by the Japathon! Team
When you do mantra repetition aloud or silently, it has a powerful and beneficial effect. When you do japa with another person, it is even more powerful for both of you. Each of you contributes to what the other person is getting. So what about when we’re all doing it together, no matter where we live? That is our upcoming Japathon!
The Japa Team is excited about this event. While we’ve been doing seva yoga meeting and planning it, we have also found we are all doing japa with more focus and consistency. We often lovingly remind each other in our conference calls “Do more japa!”
Says Vicharinee (Su) Chafin, “Consciousness weaves into my everyday life and relationships more easily through my participation on the Japathon! team. I am reminded of Baba Muktananda’s writings, ‘…[through seva] you make that thing yours, you take it into yourself.’ I can’t help but repeat japa with a new devotion and purpose.”
Team leader Ellen Mitchell describes her experience this way, “I have learned so much about japa. I have been listening to Swamiji’s recordings about japa on the website and reading about it on the internet. I repeat mantra more often than before. It helps me to focus and clear my oh-so-busy mind, bringing me back to center.”
Join us in our Japathon! on Saturday morning, September 28; plan your own japa session, celebrating the Ashram’s 4th Birthday. Post your experience on Swami’s Facebook page. Use these links to access all the resources we’re gathering for this event: