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Reshaping Our Destiny: Karma & the First 3 Chakras
“We are responsible for our own fortune and misfortune. But there’s a way to modify our actions, undo what we’ve done, and reshape our destiny. We’re not helpless.”—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Our karmas can bind us or grant us freedom—the choice is ours. How can we understand the mysterious forces of life, death, and karma, and take control of our destiny? In this powerful, never-before-seen lecture video from 1997, Pandit Tigunait explains how mastering our subhuman tendencies, especially fear and anger, allows us to erase binding karmas and give a new shape to our destiny. According to Sri Vidya tantra, our thoughts, emotions, and primitive urges all originate from the lower chakras. Understanding and working with the first three chakras (muladhara, svadhishthana, and manipura) is the gateway to freedom. When we work with these chakras through precise contemplative, meditative, and yogic techniques, we are able to disentangle rudra granthi—the karmic knot at the third chakra—and come into contact with the divine fire that destroys our subhuman tendencies. Watch this Wisdom Classic video, and learn more about how we can achieve karmic freedom by working with the first three chakras! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 29 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Yogic Anatomy of the Mind
The mind is living power—shakti. It is a vast and unique field of energy. It is the gateway of consciousness. In this series of talks, delve deep into the yogic anatomy of the mind with Ishan Tigunait and discover its limitless capacity to empower your experience of the world, internally as well as externally. Exploring the mind’s most subtle aspects is a lifelong journey that will transform it into your greatest ally for continued growth on the path of yoga and all of life. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 62 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Year Long Meditation Closing Ceremony
Join us in celebrating the conclusion of the Year Long Meditation! Our global group practice has inspired nearly 9,000 meditators from 136 countries to come together with one common intention—to heal and nourish our connection to collective consciousness. This intention is more important than ever before and is the key to bringing forward the best of ourselves so that we can be a force for positive change. In this celebratory closing ceremony, Pandit Tigunait shares his reflections about what we can take away from the Year Long Meditation as we move forward in our personal practice and in our quest to create a bright and peaceful future. The closing ceremony features a guided group meditation followed by a special prayer by Panditji to officially conclude the Year Long Meditation.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
The Power of Spiritual Community
Life is a journey to find the fulfillment our soul has been eternally seeking. As we progress on our path, we discover numerous sources of spiritual nourishment, yet often feel there is a deeper hunger that remains unsatisfied. The yoga tradition clearly tells us that spiritual community (sangha) can fulfill this longing. In this livestream we explore the role of inner connection, satsanga, service, and wisdom in creating spiritual community, and how this can nourish and protect us on deeper levels. Learn the art of using your personal practice to awaken a living experience of spiritual community, regardless of whether you are physically close to other seekers or able to practice together and share wisdom. The livestream concludes with a guided practice of shvasa-prashvasa pravahi pranayama. This unique preparatory practice for Vishoka Meditation brings a potent experience—the awareness of underlying pranic energy—that is the shared essence of spiritual community.
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Ishan Tigunait
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Buddha & Patanjali’s Solution to a Pandemic
Drawing upon the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait offers a yogic solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, which began as a health crisis and has grown into a humanitarian and economic crisis. This livestream offers us an opportunity to see this pandemic through the eyes of Buddha and Patanjali. Find out how their wisdom can help us to discover and utilize the spiritual resources inherent in all of us to overcome this crisis. Join us to find inspiration and support from the perennial wisdom of ancient masters.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Living Without Fear in the Era of COVID-19: Unleashing the Power of Healing and Service
COVID-19 is here. All of us have valid reasons to be concerned about the virus and its ramifications on many levels—health and well-being, social, and economic. The ethical and spiritual implications of this pandemic are beyond anyone’s comprehension. And yet, yoga gives us tools that will help us on every level. Now is the time to turn to the 5,000-year-old tradition of yogic wisdom and to put that wisdom into practice. By tapping into the pool of our inner healing force, we can eliminate fear and mobilize the time-honored power of service. Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait for this timely livestream, and become a force of global healing and positive change in these troubled times.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Group Practice Beyond Cultural Boundaries
As world citizens living in diverse cultures, what do we seek to achieve through a global group meditation practice? Pandit Tigunait introduces the goals of the Year Long Meditation in light of the conflict and ecological imbalances facing all of us today. Find out how a large group of modern seekers, through self-transformative practice, can calm violence and alleviate suffering worldwide. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 6 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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History of Group Practice
Just what can we accomplish through a group meditation? In this installment of Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Tigunait expands our vision of group practice and its fruits by introducing precedents from the scriptures. Take a voyage to the distant past—starting before the formation of the Ganges or the invention of the wheel—with stories that will amaze, delight, and inspire you. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Group Practice for Influencing Collective Consciousness
The Year Long Meditation is a large-scale group practice that aims to benefit collective consciousness. In this satsang, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how a laser-focused purpose, a well-considered plan, and an inspired, unified body of participants are the indispensable ingredients of an effective group practice. Listen and discover what it means to take part in a collective, purpose-driven spiritual endeavor. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 48 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Personal Practice for a Meaningful Change
How can one limited individual hope to shape a complex, fast-changing world? In the fourth installation of Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how we can make true, lasting impact on those around us by first transforming ourselves through steadfast personal practice. Discover the simple yet profound ways to nurture your inner light—and share it with all who cross your path. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 13 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Dharma: The Force of Protection & Nourishment
The force of change is forever shaping and reshaping our world. When it is channeled through an agitated, restless mind, it can prove destructive. When it works through a clear, peaceful mind, it can heal and uplift. So how can we cultivate the second kind of mind? In the third installment of the series Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how understanding and honoring our dharma (duty) lead us to the inner peace and clarity that let us become conduits of positive change. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Chaotic vs. Meaningful Change
Change is the foundation for the stability we see in the world—it allows the intrinsic potential of absolute truth to manifest. But how can we ensure that change is socially conscious and productive rather than chaotic and destructive? In the second installment of the series Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Tigunait explains that the key lies in the kind of mind we bring to change: restless or peaceful. When we use the tools of yoga to embrace change with a peaceful mind, then we are no longer at the mercy of whatever circumstances life brings our way. Then we can bring meaningful change, acting for the conscious upliftment of ourselves, our community, society, and humanity as a whole. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 1 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD