October 2022
Happy Fall! And WELCOME BACK!!!!
It's been a year since I sent out a newsletter, and a year since I have offered weekly yoga/meditation classes!
I have missed all of you.
For me, this year has been a time of going deep. Deep solitude, silence, and a deep exploration into the mystical and spiritual traditions of the world. All of this informs the upcoming yoga series on Zoom:
"The Kundalini Yogi as Mystic"
I hope you can join me! And because we will still be meeting on zoom, you can share this with your friends wherever they may be in the world! (I do plan to get back to in person classes, but Covid remains present at the moment).
May this fall season bring you peace and joy, and I hope to see you soon!
I also wanted to share a photo of the newest residents here at Mata Shakti. They arrived in April! Honeybees are emissaries of the Divine Mother....

Class Schedule 
Mailing address: 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
 919-257-7814  hardarshan@sacredlistener.com
 Fall Zoom Series!
"The Kundalini Yogi as Mystic"
All classes are on Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm
Each class will include warm ups, Kundalini yoga, and meditation as well as time to discuss each evening's topic.
You are encouraged to sign up for the entire 10 class series, as the classes will build upon one another.
Fee for all 10 classes is $150.
Drop ins are welcome for $22 per class.
As always, contact me to register, by Oct. 18.
Payment options are:
PayPal to hardarshan@sacredlistener.com,
check or cash mailed to address above,
or call me with your cc and I can bill through Square. Once you are registered, you will be sent the zoom link the night before each class. 
Oct. 20: "The Longing and the passion of the Mystic." Our yoga will include dance, and the poetry of Rumi
Oct. 27: "Surrender, Adoration, and the path of Bhakti"
Nov. 3: "Dissolving into Unknowing and the Dark Night of the Soul"
Nov. 10: "'One-ing' and non-Duality." We will include writings of Julian of Norwich.
Nov. 17: "The Unfinished Adventure". Finding your song and an experience of re-birth.
Dec. 1: "Tantra" The meaning of Love on the Tantric path.
Dec. 8: "Death and Dying" and other sacred threshholds.
Dec. 15: "Claim Your Prophetic Self" Sacred Activism
Jan. 5: "Transfiguration" The marraige of immanence and transcendence, the sacred masculine and feminine. We wil work with the chant Sita/Ram.
Jan. 12: "Awe" Becoming a midwife warrior rooted in wonder. We will include poetry from Hadewijch of Antwerp.
 Note: There is space at Mata Shakti for personal retreats, with 3 guestrooms, yoga space, and mini kitchen. Contact me for more details.
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Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote
"In the twenty-first century, women will change the nature of power instead of power changing the nature of women."
Bella Abzug
Sacred Table
this month's recipe for health and happiness!
Making your kitchen into a temple for vegetarian food also helps to heal yourself, those you feed, and the planet!
Easy Chia Pudding
(this can be a fun breakfast and will give you energy for the day)
2 heaping TB chia seeds
1 cup non-dairy milk
2 tsp. maple syrup
Fresh fruit like berries
In a bowl, comgine chia seeds and milk. Whisk together with a fork, then wait a couple of minutes and whisk again. (to keep seeds from clumping).  Add maple syrup and whisk again to combine.
Cover and put in fridge. Allow the seeds to absorb the liquid for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight. Then remove from fridge and top with your favorite fruits!
website to check for class schedules, etc.,  https://matashaktiashram.org.
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There is currently a closed HSP group running through the end of December.  
Contact me if you'd like to be on the mailing list to learn more about the new group which will start in January.
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC