Engaging in the study of our personal and community dharma, these sessions include silent meditation, group discussion, and teachings from Sarahjoy on the contemporary application of timeless philosophies for living an awakened life. Sarahjoy draws from the teachings of the dharma, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, neuroscience, and interpersonal neurobiology.
DANA: Generosity, Contribution Sarahjoy offers her teachings on a donation basis to the DAYA Foundation, so everything that you give will go directly to the Foundation. It is customary in yogic and Buddhist traditions to support teachers through the practice of Dana, or the spiritual act of giving from the heart for teachings that you value. A sliding scale suggested donation amount is $25. Your donations support students throughout the region who would otherwise not have access to the teachings of yoga or the dharma of life skills.
2021 Dharma Study Group Dates:
September 3 September 17 October 8 October 15 October 22 October 29 December 3
October 23: The 5 Imperatives for Doing "Wise Battle"
This dharma session is offered during a module in our Yoga Psychology training course. The focus is drawn from the Bhagavad Gita illustrating the duties of the 5 warrior brothers, including Arjuna, representing the 5 chakras and the 5 imperatives for living wisely. The term "wise battle" refers to the inner work we must do in navigating our "100 cousins", the parts of us that pull us away from dharma into a dharma.
By now all of you have heard our discussion on the ripples on the surface of the water - they distort the view of the sky above and they obscure our view what is underneath the water. If yoga is defined as Seeing Clearly, learning to still the mind is essential. But, we sometimes fear that stillness. What if the true nature of our mind is actually uniquely NOT Yogic? What if these teachings work for everyone except us?
May 22: The Warrior Strengths of the Gita in Covid-19
As we watch the news of uncertainty and discord continue, we might wonder how to keep a yogic view in all of this. What can we do with our angst, judgment, disbelief, concern, or fear? Where does this fit in yoga?
Sarahjoy welcomes you to join us for this Dharma Study time and to bring your questions or just your listening ears and heart. The dharma can provide hope and clarity and meaningful action steps, too.
While the Kosha model was offered to us as a view of human nature, and is most often translated as referring to our individual ecology (our individual personhood), in yoga and social justice (and in the yoga that originated in a tribal culture), it makes sense that the kosha model is also a model for community. And, since our healing is interwoven with all others, we will greatly benefit our collective journey by understanding the koshas through the lens of a community health imperative.