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The Collective Consciousness of Group Practice

Rudra Yaga: Pilgrimage, Sacred Spaces & Collective Consciousness

What is collective consciousness? Can we connect with it by practicing in a group? Delving into these questions, Ishan Tigunait describes how the intention of like-minded seekers to undertake a practice together for a common purpose results in a group practice, and how that practice deepens our connection to a higher collective consciousness that embodies the spirit of giving. Learn how a group practice can transform us, unlocking our capacity to expand our awareness and to experience ourselves in a new way.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 4 mins

Source: The Power of Group Practice and Pilgrimage Webinar (Honesdale, 2018)

About the Teacher

Ishan Tigunait

Growing up at the Himalayan Institute, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and has continued his spiritual education for the past 30 years under the guidance of his father, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and Chairman of Yoga International, and has been a driving force for the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa over the past 15 years. He also serves as Managing Director of Himalayan Institute India, and spearheaded the establishment of the Institute’s newest campus in Khajuraho, India. Ishan’s passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he is a key contributor to the Vishoka Meditation program and the Institute’s 500-hour yoga teacher training program, and also leads annual pilgrimages to India and the Himalayas. Holding a degree in computer engineering, Ishan worked for IBM before returning to the Himalayan Institute in 2006. Ishan is also co-founder of Moka Origins, a socially conscious bean-to-bar chocolate maker and specialty coffee roaster. He is an avid social entrepreneur, and is committed to sharing the transformational power of yoga to unleash our full potential.

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