online mixed spiritual camp
february 15th-19th, 2023
The gradual deepening of the deep and exemplary resonance with Shiva, which prepares and opens our being to the Grace of Shiva, which is bestowed in a unique and privileged way in the sacred moment of Mahashivaratri
Organized by the esoteric group Vira®
The MAHASHIVARATRI 2023 Spiritual Camp takes place exclusively online and is intended for all men and women of our Spiritual School who aspire to deepen the intense, plenary and profound resonance with the Great God SHIVA!
About the Mahashivaratri, the Spiritual Guide reveals that it is “one of the holiest spiritual nights of the year… and if we are properly prepared, it can transform us profoundly and permanently, by the mysterious grace of Shiva. If we are prepared, we will receive many godly gifts on the most uplifting celebration of the year. We all have this wonderful possibility, just waiting to be fully manifested in us. It is therefore in our power to choose this miraculous opportunity HERE and NOW.”
The unique topics approached by the lectures, exemplifications and special spiritual techniques that we will perform together, with the subtle support of our Spiritual Guide, will open our soul to the mysteries of Shiva’s spiritual heart and will prepare us to receive Shiva’s Mysterious Grace!
Benefits of participation:
- Daily exceptional spiritual exemplifications supported by the Spiritual Guide
- 15 thematic lectures in premiere
- LIVE interactive meeting with yoga teacher Nicolae Catrina (Adinathananda)
- Sacred ceremony of intense, full and deep communion with the Infinite sphere of force of Shiva
- Subtle perceptions contest (in three stages) with surprise prizes
- Outstanding documentaries and thematic films
- Brilliantly inspired artistic moments
People who register by Friday, February 10, 2023, will receive a special bonus: they will be able to listen to the lectures of the second edition of the MahaShivaRatri Camp in 2022 from February 11-14th, 2022!
The gradual deepening of the profound and exemplary resonance with Shiva that is bestowed in a unique and privileged way in the sacred moment of Mahashivaratri.
During the camp we will listen to the Spiritual Guide’s presentations on the 3 fundamental aspects of Shiva:
- SHIVA JALANDHARARI – Shiva in the pose of destroyer of exaggerated selfish starts and amplified pride
- SHIVA CHANDESHANUGRAHA – Shiva in the pose of offering his Divine Grace to his devoted worshipers
- SHIVA NILAKANTHA – Shiva, in the pose of a perfect alchemist who takes in his gigantic being the terrible poison of the sins of the world to sublimate it into nectar
- SHIVA BHAIRAVA – Shiva, transcendent and ineffable, who manifests in the mysterious night of divine revelation, Shivaratri
- SHIVA MATANGARI – Shiva in the pose of triumphant over hostile, evil forces
People who register for the camp will have access to the camp’s materials for an extra 30 days after the end of the camp, based on the code received at registration.
The force-idea of the camp:
- MahaShivaRatri, this deeply mysterious and sacred night is coming soon.
Let us all aim to experience it as one of the most important spiritual events of our lives. Let us remember at least every moment of this night that our essential goal in this existence is the realization HERE and NOW of God the Father and, full of love, let us approach Shiva with our hearts aflame.
Let us climb, inspired by gigantic aspiration, to the summit of the holy mountain Kailasa – which is permanently within us, at the level of the coronary centre (sahasrara) – to experience as profoundly and plenary as possible the mystical presence of Shiva in ourselves, as our own Immortal Self – Atman – which ceaselessly permeates the whole Macrocosm. (Gregorian Bivolaru)
Shiva’s hypostases that we will explore during the camp
SHIVA JALANDHARARI – Shiva in the pose of destroyer of exaggerated selfish starts and amplified pride
It is the pose in which SHIVA subjects the being who has already attained a great inner power to appropriate spiritual trials whose purpose is to test her detachment from exaggerated egoistic drives and in terms of amplified pride.
“Coloured in red, moving nobly and menacingly, holding in his hands the shaft, the antelope and the bow, at the same time making with the fourth hand the secret gesture (MUDRA) of the divine protection with the three eyes full of brilliance among which the third, AJNA CHAKRA, is then particularly bright. He, SHIVA-JALANDHARARI, is in this pose the prompt destroyer of the exacerbated selfish starts and the immense pride of the demon JALANDHARA”.
SHIVA CHANDESH ANUGRAHA – Shiva in the pose of offering his Divine Grace to his devoted worshipers
It is one of the most well-known auspicious poses of SHIVA. In this pose, SHIVA blesses CHANDESHA, his fervent worshipper, by granting him his divine grace (ANUGRAHA). CHANDESHA is the leader of the worshipers of SHIVA and he is the one who keeps all that is useful to SHIVA, after SHIVA has given his consent. CHANDESHA is always around SHIVA, being situated on His left. In India, in the rituals performed in the temples dedicated to SHIVA, the last offerings are always offered to CHANDESHA, as a symbol of maintaining the continuity of SHIVA’s worship.
SHIVA NILAKANTHA – Shiva, in the pose of a perfect alchemist who takes in his gigantic being the terrible poison of the sins of the world to sublimate it into nectar
It is the mysterious posture of SHIVA with the blue neck, also called VISHAPAHARANIA – the one who takes in his gigantic being the terrible venom of the sins of the world, to then sublimate it into nectar. The foundation of this divine manifestation of the perfect alchemist is the myth about the cosmic action that the mysterious forces of light, the gods (the DEVAs) accomplished together with the hidden forces of darkness, the demons (the ASURAs); to their surprise, just as they were decanting the milk of the primordial ocean (SAMUDRA MATHANA) to thereby obtain the mysterious essential nectar (AMRITA), a terrible deadly poison (HALAHALA) sprang up from the depths, threatening all existing worlds with imminent destruction. But to save the entire Creation, SHIVA sacrificed himself without hesitation and drank all the poison on the spot. PARVATI, the mother of the Universe and his divine lover, was then afraid that the terrible drink might destroy his gigantic body that eternally encompasses the seen and unseen worlds. So she rushed towards her beloved and pressed him tightly to the neck, so as to stop the fatal poison and prevent it from passing any further. The killing drink was indeed strained before SHIVA swallowed it, but his throat therefore immediately turned blue (NILAKANTHA). Through his courageous action, the existing worlds were then saved.
SHIVA BHAIRAVA – Shiva, transcendent and ineffable, who manifests in the mysterious night of divine revelation, Shivaratri
It is a fundamental and at the same time a formidable pose of Shiva, a pose that personifies the divine transcendent reality. But because what is transcendent and in general limitlessness, eternity, infinity, the mystery beyond appearances, beyond the known scares the common human being and primarily the ego (ahamkara in Sanskrit), Bhairava is most often represented in a terrible or even terrifying form. But what is frightening for the exacerbated and hoarding ego is pure and ecstatic divine liberating grace for the soul thirsty for God.
That is why Bhairava is in reality the most formidable antidote against all the fears, limitations, illusions and conditionings we still face.
SHIVA MATANGARI – Shiva in the pose of triumphant over hostile, evil forces
Or in other words, Shiva in the pose of triumphant over hostile, evil forces. Shiva Matangari is the pose associated with the all-powerful divine action of Shiva which seeks to defeat the hostile, evil influences of a demonic being who has taken the form of an elephant. This pose of Shiva is also known in India as Gajahamurti, Gajasura Samharamurti or Gajasamharamurti. In the Hindu tradition, the elephant is the symbol of great strength. Its existence is associated with memory, wisdom, strength, age and all endowments that are born or acquired, which allow the human being to achieve mastery and skill in a certain direction. In general, in India, the elephant is a symbol of great material and spiritual wealth at the same time. In certain ancient Hindu writings, the presence of the elephant symbolizes the enormous capacity of the individual consciousness to store rich life experience.
But the elephant is also the symbol associated with the selfish action of possessing or accomplishing something that is not allowed or that is illegal. The elephant is, by its nature, an aggressive and massive animal and that is why it is also associated with the lack of sensitivity to beneficial, subtle, superior influences, because it is the animal that has the thickest skin.
Cost of the camp and payment
Cost of participation in this camp:
- 170 Ron for yoga, tantra, shaivism, ayurveda students respectively
- 130 Ron for yoga, tantra, shaivism instructors, ayurveda teachers, Shakti group coordinators, Mahavira members and coordinators
- 60 euro for yoga, tantra, shaivism, ayurveda students respectively
- 50 euro for yoga, tantra, shaivism instructors, ayurveda teachers, Shakti group coordinators, Mahavira members and coordinators, people from the ashrams.
- Payment by card (to be done from the registration form)
- Payment Order (PO) / Bank Transfer Asociația Mahavira Ananda Account: RO77 RNCB 0072 1702 0450 0001
BIC – RNCBROBU
Banca Comercială Română – BCR
- Via Mahavira Ananda coordinators
In order to fully benefit from translation in languages other than Romanian and English, a minimum of 10 people must be registered by January 25, 20223.
Tonight let us think moment by moment about the mystic Shiva and Shiva alone. Tonight, to him or her who asks, Shiva will give. May this night the supreme grace of Shiva pour down upon us and fill our whole being forever….
The subtle support of the Spiritual Guide will help us to experience together in our hearts the model states of communion with Shiva which will be exemplified and which will help us to take essential steps towards enlightenment.
Camp participants will be able to ask intelligent questions about the content of the conferences. These questions, as well as some suggestions or ideas can be sent either to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly in the form on the Contact page.
Please remember that the programme, although very rich, is optional!