December 2020 Solstice Celebrations

Stonehenge, Salisbury - 2019 Winter Solstice celebration before sunrise. Photo by Dyana Wing So on Unsplash

This Solstice is Dec 20th/21st, when the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun being overhead in southern Africa, and the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at dusk, make this Solstice a special time for honoring ubuntu. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness.

Cross-Quarter Nov 7th & Novasutras’ 3rd Anniversary

Celebrate the Cross-Quarter with Us The cross-quarters are the midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice. The precise timing of a cross-quarter is defined as the time when the sun crosses Latitude 16° 20′, midway between the Equator and the Tropic line. That will be tomorrow, November 7th at 22:56 UTC (2:56pm PST). Novasutras will … Continue reading Cross-Quarter Nov 7th & Novasutras’ 3rd Anniversary

Focusing Practice, Inner Activism, Agaya and Ubuntu

Focusing partnership practice is a powerful tool for connecting with our inner wisdom. It can open us to the power of Nature and community. We become more effective change agents when we develop heart-knowing and deep listening skills.

Reflections on the Equinox Meditation, March 2020

Our guided meditation featured a message of global wellness, joy and loving-kindness for all beings. Before and after the meditation, there was conversation with our participants. We started by recognizing our gratitude in agaya. Then we talked about what’s up for each of us with this coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic crisis, to honor the struggles of this strange time - what is difficult, what is painful, what is scary right now. After an explanation of the meaning of the Equinox in Novasutras, we Called the Corners and began the meditation. Afterward, we reflected on what we had just learned and experienced, and what the current crisis is teaching us, and then talked about how to move forward in ubuntu and agaya.

The Power of Meditating Together

Evidence indicates that large numbers of practitioners meditating at the same time has some positive effects in reducing violence around the world, including the so-called Maharishi Effect. Some studies suggest that "large scale group consciousness has effects in the physical world." Still other studies appear to show that meditating together improves social coherence and teamwork. While these correlations may not … Continue reading The Power of Meditating Together