The Components of a Yogic Lifestyle: a 4-week MWC course with Charu

This 4-week course is based on Lama Marut’s translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are the foundational text of all the yoga traditions of India and are key to understanding the purpose of yoga. We will go through verses from all four chapters to understand the workings of our mind, the eight limbs of yoga and the path to realisation. Mondays 7, 14, 21 & 28 August 2017 7pm – 8.30pm 51B, Temple Street, 2nd floor, Chinatown (S) 58596 $15/ class or $50 for all 4 classes​ Please note that as we have not met the minimum number of…

17-23 Oct: Lama Marut and Cindy Lee in Singapore

Join us for three nights of talks and teachings with our teachers, Lama Marut and Cindy Lee. Sign up below! Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will also be teaching a course “The Spectrum of Yoga” at Pure Yoga, Asia Square from Fri 21- Sun 23 Oct. More information here: http://www.pure-yoga.com/singapore/workshop/detail/131 Remembering & Forgetting: The Importance of Memory in Living a Happy Life with Lama Marut Monday 17 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm Civil Service Club (Mars Room, Level 4) 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664 Cost: by donation (suggested $25) Detox the Mind: Buddha’s Master Cleanse for the “Three Poisons” with Cindy Lee Tuesday 18 Oct, 7.30 –…

#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…

#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…

Mindful Living, with Charu Ramesh: a 4-week Middle Way Center course in March

This 4-week course will guide us in incorporating mindfulness into our lives. The course is designed by Lama Marut, based on his translations of various texts like Buddha’s Mahasatipatthana Sutta, Kamalashila’s Bhavana Krama, Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The sessions will explore teachings from these texts and include practical exercises on how we can use these teachings to lead a more mindful life. The structure of the sessions is as follows: Session 1 – Moving towards a mindful lifestyle Session 2 – What is mindfulness and how to cultivate it Session 3 – Understanding and working with the mind and thoughts Session…

#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…