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Level One Curriculum - Kundalini Yoga International. There are six principles components you will be working with: 1.

Level One Curriculum - Kundalini Yoga International

Kriya and Meditation: The Foundation of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® The theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga kriyas (yoga sets), asanas, and mudras. Explore the nature of the mind and its training through Kundalini Yoga meditations, mantras, and pranayam (breathing techniques).Read More » 2. Humanology and Philosophy: The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher The history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy behind all yogic practices. Wu wei. Wu wei (Chinese: 無爲; a variant and derivatives: traditional Chinese: 無為; simplified Chinese: 无为; pinyin: wú wéi; Japanese: 無為; Korean: 무위; Vietnamese: Vô vi; English, lit. non-doing) is an important concept in Taoism that literally means non-action or non-doing.

Wu wei

In the Tao te Ching, Laozi explains that beings (or phenomena) that are wholly in harmony with the Tao behave in a completely natural, uncontrived way. In a sense that when the planets revolve around the sun, they effortlessly do this revolving without any sort of control, force, or as an attempt to revolve themselves, instead the planets just revolve around the sun in an effortless and spontaneous movement. Just like how fighters blocked punches without conscious thought merely through body reflex. God, do humans have free will? Claire Beckett photographs American converts to Islam in her series, “The Converts.”

ANCIENT HAND SIGNS. Winged Heart of the Sufi Order. The winged heart is a symbol of the Sufi movement, a mystic branch of Islam.

Winged Heart of the Sufi Order

The symbol is a heart with wings, symbolizing ascension; the five pointed star represents divine light, the moon responsiveness to this light. the symbol was chosen by the founder of the Sufi Order, Hazrat Inayat Khan. Here is his description of the symbol, from the Gatha: The Symbol of the Sufi OrderThe symbol of the Order is a heart with wings. It explains that the heart is between soul and body, a medium between spirit and matter. When the soul is covered by its love for matter it is naturally attracted to matter. Related resources: Sufism Explore the mystical heart of islam.

Proto-Indo-European Religion. Alexander Jacob, "The Origins of Indo-European Religion" 7,320 words Horned god in quasi-lotus position with animals from Gundestrup Cauldron, Celtic, 100 B.C.E.

Alexander Jacob, "The Origins of Indo-European Religion"

Editor’s Note: The following text is a lecture delivered by Dr. Alexander Jacob at the London Forum on September 1, 2012. Dr. An ethical approach to a better life, by integrating desires and avoiding dogmatic extremes. The Middle Way. Hearth Moon Rising's blog. Cybele, Rome 50 Marshall Astor This week’s goddess is Cybele (pronounced kye-bell), whose sacred tree is the pine.

Hearth Moon Rising's blog

Cybele is the earth mother goddess of what is now western Turkey, who had a popular and longstanding cult that eventually spread to Rome. She had a lover named Attis, who was also her grandson, whom she loved very much, and she showered him with gifts and attention. Despite the pampered treatment he enjoyed, Attis eventually became enamored of a nymph, and he could not keep the liaison a secret from Cybele. She was furious, and she tormented him until in madness he tore his genitals from his body.

The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge. “If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.”

The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge

–William Blake Most of us are familiar with the prototypical clowns: red-nosed clowns, court jesters, and Tarot fools. But sacred clowns take clowning to a whole other level. The Ne’wekwe “mud-eaters” were the Zuni equivalent of a sacred clown. The Cherokee had sacred clowns known as Boogers who performed “Booger dances” around a community fire. Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds. 16 January 2011 | Draft Global implications of "betwixt and between" and liminality IntroductionBridges: iconic, archetypal and otherwiseBeyond "Us" and "Them"Living "betwixt and between"Liminality of betwixt and betweenContemporary references to "betwixt and between" (Annex)"Reality" of "betwixt and between"Vestigial "pillar" of the middle wayAvoiding constraining pillar-dependencyDynamics of cognitive possibility: "possum"?

Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds

Learning Center - Engaged practice. Engaged practice Buddhadasa Bhikkhu The Middle Way Life in a World of Polarity What's Buddhist about Socially Engaged Buddhism David Loy The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma for Healing the World Joanna Macy New Voices in Engaged Buddhist Studies Kenneth Kraft Engaged Buddhism Joan Halifax Roshi Practices for Activists Joanna Macy Rules of Engagement Kazuaki Tanahashi In Engaged Buddhism, Peace Begins with You Thich Nhat Hahn interview Comprehensive Bibliography - Socially Engaged Buddhism Buddhist Peace Fellowshio (compiled by Donald Rothberg - 2005) Justify Your Love: Finding Authority for Socially Engaged Buddhism: Ways of Relating Buddhist Tradition and Practice with Social Theory Diana Winston How Shall We Save the World?

Learning Center - Engaged practice

Nelson Foster Can Buddhism Save the World? A Response to Nelson Foster David R. Loy Socially Engaged Buddhism & Modernity: What Sort of Animals are They? Groups Buddhism and Ecology: Challenge and Promise Donald K. Samadhi — Sri Chinmoy. Could you please describe the different levels of samadhi?

Samadhi — Sri Chinmoy

There are various minor samadhis, and among the minor samadhis, savikalpa samadhi happens to be the highest. Right after savikalpa comes nirvikalpa samadhi, but there is a great yawning gulf between savikalpa and nirvikalpa. In savikalpa samadhi there are thoughts and ideas coming from various angles, but they do not affect you. While you are meditating, you remain unperturbed, and your inner being functions in a dynamic and confident manner. But when you are a little higher, when you have become one with the soul in nirvikalpa samadhi, there will be no ideas or thoughts at all.

Samadhi: The Height of Divine Consciousness — Sri Chinmoy. Above the toil of life my soul is a bird of fire winging the Infinite.

Samadhi: The Height of Divine Consciousness — Sri Chinmoy

Samadhi is a spiritual state of consciousness. Théodore Illion – Au Tibet Secret : Deux types de spiritualités s’opposent en ce monde. (Source : Theodore Illion, In Secret Tibet, en partie disponible sur google en anglais, trad. jsf 2007 – en cas d’erreurs ou coquilles, merci de me les signaler à la suite de cet article de manière à les corriger) Integrating Inner Identities. Due to disruptive nature of society, it's probably the case that with most, the lower self is separated from higher spiritual awareness at a pretty early age.

Whether it be the programmed and conditioning behaviours of our parents, excito-toxins in our food or the electro-smog of modern day gadgetry, effectively the soul is fragmented into the bodymind and a barrier inserted to higher dimensional beingness. Our divine birth right is truncated. The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity. The following is Part One in a series. Read Part Two here. In the book Columbus and other Cannibals, indigenous author Jack D. Forbes lucidly explores a psychological disease that has been informing human self-destructive behavior that Native American people have known about for years. Etrog. An Israeli etrog, with pitam and gartel (ridge around the center) Taxonomy[edit] Etymology[edit] The romanization as etrog according to the Sephardic pronunciation, is widely used in Israel through Modern Hebrew.

The Ashkenazi pronunciation as in Yiddish, is esrog or esrig. It has been transliterated as ethrog or ethrogh in scholarly work, which is according to Yemenite Hebrew.[3] The Hebrew word is thought to derive from the Persian name for the fruit, turung, likely borrowed via Aramaic.[4] Biblical references[edit] On the first day you shall take the fruit of majestic trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.— Leviticus 23:40, New Revised Standard Version. The Simple Tao (Simple Taoism) Shadow of the Shaman: 5 Reasons Being a Shaman Sucks (is Awesome) 10 Awesome Attributes of God. When we talk about the attributes of God we are talking about His nature—who God is in His manifested character.

You Are a Spirit Being. You Are a Spirit Being You Possess a Soul & Just Live in a Body by Pastor John Hamel. Smudging 101: Burning Sage To Cleanse Your Home & Aura. The ancient practice of burning dried sage for cleansing has roots in Native American tradition, where it was thought to promote healing, wisdom, and longevity. Documents Alive. Multiply Intelligences. Buddhism Archive. Cultural & indigenous. Shamanism and indigenous.