Vasanas

Vasanas

By: Suzanne Scholten Last month our focus was ‘Samskara.’  Oftentimes people will lump ‘Samskara’ and ‘Vasana’ together, as we almost did, but as I was teaching and practicing to better understand my own samskaras, I started to...
Samskara

Samskara

By: Monica Ott At one time or another, we’ve all heard of the word ‘karma.’ Sometimes karma is viewed as this imaginary boogie man that’s going to come out of hiding and grab us when we least expect it. This karmic chain of destiny ominously...
Practice: Abhyasa

Practice: Abhyasa

By: Suzanne Scholten “Ardent effort to retain the peaceful flow of mind free of roaming tendencies is abhyasa.” Sutra 1.13 Students often ask, what do you mean by a home practice, what should I be doing? In college I ran a marathon and I created a practice...
Intention

Intention

By: Stephanie Miller “The chief architect of life is the mind.  To create the life we are meant to live, we must draw the mind again and again to our dharma, our deepest intentions, and the qualities of the Divine within.  A Sankalpa is a statement that does this for...