Get Unbusy: Defecting from the Cult of Busyness

A 4-week MWC Course with Charu Ramesh This four class course draws upon texts like the Ashtavakra Gita, Bhagavad Gita, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and the Yoga Sutras, to help us loosen the grip of busyness on our lives. We will look at what fuels our compulsive busyness, how to generate some breathing space and explore how we can discriminate between productive and unproductive actions. The structure of the four sessions is as follows: Class 1 – Defining the problem The problem with being busy, why we are so busy. Class 2 – Getting organized Differentiating between…

#35 May 2015 – Acceptance

Acceptance What captivated me the most during the retreat in Borobudur was when Lama Marut led us into two meditations. His words impacted me and made me more aware of the way I consciously or subconsciously view others. It was an excellent eye opener really. His quote continues to reverberate in my consciousness everyday: “Some people will like you; some people will never like you. And if you try hard to make them like you, the greater the distance they create.” It is a strong reminder that when I can’t change it why worry? And when I can change it…

How to Live Well in a Messy World: The Yoga of Action

A Middle Way Centre course led by Charu Ramesh. The course is based on the Bhagavad Gita, one of the great classics of the world’s religious literature that is especially masterful in its instructions on how to integrate spiritual principles into our everyday lives. Charu Ramesh is a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. Dates:  Mondays – 8, 15, 22, 29th June, 6th and 13th July 2015 Time: 7.30 – 9 pm Venue: 51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown MRT Exit A Cost: Free, by donation For more information and registration, please email info@asc-sg.org.

#34 April 2015 – Sacred Space

Sacred Space “[Sacred Space] is an absolute necessity for anybody today You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place…

31 Oct to 2 Nov 2014 – Mindful Relationships

Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will be giving a three-part series of talks about how to have Mindful Relationships.     We’re all always and already in relationship with others – with people at work, our friends, partners, and family members.  In this three-part workshop, we’ll explore how to apply spiritual principles to these relationships so as to maximize the rewarding aspects and minimize the difficulties.  We’ll begin by investigating the preconditions for entering into a new relationship, move on to how to maintain and improve relationships we are already in, and conclude by discussing how to successfully “break up” and transition…

1 Nov to 4 Nov 2014 – Why Things Don’t Happen the Way You Think They Do

Lama Marut is in Singapore and will be teaching, “Why Things Don’t Happen the Way You Think They Do:  Nagarjuna on the Emptiness of Karma and Causation.”(taken from Nargajuna’s “Root Verses on the Middle Way”.) 1st Nov 2014 | Saturday, 2.00-4.00pm – Part 1 2nd Nov 2014 | Sunday, 2.00-4.00pm – Part 2 3rd Nov 2014 | Monday, 7.30-9.00pm – Part 3 4th Nov 2014 | Tuesday, 7.30-9.00pm – Part 4 Venue: Oasis Holistic  Blk 10, Selegie House,  Selegie Road  Singapore 180010 Please register here.

2 December 2013 – Bhagavad Gita: Living Wisely in Today’s World

Sumati Marut will be continuing his teachings on the Bhagavad Gita. This is part of an on-going series of teachings on this famous spiritual classic. With his easy to understand style and down-to-earth humour, Sumati Marut’s teaching style appeals to all, regardless of religious background. When:  Monday, 2 December 2013 Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm At: Civil Service Club Auditorium L3, 60 Tessensohn Road Cost: Free Register: info@aci-sg.org

#13 Aug 2013 – Does Your Stuff Own You?

Does your stuff own you? Dump your Junk Want to know a secret? It’s a lot easier to buy stuff than get rid of it. Believe me. I’ve done it. Many, many times. Wanna learn another secret? Here it comes: having more stuff brings you more misery than happiness. Does this sound weird? I’ve learned the hard way and here is my experience. Over the past 10 years my partner and I (Garry), have been accumulating stuff quite happily together. He had his own special area of accumulation – furniture, deities – and I had my small little things, where…

3 Aug 2013 – Yoga and Meditation teachings from the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita For Yoga and Meditation Practitioners  – an introduction to Field Yoga with Malcolm Clark   Saturday 3 August, 4-6pm @ Oasis Holistic Blk 10 Selegie House   Throughout the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita, the Yoga bible, there are directions for individual practise of Yoga and Meditation. This event will point to some of the methods and practical disciplines found in chapters 13 and 14 of the Bhagavad-Gita. From these two chapters Malcolm Clark has developed a style of yoga called Field Yoga. This event will include an introduction to Field Yoga, especially for beginners. Field yoga’s purpose…

31 May 2013 – Living Wisely in Today’s World with Lama Marut

Using the Bhagavad Gita, Lama Marut translates the wisdom contained in this great spiritual work into meaningful advice on creating and living a good life  in today’s modern world. When:  Friday, May 31st Time: 7.15 – 9.30pm At: Civil Service Club Auditorium L3, 60 Tessensohn Road Cost: Free – donations welcome Register: info@aci-sg.org