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Meditation in Hindu and Yoga Philosophy

Nov 30, 2020 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Nov 30, 2020 12:00 AM

Forms of Meditation in Hindu and Yoga Philosophy
Every other Monday starting Sept 21 2020, 5-6pm

*****Presented in collaboration with Women of South Asian Heritage Collective and Multi-Faith Centre*****

Event Description:
Aspects of Hindu philosophy are closely entwined with yoga traditions. In this session series, meditation (i.e. the concepts of dharana, dhyana, and samadhi) in spiritual traditions originating in India, are explored along with opportunities to experience gentle asana (movement/postures), pranayama (breath work), and mantra (chanting) in order to facilitate the meditative experience.  Each session will also focus on a particular aspect of the Yoga Sutra and/or Bhagavad Gita text and how this aspect connects to the experience of meditation.

Facilitator Bio:
Anita Balakrishna currently works as the Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Faculty of Medicine at U of T (St. George Campus).  Anita has been a yoga practitioner for more than 20 years.  She received her yoga teacher training certification with teachers at Yoga Raksanam in Chennai, India in 2014, and studied further in the yoga therapy tradition with Yoga Therapy Toronto between 2015-2019.  Anita is currently in the final stages of completing her yoga therapist certification.  For the past 15 + years Anita has explored various spiritual traditions connected to Hinduism and Buddhism, including Vipassana meditation, yin yoga, and Vedic chanting. She is a lifelong spiritual learner who enjoys continuing to engage with and better understand specific Hindu spiritual texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras.

Date and Time:
You're invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Forms of Hindu Meditation and Yoga Philosophy
Time: Sep 21, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every 14 days, until Mar 22, 2021, 14 occurrence(s)
        Sep 21, 2020 05:00 PM
        Oct 5, 2020 05:00 PM
        Oct 19, 2020 05:00 PM
        Nov 2, 2020 05:00 PM
        Nov 16, 2020 05:00 PM
        Nov 30, 2020 05:00 PM
        Dec 14, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jan 11, 2021 05:00 PM
        Jan 25, 2021 05:00 PM
        Feb 8, 2021 05:00 PM
        Feb 22, 2021 05:00 PM
        Mar 8, 2021 05:00 PM
        Mar 22, 2021 05:00 PM

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