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, June 15, 7-9:30pm
Theme: 'The Knowledge of the Self and Personal Love'
Our Sages of Yoga always invite us to “Know the Self” and one wonders where it is and what it is and how to find it!
In the very beginning, forty three years ago, I asked my teacher if the Self was in my physical heart somewhere! The scriptures say that we could see it if only we were not hypnotized by our own minds and that ego blocks our perception of it. They say the Self is everywhere, is all there is, but that you cannot point to it as it is not an object, nor is it in any one place. If we become able to live rooted in the Self, our personhood loses its hold on our experience of life. The question arose in our Satsang about our personal bonds of love fueled by emotional needs and historic conditioning. If we break the hypnotic pull the mind has on our experience of life and live from Self ongoingly what happens in our relationship life and what will love look like? Come explore this question with us.
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.
Please enjoy the audio of the April 6th satsang "Staying in the Flow" by clicking here
MP3 Recording: Can't make it to the Satsang? Purchase an MP3 recording of the entire evening. Simply login, go to the store and pay the $20 Satsang MP3 tuition. We will send you a link to download the complete recording through YouSendIt. MP3 files are standard audio files that play on most devices and computers. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery to your inbox! click here, to purchase.
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.