Philosophy

Sriman T. Krishnamacharya

    Sriman T. Krishnamacharya  (1888 – 1989)   Widely acknowledged for being the father of modern postural yoga. However, the credit for the popularity of today’s yoga goes to his foremost students, who were not more than half a dozen in number. Three of his most prominent students were: His son TKV Desikachar, who researched and elaborated on the…

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Developing self-awareness

                         “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.”                              – BKS Iyengar [Written by Lama Chogyal Namkhai Norbu] I saw many practitioners who spent many years in the Community, and succeeded in learning…

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Past and present Yogis, Gurus and Teachers

    Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh A Vietnamese Buddhist monk, spiritual leader, bestselling author, poet and activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he started his monastic education at age 16. Besides fulfilling his ascetic wish, he grew into a prolific writer and a leading activist. In 1966 when he was 39, following his peace proposal in the United States,…

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Clarity for good results – Geeta Iyengar

  For me a healthy yoga addiction is better than other addictions. The fire of yoga must remain burning without smoke in the spiritual heart throughout the practice, the sadhana. The interest of the practitioner, sadhaka, needs to be affirmative and dynamic. However, this interest should not be a wildfire burning down the forest; the interest in yoga should not…

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Are we all crazy?

  [Written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche] From morning to night we do everything with the self-cherishing mind. Inside the house, outside the house, getting dressed, walking around, talking to people, working, eating, seeing things, shopping, going to bed—we do everything with self-cherishing. Even though everything we do is motivated by the wish to obtain temporal happiness and avoid temporal problems,…

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