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My sadhana altar (including the japa mala)  
   

My sadhana altar (including the japa mala)

100 times 108: Five days of chanting mantras, playing with fire and retreating into the shadows of silence

May 5th 2008
It is Day One of my five day silent retreat and I am starting to lose my voice. We are sitting around the ceremonial fire for the second time today, dripping with sweat in the afternoon heat, count our japa malas (a necklace of 108 beads which is used to count mantras: one bead for each mantra), feed the fire with copious amounts of ghee and herbs, and chant the Sanskrit Miritunjay m ... read more
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