We live in a time when our world is filled with conflicts. Problems with terrorism, injustice, greed and corruption in both the corporate sector and in our government, all contribute to an atmosphere of heightened tension, defensiveness and fear.
If approached within the context of perennial wisdom, these disturbing conditions can put us in touch with the basic uncertainties of human life and the need to ground ourselves in an essential and unchanging spiritual foundation. The teachings and practices of Yoga can help us find solid ground in the midst of turmoil and make peace in our own hearts.
Satsang begins with 30 minutes of silent meditation (with guidance to lead you in) and chanting. Please join us afterwards for some hearty, vegetarian soup.
Pictured are Swami Satchidananda and Swami Vishnudevananda, both disciples of Swami Sivananda.
Swami Ramananda served as the president of the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for more than a decade and is a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition. He has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. Through his affinity for and devoted study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Ramananda offers practical methods for integrating the teachings of Yoga into daily life and coping with stress, depression, and anger. He leads advanced-level Yoga teacher training programs in New York City and a variety of workshops in many locations around the country. He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes Yoga teachers as professionals, and he is currently the president of the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute.