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…

NEW! Dharma Essentials: The Three Principal Paths, with Alvin Lee

Join us for this new course, offered for the first time at ASC! Dharma Essentials Courses consist of four classes and assume no previous background in Buddhism. Each class is based on a few pages of reading from the original texts (often translated from the Tibetan for the first time). Each class also comes with a fifteen minute per day meditation assignment related to the material covered in that class and designed to help your practice and improve your life. “Dharma Essentials” – everything you need to know to begin, renew, or enhance your spiritual life! This Course is an…

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 –…

#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…

18 July and 1 Aug: Tales of Wisdom, with Charu Ramesh

Join us as we explore and understand the teachings of the Dharma through tales and parables. Session 1 on 18th July:  The King and the Peace contest. What is real peace of mind? Session 2 on August 1st– The errant son in law. Using skillful means to work with relationships. Here is a taster from the Jewish tradition on the value of stories: Truth entered a village naked as the day he was born. The villagers had one look at the naked truth and were afraid of the stark harshness and drove him out in anger and malice. Dejected, Truth wandered in the desert. Without…

#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…

#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…

#39_September 2015 – Recharge Your Practice

  Recharge Your Practice Sometimes we lose sight of our practice, we start to become restless, confusion creeps in and soon, doubt starts to knock on our door. Suddenly life just doesn’t seem quite right. It feels like we are searching for something but we can’t quite put our finger on it. One of the antidotes for restlessness and doubt is an inspiring dharma talk. Invigorating and refreshing, a talk could help re-ignite your practice. Please allow us to warmly invite you to one or all of Lama Marut and Cindy Lee’s talks. 23-25 October for 4 classes of “Get…