There’s an old Chinese saying proverb: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else” Happiness, peacefulness and emotional fulfilment are within our grasp but we need to know where and what to reach for. The overwhelming message of the world we live in is that all these personal qualities and more can be reached through the one-eyed pursuit of fame, fortune and beauty. However, the persistent finding in a growing body of contemporary research, which in fact exactly mirrors the ancient wisdom of the Yoga movement, is that the pursuit of these mundane goals doesn’t actually lead to happiness but rather, the opposite is likely and suggests that altruism — a selfless concern for others and for the community — may pay off in a way that fame and fortune etc won’t and can’t. It seems that the more we turn our focus from our individual self interests and widen our concerns to embrace the welfare of others and society as a whole the better off we and those around us will be! Join Nityananda Das and Jayadharma das in very casual, unscripted yet thought provoking discussion exploring the idea of where to find Happiness. They will be discussing this subject from a spiritual perspective and also referring to the teaching of ancient yoga texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and saintly teachers. Jayadharma das and Nityananda das has been a long time practitioner of kirtan meditation and bhakti yoga for over 20 years having learned this science from the renowned Yoga Master Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda.
Are your perceptions getting in the way of your happiness?
The mind can be a deceptive and tricky energy to harness.
In this talk Jayadharma das covers some interesting points that can serve as a solid foundation for understanding the mind and our thoughts.
Cultivate a wise and free heart – Live life to the fullest
This is an invitation to explore the wisdom of the yoga tradition, to gain insights into life’s essential question “how can I find love and be truly happy?
Radha Krishna das brings a modern understanding to these ancient and profound teachings. You will be introduced to wise new perspectives on life and learn authentic spiritual practices and methods of meditation that help you better understand the roots of happiness, love and inner-peace.
More than ever we need to find ways to build love, understanding and peace individually and on a global scale
What better time to begin then now!
Radha Krishna Das has been a student and practitioner of yoga philosophy and the yoga lifestyle for the past 35 years. His personal spiritual journey began as a teen when he began questioning the cause of the inequalities and suffering that is obvious in the world. The responses he obtained from religious people he inquired from left many more questions than they answered.
Looking for a deeper understanding and experience of life, Radha Krishna Das began exploring a variety of philosophies and disciplines such as martial arts, Buddhist teachings and various meditation practices. Due to a serious back injury he also began to practice hatha yoga and gained much benefit, this sparked his interest and motivated him to look more deeply into this ancient practice. He also took up the study of traditional Chinese medicine and became a qualified acupuncturist.
In 1978 he had the great fortune to meet his Guru or spiritual teacher, Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa, http://wisdom.yoga/author/jagad-guru/ who kindly introduced him to the unparalleled treasure of the complete yoga system and who expertly guides him in his personal journey of self-discovery.
Radha Krishna Das is inspired to share the profound yoga wisdom, teachings and practices with other individuals who can apply them in their own personal lives to optimize their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
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