Philosophy

November 

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, November 29, 6-7pm
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 15 and 16. (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#: S85) —

The Roots of Tantra and Yoga with Sandra Anderson

Thursday, November 29, 7-8:30pm
Chakras, yamas and niyamas, asana, meditation, Vedic chanting, fire rituals....how are they related? From where did these practices arise? What is the basis for our familiar daily practices? What does hatha yoga have to do with the Yoga Sutra and how are hatha yoga, the Yoga Sutra, Vedanta and tantra related? Join Sandra Anderson to clarify and define your conceptual context of yoga through both discussion and specific, illustrative practices. See where our physical and spiritual teachings come from, how they are linked to one another, and establish an organized framework for understanding the knowledge you have gained over years of study!

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Fee: $25 (ID#: S86) —

Lions and Tigers and Elephants, Oh My! Exploring the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Friday, November 30, 6-8pm; Saturday, December 1, 9am-12pm; Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm
3 PART SEMINAR with Sandra Anderson

From asana to samadhi, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the most influential pre-modern text on yoga. The Pradipika is a tantric text focusing on asana, pranayama, and esoteric practices that work with prana, the life force. Untrained, the pranic force runs amok at the mercy of instinct, social conditioning, and deep-seated distorted perceptions, exhausting our vitality and leaving us angry, distressed, depressed, and dis-eased.
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika shows us how the exuberant instinctive forces and the rampaging mind can be brought to heel, awakening and empowering our self-awareness and inner locus of control. Then our passions, in the service of a greater intelligence, operate joyfully and harmoniously at every level of our being. How well trained is your inner beast? Join us for two days of practice and discovery.

All sessions will include discussion and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and specific practices drawn directly from this classic text.

SESSION 1: Overview of the text and its historical context
SESSION 2: Chapters 1 and 3: Asana, Mudra, and Bandha--Directing and focusing prana
SESSION 3: Chapter 2 and 4: Shatkarma and Pranayama--Six cleansing practices and breath training, and Samadhi--Uniting and stabilizing the mind and prana
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2-day Pass: $108* (ID: HPASS) Includes all 3 sessions / $125 after Nov. 24 OR take individual sessions: $45 each / $50 each after Nov. 24 Please note: We do not recommend taking session 3 only w/o taking session 1 or 2. * No other discounts apply to this event.
Fee: $108 (ID#: HPASS) --


Pradipika: Session 1 with Sandra Anderson

Friday, November 30, 6-8pm
Session 1 Fee: $45 (ID#: HP1) —

December 

Pradipika: Session 2 with Sandra Anderson

Saturday, December 1, 9am-12pm
Session 2 Fee: $45 (ID#: HP2) —

Pradipika: Session 3 with Sandra Anderson

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm
Session 3 Fee: $45 (ID#: HP3) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, December 20, 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 17 and 18. (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#: S90) —