Short meditation on inner space

A short meditation taken from the end of the October 2019 Teacher Training question and answer session.

‘You’re not denying thoughts, you’re not denying feelings, you’re not denying anything,

but you are identifying with the inner space

in which the mental phenomena are arising and taking place.’

Meditation on the Heart Space

A guided meditation given on the ‘Song of the Heart’ course at Mandala Yoga Ashram, Wales.

 

Teacher Training – Q&A

Questions and Answers from student teachers

on the 2019-22 Teacher Training Course at Mandala Yoga Ashram, including:

How can we promote diversity in our Yoga classes?
What is the ‘virtuous path’ in a world of conflicting moral beliefs?
What is the difference between relaxation and meditation?
The different paths of Yoga.
The different traditions of Vedanta, Samkhya, Yoga, Tantra, Ashtanga.

Two Meditations

Two meditations from the recent course at Mandala Yoga Ashram, in October 2019.

Who it is that feels, sees, thinks through the medium of this body?

Can the mind be stilled by the breath, so we can reflect more deeply on what is this life?

 

Kriyas, and the practice of yoga.

A Satsang given on the evening of May 2nd 2019 to students on the third of the Kriya Yoga course sessions.

Topics include a discussion on  –

Kriya Yoga

the limitation of concepts

the speeding up of life

modern life helps to liberate us from prejudice

being receptive but transparent

yoga helps us to find meaning and balance, and releases our potential

my life in India

and finishes with a short meditation centred on the Heart.

Silence – a guided meditation

What is the basis for the underlying silence? Is it because your mind is quiet, or is it because the silence is there anyway and the fact that we are always so busy ….. we don’t perceive the underlying silence?

This guided meditation set the mood at the start of the evening questions and answers one evening of the May 2019 Kriya course at Mandala Yoga ashram. The actual Q&A session is in a separate post.

 

Whose Life is it?

 

We should be passionate about life and do our best in every situation, but at the same time we should first of all know that ‘our’ life is not really our life but the play of Reality or Conscious Presence. Secondly, we should know that life is but a bubble in the ocean of Eternity.

Guidelines on living a sane and meaningful life

Let us try to bring quality into our life:

  1. Health. For good health let us practise yoga, reduce junk food and whatever is necessary to maintain reasonable physical health.
  2. Inspiration. Find inspiration within. Again by practising yoga every day, even just a few minutes, to realise and identify with the Source of inspiration. This inspiration is available to all – we just have to turn our attention to It.
  3. Forgiveness. Forgive, as much as you are able, those who have hurt, cheated or abused you. Forgive yourself.
  4. Compassion. In your heart, be compassionate to all creatures, including humans.

Mandala Yoga Ashram Chakra course – evening questions and answers (3), 24th August.

The final question and answer session from the 2019 Chakra course.

topics include:

The Chakra paradigm and Kriya Yoga

The value of the Ashram

‘Ashram is a refuge, you come here to deepen your understanding’

Swami Nishchalananda’s life in India

Behaviour and archetypes, the evolution of behaviour patterns

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Mandala Yoga Ashram Chakra course – evening questions and answers (2), 22nd August.

A wide ranging question and answer session, themed by the worldwide expressions of alarm at apparently uncontrolled burning of many locations in the Amazonian Rain Forest.

So themes include :-

Environment and playing our part in tidying up the planet

‘We are ruining this Planet far faster than we thought……..
…….. Don’t underestimate the part that you can play in trying to bring some harmony… ‘

The Heart Chakra

Feminine Power

Follow your own heart to find happiness

Quantum Physics

Materialism doesn’t fulfil us on a fundamental level

‘The materialistic paradigm gives us so much in terms of possessions, but it doesn’t really nourish us. It just creates a distraction for a while…’

 

And  finally a short meditation on Gaia.

 

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