Dharma Moon is delighted to present a free online evening of exploration with Vedic scholar and Lineage Holder Acharya Shunya and Dharma Moon Founder and Senior Buddhist Teacher David Nichtern.
Both Buddhist and Vedic traditions originate from India, a land rich in spiritual traditions and adepts for thousands of years. Both paths share a common interest in understanding the nature of reality and the search for ultimate truth. The two traditions also intersect in their ethical teachings, particularly in their emphasis on non-violence and compassion.
The evening will begin with a presentation by Acharya Shunya on the archetype of Saraswati, the Vedic Goddess of light, truth, intuition, wisdom, and liberation. Learning about this archetype can aid in your spiritual path, integration of past traumas, and emotional healing. Listening to these mantras in Sanskrit with guided visioning is a traditional pathway to unburdening your mind and experiencing the deep freedom of the heart. Acharya Shunya, a distinguished Vedic scholar, ordained Lineage Holder, and bestselling author of three books, will share how understanding Saraswati's archetype can provide students and practitioners with a deeper understanding of themselves and their connection to the world around them.
Following Acharya Shunya's presentation, there will be a dialogue between her and David Nichtern, exploring the perspectives of their respective traditions and how they intertwine and differentiate. The evening will conclude with an open Q&A session.
This program promises to be a powerful and compelling exploration of the intersection between the Buddhist and Vedic traditions. We hope to see you there!
Acharya is a truth-teller who facilitates authenticity, self-remembrance, and divine feminine pathways to awakening. She is the first female head of a 2000-year-old-Vedic lineage from the holy city of Ayodhya in India, and a globally-recognized spiritual teacher and author.
Founder and driving force behind the Awakened Self Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, California, Shunya awakens health and consciousness through Ayurveda, Vedanta, Yoga and Divine Feminine teachings from the Vedic culture.
She has authored three bestselling books, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (2017), Sovereign Self (2020) and her latest, Roar Like A Goddess-Every Woman's Guide to Becoming Unapologetically Powerful, Prosperous, and Peaceful (2022). Shunya reinterprets and re-contextualizes ancient teachings and divine feminine wisdom for modern times, empowering people everywhere to lead fearless, fulfilled and enlightened lives. Learn more: www.acharyashunya.com
David is a senior teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism.
David is also a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee, and a successful entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience integrating spiritual practice and everyday living. He is the author of Awakening From The Daydream; Re-imaging The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and Creativity Spirituality and Making A Buck on Wisdom Publications.