Om Shree Dham Homa Organic Farm–NSW, Australia Satsang November/December 2015 | Volume 43 #5 |New Era 72

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Om Shree Dham Homa Organic Farm – NSW, Australia

John Cowen
Northern NSW, Australia

John Cowen

I have been a naturopath/homeopath for over 30 years. I was first introduced to Agnihotra in the late eighties at a workshop facilitated by Bruce Johnson and Anne Godfrey. I was immediately impressed with the ‘fire purification’ process.

I performed Agnihotra spasmodically over the years until I attended another Agnihotra workshop conducted by Lee and Frits Ringma of Om Shree Dham in 2005. Again I was inspired and motivated to perform Agnihotra regularly, but still only managed irregular Homas.

In 2015 I attended a one month stay at Om Shree Dham Homa farm and centre. I felt the subtle nature of the biosphere so much so that I forgot the aches and pains I have had for years. Each day I chose to contribute a solid 8 hours service work of gardening and building for the new retreat centre non-stop for a month. At my 65 years of age normally I would have experienced pain and fatigue, but not so in Homa atmosphere. I felt joyous and uplifted at each day’s accomplishment.

When I went to the local town Cessnock I noticed the difference between town space and Homa space. On 2 occasions I neglected to do my hours commitment of Om Tryambakam Homa and felt noticeably tired as a result.

In the garden I noticed large numbers of millipedes and centipedes doing their work in the soil. As well I noticed cut plants seemed to stay alive and vibrant for 3 or 4 days after cutting, whereas in normal circumstances they would wilt within a couple of hours….

The visit was a memorable experience, shared with two devotional souls–Lee and Frits Ringma –and two young aspirants, Tom and Hayley from England, who ended up staying 8 months at Om Shree Dham instead of traveling around Australia.

Healing Experiences at Om Shree Dham, Australia

London, U.K.

Volunteers Hayley and Tom at Om Shree Dham, standing in front of the Agni Shala.

Having previously never heard of Agnihotra, Tom and I had no expectations when we both arrived at Om Shree Dham, but we were both open to learning and broadening our horizons.

Vedic wedding ceremony for Hayley and Tom at Om Shree Dham
Vedic wedding ceremony for Hayley and Tom at Om Shree Dham

From the first moment that we arrived at the farm we felt an instant calm within ourselves; the energy that radiates from the land and atmosphere is transformative. We have been at Om Shree Dham for nearing 8 months now and we can honestly say that Agnihotra has changed our lives. We feel more awake, healthy and have experienced changes to both mind and body.

Having suffered from precancerous cells on my cervix for several years, I have  continuously had negative results which led me to undergo surgery to remove the cells. Unfortunately, this still did not clear my precancerous cells. Lee suggested that I apply Agnihotra ash and ghee internally along with drinking Agnihotra ash water. I did this every day for 2 weeks before my cervical screening, along with positive thoughts and prayers whilst conducting Homa fires. To my amazement, for the first time in 3 years my results stated that I was completely free of HPV and harmful cells. I continue to take Agnihotra ash water daily and frequently use Agnihotrta ash and ghee to maintain good health.

Staying at Om Shree Dham has honestly been way and above anything we could have ever imagined; we have met so many wonderful people throughout our journey here, people who will remain in our lives and hearts forever.

We feel more awake, healthy and have experienced changes to both mind and body.We are so excited to return to the UK and implement everything that we have learnt. Thank you!”

 Earth Healing with Fire and Sound in New Zealand

Lee Ringma

During the workshop tour in New Zealand in March, Darryl Sang and I were lead to various powerful energy centres where we did Homas and crystal bowl sounding.

Lee in a cave at the Mana Retreat Centre
Lee meditating after Homa in a cave at the Mana Retreat Centre
Lee doing sound at chapel at Mana Retreat Centre
In the chapel at the Mana Retreat Centre
Darryl on top of a rock with a cave overlooking Mana Retreat Chapel
Darryl on top of a rock with a cave overlooking Mana Retreat Chapel

Darryl has since emailed that, “I have performed Agnihotra with a few people in the Ellerslie/ Stonefields/ Mt Wellington area recently. It is interesting that this activity is mostly in the area close to Mt. Wellington where Lee and I did sunset Agnihotra in the volcanic crater.”

 Recent Article on Agnihotra Research

Dr. Ulrich Berk

The link below leads to an article published in the International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR), Volume 4, Issue 7, July, 2015, titled, “Application of Agnihotra Ash for Enhancing Soil Fertility.” The experiment was conducted  by Chanda Berde, Arvind Kulkarni, Arati Potphode, Anand Gaikwad and Snehalata Gaikwad, Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College, in Ratnagiri, South India. Dr. Ram Kripal Pathak and I went there last January, and already now their research is done and published–very good progress!

The article shows that Agnihotra Ash promotes the multiplication of beneficial microbes in soil, and, on the other hand, keeps harmful microbes such as fungi under control. Some intelligence appears to be there in the Agnihotra Ash to discern between the two. Especially interesting is that phosphorus solubilizing bacteria multiply when Agnihotra Ash is added. This confirms and explains the results of an experiment done decades ago by Dr. Tung Ming Lai of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

This recent article is good for all who are interested in agriculture, especially for soil scientists.

 From the Orion Transmissions

received by Parvati Rosen-Bizberg
Wysoka, Poland

September 6, 2015 On Walking in Truth and Unity

Yes, yes. Man’s inhumanity towards man is astonishing, shaking the very roots of compassion, defying karmic repercussions with arrogance and a cold-hearted stance.

Yet, the opposite is also astounding—the resilience of the open heart, the willingness that gives way to deeper levels of compassion, profound depths of understanding, and a love that transcends difference, bridging divisions with ease.

You have such a dichotomy in your human race. You divide and conquer, marginalize and separate, categorize and negate the very existence of those who look different from you.

Yet, those of you whose hearts are open represent the very best, highest of humanity.

Indeed, those who can see further and dream greater, those who can embrace each other’s differences and come to each other’s aid in times of peace and in times of strife—TEACH YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. Impart the sense of UNITY, of honour, of compassion. See that they understand and practice these qualities in their lives.

This, dear ones, is the way to recreate the world in the Eyes of Almighty. Live your lives with this in mind. Don’t get lost in the things that would divide you—by race, by religion, by ideology, by gender.

Walk in TRUTH and carry the lantern of TRUTH within you.

Blessings do abound.

We are, ORION.

September 15, 2015 On Weaving through Illusion to Truth

Yes, yes, yes. The world of Maya is richly layered and fascinating to the eye. It is alluring with its mystery, a showcase of illusory pursuits lined with temptations of every sort imaginable.

The world of Spirit is also richly layered and truly inspiring, but it is simple, uncomplicated in its presentation and enriching on a deeply profound level.

One can be tossed in the sea of Maya, yet once one’s true spiritual journey has begun, the truth reigns more powerful, and gradually the illusions fall away. One realizes the emptiness in the pursuit of worldly gratification, material madness and fulfilling one’s ego.

One becomes aware that self-importance is also an illusion. Even as one advances on spiritual path, one must always guard against it. The saying, ‘I am not the doer,’ has far greater significance as one moves further on spiritual path.

As one begins to experience the higher states of consciousness, one’s need for self-importance falls away. It becomes almost a foreign concept.

All that one needs is to fill one’s mind with the hunger for Divine. Then, every aspect that is false will fall from this soul. In this state, one experiences Oneness, the ultimate JOY. And this state is achievable in this life.

September 27, 2015 On Service for the Sake of Service

Yes, yes, yes. Needing validation from others to help one believe in one’s goodness can at times keep one from finding that goodness within, thus validating oneself.

One may have longed to please the Master, the Guru. His validation, valued above all else, was, and has remained, a great motivation and inspiration in one’s life.

Now, one shifts one’s intention, one’s focus, and one’s ways and means on SERVICE for the sake of SERVICE. Then, all need for validation goes.

September 29, 2015 On Feeding Faith and Starving Fears

Yes, yes, yes. Indeed, these are trying times when the face of the future may appear rather obscure and goals may seem unattainable. However, the same principles of manifestation apply during times of strife or times of peace, during times of plenty or times of want. Dear ones, make no mistake. Adhere to correct principles, nurture positive attitude, feed your faith and starve your fears, and know that what is of Light and Truth will most definitely thrive.

We cannot deny that the difficulties plaguing those of you who walk in Truth do not exist. It is a practice of rising above the fray that is necessary to inculcate, in order to move smoothly through life’s ups and downs. The valleys and the mountains will always exist. How you traverse them is entirely in your hands.

On the Human Race

Dear beings, concern yourselves with human kindness. Preserve your rights, but learn to act in a righteous manner toward your fellow men, women, children.

Care for the planet’s natural resources. Do not allow them to be destroyed. Unify your voices to preserve this planet’s delicate eco system. And, on an individual level, walk gently upon this Earth. Make your voices heard, but utilize your creative spirits in bringing Light into the darkness of the hour.

Do not sink all your own personal resources—time, creative energy and strength of spirit—into the material world alone.

Use your creativity to make a change in your own reality. Hone your creative skills to serve humanity in the most unique form—via the sacred avenues of music, art, dance, writing—new models of communication for the children to learn, for creating harmony in the world. And, above all, unify your efforts to bolster your creative spirit and act as one force toward the Light.

In enthusiasm and respect for the human spirit.

We are,


November 18, 2015 On Preparing for Future

Focus on preparing yourselves and your loved ones for the future. Seek information on alternative resources which you can tap fairly readily as needed in future times.

Store food for six-month periods, and recycle accordingly. Stockpile all necessary items which you require for comfortable living. However, do so without alarm, without fear or worry. Learn to buy more than what is presently needed, and in this natural way, begin food storage for future times. Don’t think that you must go out and buy enough food items for 6 months today! Just do it gradually, but steadily, without any undue effort to amass endless stores of food. Keep it simple. It is simple.

December 17, 2015 On the Invisible Thread that Unites Us

Yes, yes. Dear ones, you must learn to understand, the plight of one is indeed the plight of all. If one of you suffers anywhere on your lustrous planet, all suffer. There is no separation, only in the mind. You see, there is an invisible thread that unites you all, despite cultural divides and differences in race, religion, tradition. Dear ones, the sooner you realize that Oneness most surely exists, the sooner you can learn to embrace it in your own lives.

The divisions that exist in the world do exist, but they exist because they were manufactured, created, designed to divide you. It is not the natural state of affairs.

We urge you to continue to strive for unity amongst you, within your small circles of friends and family, then extend to include the community, further reaching across borders and oceans, all around the world. This is not only possible that unity shall prevail, dear ones. It is written as such, but first it may take disintegration of society as it exists today, in order to rebuild a world where love presides and fear has no place in the open heart.

In this, the season of giving, take time out to reach for friends and neighbors, community and even strangers, to give to them from your hearts. Find someone or some family in greater need, and give of yourselves with love. It is time to learn to expand the borders and boundaries of your own hearts, to include those less fortunate than yourselves.

Indeed, it is through seemingly ‘random acts of kindness’ that love shall prevail. Seeds become plants, and those plants flower and reseed. Begin.

May all of you have a joyous and sacred season of Light.

All around the world.


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Gardening Success!

Karyn Calabrese and chard

Karyn Calabrese
Chicago, Illinois


Here’s a photo of my chard grown this summer with Agnihotra ash. It was unbelievable! It was quite a conversation opener for Agnihotra!

 Healing with Homa Therapy

Mr. Segundo and his wife Alicia Montalvo practicing and sharing Agnihotra in Bagua Grande.

Alicia de Montalvo
Municipality Utcubamba
Bagua Grande, Amazonas, Peru

“Before, my husband used to get angry about anything. Now his behavior is moderate.

“I was very allergic to smoke. My pneumologist forbid me completely to be exposed to cigarette smoke or anything alike.

“However, the Agnihotra smoke is healing. Now, I have been cured of my problem.”

Segundo Montalvo Cubas (husband of Mrs. Alicia)
“I am 48 years old. I have been suffering from an accelerated heartbeat; my heart used to be racing. With the practice of Homa Therapy,  the disease is controlled. I also suffered from gastritis, which so far has also disappeared. And I have another disease, prostatitis; it is much better now. I do not take the pills. After 5-6 days of Agnihotra practice, I began to notice these positive changes.

“In relation to my wife, one day I told her to come and participate, just out of curiosity.  She suffered from asthma and used to need inhalers. Now with Homa Therapy, she breathes well and does not need inhalers any longer.”

From Shree Vasant’s Teachings–
On the Science of Kriya Yoga

Only will and effort are the deciding factors and not the human judgment about what seems to be the result. It is not given to man to judge because his understanding is not qualified to do that.

On the Divine Path, the Path of Light (Devayana) all material actions serve only to make the matter ready for higher levels so that the connection to all levels becomes perfect. Every level is prepared by the corresponding discipline so that it takes the perfect shape of its state and can be connected to the next higher level, and thus an interchange of energy takes place. As an example, Agnihotra may be mentioned. Out of normal state of matter an ideal state of matter is produced which allows energy transformation out of a different level–Aum.

The will of a man is his signpost (giver of direction.) Whatever he wishes, towards that he moves. Thus man determines his destiny. The direction in which he makes the effort and also the length of the way he goes both count. So will and effort together bring about a special quantum of development in a particular direction. To apply this law consciously is the privilege of man which he should make use of. He should use his talents thus and work. Aum.

Do your Yajnyas as service for matter. The Yajnya fire on its part also serves you. Do your Yajnyas as a better instrument to increase the manifestation of subtle energy on grosser levels as it is Shree’s will to approximate energetically again the Earth more to Him and to raise its energy level. This happens most harmoniously with the help of fire as mediating power and transformer. Therefore, let us do this, i.e., our work of practicing Yajnya fires, with all love, mercy. It is His will and His will be done. Aum.

[Note: Yajnya, Homa are Sanskrit words used here synonymously. Yajnya means healing fires prepared under certain disciplines, specific biorhythmic conditions of the planet to heal the atmosphere. You heal the atmosphere and the atmosphere heals you. Agnihotra is the basic Yajnya tuned to sunrise/sunset, wherein a copper pyramid is used to intensify the healing energies.

Shree is the entity who revealed this Kriya Yoga now and of which Agnihotra is the basic Kriya (action.)

Fivefold Path for Happy Living

  1. Perform AGNIHOTRA for purification of the atmosphere which leads to automatic purification of mind.
  2. Practice DAAN (sharing of assets in a spirit of humility to reduce attachment to worldly possessions).
  3. Practice TAPA (becoming better managers of our energy expenditure by training the body and mind to react to all circumstances in life with Total Love).
  4. Perform KARMA (every action for self purification only and thus no expectations which bind us to the material world).
  5. Practice SWADHYAYA (Self-study) for liberation. Who am I? Why am I here? My work on this planet is to learn to react with total LOVE with each opportunity given to me.

This is the Fivefold Path for happy living on the planet. By practicing the Fivefold Path you become better members of your society, group, religion, community, etc.