#49_August 2016 – Lama Marut & Cindy in Singapore 17th to 23rd October

Lama Marut & Cindy Lee in Singapore 17th to 23rd October 2016 17th to 19th October 7.30pm to 9pm (Save the Date …..Details coming) 21st to 23rd October – The Spectrum of Yoga at PURE Yoga Yoga is much more than physical exercise – it is a way of life. This weekend workshop will cover the main practices that will help practitioners integrate the full spectrum of yoga into every aspect of daily life. Complimentary Session – Friday, 21 Oct 7pm-8.30pm: The Meaning, Purpose and Method of Yoga Session 1 – Saturday, 22 Oct 10am-12pm: Karma Yoga: Ethical Living and…

#48_July 2016 – Play as a Spiritual Practice

Play as a Spiritual Practice When I first heard in a teaching that play could be incorporated into a spiritual practice, I was not only relieved but really happy that the spiritual practice was not all work. After all, that’s why there is this proverb ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ right? Summer time seems to be the perfect time to take a break from work – half the year has gone by, there is another half more to go. Some of us could already be feeling disinterested at work or our bodies could be yearning…

#47_May 2016 – Take a Break

Take a Break. ….before you have to. For some reason holding down two jobs, doing charity work helping small businesses, managing a household and planning an international move was not enough of a signal to clear some space for some inner work. There are times when stretching yourself with multiple challenges leads to great breakthroughs, whether in knowledge, understanding or the sense of wholeness that comes through helping someone else achieve their goals. Other times you may be filling your time, running about being ‘busy busy’ because you are avoiding being with yourself, being quiet; facing the reality of who…

#46_April 2016 – Unplug.

Unplug. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Many of us live like this our whole lives and we often end up feeling tired, bored, restless, frustrated, hopeless or helpless. If this sounds familiar to you, it might be a good time to unplug and go on retreat. Spiritual retreats allow us to take time for ourselves; rest the body, work the kinks out of our system through yoga, sit in meditation to settle the mind and reflect clearly, and finally reload with good dose of spiritual teachings. This is…

#45_March 2016 – Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything We recently had a young exchange student join our classes and Friday meditations. He first enquired about Yoga @ Macritchie, went for the class and really enjoyed it, He showed up next at one of our talks ‘Zen and Art’, and liked it so much, he tried our Friday meditation. He must like it quite a bit as he has been coming every Friday ever since his first sit. He is always cheerful, friendly and very curious about the spiritual practice. When the teachers teach, he displays openness by listening attentively and asking questions when he is…

#44_February 2016 – The one you Feed

The one you Feed One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’ The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’ Warmest wishes, The…

#43_January 2016 – New Possibilities

New Possibilities Happy 2016! The New Year always brings a spirit of renewal. As I charge ahead with my spring cleaning, I am wondering what are the thoughts that are akin to the things that I hoard but no longer serve me? The things I hide away in my cupboards that I no longer use but don’t want to give away, the emotions that I hold on to only because they are familiar. The initial uncomfortable feeling when I give away the things I hoard and the feeling of freedom that comes from it – along with the temporary feeling…

#42_December 2015 – Happy Holidays

  Happy Holidays ASC would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! May your celebrations be warm, loving and peaceful; may you rejoice in the company of family and friends; and may you enter the new year with renewed energy and wisdom. We would like to invite you to come join our last event of the year: a midnight yoga and meditation practice on New Year’s Eve – absolutely free, made possible by the generosity of our volunteers. So just come on down and welcome the New Year with like minded friends : ) Warmest wishes, The ASC…

Spirituality and Art: A Two-Week Special, with Vaishali Iyer and Charu Ramesh

Week 1: Discovering the Sacred in Art, with Vaishali Iyer An exploration of the meaning and purpose of dharma art: how can creative activities like painting, sculpture, dance and performance take us deeper into our true nature? Who do we become as we engage in artistic practice and how can this experience transform our world? This talk draws on Vaishali’s research for her dissertation on Tibetan artistic and spiritual culture, as well as Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s course on dharma art and his book True Perception.   51b Temple Street, 2nd Floor, Chinatown Monday 18th January 2016, 7pm to 8.30pm Cost: by donation…