Surfing the Waves of Life: The Theory and Practice of Karma Yoga with Swami Asokananda
Wednesday, November 6 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
This workshop will include a slide show and discussion that explores the steps necessary to ensure that your daily life is supporting the evolution of your soul. The key is to perform your duties in such a way that you finish off old karmas (the repercussions of your past actions) without creating any new karmas (the repercussions of your current actions that you will face in the future). This is called transforming karma into Karma Yoga. Without the purifying effects of Karma Yoga, your attempts to go deep in meditation will be thwarted. Through living in the spirit of Karma Yoga, we can enjoy our meditation practice and our lives. Even challenging situations can be faced with a poised and calm mind.
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
Phil Goldberg, author of American Veda, interviews Swami Asokananda on spiritmatterstalk.com podcast. Listen on SoundCloud.
- Also with Swami Asokananda:
- Explore the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology