yoga and the process of the experience of dying Sa. 3: 45-17: 00 h >> Interior instruments such as tanpura, shrutibox and harmonium are so easy to play that you can use them independently after a short briefing. The magical soundscape of the Tanpura invites you to go deep inside. The warm vibration of the Shrutibox helps with chanting and sounding. And kirtans, bhajans and mantras can be accompanied by melodies and chords from the harmonium. However, the quality of the instruments is decisive for the effect. Good instruments generate particularly finely differentiated vibrations, while Tabla lessons at the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Music School Laura Patchen Master student of Pandit Kamalesh Maitra Information Tel .: 030 / Music School Tel .: 030 / INDIA INSTRUMENTS Music and musical instruments from India The leading specialists and importers for Musical instruments from India in Europe! With us you will find a huge selection of sitars, tablas, tanpuras, harmonies, bamboo flutes (bansuri), shrutiboxes. But we also have lesser-known instruments in our range, such as Sarod, Sarangi, Dilruba, Esraj, Surbahar, Vina, Ghatam, Santur, Mridangam, Pakhawaj etc. - from inexpensive entry-level instruments to professional brand quality. We also carry CDs, DVDs and books on Indian music and teaching materials, and we have a wide range of accessories and services. Repairs of e.g. We carry out harmonies ourselves. India Instruments - Eckert & Klippstein GbR, Fischerhüttenstr. 54c, Berlin, Tel .: