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126Sunday, November 30th: Mike Beck"A Funny thing happened on the way to Yoga"

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  • centerfornondualism2
    Nov 25, 2008
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      ***PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION.. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 5, 2008*** (see below)

      Program Date: November 30, 2008
      Program Time: 11:00-12:00
      Fellowship: 10:30-11:00; 12:00-12:30
      Website: http://www.centerfornondualism.org/

      SPEAKER and TOPIC:
      Mike Beck: A funny thing happened to me on the way to Yoga:Poetry

      Mike Beck is a local artist who creates custom hand drums in the
      traditional ways of cultures from around the world: Celtic, Middle
      Eastern, West-African and Native to the Americas. He lives in Navarre
      where he has a small workshop on the shores of East Bay.
      When not busy creating drums or leading drum circles in the local
      community, he tours the country doing his first love, helping others
      create their own drums and exposing them to the power and magic of
      these primitive instruments that are making such a comeback in our
      society.


      INTERACTIVE PROGRAM:

      Morning Satsang: From 9:30-10:30 (Nov. 30th)with Swami J
      Topic: Guided meditation on Bhuta Shudhi, a chakras balancing
      meditation. There will be discussion of the practice, and then the
      practice itself is about 30 minutes.
      http://www.swamij.com/chakra-meditation.htm

      Bhuta Shuddi is an ancient Chakra Meditation of Yoga and Tantra
      practice through which the five elements (bhutas) are balanced or
      purified (shuddhi).Bhuta refers to the past, and shuddhi refers to
      purifying that past, or the samskaras that operate in conjunction
      with the five elements. This is a very useful practice, whether you
      think of it as preparation for kundalini awakening, or simply as a
      practice for feeling balanced, centered, or tranquil, etc. (One of
      the two foundations of Yoga is Abhyasa, practices seeking of
      tranquility; Yoga Sutras 1.12-1.14).

      For the Chakra Meditation of Bhuta Shuddhi, it is necessary to
      understand how the five elements relate to the chakras. The five
      bhutas are the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space,
      and they operate in conjunction with the lower five chakras (at
      subtle level they are called tanmatras, which are part of tattvas, or
      subtle constituents). The sixth chakra is of mind, and is beyond or
      prior to the bursting forth of space,air, fire, water, and finally
      earth. Consciousness itself (or whatever you want to call it) is
      prior to, or the source of manifestation of mind, and is the seventh
      chakra (surely there are other chakras, including between sixth
      and seventh, but the bhuta shuddhi practice itself need not focus
      directly on these).

      The five elements align with, and operate from the five lower
      chakras, along with the ten indriyas and a seed mantra for each. In
      systematic Chakra Meditation, you progressively move attention
      through the chakras, along with awareness of the nature of each
      chakra.


      Upcoming Speakers: (subject to change)

      December 7th: Bill Campbell
      December 14th: Ken Roman
      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

      The Center for Non-Dualism is a community for people who share the
      Non-Dual perspective of Religion, Yoga, and Philosophy. The purpose
      of the Center is to maintain a loving fellowship and to provide a
      nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and experiencing
      the oneness of Non-Dualism.

      Non-Dualism is the orientation that there is one absolute reality
      without a second, and that each of us, although an individual person,
      is one with that reality, just as a wave is not separate from the
      ocean. The emphasis of our Center is on the practices such as
      contemplation and meditation which lead to the direct experience of
      this Non-Dual reality.

      MEETING LOCATION:
      Brooks Beal Center
      100 Beal Parkway NW
      Fort Walton Beach


      WEBSITE:
      http://www.centerfornondualism.org