We've been chanting this in our Tuesday morning class and that is where the idea arose to do 108 chants. Don't worry if you do not know it ... it is fairly easy and you will know it by the end of 108.
Similarly we've been asked to open the donation box again for this event. Donations at the door. The box will be out for those who cannot come and would like to donate. We will again put the money into the State Emergency Recovery Fund. So free to attend but please donate what you can.
We will meet at 5pm and after the chant we will share some refreshments.
Here's a repeat of the article in the January On the Mat about this chant.
"As you chant this mantra, visualise gentle soaking rain everywhere. Rain soaking onto the earth. Visualise every corner of this land getting gentle soaking rain. Rivers flowing, tanks filling, fire grounds becoming sodden. Visualise tropical weather systems with long fingers of cloud reaching across the continent delivering rain.
Vam is the bīja mantra for water and Varuna is the divine force governing water and rain.
āgaca āgaca means "come, come".
swāhā means "hail, hail, may blessings be bestowed".
Oh varuna, come as rain and bless the land with your grace and love.
Horizontal line above a vowel = long sound
Vertical line above syllable = one tone up
Line underneath = one tone down
C is pronounced as ch"