A Vision of Life

  ‘A Vision of Life’ JYP Introductory Talks Class Topics: The human body The goal of human life Dharma, the device of happiness The role of money and matter The great driver, the desire Freedom Yoga, the path for Freedom The royal path, the Aṣtānga Yoga Yama and niyama Āsana and prānāyāma Pratyāhāra and dhāraṇā…

Sebastopol Workshop

  This past Saturday we held an intimate, Jivana Yoga Day.   Practice was at 8:30am, the morning was cool and quiet.   We then covered the 10 Tips. Such applicable and knowledgable guidance!   It brings to mind something that Ācārya once said:   “Right knowledge leads to right action and right action leads to…

Right Action

Post from Devon     “The mind is the driver here. The decision-making, is the mind alone. What is the factor that makes one to take a right decision? The Dharma. (The condition of body and mind, that supports Realization – In another way, a total health, that supports the introvertedness of the mind. It…

Akṣayam: unending

~ Post from Teresa     “Having the basic disciplines, if you are practicing, your mind will be like a flame sheltered from the wind: it will not flicker.   It will be still.   If your mind is still, immediately you are going to experience Inner Happiness.”         “Inner Happiness is…

Musings

  I love allowing India and the teachings to have their way with me … Each time I go to India to receive the teachings from Ācārya, I have mixed feelings about going. On the one hand, it is not an easy trip, with 30 + hours of travel, a 13 hour time difference, making…

Duty

Post from Devon     “For those having desires and attachments, these are an indication that they are here to perform certain duties. So perform your duties. If you perform your duties, automatically the hooks, which are considered a hindrance to Liberation, will be released. Go on doing your duty, there by, you will never…

Humility

Post by Devon     “Humility is honoring the greatness of something. A real understanding of the Great Light creates humility. It is our duty to honor the Great Light in all. The purpose of education is to understand this whole universe. Humility is a product of education and knowledge. Humility is nothing but understanding…

KṚṢṆA’S ADVISE

      I leave india today with my heart filled with Joy, Light, and Love, and much humility. I feel inspired once again to revisit my intention towards my target, and commit to making the necessary changes to my life in order to simplify and stay focused on the target. Kṛṣṇa’s advise on supporting a…

doubt

Post from Devon     “Doubt is due to excess rajas. This doubt stays at your heart. You have to have a sword to cut the doubt. This sword is Knowledge. One who has faith gets the Knowledge. The doubtless state leads to Realization.”   ~ Ācārya                …

Five Sacred Fires

Post from Teresa     In Chapter 4 of the Bhagavad Gitā Kṛṣna speaks to Arjuna about karma yoga. Of the 14 different paths of karma yoga that are taught, there is one that I found most appealing: the one about honouring our 5 senses.   In the words of Ācārya, “Your 5 senses are…