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4 Classes on Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra - East Aurora NY (Buffalo) Sep 9-11, 2005

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Four Lecture and Guided Meditation Sessions East Aurora, NY (Near Buffalo / Toronto) Sep 9-11, 2005 Presented by: Swami Jnaneshvara (Swami J) Sponsored by: Jan
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      Four Lecture and Guided Meditation Sessions
      East Aurora, NY (Near Buffalo / Toronto)
      Sep 9-11, 2005

      Presented by: Swami Jnaneshvara (Swami J)
      Sponsored by: Jan Downing (716-652-9618)
      Dates: Fri, Sep 9 - Sun, Sep 11
      Location: Unitarian Universalist, East Aurora, NY


      ATTEND ANY OF FOUR SEPARATE SESSIONS: There will be four separate
      lectures and guided meditation sessions offered on the weekend of
      September 9-11, 2005 in East Aurora, New York. You may attend one,
      two, three, or all four sessions. (Details are below)

      IF YOU ATTEND ALL FOUR: Those who attend all four sessions will find
      this is an intensive experience focusing on the convergence point
      (bindu) of the highest principles and practices of Raja Yoga, Advaita
      Vedanta, and Samaya (Internal) Tantra (Sri Vidya), as well as the
      convergence point of Meditation, Contemplation, Prayer, and Mantra.
      You will also see how this convergence point is part of the mystical,
      esoteric aspect of most religions. By understanding the convergence
      point of these practices, you can see how all of the various
      practices of Yoga and Meditation can be done in the context of being
      support structures or preparation for the higher practices,
      experiences, and revelations.

      WHO WILL ENJOY THIS MOST: These teachings and trainings on this
      highest perspective (the convergence point of the practices) will be
      most enjoyed by those people who insist on reading the last page of a
      book first. Such people are not satisfied with incomplete
      representations of Yoga and Meditation, such as those limited to
      physical fitness, stress management, or medical treatment. They want
      to see the big picture of beginning, intermediate, and advanced
      meditation with a clear vision of the path and the means of attaining
      the final goal. These four sessions are all very practical, down to
      earth training on the highest convergence point of Yoga and

      Friday, Sep 9, 7:00 pm - 9:30pm (with a break)

      Discussion of the convergence point of Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma
      Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, as well as the other Yogas which support these
      four classical schools of Yoga, including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga,
      Kriya Yoga, and Laya Yoga. We will also explore the convergence point
      within Sankhya, which is the philosophical foundation of Yoga, and do
      a guided practice on awareness of the evolutes of Prakriti, the
      primordial matter, mind and senses (indriyas). There will be guided
      practices from Yoga Sutras, including four attitudes, inner
      luminosity, sensory awareness, and the pure mind along with
      experiential practice on how these relate to that most subtle
      convergence point.

      Saturday, Sep 10, 9:30 am - 12:00pm (with a break)

      Integrating the contemplative processes of OM Mantra, including the
      four functions of mind (manas, chitta, ahamkara, and buddhi), the
      four planes of reality (gross, subtle, causal, absolute), and the
      four levels of consciousness (waking, dreaming, deep sleep, and the
      fourth state, turiya). We will review the twelve profound verses of
      Mandukya Upanishad (said to contain the distilled juice of the entire
      wisdom of the sages), describing the subtleties of OM Mantra. We will
      also discuss the convergence point of Meditation, Contemplation,
      Prayer, and Mantra. This session includes guided contemplations on
      all of these processes.

      Saturday, Sep 10, 7:00 pm - 9:30pm (with a break)

      Part 1: Practical training in 7 means of using OM Mantra
      Part 2: One hour of continuous group chanting of OM

      Sunday, Sep 11, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm (with a break)

      Practical discussion of the three schools of tantra (Kaula, Mishra,
      and Samaya), particularly Samaya, which is the highest, as elucidated
      by Swami Rama, including the higher practices (the "shortest cut")
      that he repeatedly described about Sri Vidya, the process of the
      knowledge of the creative or Mother force. Guided practices will
      include Bhuta Shuddhi, purifying the five elements (earth, water,
      fire, air, space) in the chakras, leading to sahasrara, the crown
      chakra. There will also be guided practice into Guru Chakra (Jnana
      Chakra), the center for the shakti diksha (initiation) that opens the
      conduit to the teacher or guru within, as well as for the direct,
      internal transmissions of wisdom and experience given by the
      Himalayan masters.
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