The Mother Divine Program (MDP) it seems is about experiencing the level of Mother Divine. It is not so about a form or religion like the worship of Kali or some such. The program is a monastic order that is about cultivating the experience at a level of spirituality. I have heard a couple of different lectures given by people who are on that MD program recently and I am with a better feeling about the ‘cred’ of the program from that interaction.
This last month during the October Surprise lecture series here in Fairfield there was one lecture that talked about the substance of what they are doing. It was quite a good comprehensive talk and they evidently are doing fine what they are doing. In fact it would be interesting to have Rick penetrate their order with his Buddha at the Gas Pump series and interview some of the members to be able to hear them talk about their experience. There is someone in Europe on the MDP there who gets informally referenced spiritually about experiences periodically, a long term member of the order who interacted with Maharishi directly, it would be good to hear from her perspective. X yifuxero writes: Thx, I've always been mystified by MMY's (and successors) use of the phrase "Mother Divine Program", since there's no evidence that such Courses incorporate actual Devotion to the Divine Mother (in the Traditional forms such as Durga, Kali, and numerous other forms). By way of example, Ramakrishna was devoted to the Divine Mother Kali Guru Dev was devoted to various Divine Mother Personalities (I believe Durga). Also, SBS is featured in a pic along with the Sri Chakra mandala . Ramana Maharshi - although a devotee of Arunachala Shiva, had daily Sri Chakra pujas conducted at his Ashram. (where the Sri Chakra is the ultimate Divine Mother mandala representing numerous aspects of the Divine Mother. Simiilarly, Sri Aurobindo was a devotee of the Divine Mother. Ammachi is a devotee of the Divine Mother and advocates listening to or chanting the Lalita Sahasranama (1000 Names of the Divine Mother), which can be purchased as a CD from her Org.. ... OTOH, I see no evidence that the so-called "Mother Divine" Courses have anything to do with the Divine Mother. If so, what manifestation of the Divine Mother and what are the practices? IOW: Lip service. y ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Courses with Mother Divine in Maharishi Vedic City 1-month December 15-January 15 WPA December 22-24 or 26 Meditator Retreat December 16-18 The Mother Divine Program Vedic City, Iowa Application info e-mail: apply "at" motherdivine.org The Mother Divine Program | Blissful Life in Freedom, Fullness & Enlightenment http://www.motherdivine.org/ http://www.motherdivine.org/ The Mother Divine Program | Blissful Life in Freedom, Fu... http://www.motherdivine.org/ Nourish yourself. Nourish your world. View on www.motherdivine.org http://www.motherdivine.org/ Preview by Yahoo