Durga Ma ~ A day long retreat with Chameli Ardagh

Durga Ma ~ A day long retreat with Chameli Ardagh

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Durga Ma ~ A day long retreat with Chameli Ardagh


Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10:00

Event Description

Durga Ma is a warrior Goddess who came into the world at a mythical time when the world was—just like we experience today—in great imbalance. Riding in on a tiger, she entered the battlefield of chaos, greed and conflict rooted in an unfathomable clarity of vision.

Durga Shakti is a place of alignment and humble authority within each one of us, where we refuse to be swayed by the tricks of distraction. Through our devotion to truth, we discover an unshakable capacity to take leadership of the vision in our hearts, and to not take it for granted or hold it as lesser.

Durga mirrors back the creative power that is liberated when you live and act in alignment with what truly matters to you.

She is a Goddess of empowerment, both a fierce and benevolent force of the Divine Feminine. Millions of women in the world today are feeling her Shakti rising from the unmanifest into embodied form—through us. Willing to stay in the discomfort of birthing the next step of evolution, rising rooted from the depths of love, we gather the strength, clarity and resilience needed for the times ahead of us.

About the Practice
First of all: we go deep. We don’t sit around and only “talk about it”; we’re all about direct experience. This is a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, expression and also respectful touch. There will be talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.

The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti tradition is the insight that that which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.

Who is this retreat for?
In order to benefit from this retreat, you need to come prepared to dive fully into the practices, and it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice.

Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body
than we are used to.

We do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice.

These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling unstable psychologically or are going through a severe crisis, we ask you to not join this event.

One of our core practices involves respectful touch. Your boundaries will, of course, always be respected, but if you feel a strong resistance to touch, this retreat is probably not for you. We practice respectful touch a lot in our circle to bring presence into our bodies and cultivate the capacity to allow more life energy to flow through us.

Practical information

Retreat dates/times ::
• Sunday, October 22, 2017
from 10 am – 6 pm

Venue ::
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94710

Program price ::
If you need to cancel for any reason, we retain $45 as an admin fee.
There is no refund after October 1st.
Space is limited, so please reserve your seat ASAP.

for more information:

or contact Ann Manatt:
[email protected]

Event Place


830 Bancroft Way @ 6th St, 94710 Berkeley, United States

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