Sacred Study




Join us Sunday mornings at 9 am for Sacred Study, a group exploration of Sacred Texts. So far we've covered the Bhagavad Gita & we're now exploring The Upanishads.
The Upanishads are one of the main textual resources in the study and practice of Yoga as a spiritual discipline. They are enlightenment stories written by sages and are very ancient. They are not primarily about gods and goddesses but about the foundational truths of life which can be directly experienced by the dedicated student. These truths are universal and timeless and can be very inspirational and motivating to a spiritual aspirant.
Weekly at 9 am starting on January 15, 2023
Teacher: Bill Bilodeau, a long-time student of Gurani Anjali of Yoga Anand Ashram
The general format of the classes will be as follows:
Silence: We will open class with a moment of silence to create a break from our normal busyness of mind and allow an awareness of sacred space. Text Reading: At the beginning of class we will ask for volunteer readers for the session. One student at a time will read the text aloud for the benefit of the group and I will provide clarification of terms and concepts and we will discuss their meaning. If you have not yet ordered the book, please do so right away and begin reading the wonderful introduction.
Use this edition: The Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran (2nd edition, July 2007) ISBN-13: 978-1586380212
Meditation: With the reading completed there will be a guided meditation period of about 15 minutes.
Yoga Practices: After the meditation we will have a period of discussing and doing some yoga practices other than asana that can be done daily. Total class time will be about 1 ¼ hours.
I look forward to sharing this sacred time together with you. Namaste, Bill Bilodeau (727 488 3163)


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