This is a free event, open to the community!
7:00pm - 7:45pm Meet/Greet/Food
7:45pm - 8:30pm Lecture/Discussion & Focused Mantras/Kirtan
8:30pm - 8:50pm Meditation
8:50pm - Closing of Satsang/Aarti
In this months Satsang, we will explore and discuss the True Face of Light. Enhancing ourselves like the Phoenix, rising from the dark ashes, learning and becoming more aware... Lets explore, discuss and provoke thought!
"Nikola Tesla, a visionary, and accomplished being of the modern era, said that he had family conversations with lightning and the colors of a sunset taught him invention. We know less about the historic Patanjali, but it is said that in his continuous pursuit of the light of knowledge he became a grammarian, an ayurvedic doctor, and a philosopher. Both of these people urge us to find perfection and capture our universal identity.
So also does Kapila, the founder of Samkhya Philosophy, in this excerpt from the Srimad Bhagavatam where he instructs his mother, Devahūti: “Egoism in the mode of passion produces two kinds of senses—the senses for acquiring knowledge and the senses of action The senses of action depend on the vital energy (prāna), and the senses for acquiring knowledge depend on intelligence (buddhi). By interactions of the air and the sensations of touching, one receives different forms according to destiny. By evolution of such forms, there is fire and the eye sees different forms in color. My dear mother, the characteristics of form are understood by dimension, quality and individuality. The form of fire is appreciated by its effulgence.”
The Sun is the original source of light that makes vision possible. The fire/light of the yogi is the tapas that burns away impurities, and the ash that remains is the vibhuti; the sacred ash. Siddhi is the power that rises out of the black ashes like a phoenix from the fire of tapas. Patanjali reminds us that it is dangerous to be self-satisfied and halt progress with the acquisition of siddhis—restings on our laurels."
Excerpt from April Focus of the Month - David Life
Mantra Chanting: Repetition of specific mantras in a call and response format!
Relaxing Meditation (Approx. 25 minutes): Meditation will focus on the light from within!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Main Dish provided by the Arkansas Yoga Collective, however, Please bring your favorite dish to share and add to the community experience.
Joe Johnson & The Arkansas Yoga Collective