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Activities update: October 29, 2009

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  • Swami J
    Local activities, online meetings, retreats, other programs Our community of meditation and contemplation is devoted to training and nurturing those who deeply
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 2009
      Local activities, online meetings, retreats, other programs

      Our community of meditation and contemplation is devoted to training and
      nurturing those who deeply long for the direct experience of union with the
      eternal, pure center of consciousness, the bliss of being that is one with the
      absolute reality, as the wave who seeks to remember it is one with the ocean.
      One word for that union is "Yoga." The word "Abhyasa" means "practices." Abhyasa
      is purposefully choosing to do that which leads to "sthitau," which is a stable,
      steady, undisturbed inner calmness or tranquility. Abhyasa is one of the twin
      foundations of Yoga, along with Vairagya, the mental stance of non-attachment
      (Yoga Sutras 1.12-1.16). The root of the word Ashram is "shrama," which means
      "effort" or "striving." The hermitage or home of a swami or other person serving
      people in their efforts towards inner peace and spiritual awakening is called an
      Ashram. Thus, our community of meditation, contemplation and learning is known
      as Abhyasa Ashram. More than any physical location, it is really a place of the
      heart, an inner sanctuary of silence.

      Daily Silent Meditation (30 minutes): 11:30am and 6:00pm
      Friday, October 21, 7:00 pm: Satsang and Mantra
      Mondays, 4:00 pm: Book Club: Bhagavad Gita
      Wednesdays, 12:00 pm: Curriculum discussion
      Thursdays, 7:00 pm: Swami Rama videos and discussion
      Due to traveling to India, there will be no local programs from Nov 3 – Dec 8
      Calendar: http://www.swamij.com/calendar.htm

      Regular online meetings, reviewing articles from SwamiJ.com and other sources,
      along with Q&A on general topics
      Schedule and details: http://www.swamij.com/meetings.htm
      Usually several times per week unless I am traveling and have no internet access

      Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 9:00pm
      Open discussion.
      Registration Web Link:

      Wednesday, October 28, 9:00pm
      Open discussion.
      Registration Web Link:

      Friday, October 30, 10:00pm
      Open discussion
      Registration Web Link:

      Saturday, October 31, 8:30am
      Open discussion
      Registration Web Link:

      Sunday, November 1, 9:00pm
      Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
      Registration Web Link:

      November 16 – December 6, 2009
      March 8 - 28, 2010
      November 15 - December 5, 2010

      A Community for Non-Dual Religion, Yoga, and Philosophy
      Providing a "Sunday Alternative"
      Every Sunday at: Brooks Beal Center
      100 Beal Parkway NW
      Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
      9:30-10:30 am: Interactive Program
      10:30-11:00 am: Fellowship
      11:00-12:00 am: Main Program; speaker, guided meditation, inspirational reading
      12:00-12:30 pm: Fellowship


      Annual Conference and Retreat:
      Transcending Fear, the Greatest Obstacle to Nondual Realization
      February 25-28, 2010

      Swami Jnaneshvara upcoming participation:
      December 13, 11:00am: Speaker in main program
      December 21, 9:30: Interactive Program: Satsang and discussion

      Frequently Asked Questions from SwamiJ.com

      David Frawley, an internationally recognized scholar and teacher, is quoted in
      the Sep/Oct 2000 issue of Yoga Journal: "Yoga in the West has only scratched the
      surface of the greater Yoga tradition," he says. "The Yoga community in the West
      is currently at a crossroads. Its recent commercial success can be used to build
      the foundation for a more profound teaching, aimed at changing the consciousness
      of humanity. Or it can reduce Yoga to a mere business that has lost connection
      with its spiritual heart. The choice that Yoga teachers make today will
      determine this future."

      Archive of audio podcasts:

      Archives of my videos on YouTube:

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      Calendar: http://www.swamij.com/calendar.htm
      Email and postal contact: http://www.swamij.com/contact.htm
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