“Meditation is not something that can be expressed in words. It must be directly experienced in one’s life.” “Dhyana means absorption. It is the art of self-study, reflection, keen observation and search for the infinite within. It is the observation of the physical processes of the body, study of the mental states and profound contemplation.Continue reading “Meditation and the Path of Integration”
Climate crisis, gun violence, racism, sexism, nuclear weapons, deep corruption in the leaders of our world, selfishness, shortsightedness, greed, ignorance. How can a yogi or any person respond? One way is by waking up and by developing common sense and viveka — to see clearly. The Buddha taught that that there is no “sin” as it is taught in some religions, “the root of all evil is ignorance (avidya) and false views” (What the Buddha taught, Walpola Rahula p.3).
“Meditation is to bring the complex consciousness to simplicity and innocence without pride and arrogance.” B.K.S. Iyengar, The Tree of Yoga “Veil upon veil shall lift, but still veil upon veil will be found behind.” -Lord Buddha quoted in The Science of Yoga, I.K. Taimni p. 446 “Realization is not acquisition of anything newContinue reading “Reflections on Samadhi”
“In Iyengar yoga you are drawn beyond your limits. This is its signature condition.” -Prashant Iyengar
By facing and transcending limitations, physical and mental, I am brought into a fuller sense of what it is to be human. The pain doesn’t kill you. You don’t die. But you do realize that one day you will die and you begin to imagine how you would like to face that moment and every moment of your life.
We arrived to Balewadi Stadium on December 3rd to a very well organized event with over 1200 participants. We were given a badge and a group, coded by letters and colors which determines where in the hall we will sit for the day – the groups rotate positions in the hall each day. Abhijati openedContinue reading “Centennial Celebration, Day 1 & 2”