Scripture Sunday Reading GroupJoin Anil Saigal and others in reading selected scriptures or listening to audio transcripts of lectures on selected topics by Swami Rama or Swami Veda.
(Recommended for TTP200 and TTP300 students. Earns 1.5 hours of credit towards the program.)
Srividya Practices of Samaya Tantra - II:Transitioning Experience of Oneself from the Gross to the Subtle Dr Dale Buegel, ERYT-500via Zoom OnlySaturday, June 12th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Join Dr Buegel and learn the Tantric practices for advancing your inward journey to the energy level. This four-workshop series is designed for those who wish to enlist awareness of the subtle senses as a means to experience the reality of Self. There will be several weeks between sessions to allow time for gaining experience through practice.
In this second workshop we will focus on the correlation between our gross anatomy and one’s subtle anatomy. Experiencing oneself as an energetic being as well as a physical being is key to samāyā tantra practice. As Swami Rama taught, the mastery of yoga comes when one is able to keep one foot in the bliss of union with the Divine while the other foot stays grounded in the everyday practicality of the world in which we live.
HH Swami Rama of the Himalayas explained about Samaya Tantra and Srividya:
"Among all the spiritual traditions, the tantric tradition is the most ancient, and among all the schools of tantra, samaya is the highest. The school of samaya is profound, with its philosophy and practices; the samaya school practices Sri Vidya. All the vidyas explained in the Tantric texts originate from Sri Vidya, the mother of all vidyas." and
"In this path (Srividya) the kundalini fire is seen as the Mother Divine, and through yoga practices it is awakened from its primal state and raised to the highest of the chakras. The chakras are wheels of life which form our spiritual body and connect the entire flow of consciousness."
(Recommended for TTP300 students)
Review of Kapalabhati pranayama, Backward bending postures, and Twisting postures
(Required for registered 200 TTP students, Not open to general public)
Abdominal Lifts (Kriya) Series - Nauliwith Pavel LatashJune 20th, 10:00 to 12:00 Noon
The abdominal lifts are considered to be at the pinnacle of Hatha Yoga for their physical benefits and for their positive effects on abdominal health. This second of the two workshops will focus on reviewing the preliminary practices for Agnisara: Ashwini Mudra, and Akunchana-Prasarana (A&P), followed by teaching, demonstration, and practice of Nauli.
To allow for full personal interaction (while observing social distance guidelines), the workshop will be held at the Center. While it is available for Zoom participation, it is highly recommended that participants attend in person at the Center.
Since the participants will be working with abdominal movements and exercises, it is recommended that participants have light breakfast earlier in the morning prior to their arrival.
(Recommended for TTP200 and TTP300 students).
Srividya Practices of Samaya Tantra - III:Exploring the Relationship of the Nādīs to Anāhata Cakra Dr Dale Buegel, ERYT-500via Zoom OnlySaturday July 10th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
in this third workshop we will use the study of anāhata cakra to explore the relationship of the major nādīs to the subtle anatomy of this cakra. The gateways of each cakra have the capacity to reveal the knowledge of our subtle relationship with the Divine. This unfolding of conscious experience of Śakti is the heart of the Śrī Vidya and samāyā tantra traditions.
Learn to Recite Mrityunjaya Mantrawith Anil Saigal, RYT-500Saturday, July 17th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
The Mrityunjaya (also called Maha-Mrityunjaya) mantra is considered to be the most powerful healing universal mantras for praying to Lord Shiva for bringing about healing as well as for spiritual growth. It can be recited for personal benefit, or for bringing about healing to another person. For millenia, sadhakas (aspirants) have recited this mantra and/or have been given a practice of this mantra by their spritual teachers to bring about healing at all levels and for intense spiritual growth.
In this workshop, the partitipants will learn about the origin and meaning of the Mrityunjaya mantra and will learn to recite it with in-class guided practice.
Srividya Practices of Samaya Tantra - IV:Merging with the Subtle Body as a Means to Union with Śakti Dr Dale Buegel, ERYT-500via Zoom OnlySaturday Aug 14th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
In this fourth workshop we will examine the components of self-surrender (surrendering the ahaṃkāra) to achieve union with Self. Sometimes we need to surrender the perception of who we think we are to expand our understanding of who we actually are.
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067 Tel: 847.221.5250
Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.