Bhakti Yoga: Emotions to Love
with Swami Vashistananda
August 18 - 23, 2019
The term Bhakti comes from the root ‘Bhaj’, which means ‘to be attached to God’. Bhakti is love for love’s sake. The path of Bhakti appeals particularly to a those of an emotional nature. The Bhakti Yogi is motivated chiefly by the power of love and sees God as the embodiment of love. Through prayer, worship and ritual the devotee surrenders to God, channeling and transmuting his/her emotions into unconditional love or devotion. Chanting or singing the praises of God form a substantial part of Bhakti Yoga.
The course offers you a foundation in the philosophy and techniques of this ancient and heart-based tradition. You will be supported in cultivating your capacity to be a joy-filled vessel of Divine wisdom. The program is an invitation to nurture your own bhakti yoga practice share the blessings of this devotional path in a loving and supportive community.
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Beginners Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
1-2:30pm Bhakti Workshop
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
7-8pm Chantig / Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the…
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