Bhu Devi Mata Mandir
The Bhu Devi Temple is....
where the Yogis of Hridaya gather every evening to practice meditation, with the specific intention of benefiting all beings through their concentrated, group intention.
The Bhu Devi Temple is dedicated to the feminine aspect of divinity, otherwise known as Shakti. In Sankrit, Bhu Devi means the “Mother Goddess of Creation” or commonly known in our culture as Mother Earth. The deity of the temple is a depiction of the mother birthing creation, in a beautiful relief, carved out of black granite. The Hermitage rescued this sacred artifact from a condemned temple in Nepal, returning her to the sanctity of a temple where she receives regular worship and adoration.
The inner sanctum of the Bhu Devi Temple sits at the center of daily life and the activities of a Yogic community. Including the nightly meditation, the daily preparation and serving of food, offering to temple deity, and also our place of community Satsang (sacred gathering) for the weekly teachings with Gurus Sri Bhagavan and Mirabai.