Satsang with Dr. Ramkumar: Healthy Living & Ayurveda

Dr. RamkumarSunday, June 4, 2017
6:15 –7:45 pm

SATSANG

Special guest Ayurvedic Dr. Ramkumar gives talk on Healthy living and Ayurveda        

 

Satsang means ‘“association with the wise.” Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual atmosphere which allows a deeper experience of meditation. In satsang, people of different levels practise together – from newcomers to experienced Yoga teachers.

Satsang is the heart of the Yoga practice. It consists of 30 minutes of silent meditation, 30 minutes of meditative chanting of mantras and kirtan and an easy-to-follow lecture on Yoga philosophy or psychology. The steady, joyful practice of satsang tangibly builds the energy at the Yoga Center.

Our chant book reflects the inclusiveness of the Sivananda lineage, with a section of chants for each of the main Hindu deities, as well as chants in English and Hebrew. Many of the Sanskrit chants are followed by translations. There is a mysterious power in every word. Our Daily Chants (Jaya Ganesha) and a few bhajans are accompanied by harmonium and simple percussion. At Sunday satsangs, we tend to chant the very beautiful Sunday Prayers.

It is not your voice, but the inner feeling that matters. Let your heart melt. As Yoga of sound, "mantra is the easiest of all modes of approach to God.” —Swami Sivananda

We recite Swami Sivananda's Universal Prayer and conclude satsang with arati, waving and receiving the Divine Light. We also share prasad, a sweet offering.

Satsang is held every morning except Sunday at 6:00am for about an hour. There are evening satsangs on Wednesdays at 7:15 and Sundays at 6:15pm. You are welcome to join us for a bowl of hearty vegetarian soup after Sunday evening satsang. There is a rotation of people who prepare the soup.

By Donation. Open to all. 

Dr. Ramkumar

Dr. Ramkumar is a Founder-Director of Punarnava Ayurveda, an institution committed to Authentic Ayurveda for Universal Well-Being. He is a lifelong student of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian knowledge systems. 
 
Over the last 15 years, he has given talks and conducted workshops in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Australia and SouthEast Asia propagating health and happiness through Ayurveda. 
 
Punarnava Ayurveda is currently engaged in the creation of an experimental green self-sustaining authentic Ayurveda healing community on the outskirts of Coimbatore in South India. This village is working towards adhering to the principles of authentic Ayurveda and vastu; and will also engage in natural farming, use of alternate energy sources, waste recycling, environment friendly construction, water management and so on – the idea is to create an “optimum healing environment”. The village has commenced functioning in a small way with 36 patient units – it is called “vaidyagrāma”.  

 

 


 

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