Applying the Spiritual Principles of Yoga in the Current Global Crisis

These conversations are ongoing. Anyone is welcome to join. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a selection of recorded sessions to get a sense of how these conversations flow and how the community connects!
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 – 12 CDT, 9 am PDT, 12 pm EDT for a total of ten sessions. Please find your time zone here. You can use Puerto Vallarta for my time zone.

In this series of sixty minute on-line sharing through Zoom, we will come together in community to consider how to apply the yamas and niyamas – the simple, and also very deep and complex tenets that come out of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – how can be directly applied to this moment we are in together. We will use these as the foundational context for a conversation on the application of these principles in a real, grounded and tangible way. While these particular ten tenets come out of the Yoga knowledge stream, they are relevant and practical for anyone of any faith or spiritual orientation.

We will start with ahimsa, non-harming, and work our way through over ten sessions, ending in ishvara pranidhana – surrendering. At that time, we will be in a very different place than we are now, and this will allow us to build community and a sense of regularity over the next month as things unfold.

I’ll ask folks to go deep and practical – thinking about these tenets in a way that encourages breadth, depth and creativity, that is radically inclusive of all faith backgrounds and life experiences, and more than anything, committing to using these practices as actions we are actually ready to apply to real life, every day situations.

Join us for any of the sessions, all of the sessions, join late, leave early – just take the time you need or have to be in community and to share resources that come out of living faith traditions.

The zoom link invitation is below. Continue to scroll for recorded versions of each session.

These sessions are completely free and open to anyone who can access the zoom link.

However, if you feel inclined to make a donation, please make it to La Ermita, the free, radically inclusive community center I am building for my local community in Mexico.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Breath as Holy Spirit  (Access Password: a5@!0&Qr)

We finished with yamas and niyamas, and are now starting with the Koshas! Check here for a short “quick and dirty” overview of this principle.

Friday, April 17, 2020: The Koshas – annamayakosha (Access Password: G8@&FI4$)

Monday, April 20, 2020: The Koshas – pranamayakosha Password: 4t*owZ%0

Wednesday, April 22, 2020: The Koshas: manomayakosha Password: 4R^6&92D

Friday, April 24, 2020: The Koshas: vijnanamayakosha Password: 3R*#I#$2

Monday, April 27, 2020: Anandamayakosha – no recording

Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Ahimsa Password: 3q=+82&o

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Asteya – non stealing Password: 4H@0=+42


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