Mantras and chanting have been part of spiritual traditions all over the world since centuries. These ancient sounds have a profound effect on the collective consciousness. The benefits of chanting are not restricted to the one who chants; instead they span the entire existence. Chanting of Mantras is uplifting and energizing for the environment as well as for every being that resides in it.
The Art of Living Center in Metuchen (New Jersey) organized a Mantra Sadhana (chanting) program recently. Participants learned the meaning and the correct intonations of popular ancient Sanskrit mantras. The program was conducted by Prof. V. Shastry, an instructor of the Art of Living Course, a respected Hindu priest and a professor of engineering at St. Mary's and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Read more about the Mantra Sadhana course conducted in Metuchen here.
Interview with Prof. Shastry
Participants shared that the course had been a truly transforming experience. Chanting the Mantras focuses the mind and brings it to a place of stillness and quiet. One of the participants noted, "I go home after chanting these mantras and they keep going through my mind and I feel so happy and so contented."
Experience of Course Participants (Part 1)
Experience of Course Participants (Part 2)