Patanjali Sutra 1.2


PYS 1.2 Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah


Yoga is the cessation of the mindstuff.


This sutra by Patanjali explains completely what Yoga is. It is not anything you do, not in the largest sense of the word. It is not the moment by moment attempts to live a satisfying life. It is not the struggle to stand on your head or achieve the perfect chaturanga. It is not even the random acts of kindness you commit. Yoga is a balanced quality of mind, which each of us has the potential to carry while engaged in living the particular life you are living. No matter what comes your way. No matter the attainment or the loss you experience. Yoga is the balanced or pure quality of the mind that opens the heart to serving, surrendering and knowing one's own unity with the Divine and with all beings everywhere.


Buddha and many other great teachers have said "humans suffer." It is true. That is what we do. The quality of our suffering is extrapolated one-thousand fold due to the tendency of the mind to replay, rehash and resort to the "story" we carry.


Patanjali's Sutra 1.2 explains that the true Yoga exists only when the mind is peaceful. Not necessarily empty, but peaceful, unfluctuating, not irritated, not caught up in retelling the story...

Not easy. And that is okay because we are not meant to be perfect in that way. Our life is a series of struggles, on purpose, so we can re-discover the method to resolving our actions, one at a time, until we make peace with all we have done and not done. Until we make peace with ourselves. It is only then that we will be able to truly be at peace with all others, including the "others" whose names currently fill our storybooks with details and dramas...

Yoga is the cessation of the mindstuff.

Learn more about Patanjali and his words of wisdom. He didn't stop at the simple definition of Yoga found in Sutra 1.2. He goes on to explain to the interested student just how to achieve that state of peace.

PATANJALI YOGA SUTRA STUDY
SUNDAYS @ 9:30am
by donation
suggested donation $10

300YTT starts on June 1st. Have you submitted your application? Contact us for more info at study@kulakamalafoundation.org or call us at 484-509-5073



GRAND OPENING MAY 22, 2016

Join us for a day of free Yoga & Music, Holistic Vendors & Fun all day in celebration of our GRAND OPENING.

AN ASHRAM

An Ashram is
a sacred space
where
stillness is enjoyable
kindness is consistent
community is supportive
service is heart centered
practice is spiritual sadhana
sound is healing
healing is a priority
potential is accessible
and
the Divine is present
in each breath
in each moment.
An Ashram is
a sacred space
that calls to the heart.
Om.

SCHEDULE

Sunday May 22, 2016
from 11am - 8pm

11am meet & greet

11:30am Gentle Mantra Movement and Meditation with DurgaMayiMa Louisa

12:30am Q & A, Cookies & Chai compliments of Chef Lisa

1pm Chair Yoga with Healing Bowls with Ed

1pm Mantra, Movement & Meditation with David Dragonfly with Live Classical Music by Jaime & Lisa

2pm Yoga & Yoga Therapy Q & A

2pm Shitili and Karana Yoga Relaxation Sampler with Gayatri (Ine Jones)

3pm - 4:30pm Special Musical and Kirtan Guest: DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS ( Daniel McBride )

AS A SPECIAL GIFT FROM KULA KAMALA ASHRAM & 13 HANDS....
enjoy this beautiful BHAVANTU chant from 13 HANDS latest album TRINITY:
BHAVANTU http://13hands.bandcamp.com/track/bhavantu

5pm Basics of Practice with Jeanette Rashmi Devi

6pm Hip Openers with Sudha

7pm Kirtan & Satsang with TAO (The Ashram Orchestra)



VENDORS & SPECIALTIES
(more are being added every day)
holistic vendors 11am-3pm

KarmaLife Beadz

John Balinski with IASO

Sacred Malas by Sivakami https://www.etsy.com/shop/sivakamimala

Paintings by Jim Houba - Jim painted the murals at the Austraw him. He will be creating a new painting and talking about his creative process.

Art by NaShiRa www.artofnashira.com

Hello Bluebird

Hermit House Creations

And more...


OUR SERVICE
The Ashram is a holistic ministry providing weekly “BY DONATION” Yoga, Meditation, Mantra, and Ministry.


EDUCATION
The Ashram also provides tuition based professional trainings and workshops.


PHLOX & WILD FLOWERS
We are asking everyone who attends the grand opening celebration to bring a live green plant for inside the ashram or a live outdoor wildflowering plant. Particularly we are looking for the phlox genus, echinacea and other wildflowers that can fill the hill side opposite the parking lot behind the school.

Thank you for being part of the magic. Thank you for being part of the healing.

KULA KAMALA ASHRAM
17 Basket Rd Reading PA 19606 www.kulakamalafoundation.org
484-509-5073

Register online at www.kulakamalafoundation.org