Philosophy

September 

Entering the Inner Shrine—Epitome of Yoga with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Thursday, September 27, 7-9pm
Join Panditji at this illuminating evening satsang and learn about the myth and truth we encounter during our spiritual quest. For ages, we have been hearing that spirituality is an inner journey, and on this journey, we must disconnect ourselves from the charms and temptations of the world; because worldly joy and spiritual enlightenment do not go together. The masters of the Himalayan Tradition, however, proclaim that we can fulfill the purpose of life while living in this world, provided we understand how to use the proper tools and means. Tantric wisdom teaches us that the human body is a living shrine, and the creator of this shrine resides therein. We must, however, learn the art of entering this shrine, and that depends on a methodical practice.
In our evening satsang, Panditji will share with you the timeless wisdom and the tested techniques of breathing and meditation that directly take us to the lotus of our heart—the seat of the Divine in us. Fee: $30 (ID#: S65) —

October 

Meditation for Inner Healing with Donna

Tuesdays, October 9-30, 7-8pm
Continuing Level Course: The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra can help you tune into the healing force within. This is one of Yoga’s most powerful, nourishing mantras that supports growth and guides you towards the higher aim of life. This four-week course is designed to expand and enhance your current meditation practice. You will learn the pronunciation, translation, and meaning of this traditional mantra, as well as, explore how to incorporate it into your practice. Each session will include gentle asana, relaxation, and guided meditation.
Prerequisite: Completion of HIB’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $48 (ID#: S69) —

Yoga in Daily Life with Larry

Thursdays, October 18-25, 7-8:30pm
Foundations of Yoga Philosophy and Practices for Self-Transformation: People come to Yoga for various reasons. We want to feel better. We want more peace and less stress in our lives. We want a sense of joy, happiness and fulfillment that goes beyond mere satisfaction of our desires. We want more genuine power and efficacy in our lives. This is the promise of Self-Transformation handed down to us by the rich history and tradition of the Himalayan Masters. In this course, we will explore the process of Self-Transformation to enhance our daily practice and mindset. Topics include, but are not limited to, the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, Yamas, Niyamas, and Purushartha (The 4 Aims of Life). Suggestions for contemplation and home practice will be provided. Fee: $60 (ID#: S72) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, October 25, 7-8:30pm
Our year-long study of The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in time of War, translated by Barbara Stoler Miller, continues with a discussion of teachings 13 and 14. This book is available in our bookstore. The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. It has been an inspiration to many as one of the great spiritual classics of world literature. Fee: $5 (ID#: S73) —