Living Unbound AYP Retreat Sept. 27-29 @ Kripalu

Living Unbound AYP Retreat Sept. 27-29 @ Kripalu

Please join Mahasweta Mitra (Shanti, at the AYP Forums) and Doug Sandlin (Kirtanman, at the AYP Forums), co-founders of Living Unbound, and AYP asana instructor Rohini Nellore (Rohini, at the AYP Forums), Sept. 27-29, for a weekend retreat at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the beautiful Berkshires region of western Massachusetts. We […]

Quotes on Living Unbound from Contemplative Christianity, Philosophy & Science

Quotes on Living Unbound from Contemplative Christianity, Philosophy & Science

Seeing through exterior things, and seeing God in them Thomas Merton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A blind feeling of one’s own being, stretching unto God The Cloud of Unknowing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The pure, loving gaze that finds God everywhere Brother Lawrence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The mind’s loving, unmixed, permanent attention to the things of God Francis de Sales ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Finding God […]

The Workings Of Samyama

The Workings Of Samyama

We introduced the practice of Samyama in Level 1. Samyama is a yogic technique originally introduced in the Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali (the foundational text of yogic practice, originally in Sanskrit, authored by the sage Patanjali in 2nd century India). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjai talks about 8 limbs, or facets, of  Yoga (you may have […]

Samyama

Samyama

There is a practice described by Yogani in the AYP lessons called Samyama. It is an advanced technique, but Yogani has a wonderful way of separate the wheat from the chaff and simplifying a practice so it can be practiced by anyone. The only prerequisit for this practice is to have some inner silence when […]

Choosing Our Thoughts to Create a Positive Life Experience

Choosing Our Thoughts to Create a Positive Life Experience

The following article is written by Andrew Thompson, the founder of Inspirational Works, an organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, providing “Events that Inspire, Motivate and Transform Lives”. Inspirational Works has hosted  Byron Katie, and is thrilled to be hosting Don Miguel Ruiz (author of The Four Agreements and other books), April 9th-11th, 2010. Andrew has been […]

Living Unbound Q&A: Meditation and Depression

Living Unbound Q&A: Meditation and Depression

A Living Unbound Visitor Asks: “Here is a question: It is suggested in many traditions that if one is experiencing true depression (not just a blue mood, but an actual disorder, where one can’t feel any pleasure), since the meditation will amplify the inward ruminations of the depressed person. I have through personal experience verified […]

Living Unbound: Spirituality Is For All Of Us

Living Unbound: Spirituality Is For All Of Us

Living Unbound, the Freedom Beyond Imagination of our inherently fulfilled consciousness, aka spirituality, is for all of us, regardless of our religion or spiritual tradition, or our lack of one, or even lack of any previous inclination toward spirituality. Spiritual practices (prayer, meditation, devotional chanting and singing, directed breathing, contemplation, etc.) are universal practices, with […]