The Virtues of Not Reacting
Every defeat in your life is based on your reaction. Everyone wants to be a star. What happened to us? We started burning each other, instead of removing the darkness of those who have less light. Your actions and your identity should be responsible to help others whether they deserve it or not, whether they believe in you or not, whether they like you or not, whether they talk to you or not and whether they frown at you or smile at you.
Looking forward to seeing you and reconnecting at the British Kundalini Yoga Festival from Tuesday 28 May to Sunday 2 June. I’ll be teaching a Women’s Workshop on Wednesday afternoon 14.15 to 16.45pm and an Open Class on Saturday morning 10 am to 12 midday.
With Amrit Nam Sarovar Level 1 Teacher Training School at the Sikh Missionary Centre, Southall. Open to everyone. Donations welcome.
- Reading of the Jap Ji Sahib
- A Kundalini yoga kriya
- 62 minutes of chanting and meditation.
Venue: Sikh Missionary Society, 8–10 Featherstone Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 5AA. Trains from London Paddington take around 12 minutes to Southall.
Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best.
— Yogi Bhajan
The archetype of the female warrior is ancient. She is not equal to the notion of the manly female, as it has been defined by feminism. And she is not equal to the adolescent fantasy of the sexy seductress we now see in movies and video games.
She has her own identity, and we all carry something of her in us. But who is she? And can we give shape to her? How do we manifest the heart of the female warrior in our own lives?
There is a path to fully engage with life. It is demanding: we must build a Self that does not depend on what we like or dislike. We are born with a worldly personality (ego) and a spiritual personality (soul), not with a Self. Eveil de Soi, which means Awakening the True Self, is about finding the door to true life, beyond the polarities of the ordinary world.
As an exceptional human being, Nelson Mandela is an example of the quality we want to align with. He demonstrated that it is possible to rise above any situation.
“I am the master of my Destiny, I am the captain of my Soul.”
This week is a singular opportunity for a breakthrough. Hundreds of people have experienced it as a turning point. We invite you to face the time and get real. Physical regeneration and cleansing, sacred kriyas, breath work, intense meditations, a shamanic journey and Leela, the game of life, will help you to enter a space where genuine joy and peace can emerge.
Karta Singh and a team of experienced teachers will guide you in your personal process.
The Level 1 Aquarian teacher training programme is for everyone who has been touched in some way by kundalini yoga, whether you would like to become a certified teacher and formally teach, or simply wish to deepen your personal experience of kundalini yoga.
Please email Martha Chester, the local kundalini yoga teacher and course organiser, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll send you details directly.
Ashram life experience, Le Martinet, France
Now there is an opportunity to have a totally new experience within Kundalini Yoga. Here at the ashram of Amrit Nam Sarovar at le Martinet in France, since May 2012 we have been offering the chance for you to spend some time here doing seva – from a week up to a possible 40 days.
You will share Sadhana and the teachings with me and the other members of the community here, helping you to integrate the yogic lifestyle into a daily lifestyle and to discover what it might really mean for you to live within and for a community. If you are interested please email me at email@example.com and I’ll send you details.