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Mahabharata Immersion Workshop

Our personal energy is immense and can act in heroic ways, however, it is often locked up in our subconscious self. The Mahabharata Immersion is an invitation to experiment with oneself, delve unto the depths of the invisible, the in-articulated and the disowned parts of ones self by donning the traditional masks from the Koothu tradition. The Mahabharata Immersion Workshop is intended to enable the participant to engage with inner work and the Purana fron an “inside -out” location. One wears the masks of the Heroes and in playing out the archetypal drama that occurs at various turning points, views oneself in the mirror of the emerging “here and now re-play” of the eternal motifs of life and relationships with significant others. This programme offers participants the opportunity to: Discover and foster one’s hidden heroic potential Introspect upon the relationship between outer and inner process Develop a personal foundation of Role effectiveness, interpersonal ethics and interpersonal discipline Introspect upon the way one holds and gives meaning to one’s mission in life The Learning Theatre An …

Self Reflection – An Introduction To The Yogasutra

We continue to look externally for ways to live a meaningful life. But why look outside when you can engage with yourself at a deeper level? The philosophy and pragmatics of yoga as given in the Yogasutra is a complete source of becoming aware of the workings of the mind and body i.e. the self. The Yogasutra of Patanjali is one of the most influential texts on Yoga ever written. This aphoristic work explains the path of Yoga in a series of concise steps, making it an invaluable work for any sadhaka. Over the millenia, it has been a guide to many in India and in more recent times, it’s fame has spread throughout the world. Raghu Ananthanarayanan conducted a workshop on the Yogasutras from the 26th to 28th January, 2019 in Pune, which shed light on the path of the Yogasutras. Indic Academy gave a grant to two students – Mr Anandhu Krishnan and Ms Renuka Joshi, in order to attend the workshop.

Registration Grants For Workshop On The Yogasutras

In the language of the Kathopanishad, most men look outward, but some turn away from the mundane and seek a higher law and life. They turn their gaze inward and behold the self face to face. They become aware of a larger, secret life buried within. They realize that through earnest endeavour and devout invocation, this life can be uncovered and made dynamic and manifest. For undertaking this inward journey, the soul has all the provisions in its possession. But different seekers are differently blessed and each has to make the best use of his own special blessing. India has, through the vehicle of the various religions and philosophies that have taken birth from her, has provided many paths for undertaking this inward journey. Raja Yoga, Bhakti, Tantra, Jnana Yoga, and many more paths have been lit by various masters down the ages in order to take the seeker on the journey of self-realization. The philosophy and pragmatics of yoga as given in the Yogasutras is a complete source of becoming aware of the workings …

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International Workshop on Yoga Darshana

The Yogasutra of Patanjali is one of the most influential texts on Yoga ever written. This aphoristic work explains the path of Yoga in a series of concise steps, making it an invaluable work for any sadhaka. It is one of the six darshanas of Hinduism. Over the two millenia since it was written, it has been a guide to many in India. In more recent times, it’s fame has spread throughout the world. Vidyavatika is organizing a workshop for the study of the Yogasutra titled ‘International Textual Workshop on Yoga-darshana (Level 3)’. During this course, the participants will study (III.9 – IV) of the Yogasutra along with Vyasa’s commentary. The workshop aims to provide a complete picture of the Yoga-darshana and help the particpants appreciate the science that is Yoga. More information about the workshop can be found here. Indic Academy will sponsor three deserving candidates to attend the workshop by providing Rs 15000 for each participant. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send a mail to us at indictoday@gmail.com. Each participant …

Panchamahayajna – A Healing Chants Retreat at Rishikesh

One of the most beautiful concepts in the Indian philosophical tradition is that of the Yajna – a sincere acknowledgement of all that we have received from the universe and it’s beings and in return, an equally sincere offering of gratitude to the world around us. Presented in the Bhagavad Gita as the axis upon which the harmonious functioning of the universe depends on, the Yajna makes us mindful of our actions and take ownership of them with the awareness that  every thought, word and deed of ours can impact the world around us. The Panchmahayajna retreat organized by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandir(KYM) is a good opportunity to experience this tradition. The chants to be taught at this retreat will include select excerpts from Siksavalli, Sahavai Devanam and Chapter 3 of Bhagavad Gita, focusing on the five prescribed forms of Yajna. A session will be held on explaining the chants taught as well as Asana, Pranayama and meditative practices revolving around the central theme of Yajna. Indic Academy is proud to sponsor three deserving participants …

Peace and Power of a Yogic Mind

Prologue That moment of Epiphany had dawned upon the purest and subtlest semblance of ethereal sheaths of bodily nature of Sapiens collapsing the individuality of being, to a fathom of existence in their inner firmament, as a Bandhu. Along the planes of knowing defying the linear intellectual hierarchy, amidst the layers of reality decreeing the quotient of understanding, towards the path of solitude, a mind that conquered the clouds of thyself defines the peace of an evolved kind: that of a Yogic mind, resulting after a Sadhana, based on the ethical preparedness of the seeking individual. Like the Dance of Shiva that destroys and creates the Self for a number of times only to nullify the human ego as in Apasmāra and imbibe himself through evolved embodied media, the path of Yoga strikes the humble soul as an elixir with kindest enquiries and mildest expressions, forming a communion with the self as linguistically represented by Brahman—the fons et origo of the lumps of creation. The Journey This fundamental nature of contemplative knowing, or rather embodied …