a little light

My name is Kusuma and I live in Sebastopol with my husband Tobias. This year is our ten year anniversary together, also marking ten years since I met Acharya ‘by chance’. It’s Thanksgiving week here in America and there is a lot to be grateful for. 2020 is the year my dream came true. I’ve…

By heart

~ Post by Stacey in Portugal   Yoga Sūtra Aphorism 1.12 अभ्यास-वैराग्याभ्यां तत् निरोधः। abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṃ tat nirodhaḥ।   abhyāsa – practice vairāgya – detachment tat – that, this nirodha – restraining    I started reciting the Yoga Sūtra aphorisms while watering the garden in the afternoon to help build my confidence in the classes. Then…

An Invitation

  Dear JYP participants,   We are inviting each of you to create a short blog post. As we see more of each other in the Sadvidya zoom room, it seems only fitting to get to know one another better. With this in mind, we’re asking that each of you write a blog post covering:…

And the People Stayed Home

From Lisa in Ashland   Just as with the process of dying and losing those we love, we have an opportunity in which we get clear on what to let go of……. the materials, things, commitments, habits, behaviors, busyness and people that keep us from what is most important and focus on what matters most…

The Noble Qualities

    Classes have begun in the outdoor classroom around the corner from the usual JP Nagar classroom. 40 participants from around the world are receiving these direct teachings on, “The Noble Qualities.”      “What is the practicals class expected for noble qualities?  Stillness. All noble qualities stem from stillness and lead to stillness.”  …

Yoga Sutra Chanting

~ Post from Nancy         I don’t actually remember when I first started memorizing the Sutras. I do remember thinking it was something I was supposed to do. I allowed myself about a month to memorize each aphorism, and every morning before sitting practice I chant them as far as I have…

Winter Solstice

      With the longer nights and Solstice approaching, it naturally invites more quiet, contemplation, internal time for me. During these winter months where the plants and animals rest, hibernate, conserve energy, and go underground, my system craves the same. Some feel the increased darkness in our external world during this season creates the…

Heartfelt Thanks

      Those of us at Sadvidya Foundation, wish to express our appreciation and heartfelt gratefulness to all of you. We are truly on this journey together, co-passengers gaining insight into the Nature of the human experience. It is through our shared objective to experience the innate inner Bliss, that we knowingly and unknowingly…

In Grace

    Dear all,   We had a beautiful time with our teachers over the course of ten joyous days. Ācārya was very generous towards all and especially the children! We were an intimate group, which was facilitated by two days in ‘functional’ silence, days of inner peace.   Our hope is that all of…