Listen to a new podcast for dia de los muertos (day of the dead). Day of the dead marks the finale of a three day period where the veil between the living and the dead opens and mortals interact with the spirit world.
today we live
a day to celebrate
tonight we sit – with death
offering the departed favorite treats
amidst candles glittering on marigold petal graves
today we mourn
hearts lifted respectfully
tonight we sit – with spirit
offering heartfelt prayers
amidst the fiesta with gunfire sounding in the distant night
Guruji passed into mahasamadhi on 24th October 2016.
This post is a tribute to his memory.
I met my guru at Maya Devi Mandir in Hariwar. He was a residing priest of the Juna Akhara order. His presence at this temple gave me a strong base and a tranquil refuge.
Guruji and I traveled all over India together, from Bharmour in the far north to Kanyakumari in the far south. We went to two Kumbha Melas together.
I may have never got to some of these amazing places without him.
Guruji had a great sense of humour and could he also be very fierce. This paradigm reminded me that you don’t have to be such a serious or uber chilled person to be a yogi. Rather, yogis can be hilarious and wild when needed. Being authentic to one’s true self is a must. I pss these values on to my dear students.
All yogis should seek a true guru to grow and connect with.
A guru’s grace makes the world a better place
Om guruji, om devoji, om alakaji, om paramatmaji, om namonarayan Guruji!
DREAM BIG! Join Mary Watson for a great new workshop on reaching your dreams! Mary Watson has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. In conjunction with the NZ Yoga Centre, she will be offering you a chance to participate in a Vision Workshop.
You will learn:
• Two essential keys for tuning into your purpose.
• A 5-point test for determining whether your dream is right for you.
• Simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt and worry.
• The number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream,
and how to stay motivated and override it.
• The 1 critical thing you must give up to reach your dream.
When: Sunday 7th October 2-4pm Where: NEW ZEALAND YOGA CENTRE , Corner of Stewart and High Streets, Marton Investment: $20 koha
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