Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group

 

We’re currently leading a weekly group to study yoga philosophy and history, learn the sanskrit of yogic scripture and asana, and to practice and learn about meditation together.

We’re doing it every Thursday (except for holidays) at 7pm

Come to:

Prismatic Coffee House

http://www.prismatic.coffee/

Tuesdays at 2pm

 

All are welcome!

Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #9: Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Topics: Meditation (Stages 7-9, learning to let go) Yoga Sutra verses 1.15-1.16, What to let go of (vairāgya), More Sanskrit Asanas in the Ashtanga Primary Series

Special Guest: Tamara Lee Standard

Patañjali Invocation

Stages of Meditation

First Chapter Yoga Sutras for chanting

Yoga Sutra verses 1.15-1.16

Dedication

 


 

Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #8: Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Topics: Meditation (Stage 6, The last bits of subtle agitation) Yoga Sutra verses 1.12-1.14 How To Practice (Abhyāsa), Sanskrit Asanas in the Ashtanga Primary Series

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Yoga Sutras verses 1.12-1.14

More Sanskrit in The Ashtanga Primary Series

 


Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #7: Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Topics: Meditation (Stage 5: Not being suckered in by Subtle Dullness) Yoga Sutra verse 1.7 up-close: Anumāna – deeper vision through the art of correct reasoning

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Yoga Sutras Verse 1.7

The 3 Relationships of A Correct Reason


Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #6: Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Topics: Meditation (Stage 4, The types of agitation and dullness), Yoga Sutras verses 5-11 (The 5 ways the mind turns), Sanskrit Asanas in the Ashtanga Primary Series

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Sanskrit Alphabet

Yoga Sutras verses 5-11

Sanskrit from The Ashtanga Primary Series

 


 

Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #5: Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Topics: Meditation (Stage 3, with watching the Mind watch the object), Yoga Sutra verses 3 and 4 (What is your “True Self” in Yoga, Vedanta, and Buddhism), Teaching the Sun Salutation in Sanskrit

 

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Sanskrit Alphabet

Yoga Sutra Verses 1 through 4

Sun Salutation in Sanskrit

 


Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #4: Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Topics: Meditation, Verses 1 and 2 of The Yoga Sutra, Master Patanjali’s Definition of Yoga, The Eight Steps of Explaining Reality to Others, and 4 Laws of Karma

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Yoga Sutra Verses 1 and 2

 


Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #3: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Topics: Meditation, Yoga as one of the 6 schools of orthodox Indian thought, Sanskrit Nasals

 

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Sanskrit Alphabet

 


Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #2: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Topics: Meditation, Introducing The Yoga Sutras, The Sanskrit Consonants, Sanskrit Names of The Parts of The Sūrya Namaskāra

Special Guest: Ben’s mom

 

 

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Sanskrit Alphabet

 


 

Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Study Group #1: Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Topics: Master Patañjali–Author of The Yoga Sutras, Beginning Stillness Mediation

Special Guest: Earle Birney

 

Part 1

Part 2

 

Stuff we handed out or looked at in class:

Patañjali Invocation

Sanskrit Alphabet