The mind of the yogi is like the flame of a candle unflickering in a windless place...the practice of meditation frees one from all affliction. This is the path of Yoga. Follow it with determination and sustained enthusiasm.
— Bhagavad Gita: chapter 6, verse 19, 23

Satsang: On-going Yoga Philosophy Meetings

For several years, I have been meeting with a core group of people who are interested in deepening their understanding of the spiritual heritage of India through the study of yoga philosophy. We started out as a group of seekers coming together to pore over the many beautiful and complex scriptures belonging to the Indian and yogic tradition, but soon discovered that what we were really doing was delving into the subtlest aspects of our own being.

Since yoga is both a philosophy and a practice, the real discovery is that these teachings are not only fascinating, but immensely relevant. Every time we pick up a scripture belonging to this tradition and spend some time with it, we are reminded of how timeless and accessible this wisdom is.

These courses bring us into the ancient history of yogic seeking, where we find out what the rishis, or sages, discovered about themselves and the universe through direct experience born of meditation. These revelations—called shrūti in Sanskrit—were then shared with whomsoever desired to listen and learn. These wisdom teachings survived unbroken through countless generations, until they were eventually put into writing in the form of scriptures. In this course we read from dozens of such scriptures: The Upanishads, The Bhagavad GitaVivek Chudamani, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, Ashtāvakra Gītā, to name but a few. We read, discuss, chant and meditate, and share our common ideas of how we can make this knowledge relevant in our lives today.

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The courses run one evening per month and are offered as a series of four. (HST added at checkout.)
Each series is limited to ten people.
Attendance to all four in a series is mandatory.
Location is at my home studio in Leslieville.
All study materials will be provided.

Please note, all satsangs are open to anyone who has completed a 200 hr YTT program.

For more information, and to save your space, contact me.


1. Jñān Group: ‘Knowledge and Wisdom’

Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 pm
2019: January 24, February 21, March 21, April 11.

Please note that this group has been in session for a number of years continuously. Some previous experience in yoga philosophy is required to join groups 1, 2 or 3.

175.00
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2. Mumukshtwa Group: ‘Impulse Towards Freedom’

Thursdays, 6:30–9:00 pm
2019: January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25.

Please note that this group has been in session for a number of years continuously. Some previous experience in yoga philosophy is required to join groups 1, 2 or 3.

175.00
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3. Vivek Group: ‘Discerning Reality from Appearance’

Fridays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
2019: February 1, March 1, April 5, May 17.

Please note that this group has been in session for a number of years continuously. Some previous experience in yoga philosophy is required to join groups 1, 2 or 3.

175.00
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4. Vishuddhi Group: ‘Purity Is Your Essence’

Fridays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
2018-19: November 2, December 7, (skip January), February 8, March 8.

175.00
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5. Kriya Group: ‘Action that Purifies’

Thursdays 6:30-9 pm
2019: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 16.

 
175.00
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6. Praym Group: ‘Infinite Love’

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
2019: February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21.

175.00
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7. Prān & Dhyān Group: ‘Breathe, Sit, Know’

Tuesdays 6:30-8:15 pm
2019: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 16.

NOTE: This group concentrates solely on the practices of prānāyām, meditation and chanting, and is not scripture study and discussion based.

150.00
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8. Swadhyay Group: ‘Research into One’s Own Self’

Fridays 6-9 pm
2019: February 15, March 15, April 12, May 25.

NOTE: This is a study group that takes one scripture at a time and learns the verses contained in a given chapter, in chronological order.

175.00
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