I sat at my work desk today and teared up. I had little time to breathe and no copies prepared for tomorrow. Nothing was graded. I had a ton of messages to respond to and obligations to people and places. It was a snowstorm and I had no shovel, no window cleaning thing, and I knew I had to find parking downtown. I have fewer of these moments these days - moments where I wish that just for once, things could be easier. I remembered that I’m blessed to have these problems - with a good job and a car and places to be. I remembered my teachers, remembered the value of suffering, and looked for the lesson. I recruited a kid to help me clean off my car and drove away to my spiritual home. It’s been 12 years. I’ll buy a shovel. “Even before achieving full self-awareness, it’s possible to refine how we process life events. People immersed in their conditioning and people who have learned to see beyond body and mind to the soul confront the same problems and dilemmas. The difference is how they respond. Those immersed in their conditioning think, “Here is my bad luck again, coming to make my life miserable.” But wisdom cultures around the world teach us to think, “Here is my hard luck again, coming to help me cleanse my misconceptions and to grow.” The difficulties of this world won’t disappear when we reach full self-awareness. Rather, devotion will equip us with a deeper level of perception: We will see the hand of the Supreme providing us opportunities for growth even in the most desperate of circumstances, and in the course of time, when our spiritual connection is depended, we will be truly free.” - Radhanath Swami, The Journey Within
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Meditation requires preparation. The 3 yogas, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Gnana Yoga prepare the mind for meditation. They make your mind meditative, meaning that you are calm and composed throughout the day.
Full lecture from ‘Vedanta, Meditation & the 3 Yogas’ is now available on YouTube: Vedanta, Meditation & the 3 Yogas: Week 1
Week 2 of this Free Course is on tonight 6.30-7.30pm at Sivananda Ashram in Fremantle.
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5211 hour ago
Darshan Iskcon Panamá 🙇🏻
Vijay Gauranga Nityananda ❤ Ram 😍
Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada 🌺
598 Platillos Vegetarianos repartidos el 16 de febrero del 2019 en Colón - Panamá ☺ en La Parroquia San Jose, calle 10 y central.
PANAMA - COLÓN FOOD FOR LIFE / ALIMENTOS PARA LA VIDA
Se realiza una vez al mes, estaremos avisando del próximo 🙌
Un poquito de la historia de Food for Life:
Distribución gratuita sin ánimo de lucro de más de 1 millon de platillos al día de comida vegetariana desde hace más de 40 años alrededor de todo el Mundo (en más de 60 países) , para personas de todas las clases sociales, religiones, filosofías, están todos invitados a probar delicioso prasadam vegetariano, comida para el cuerpo y el alma ☺ para el crecimiento espiritual ☺. Iniciado por Su Divina Gracia Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, se sigue realizando con mucho entusiasmo y cada vez más fuerte y en más países.
A revolução transformadora que tornará esse planeta mais justo, pacífico e sustentável é o despertar da consciência individual. O despertar da percepção de que cada atitude gera um impacto global, universal, mesmo que aparentemente "não vá mudar o mundo". A verdadeira transformação vem da compreensão a partir da experiência e não da repressão, da culpa ou da vontade de agradar. Vem da meditação e da autoobservação.
E, a partir daí as escolhas começam a brotar da ação e não da reação, de um "lugar" consciente ao invés das reações inconscientes, que geralmente levam ao sofrimento.
A interação com os alunos do módulo do #CultivoDoJardimdoAmor da @premanandayoschool em Porto Alegre fortalece a convicção de que o "exército revolucionário" da consciência está crescendo e se qualificando.
O treinamento que deixamos para esses amigos, da "brigada da consciência" é cuidar de uma #mudadeamor por alguns meses e depois plantar essa árvore #palmitojuçara num lugar em que ela possa desenvolver todo o seu potencial.
dear yogis, according to many great sages and wise scriptures God is everywhere and God is in everything. If this is so, why then should we go to temples, shrines, churches and other pilgrimage sites ? Instead of traveling to these places surely we can praise and pray to God anywhere and save our time and money ?
Of course there is nothing wrong with this reasoning. You can praise and pray to God from outer place instead of going to a temple if you need to. However there are several specific reasons as to why going to a spiritual center and praying there can have benefits.
Let's take an easily understandable example :
Imagine that you are driving in your car and on a trip that should last about one hour.
You are in the driving seat and your friend is seated next to you. After 20 minutes you discover that one of the tyres has been punctured and is losing air. Of course driving like this will be very difficult and dangerous so you explain to your friend everything about the problem.
Your friend does not look worried at all but instead gives you two suggestions :
Firstly that you should not worry about the leak because air is everywhere surrounding us so if you just leave the tube open for while the tyre will be fine and will refill with air automatically.
His other idea is that if the first is not successful then we can always blow new air into the tube.
Dear yogis, which idea do you think is the best ?. Obviously once the puncture is fixed the tyre tube will need new air introduced into it and to do this it will need a lot of pressure to force the air in there. Of course there is always a lot of air present in the surrounding atmosphere but to be useful for our car we need to use pressure.
Definitely in this situation you will need to go to a car repair shop where the tube can be repaired and there is a machine with pressure to introduce new air easily. (This is also the reason most cars need to carry a spare tyre at all times !) Dear yogis, similarly God is everywhere and in everything just like the air in the atmosphere.
Come move your body in a guided moving meditation! Next Sunday from 1:30-2:45, join @movewithlucy for Meditation in Motion!🤸♀️🧘♀️
This practice provides the space to consciously strengthen your mind-body relationship, discover your body's natural movement patterns, and explore the subtle body. All bodies are welcome.
4164 hours ago
Instead of heading out to any evening programs I decided to stay home and start a new painting of Sri Nityananda Prabhu (based on a painting I’ve always admired, but now creating in my own style and with revised details based on sastric descriptions of Sri Nitai). Acrylic on 24x36 inch canvas. Will probably take me a long while to finish, as I’ll just work on it here-and-there in my free-time. In order to save time I didn’t sketch it out free-hand, but instead projected it on the canvas and traced out the main elements and proportions. Of course afterwards I noticed there was significant distortion from the lens so I had to go back over the lines and fix proportion issues (see second photo). It’s all a work in progress. This is why I don’t paint much: because it’s so time consuming, but the process is always a relaxing, beneficial meditation and the end result is always satisfying to see manifest. #painting#painter#art#artist#artwork#acrylicpaint#nityananda#jainitai#nitai#gaudiya#vaishnava#harekrishna#westbengal#ekachakra#bhakti#bhaktiyoga
5434 hours ago
Hermoso fin de semana con #mindfulnesscoach Karin Horn.
Compartimos con un hermoso circulo de mujeres ❤
All are welcome to join Joei, Tim, Matthew and Jen for our monthly Sacred Sounds Kirtan @ The Las Vegas Enlightenment Center!
This is an experiential interactive meditation experience. We will dive in to the healing power of sound and chanting sacred mantras together in a group in a call and response fashion! Everyone can sing and the healing power of our voices uniting is our Divine gift. “Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space — digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence. Kirtan is singing over and over the many names of God and the Goddess, the multi-colored rainbow manifestations of the One.” $20 Contribution for this beautiful evening!
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No one turned away due to lack of funds.
EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 7PM -9PM
Las Vegas Enlightenment Center Community Kirtan