Even when we are clear about changes we want to make in our lives, we often find it difficult or fall back into old habits when times are tough. Our conscious intentions may conflict with the old feelings and beliefs still embedded in our subconscious mind. In this Satsang, we will explore how to bring compassion and awareness to unearth the roots of unhealthy patterns to understand our hidden needs and fears, and begin to make lifestyle changes without stress or backlash. Then each step on the path can be taken free from personal and cultural conditioning, allowing us to feel the vastness, depth, and sacred nature of the Spirit within and around us.
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.