Maria

Dear All, my name is Maria Fernandes and my home country is Portugal. I’m turning “half a century” this year and I’m a proud mother of 2 ( Leonor 20y and Rafael 15y ). I love to escape from my daily routine by immersing into Nature ( either the beach, along a river or the…

Kelli

Hi everyone, I’m Kelli. It’s been so nice to get to know a little more about you via these blog posts. My connection to Sadvidya came through my yoga teacher in San Francisco, Sidney, and his wife Ngoce, both long time students of Acharya. They let me know of a last minute opportunity to go…

Cathy

Hello friends, In the spirit of sticking to the present, let me open my introduction with gratitude for this wonderful course and practice. The support of all of you is a blessing. I’m a resident of Brooklyn, where I’ve now lived longer than in my hometown of Chicago. I am a retired pediatric nurse, and…

Marcia

Hi, my name is Marcia and I live in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.  I became interested in learning more about the teachings from Acharya after my daughter, Kelli, attended a retreat with him.  The pandemic resulted in the opportunity for me to begin classes on line last year with her.  I have been seeking to live…

Dirk

Hello, my name is Dirk. I currently live in Ashland Oregon. I have been fortunate to come to this course through attending yoga classes from my friend Laura. She told me about the introduction course which I attended for the most part in Hawaii. I appreciated everything I learned in that course including going through…

Helena

My name is Helena Quinta and I live in Lisbon, Portugal.  I am 66 years old, I am married with children and grandchildren. I am a body therapist (I do Bowen Therapy) and a Pilates teacher. I am interested in nutrition and how the body is dealing with food and nutrients. I’ve joined Jivana Introduction…

Conclusion

Concluding Class.  We are sitting outside, Acharya’s voice pleasantly carried in all directions.  He speaks and reminds us that while sailing our boat, ebs and tides will be there.  We should be opportunists to solve our problems for smooth sailing.  Activities are to be lessened while regularly sparing morning and evening time to sit quietly. …

Bhagavad-gītā: Chapter 10, Stanza #10

~ In the morning lecture, Ācārya explained that; if there is a wholeheartedness and open-hearted connection to the Eternal Truth, then sattva will get domination, if only temporary. As a result, fickle-mindedness will become less, the ability to observe things accurately increases and the capacity to focus the mind develops. ~

Dec 28th 2021 BYD Land Visit

Touring BYD, Acarya shared the various ongoing and complete projects on the land. The library is nearing completion. There are approximately two years of further construction on the observatory. The compound wall is underway. Traditional roofs have been added to previous structures. More trees and vegetation have been planted. Acarya’s vision is coming into focus,…

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,…