Namaste!

Welcome back co-passengers! We hope that you had an enjoyable summer break. This week we will gather again for our weekly Jivana Meeting and continue to immerse ourselves in the sweet and poetic words of the Subhāṣitas stanzas communicated through Ācārya.   “Subhāṣitas are stanzas written in Saṁskṛta, communicating a yogic lifestyle or ideal lifestyle,…

Upcoming Public Talks with Ācārya

~ What is the purpose of human life? With this question, at some point, we will arrive at the conclusion that – it is experiencing the amazing and abundant happiness that can be experienced within yourself. One need not crave for materials to experience this happiness because it is already inbuilt, within your heart, within…

Jivana Review Week July 11-16

यक्षप्रश्न: Yakṣapraśnaḥ   ~ Which is the Dharma forever?  The Eternal Truth.   We had a very enriching time, live and on zoom in the Ashland śālā. Both Ganapathiārya’s and Adarashārya’s talks were crisp and insightful. It is all our good luck to have such noble teachers. Gratitude to all – Laura for your gracious hosting…

Leigh Ann

Hello, my name is Leigh Ann Lesho and I live in Tucson, Arizona with my husband Billy and our 11-year-old son Rylan. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your words and I feel a deeper sense of connection to the community, especially since there are some of you that I have not yet had the…

And the pandemic hit me…

Luisa, Portugal   I am Luisa, Portuguese, 65 years old, retired, living in a tourist village, near the capital, known mainly for its long beach and many restaurants and bars along the coastline. I have my mother living with me, whom I take care of, with much affection (she is 87 years old). I also…

Joanna

Hi, I’m Joanna from Sebastopol California USA; I live with my husband Jesse, my spirited teenager, Marcus. We care for a variety of animals that came with or got adopted into our home. The tea business that we tended and grew for many years became a casualty over COVID. In a blink of an eye,…

Ocean of Life

Jonathan, Sintra Portugal   Hello, fellow travellers on this yogic path! I have been moved reading your sincere and heartfelt posts on this blog. My name is Jonathan, I am born to Allan and Maureen, brother to Debbie, husband to Stacey and father to Yasmin and Elijah. Underpinning all these relationships is the connection established…

Natália

Hello, my name is Natália and I am a Brazilian living in Portugal since 2010.   I moved here with my Brazilian/Portuguese ex-husband, it was his life long dream to live in the country where he was born, the country of all his grandparents. Since I had been travelling since the age of 14 as…

A Quest for balance

“If we torture this system, it will lose its capacity for Realization and Liberation.” Quote from: “The Sacred Tradition of Yoga.”   My name is Marie-Michel Tassé, and I live in a small town named Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the province of Québec, in the eastern part of Canada. I have lived most of my life in…

Pure Love

Hello, my name is Silvia, I’m 53 years old and I live in Sintra, Portugal.    I teach in higher education, in the area of ​​Occupational Therapy, in Portugal and in Mozambique, Africa. I also teach for shorter periods in many other countries. So, although I was born and lived my whole life in Sintra,…