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Guidance from the Gita: Practical Applications for Peace and Clarity
Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm–Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
“No one, even for the twinkling of an eye, ever exists without performing action.”
So how can you apply the clear and practical wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to your life? The Gita’s vision of spirituality points to meditation as an essential part of any practice. Join Rolf Sovik, PsyD, for a practical exploration of meditation as it is portrayed in the Gita. This weekend meditation retreat will focus on seated meditation in a quiet space and also applied meditation in daily living.
During the weekend program you will:
- Learn how to practice a deeply satisfying and universal method of meditation
- Use silence and stillness to enhance the meditation experience
- Understand the roles of karma, bhakti, jnana, and raja yoga in daily life
- Explore the therapeutic qualities of the Gita’s message
- Fully grasp the “wheel of karma” as an experience shared by every human
The Gita is more than an entertaining story about Arjuna and Krishna—it raises questions about the permanence of existence, tackles themes of isolation, struggle, and depression, and looks deeply and compassionately at what it means to be human. Ultimately, the Gita shows that spirituality is not relegated to meditation seated on a cushion, but is a blend of will, practice, and trustful surrender. Through this fresh perspective, clear insight can be gained into how to find peace in modern life.
The message of the Bhagavad Gita is really four messages, each charting a pathway from relentless activity to peace of mind. Perhaps there is no other sacred scripture that portrays the journey to enlightenment with such variety and human richness. Clear, practical, and framed with universal appeal, the dialogue exchanged in the Gita opens the way to spiritual experience.
President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute, Rolf Sovik, PsyD, began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. He is a student of H.H. Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and under ...
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