Two world renowned classical Indian musicians came to visit the temple today. They played a Tala Records concert last night at the Kauai Community College. Kala Ramnath (on the right) has revolutionized the technique of playing the violin, bringing it so close to vocal music that she is acclaimed as “The Singing Violin.”
Ty Burhoe is a tabla master having been a disciple of Ustad Zakir Hussain since 1990. Founder of the Tala Records label Burhoe is a Hawaii resident and is committed to bringing Indian music to Hawaiian island communities.
What is Sivatri and the Nature of Nirvikalpa Samadhi
Mahasivaratri: A time of striving to realize Parasiva. In our teachings yoga is the restraint of mental activity (chitta vritti). Nivritti marga-the path of renunciation. Pravritti marga-the path of action or life in worldly society. Ashrama dharma, a mental resting place within the 4 ashramas in life. The day before the new moon, as in monthly Sivaratri, nivritti energy is strong, an excellent time for austerity and meditation. Six Shum words defined related to meditation-withdrawal: kashum, nikashum, shumnikashum, bishumnikashum, abibishumnikashum, haiiaiibishumnikashum. Drawing energy up in to the transcendental Source of energy. Imkaif: Absence of awareness aware of itself. Nonexperience.
Master Course Trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Sloka 97.
Twelve Shum Meditations-Gurudeva's Introduction to the Advaitin.