So I registered for LA Fitness because it was getting too cold to use the ocean for my daily bath… and luckily I caught the Black Friday special. As I was checking in, I was told that I had 29 percent body fat and a BMR of 33… both in the range that threatens diabetes […]
If it doesnt make you joyous, then it isn’t your genius. Richard Rudd, developer The Gene Keys
Courtesy of the South Florida Zen Group Website. Zen is very simple… What are you? In this whole world everyone searches for happiness outside, but no one understands their true self inside. Everybody says, “I” – “I want this, I am like that…” But nobody understands this “I.” Before you were born, where did you come from? […]
You may as well because regardless of what you do, some people are going to dislike what you do. Take this post for example. Most hated me, but some loved me.
What issue do they have with spreading joy? With sharing the bliss and ecstasy that comes from their practice? 56 people liked this video and you are going to try to take it down for what reasons??
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I saw a post in the reddit flexibility forum and had a few comments to make: First, understand that many yogas do not involve stretching at all Yoga simply means to yoke or join the lower self with the higher self. Bhakti Yoga is devotional yoga it involves prayers and chanting and perhaps some prostrations. […]
My story is kind of similar to others. I wasnt exactly looking for Sivananda Yoga. Not exactly. I was doing hot yoga in Colorado but for some reason started listening to Indian chants and was wondering why the yoga studio I was at thought it was OK to play rock, pop, etc. After being fired […]
Sivananda Saraswati lived from 1887 – 1963. Sivananda can be considered one of two grandfathers of many modern yoga schools, with Krishnamacharya being the other. Numerous organizations have emerged from his teaching. The most famous is “Sivananda Yoga” developed by Swami Vishnudevananda. “Sivananda Yoga-Vedanta centers” might be the most widespread yoga system on Planet Earth. […]
I was involved with the Palm Beach Dharma Center (PBDC) sometime in early 2000 and liked their meditation instructions. I searched the history of their site in the Wayback Machine and recovered some of their old gems on meditation. Our first tool for quieting the mind is meditation. One great master once likened the mind […]
Someone asked about stretching in a hot room and after looking at the answers, I felt compelled to make a few points: “hot” is a relative term Different people consider different temperatures hot. When Bikram instituted hot yoga here, he was merely making the room similar to the normal temperature in India. “hot” here is […]
This dancy bhajan is sung by Ishaputra, the leader of Kaulantak Peeth. He is a VERY accomplished yogi. But in this video he treats us to an enjoyable bhajan.
The Golden Ratio a is to b as a is to a+b it is not a real number. but a relationship which we approximate as 1.6180399
My personal involvement with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Shambhala Centers began around 1994 in Philadelphia, PA. I took a few courses and intensives at the local center. In terms of meditation we learned to “do nothing on the in breath and then follow the outbreath into the room”. I left philadelphia for California and […]
Let’s use standing head to knee pose as a basis for this discussion: As you can see, there is some space between the head and the knee. What do you think should happen during this pose to close the gap between the head and knee? The Iyengar approach: pull up the patella My first touch […]
I thought it would be nice to have a single page with all the material you need to establish a good practice in Won Buddhism on a single page. I culled my material from scanning youtube videos as well as various official sites. So let this video play to motivate you to the practice of […]
as she took a flavor packet and drizzled it over her raw salad to add taste. This is my same friend who developed knee problems from consuming the free senior tea available at some fast food chain. Luckily, she was able to solve her knee problems by consuming a stem cell product. “it’s not much” […]
July 2022 – Meditation Newsletter from Vipassanā Fellowship “Inner stillness is necessary if we are to be in perfect control of our faculties and if we are to hear the voice of the Spirit speaking to us.” – Bede Griffiths September Meditation Course – 10 Weeks online Vipassanā Fellowship’s meditation course has been offered online […]
Ven. Chandaratana Thero is the deputy abbot of Mitirigala Forest Monastery in Sri Lanka. Download the PDF version here.
I understand that one of the eventual realizations of Insight Meditation is that there is no I. One of the things I wonder about is my ability to manifest my reality. I certainly can make a choice between things. For instance, if there is a menu of foods, I will certainly only select the vegetarian […]