New moons are a blank page on which to speak our intentions. The Dark of the Moon has an inward feel, a void or empty quality, and can teach us how to be comfortable with the dark and with uncertainty. Darkness is the moment before birth, a pause and an exhale. The new moon is traditionally the preferred or “ripe” time to plant seeds in the ground or seeds of love, creativity, or friendship. It is considered beneficial to devote time to chanting and meditation on this day. Each month, we’ll rest in the quiet energy of the new moon, and the power of a different chant, followed by a short meditation, which will cultivate equanimity and increase our ability to appreciate stillness and subtlety.
Welcome and Introduction - 5 minutes
Mangalam Mantra - 20 minutes
Meditation - 20 minutes
Savasana - 10 minutes
Closing - 5 minutes
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