Meditation lies at the core of yoga and supports us to create a meaningful life. Seen as our natural birthright, meditation reduces suffering and is a significant means to inner freedom and well-being. All our hatha yoga classes and programs include this transformative practice.
Meditation gathering in Rudrani's home: Thursday, March 2, 7-9:30pm
Theme: 'Watch The Closing Doors'
When my children were young they loved to imitate the subway conductors’ loudspeaker blaring "Watch the closing doors“. We’d watch the drama of other passengers prying open these closing doors with heroic effort. This image was offered recently in a talk by a contemporary teacher as a metaphor for our current need to keep the doors of the heart from closing. It would be easy at this time to be caught in an "us and them”. Yet the sages say the real battle is not against one another but against the ills that dwell in the mind. This battle is being fought everywhere in the world, the battle against Human Ignorance. It is an epic struggle.
As we grow to understand it, there is a way to hold it all in the vastness of our own heart without being pulled down into conflict and negativity. The great sages of Yoga tell us that the heart is vast. They say “The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam”. An open heart is neither passive nor ineffectual, on the contrary, the true open heart is invincible.
This deepest core of the teachings of Yoga is there for us, yet with all our practices, we have found it challenging to stabilize in it. Let’s explore this together at our Satsang upcoming this Thursday night! New comers and friends and family are welcome..
In satsang on Thursday January 19, 2017, Rudrani reminded us, just as the meditation was about to begin, that underlying all is the one energy that breathes through us and the cosmos and holds the sun in its place. Towards the end of meditation, suddenly it was as if my third eye really opened, and I had a “glimpse” of that one energy flowing through everyone and everything in the room, and “holding” the sun, the universe, connecting everything, being everything. I called it an epiphany. It was a breathtaking vision a sudden blink-of-the-eye opening moment. And its effects lasted all through the next two days, just feeling blissful, and full. And finding that whatever is, is and is okay.
Let’s explore this together at our Satsang upcoming this Thursday night! New comers and friends and family are welcome..
The group chose this theme in our last Satsang. Come join us and enjoy our shared learning as we all continue to grow together. Satsang is an evening of high energy with Rudrani, the WYC Director. This monthly program includes group meditation, chanting, yoga philosophy, spiritual teachings and an exploration of the theme of the month. All are welcome. No prior experience needed.
Thank you for hosting another wonderful evening. So rich – and FULL. It feels as if I am coming home. I always leave overflowing…
Call for 66th St. location information 212-877-4153.
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Satsang is wonderful – deep and strong. Meditating in that space, nestled on the corner of the 26th floor, overlooking our beloved City, is always so profound and deep. Certainly the long history of transformation energy in that very place makes it easier for all of us to glide with abandon into a meditation that feels like being held. I was struck by how that word comes up more than once during sharing. It is what keeps me coming back…. (WYC student)
This 75 minute class is a beautiful way for new students to enter the practice of meditation and also provides energy and insight for our experienced meditators. The class includes teachings, the use of mantras and chants, a deep meditation and time to process and integrate our experiences. All students are welcome. There is guided instruction and exploration of how to apply the teachings to our current life situation.
Price: $16 for the class, $10 if you take the 6:15-7:45pm Open Level Class with Rudrani beforehand.