In this seminar, I will give an introduction to both of these methods, with examples, and we will chant together to put theory into practice. This seminar is both for those who have studied some Sanskrit and those who are brand new to it. My hope is to inspire everyone to deepen their Sanskrit studies!
Whether a person takes this question seriously or not, the quest for personal identity is an ongoing theme in modern industrial culture. We are bombarded with messages to “find yourself” and offered consumer objects designed to further define and determine what makes us uniquely separate individuals. Ironically, this consumer messaging in turn shapes us into remarkably similar capitalist actors, united by a mutual participation in a culturally reinforced zero-sum game of competition and one-upmanship.
Ιn Ancient Hellenic language, ‘El’ stands for the Light of Being—or spiritual Light.
Two of the most basic philosophical questions are, “What is true?” and “How do we know what is true?”
An emerging need to manage the stress and dissatisfaction of busy lives by looking inward for peace and stillness has motivated many to participate in the yoga revolution, which has become a multibilliondollar industry in America.
Saṃsāra refers to the cycle of death and rebirth. It is the natural cycle of creation, maintenance, and dissolution that all material things undergo.
Although he did not originate the idea, Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is certainly the figure who is most widely associated with the term the perennial philosophy.
Buddhist theory doesn’t deny your existence but it helps rid yourself of the myths that you live by
There’s something that you will never forget in your life. I know I haven’t. It’s the first time you see a dead body—the first time you meet Death.
Death plays a pivotal role in the history of yoga—the original objective of practice was ending rebirth. At some point between the earliest Vedas and the time of the Buddha a thousand years later, the doctrine of karma changed people’s priorities.
Creative healing methods, including ritual therapy, offer us ways to address all kinds of grief: subtle to catastrophic, known and unknown, recent and historical.
Since ancient times, the Yoginis have appeared in various forms and often have a close association with nature.
In more than one contemplative tradition, the crossroads signal literal and metaphorical death. They symbolize a crisis or a point where a shift must be made to claim an alternate future.