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13th October 20:30 hrs, at MERU, Hotel Sonnenberg, Seelisberg.

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For Lady Meditators, Sidhas, and Governors

Conducted by
Reshma Shrivastava
Acclaimed Sitarist and Maharishi Gandharva Veda Musician

Course Dates
18–24 October 2012
Those who cannot attend the whole course are invited to come for the 3-day
weekend, arriving 18 October and departing 21 October late afternoon.

Course Location
International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace
MERU Facility, St. Odiliënberg, The Netherlands

Course Content
Part 1
18–21 October—Understanding and practical experience of singing and playing Maharishi Gandharva Veda music; introduction to instruments: Sitar, Tanpura, and Tabla

Part 2
22–24 October
Advanced knowledge and personal instruction in Maharishi Gandharva Veda: Sitar, Tanpura, Tabla, and Voice

Course Participants
Lady Meditators, Sidhas, and Governors are warmly welcomed to participate. No previous musical training is necessary.

Special Features

  • Introduction to Maharishi Gandharva Veda Ragas (melodic compositions), the time of day they are played, and their influence
  • Understanding the balancing effects of Maharishi Gandharva Veda on physiology, mind, and emotions
  • Playing and singing the notes and scales of Maharishi Gandharva Veda
  • Introduction on how to play Gandharva instruments—Sitar, Tanpura, and Tabla
  • Discovering the structure of music: Learning the cycles of beats—Taal—used in Maharishi Gandharva Veda
  • Understanding the steps for composing a Raga
  • Group Maharishi Gandharva Veda performance to integrate the skills learned during the course and to stir the bliss
  • Performances of Maharishi Gandharva Veda by the course instructor, Reshma Shrivastava

Course participants will receive a practice DVD to continue practising at home.

‘Gandharva Veda music is universal. It is at home with every land,
with every man, with every society. It is the language of bliss,
the science and art of bliss, the song of Nature.’ —

The course is taught in light of Maharishi’s Science of Consciousness, connecting all key principles of Maharishi Gandharva Veda to the development of higher states of consciousness. During the course, in addition to the knowledge and practice of Maharishi Gandharva Veda, you will enjoy extended group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programmes. The course will provide a fulfilling taste of Maharishi Gandharva Veda to promote health, happiness, and development of higher states of consciousness.

We invite all lady Meditators, Sidhas, and Governors to enliven inner silence, and draw that silence out to be expressed in dynamic waves of bliss through the sounds and melodies of Maharishi Gandharva Veda.

Course Schedule

  • 18 October evening—Orientation and performance by Reshma Shrivastava.
  • 19 October morning—Lessons begin
  • 21 October late afternoon—Completion of the 3-day course
  • 24 October morning—Course completion

All course participants are invited for Vijaya Dashami Puja on 24 October and a concert in the afternoon.

Click HERE to see a beautiful video clip of Reshma Shrivastava in concert.

Course Accommodations and Fees
Course fee including meals:
Euro 240 for the full course 18–24 October
• Euro 120 for the 3-day course 18–21 October

Housing cost per person at the facility in St. Odilienberg:
• Euro 210 Single occupancy for the full course 18–24 October
• Euro 135 Double occupancy for the full course 18–24 October
• Euro 105 Single occupancy for the 3-day course 18–21 October
• Euro 67.50 Double occupancy for the 3-day course 18–21 October

Payment Details:
To make your reservation and pay online at: www.meruevents.com

For assistance please email: courses@maharishi.net

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