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Fulfillment & Desire

Self-Discovery, Fulfillment & Desire: The Yoga Worldview

The more we understand and refine our desires and motivations, the greater is our capacity to be truly fulfilled. Ishan Tigunait explains how yoga teaches us to look at ourselves on every level in order to achieve lasting, freedom-driven fulfillment. Only through genuine self-study can we understand the difference between preya (momentary enjoyment) and shreya (that which fulfills us), and thus gain mastery over our desires.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 9 mins

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 decade. 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 leads the Institute's Yogi Living program as well as 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. 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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