Philosophy

November 

The Reason for the Season – Practice, Contemplation and Joyful Meditation with Julia

Saturday, November 16, 9:30am-noon
Deepen your appreciation for the inward oriented influence of the winter season by hearing from great authors and practitioners from various traditions on the benefits of contemplation and refining inner perspectives. We will practice yoga in all forms: asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, as well as, discuss the tenets of self-study (svadhyaya), commitment to practice (tapas), and trustful surrender (Ishvara Pranidhana) in the context of seasonal reflection. Fee: $30 (ID#: S90) —

Practices for Lasting Peace with Kerry

Thursday, November 21, 7-8:30pm
4-Part Practice and Discussion Series based on Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace by Pandit Rajmain Tigunait Ph,D
Part 3 of 4: Achieving peace in our world, society, community, family—and most of all within oneself—is a desire common to virtually all of humanity, but history shows us again and again how deeply challenging that desire is to realize. As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait outlines in his book, Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace, lasting societal change and transformation begins in the hearts and minds of the individual. His book provides useful guidance drawn from many spiritual traditions and specific practices to sow the seeds of personal transformation. This evening we will be discussing chapter 3 and the contemplation practices offered therein. We will conclude with a 30-minute “Cave of the Heart” guided meditation practice. Fee: $10 (ID#: S91) —

Three Wisdom Traditions: In-Person Learning Lab Retreat

November 22-24, 2019
with Kathryn Templetion and Sarah Guglielmi

Yoga therapeutics, ayurvedic medicine, and traditional clinical psychotherapy are three powerful healing traditions which can restore balance in life. Imagine applying all three synergistically to support the challenges in your life, or in the lives of clients and students! Designed for yoga, ayurveda, mental health, and allied health professionals, the Three Wisdom Traditions (3WT) Wellness Coach Certification Program will allow you to create and implement effective wellness treatment plans.
Receive a $100 Discount Code for the On-Line 3WT Core Concepts when you register for the 3WT In-Person Learning Lab at HI Buffalo (Code will be sent to you upon registration).

Full details on our 3WT webpage.

Fee: $349 (ID#: 3WT2) --


December 

Yamas and Niyamas: The Eight Rungs of Yoga with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, December 7, 4-7pm
The yamas and niyamas are the core philosophical rungs of yoga that are meant to help us steer our thoughts, speech and action to achieve the goal of yoga, Samadhi. The thought constructs of this philosophy follow us from the very beginning of our contemplative journey to the end where we experience the subtlest level of peace. This course will help you gain a greater understanding of how to employ these principles in your daily life as well as in your yoga sadhana. *This course qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $45 (ID#: E50) —

Practices for Lasting Peace with Kerry

Thursday, December 19, 7-8:30pm
4-Part Practice and Discussion Series based on Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace by Pandit Rajmain Tigunait Ph,D
Part 4 of 4: Part 4 of 4: We will conclude our series this evening with a discussion of chapter 4, a 30-minuite “Cave of the Heart” meditation practice, and contemplations to strengthen our inner resolve for lasting peace. Fee: $10 (ID#: S97) —