Happiness is what most of us seek in our lives. Yet, we often expect things outside to give us happiness. We think, for example, a luxurious house or an expensive car will make us happy. However, things in the world are meant to change and those things which give us momentary joy will not be with us forever. So, the question lies; is it possible for us to be happy without depending on the external objects? This workshop will take you to an "insight seeing" to find an answer to the question offering you an opportunity to explore yourselves. With the systematic understanding of both the internal and the external worlds, you will learn how to be happy within yourselves.
The dual purpose of life, as taught in the ancient tradition of yoga, is the experience and enjoyment of the limited manifest reality; and the realization of the infinite in moksha (spiritual liberation). Family serves as a core foundation of both of these purposes and is the first experience, as well as the training ground, of relationships. The roles we play in the family (spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren, etc) then become foundational elements of our personality.
This workshop is offered to all who are interested in gaining and exchanging inspiration in the spiritual purpose of family life as taught by the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati.
Sitting in his hermitage of Badrika-Ashram, one day Sage Ved Vyasa asked Sage Narada, “Man seeks freedom. This seeking without devotion is dry. Many paths lead to freedom but they have importance only in so far as they are auxiliary to devotion. I, therefore humbly ask you to share with me the virtue of devotion.” Sage Narada said, "I shall explain devotion to you in the form of sutra (aphorism)." Saying so, the sage delivered a discourse on devotion in 84 aphorisms, later known as the Narada Bhakti Sutras. He also blessed Sage Ved Vyasa and said, "Its full explanation shall be given by you in the ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’ Mahapurana later.”
The exploration of the mind and the different constituents of the personality has always been a central focus of yoga philosophy. In this course, we will understand and recognize the different layers of the composite human personality, from the physical body, through the senses and the mind, in order to guide our journey towards the center of consciousness within.
In the New Year 2021, this unique and important study offers us an opportunity to decode, understand, and work with our own individual personalities.
This intensive study with Pandit Priyadarshan (Pierre Lefebvre) spanning over 6 sessions is based on Swami Veda Bharati’s early lectures* on the same topic. Swami Veda would often encourage all the initiates to study these lectures as part of their foundational studies in the Himalayan Tradition.
Today give a little more than you have given before; and love just a little bit more.
I want to see you expand your capacities. Becoming just a little larger than you think you are and see what fun that is. Just a little larger. Love just a little bit more. Try to open the door to your heart.