A Real And Easy Solution To The Ignorance Of Unconscious Bias

Why You Can’t See Reality Under The Influence of Ignorance: The Effect of Cognitive Bias/Kleshas (Poisons) on Perception Everyone knows (or should know by now, with the prevalence of, and science on, addiction problems in the United States and abroad), … Read MoreRead More

Is Your Love Liberating Or Binding?

Expectations, ultimatums, attachments, fears, power-plays, abuse, disrespect, and other ego-fueled transactional behaviors represent an absence of Love, not the presence of it. … Read More

Sutra Studies Week 57: What Yamas And Niyamas Give For The “Sacrifice” Of Lower Attachments (Sutras 2.35-2.45)

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Sutra Studies Week 55: Reflections On Niyama | Letting Go Of The Ego (Sutra 2.32) [Excerpt]

“Aren’t you grateful that no amount of ignorance, delusion, hatred, egoism, fear, attachment, and so forth will change or alter the Truth that is eternal and unchanging?” … Read More

Sutra Studies Week 55: Check-In | Niyama Practice And The Greater Reality

What are Niyamas (duties), and how do they individually, and collectively, support deeper self-purification and higher Self connection? How do they help to solidify the knowledge that we have discussed previously, and continue to build upon in our understanding of … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 55: Niyama | Letting Go Of The Ego (Sutra 2.32)

“Niyama consists of purity, contentment, accepting but not causing pain, study of spiritual books and worship of God [self-surrender].” –The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Śauca Saṁtoṣa Tapaḥ Svādhyāyeśvarapraṇidhānāni Niyamāḥ Sauca: purity | Samtosa: contentment | Tapah: accepting pain (heat) and … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 51: Check-In | The Distinction Between Pain And Suffering (Ignorance And Knowledge/Awareness)

Making the distinction between pain and suffering, or ignorance and knowledge, is simple in principle, but the distinction often requires a high level of discernment, which is where things fall apart for most people. If a person is steeped in … Read MoreRead More

Regulating Your Body-Mind/self | Part 2-Niyamas, Society, And The Self | Satsang Full Recording | 11-2-21

This meeting reveals my current working definition of Niyama in Yoga practice; it explores Niyamas’ function in understanding the self/Self and society. In this session/presentation we deeply explore the practical reason for the existence, and effectiveness, of the five values … Read MoreRead More

The Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga-Part 1: Limbs One And Two | Yamas and Niyamas

The Context of Your Reality In Your Family, Community, Society, The World & Self Yoga is not just about posing (by any possible definition and/or connotation of the word). Yoga is a well-studied and well-practiced universally applicable way of living … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 2: Your Practice Is Your Path (Sutra 1)

“Now the exposition of Yoga is being made.” –The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Atha Yoganusasanam Atha: Now | Yoga: Yoga (Union) | Anusasanam: Exposition (comprehensive explanation or display)/Instruction/Discipline/Regiment/Order We all know, or should know by now, that the only way … Read MoreRead More