Sunday Conference 7.13.14

Sunday Conference with Diana

July 13, 2014

Guru Purnima

To honor and respect our spiritual teachers
Guru – “Gu” – darkness   “Ru” – remover of darkness

Our beloved Guruji gifted to us the Ashtanga system as we know it today
He is the father of our lineage

Opening chant:  “Vande gurunam caranaravinde sandrasita svatma sukhava bodhe …”

“I bow to the two lotus feet of the Guru which awaken insight into pure being…”

The practice is our guru, our lessons of life, being present, no judgment…
Inspire, discipline, open to receive with “emptiness” (the beginner’s mind and attitude).

Are you passionate about your practice?  If so, learn and study it, eat properly, rest
It is an honor to be a student – challenge your mind
Grow and be grateful with your mind and spirit

Weekly Message

Guru Purnima – is an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers.  This festival tradionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, to thank the teachers.  It is marked by ritualistic respect to the guru, Guru Puja.  The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru Purnima than any other day.  Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life.  On this day, disciples pay respect to their spiritual guides.

This week, we celebrate our teacher, Patabhi Jois and his simple, powerful teachings that have inspired our lives.  We celebrate the PRACTICE, the true teacher, that sheds light on our paths.

I celebrate the honor of teaching.  I thank each one of your for the privilege of sharing these powerful transformative teachings with you.  I am grateful every day I open the doors of the Shala and witness your unfolding.

I feel blessed to walk next to each of you on your yoga and life path.

Love ~ Diana

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