Vedic Studies

The Vedas are an ancient body of knowledge dating back at least 5,000 years from the lands of what is now known as India and the Middle East. Many of the world’s traditions trace their origins back to the Vedas and all systems of yogic knowledge descend from the Vedas. The Vedas are preserved in the oldest known texts on earth and have given rise to a continuous investigation into the nature of life and consciousness.


Mantra: The Science of Primordial Sound

Wednesday, February 21 and 28, March 17 and 21, 7-9 pm.

We are excited to explore the origins of mantric science in the Vedic and Tantric texts. The topic of this course is by student request. We will take a look at all kinds of mantras, from bijas – powerful “seed” mantras; to slokas – mantras organized into verse. We’ll research the different applications and techniques of using mantras. We will also discuss what contemporary science has to say about the power of sound.

This course is ideal for any student of meditation. It will broaden your understanding of how mantras work and of the ancient sciences that have preserved this knowledge for thousands of years. These ancient text have an amazing wealth of information. With this deeper insight your mantra meditation practices will become easier and more profound. You will also increase your appreciation of the creative influence of sound.

The class will meet on the following Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm: February 21 and 28, March 7 and 14. You can join the class in person or via conference call or by independent study. The cost of the course is $90. Work-study exchange is available if needed. This class is worth one semester study at the Shiva Sai Mandir University for Vedic and Yogic Studies. Please register by emailing

Teachers: The course will be taught by Nafeeah Kim and Channing Johnson, co-directors of Shiva Sai Mandir Center for Vedic and Yogic Studies. Both Nafeeah and Channing have received extensive training in India and have been teaching meditation practices for many years.






Shiva Sai Mandir-Colorado, 1391 S. Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado 80210

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