Email: Thank you for letting me know. I had never heard of a yagya before but after resarching see that it is a fire ritual/offering. Is this open to others that may not be students of Pundit Sharma such as myself? Blessings to you.
Ans: Sorry to find this too late. Yes, a lot of very spiritually practiced folks showed up. Yes, with lots of spiritual things going on in this little town most of us who live here in the meditating community look to the Thursday edition of the Fairfield Weekly reader to find what is up. With the WR those of us who actively live here get our day-timers out and then plan what to show up at for the week. It is a busy place. As you show up at various functions and then get on e-mail lists there becomes its own web of notice for what is interesting to you and actively coming up. The Fairfield Weekly Reader is a good way to find interesting groups that are already doing things in Fairfield. Also the boards at Everybody's, the Noodle House and Thai Deli and other places for poster notices of what is going on. Mostly there are already groups that function like guilds 'doing things' in Fairfield. It just takes some initiative to show up and find like minded people already here.. arts, writing, business, nature, garden, music, recreation, fitness, spiritual practice. Hope to meet you soon at something. A Ganesh yagya today also at, Sri Devi Mandir, a Hindu Temple, located in Fairfield, IA, a small rural community in southeast Iowa. The temple initiated within the Fairfield meditating community opened October 7, 2002, during Navaratri - the Nine Nights of Mother Divine. Sri Devi Mandir is an independent spiritual organization, not affiliated with any spiritual teacher or group. Sri Devi Mandir is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization run by devotees for devotees. The Temple's main income is through devotee donations and sponsorships. Through the years Devi Mandir has become an important cultural center for the Indo- American community that is well settle in Fairfield, Iowa. Community Ganesh Yagya today.. In line with Fairfield being one of the spiritual places to live.. FW: a long tradition (and a lot of personal experience!) to support his title of "remover of Obstacles"! See full details at: https://vedyagya.blogspot.com/ https://vedyagya.blogspot.com/ # Fairfield of recent years has changed into something else which is now quite rich after nearly four decades development. The long-time Fairfield meditating community today is its own center for spiritual practice. The breadth of spiritual practice groups in Fairfield is now a unique feature of the town in the 21st Century. 30 Top Cities and Towns for Meditation in America An article: http://www.sonima.com/meditation/top-cities-for-meditation/ http://www.sonima.com/meditation/top-cities-for-meditation/ “..keep company with the saints (sants), mahàtmàs, and the wise (vidvànta), so that your human birth will be fruitful.” -Guru Dev, Brahmananda Saraswati .. * About 90 attended Dr. Evan Finkelstein's event at Phoenix Rising Sunday evening. It was a powerpoint presentation of slides of saints from around the world and throughout the ages, with pictures or likenesses of the saints, and their quotes on meditation and experiences of higher states of consciousness, and comments by Dr. Evan. It was just like the IAA daily calls, with a wider and more varied group of people calling in. That is how it felt. It felt very very good. There was an audience request for Dr. Evan to do an encore presentation later and there was support for this in the audience. So that's in the works. # # 1000 Names on Sunday the 26th (for Kerala Flood, US Fires/Floods etc.) 6:10 to 6:30: Group meditation (please come on time for this) 6:30 to 7:30: 1000 Names of Sri Lalitha We hope to see you all there! AmmaFairfieldSatsang ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Yes, simply as a transcription of conversation there is a powerful insight to communal spiritual Fairfield, Iowa. These kind of spiritual conversations go on throughout the meditating day in Fairfield. Morning, noon and night. they make for quite a journal. In journalizing, the names of people are not so irrelevant here for consideration on FFL but the idea content in context evidently is quite relevant consideration within the community. So in editing I do not bring names of folks over here to FFL though their ideas may come here. In the daily life of Fairfield the coffee house satsanga are where a lot of business of the community is met, and again at the lunchtime eateries as people spill into the cafes for mid-day, throughout the afternoons back in the coffee houses, and the evening dinner hour. Not uncommonly depending on who you want to run in to you go to their watering holes as a means of finding people. These kind of fragment spiritual conversations happen then between folks throughout the day in Fairfield. ( I had a long spiritual conversation over at Menards back in the drywall area the other day with an old ™ teacher who has traveled to Peru a number of times. Really interesting perspective on spiritual experience.) Back a few posts on FFL there was the “Sit up and Meditate” thread about ™ being something ‘you do’.. That subject then became a coffee house conversation between some spiritually cultivated folks that focused some light on an aspect of the culture of some number of ™’ers who chronically cave over in meditation. It was an interesting perspective that went on to consideration about ™’ers possibly being cultivated in mental fields in ways but not necessarily grounded in their experience. I’ll add the transcript to the ™ and Karma Yoga thread. Likewise, as folks would like to add in to consideration here on FFL they can send emails to the owner of Fairfieldlife link as listed on the FFL homepage. . JaiGuruYou In Satsanga Fairfield, Iowa skymtseawrites: Excellent post. It's this sort of vision of FF that has prompted me to resettle in FF. It would be wonderful if the person conveying these thoughts, and friends, could participate in FairfieldLife and help illuminate further how things are unfolding in the community. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Fairfield, Ia. Coffee shop satsanga: From conversation, opinion by experience given: “The meditating community is much more inclusive now moving towards unity behavior, an understanding, seeing the truth in many things. This is informed by their experience, by the transcendent. Not because someone said that it had to look like a Unified Field Chart, it is informed by their experience. This is what is moving the community forward and that is why we have someone visiting like ( ) taking me aside and saying coming back to this, the engine, the possibilities of this are so great here because of it. This does not seem to require the Domes for people anymore. Or necessarily group practice anymore, or even practice. We don’t even know what people are doing in their experience. There is a kind of cultivated maturity out in the community now that is not requiring people to divulge what it is they are doing, or with whom, because as Maharishi said, “mind your own business”. Everyone here is actively finding their path. This, Fairfield, continues to be a maturing dynamic spiritual community. In confirming this, if we have an administrative group that confirms it only to “Thou Shalts” that it is going to be just about one practice when in life one really has to realize that many things are actually required to develop consciousness, that is why most of the people have left, they got it and some realized ‘Oh, being in the dome that way is actually holding me back’. That is what people have said. It only went so far. In the consciousness part, the critically conscious part, how much ‘practice’ particularly of the ™-Siddhis program does one need to do? When you learn the mechanics of sanyama why is it required that you go in there and hammer away at the sun and the moon and the stars and your navel and god knows what else forever? For some people it (the Domes and ™) works and that is their path, like (), she loves it. It may even be in someone’s chart, that they will have a practice and it will work extremely well for them and they won’t need anything else. This is the exception. That is the exception. But yet in seeing the saints, these people in the community are not also saying ‘it could be dangerous’ to go see the saints’ and just be content in their practice. No one is saying people shouldn’t practice that 'program' it is just that for most of us that program has served its purpose. They have done ‘yogic flying’ enough. It is done. It is through. It worked and they manifestly needed to do these other, these adjunct practices to help us in our processes that were not available, not divined, condoned and quite frankly not understood by the ™ tru-believers. They don’t understand a thing about this. That is the great irony of this. In facilitating a community of course the ™ thing should be supporting group practice, there is not problem with that.These cultivated people are having inner experience that are objective to themselves, that is science. These other people who are over intellectualizing and trying to administrate it miss this: Experience in consciousness not in lineal formulas. If you are looking for a drone then of course. .. Ongoing in Fairfield, Iowa.. There is a weekday 5pm silent group meditation Weekdays, 5-6pm. 'Unaffiliated and open' for silent meditation practice. 51 N. Court, Fairfield, Iowa. The Ammachi satsanga in Fairfield.. This week, June 26th, 2018, it seems half of the Fairfield meditating community, some hundreds, have driven over to Chicago to have darshan from Ammachi in a large spiritual community that forms in her programs. In Fairfield, Iowa, Oneness Blessings and other Oneness events for awakening and connecting to the Divine. https://www.facebook.com/Oneness-Fairfield-666967240084751/ https://www.facebook.com/Oneness-Fairfield-666967240084751/ Art of Living In Fairfield, Iowa a weekly Knowledge night with bhajans, Knowledge tape and discussion. Art of Living practice groups on Saturdays and Sundays. Also Ongoing in Fairfield, Tuesdays, noontime group meditation.. Referred to as 'the light lunch' Divine Mother Church Downtown Fairfield, Iowa http://www.divinemotheronline.net/ http://www.divinemotheronline.net/ Visiting: Swami Ram Kripalu is visitng Fairfield this week, June 15 https://swamiramkripalu.com/ https://swamiramkripalu.com/ .. “..keep company with the saints (sants), mahàtmàs, and the wise (vidvànta), so that your human birth will be fruitful.” -Guru Dev Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (SBS), Maharishi's teacher. TM's 'Guru Dev' SBS was an advocate for the spiritual utility of satsanga.. A good satsanga in Fairfield, Ia. that is a profound crossroads of the spiritual communities of Fairfield is the served Friday noontime lunch offered by Divine Star Lunches. This is a once a week meal that a lot of people from various parts of the Fairfield meditating community come in for. If people are visiting back to Fairfield it is a good way to see folks. This meal developed as a service from inside the Fairfield Ammachi community. It serves to bring a lot of different spiritual folks of the community together. The Lunch is on a RSVP basis, not a drop in meal. They buy and cook enough food to serve the people who are signed up by the evening before. http://www.divinestarlunches.com/ Ongoing, the “I AM” Sanctuary Of Fairfield, Ia. On the Downtown Square, Fairfield. Contact howardosborne at gmail. In Fairfield, Ia. June 2018.. Rory Goff's Wavicle Work: Unconditional Love Technique Bruno Groening Circle of Friends group meditation https://www.bruno-groening.org/en https://www.bruno-groening.org/en Scalar Energy Healing https://www.selfhealgo.com/about-tom-paladino/ https://www.selfhealgo.com/about-tom-paladino/ Janet Sussman in Fairfield for a workshop this weekend. June 2 and 3. https://batgap.com/janet-sussman/ https://batgap.com/janet-sussman/ Janet is a specialist on the architecture of the subtle bodies. In her written and musical works, as well as her intuitive counseling, she transmits a consciousness awakening and an opening into celestial light. Students report experiences of unity, of merging with the other while maintaining the core value of the Self. # Public Program with David Spero in Fairfield, Iowa May 17, 2018, 7:30pm to 9:00pm CDT Fellowship of the Holy Spirit 51 North Court St (east side of the town square), Fairfield, IA The program consists of silent meditation and also dialog. Often David will give a spiritual talk. http://www.davidspero.org/ http://www.davidspero.org/ David Spero visits Fairfield, Ia. this week. Of David Spero, He was invited by some meditators to come visit Fairfield. This was an interesting satsanga that was viscerally spiritual. He is an old meditator having been a student at MIU. He got the ™-sidhis as a student/meditator on the old forest academies of that era when the sidhis were taught that way. He went on for his academic studies elsewhere and subsequently spirituality also has unfolded for him in life. He had not been back to Fairfield since those earlier MIU days and not involved with the TM movement since then. He has on his own been hosting spiritual satsang of darshan and dialogue for about 20 years with folks in small groups mostly out West. He does not teach techniques at all but does encourage people on in their spiritual practices. He evidently is very respectful of ™ and also of the community here. He became very sympathetic with the meditating community here on returning to Fairfield now yet had not idea of the scope of how it has gone since he had been here in the 1970’s. He evidently was impressed with the visit. His satsang is simply sitting in silence for periods of time with a transmitting field effect and then talking in dialogue about spiritual experience with the transmission. In the transmission there is light, ecstatic or devotional feeling, and current of shakti all as the state with it in the human system. It is a type of healing. Along with his own spiritual experience he evidently is very bright, well read/studied/travelled in philosophy, religions, mystery schools and spiritual disciplines. The dialogue was quite an advanced lecture from context of that standpoint as some intellects in the group would try to catch him out. But mostly the dialogue was about spiritual states and life. Interestingly from the Fairfield meditating community vantage he was quite able to freely draw on Maharishi’s books, quoting and explaining points in the dialogue using The Science of Being and Art of Living and then The Science of Creative Intelligence . The guy is not a ™ teacher but probably could out teach most ™ teachers from The Science of Being. His facility with The Science of Being and Art of Living was quaint to hear and does date him as to when he was a meditator and involved with ™. His poster quote says: Consciousness is Bliss, Freedom, Truth and Reality. It is Love. And only by abiding in the innocence of your Heart, do you come to know It. -Darshan and Dialogue with David Spero Notes from the meeting ..transmission of: Light -Samadhi -Ascension -Silence Ecstasy -Beauty -Bliss -Loving Kundalini-Shakti -Current -Vibration -Chakras Different people, enlightened beings, are technicians in modalities with different aspects of spirituality and the human spiritual system. He has transmission of shakti down real good. # David Spero is visiting Fairfield this weekend, http://www.davidspero.org/calendar/20170617t00300020170617t020000 http://www.davidspero.org/calendar/20170617t00300020170617t020000 http://www.davidspero.org/ http://www.davidspero.org/ There is a weekday 5pm silent group meditation Weekdays, 5-6pm. 'Unaffiliated and open' for silent meditation practice. 51 N. Court, Fairfield, Iowa.