December 2017
This month brings us into Winter!
Winter solstice 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:28 AM eastern time on
December 21
The winter solstice is a powerful time to meditate, as well as to call in the cycles for the coming year.
What intentions will you set for yourself for 2018?
Studies have shown that people who write down their goals/intentions achieve them exponentially more than those who just think about them. 
This winter Solstice, take time to meditate and write down your goals for 2018!
See below for details on an inspiring concert of sacred music on Dec. 8! A great beginning to establish your meditative mind for the new year!

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Class Schedule 
Location: 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
call for more info/directions: 919-257-7814 or email:
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm 
Fee: $15 drop in or $10 per class when purchasing a 5 class pass.
Class topics this month will focus on Prosperity!
Dec. 7: "Open your Heart to Prosperity"
Yoga for Opportunity and Green Energy
Meditation for Gurprasad

Dec. 14: "Releasing negativity"
Yoga Kriya for releasing inner anger 
Meditation for Stress relief and clearing the emotions of the past
Dec. 21: "Love creates prosperity"
Yoga Kriya for the heart and soul 
Meditation for projection from the heart 
Dec. 28: "Communicate Consciously" 
 Brain Doctor Kriya Yoga Set
Indra Nittri Meditation 

Sound and Mantra Workshop with Sat Purkh Kaur
Sunday, Dec. 10: 8 am - 3 pm
Fee is $90 and includes catered raw vegan lunch!
Learn about the science of mantra, explore your own voice and have fun making beautiful music in a group!
To pre-register by Dec. 5, contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814 or
 Concert with visiting recording artist Sat Purkh Kaur!
Friday, Dec. 8 at Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill. 7:30 pm. $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Pre-register with check, cash, or credit card: contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814
Visit and "Like" us on Facebook!
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Level One                             
Level One Kundalini Yoga teacher training takes place each year in Chapel Hill and is held one weekend per month from September - June.
It's not too early to think about next year! Contact HarDarshan for information and application:
Quote of the Month
"If what you resist persists, then a feeling fully felt finally fades. If you feel willingly and without resistance, experiences move through you without becoming knots. Also, as today's experiences evoke memories of past experiences, you have an opportunity to release persistent snarls that have restricted you for many years. Rather than resisting- invite each uncomfortable experience to open, allow it to be felt with your whole sef. Without resistance, the ego loses its power over us." 
Brianna and Peter Borton

Recipe of the Month
Tahini and Lemon Salad Dressing
 1/4 cup tahini
1 - 2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp. course salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Place tahini, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and salt in a blender or food processor and pulse to combine. Gradually add the olive oil in a thin stream until the dressing is smooth and emulsified. If too thick, add a little bit of water a teaspoon at a time. Store in a covered jar in the fridge.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Service Opportunity
Mata Shakti Ashram welcomes your support! How can you help?
Time and Talent: help with yard and garden maintenance, upkeep of classroom and workshop/training spaces, vegetarian raw food prep, help with social media and technology.Talk to your friends and perosnal community about Mata Shakti Ashram, for we are truly "grass roots"!
Finance/Funds: Donations of money to assist Mata Shakti Ashram pay the overhead cost for the current space, pay guest teachers, and provide some scholarships to those in need. Let us know how much you are willing to pledge monthly or yearly over the next year to 5 years, as we prepare the non-profit status. Every donation will receive a class pass to share with a friend to acquaint them with the ashram.
Thanks to Lisa Brown, Jennifer Pittman, Lindy Hoeft, Joni Liebel, Michelle Hill, Sat Inder Kaur and Karta Purkh Singh of Kansas City's Param Tirath Ashram, Elke Dickerson, Ranpreet Kaur, Shirin Negmodjanova, Connie Boston, Mary Radulescu, and Ashley Jackson, who have already given their support!
Stay tuned for an open house, and contact HarDarshan for more information: 919-257-7814 or
Sacred Listener, Transpersonal Counseling and Kundalini Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC