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

Yoga Sutras

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 signups required, this Yoga Sutras course will be postponed to a later date.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Get Unbusy: Defecting from the Cult of Busyness

A 4-week MWC Course with Charu Ramesh

Get Unbusy

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 effort and laziness, Understanding the motivations for taking action.

Class 3 – Mindfulness in action and in refraining from action

Class  4 – Acting freely with wisdom

The right way to act and its potential to free us from suffering.

To really understand and be able to put these teachings into practice, we encourage you to attend all four sessions.

Date:  Mondays, February 13th, 20th, 27th and March 6th 2017
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: 51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown MRT Exit A
Cost: By donation, Suggested donation – SGD 10.

Please sign up using the form below. For enquiries, write to info@asc-sg.org.

 

Making Change Happen: Using Spiritual Teachings to Transform Ourselves

Making Change Happen

These sessions are inspired by our desire to set resolutions for ourselves and the difficulties we have in making them a reality. They aim to help us set an intention, map out the path to making it happen and follow through on the execution.  Sessions will be interactive and participative, with time to reflect and make notes as well as to discuss and ask questions. 

The first session will focus on clarifying what we want to do, why we want to do it and how we can do it, breaking the process into steps. Subsequent sessions will provide guidance and help for the obstacles that we may be facing as we progress on the path, as well as functioning as a forum for people to share experiences.

Requirements:

A desire to change your life in some way, willingness to participate in a group, open-mindedness, ability to be challenged, interest in and curiosity about spiritual teachings. Please bring a notebook and pen, and sign up using the form below.

Date & Time: First session will be on Jan 14, 2017, 3 – 5.30pm.

After this we will meet at least once in 3 months, for about 2 hours.

Venue: 31 Jalan Keli #01-01 Keliville (S) 577931

Cost: $25 (first session)/$20 (subsequent sessions)

Led by Charu Ramesh

Charu is a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She has studied Buddhist Psychology with Caroline and David Brazier, and teaches regular dharma classes, both for ASC and for her own sangha, The Still Space, drawing on a range of spiritual texts including the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.


 

 

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

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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 – 9.30pm

Civil Service Club (Mars Room, Level 4) 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)


The Nectar of Peace: A Tale about the Unfolding of the Spiritual Journey

with Cindy Lee & Charu Ramesh

Wednesday 19 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Oasis Holistic, Block 10 Selegie Road, #01-50 Selegie House, Singapore 180010

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)


Mindful Relationships: a 4-week MWC course with Charu Ramesh

Mindful Relationships

This four-class MWC course, designed by Lama Marut (lamamarut.org), shows us a path to developing joyful relationships in all spheres of our life. It explores the bases for strong relationships, the reasons for conflict and above all, how we can take ownership of the relationships in our lives, rather than being pushed along by the vagaries of life and of others.

The structure of the sessions is as follows:

  1. Session 1 – Beginning relationships (Sep 19)
  2. Session 2 – Maintaining relationships (Sep 26)
  3. Session 3 – Deepening relationships (Oct 3)
  4. Session 4 – Endings and Letting Go (Oct 10)

As these sessions address different aspects of relationships, we encourage you to attend all four of them.  


Details:

Mondays, Sep, 19th, 26th; Oct 3rd and 10th
7pm to 8.30pm

51B Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown, ​Singapore ​

By donation (Suggested donation – SGD 10 per class)

Please register by filling in the sign-up form at the bottom of this page. For enquiries, write to info@asc-sg.orgFor more information on Lama Marut, please visit lamamarut.org.

About the Teacher:

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She teaches dharma classes for ASC and also offers regular classes with The Still Space. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.


#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 you really are in that moment.
For me, during those few months when one year ends and another begins – in this case 2016 – I was transitioning from being in one country to moving to another, physically and mentally. I became disconnected and distracted by to-do lists rather than taking time to honour the momentum of this change. In the past, if I didn’t find space for myself, events would force it on me.
This time the first whisper was when I fell down a very long flight of stone steps at the new Art Museum on the Padang. I apologise for scaring everyone in the ticket hall who had to witness my messy tumble. Other than severe bruises and a chipped elbow, I was fine.
Did I listen? The louder klaxon came early in January when I turned my ankle and broke it. So now, no choice; I had to take a break. Literally. I recognised the situation that had been created by my actions immediately whilst waiting for the x-ray, and laughed. Don’t wait for the whisper, take that break.

Susan

Final Thoughts

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not, remember that what you now have was once amongst the things you only hoped for.”
~ Epicurus

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

Tales of Wisdom

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 food and nourishment, he weakened and would have soon died of loneliness. One day he got to the home of the Parable.  She took him in, nursed him back to life. Soon  Truth was feeling well again. This time he returned to the same village clothed in a parable and was welcome and accepted with ease.

Mondays, July 18 and August 1, 2016
7pm to 8.30pm
51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown, 
Singapore 

By donation. Suggested donation – SGD 10.

Please sign up by filling in the form at the bottom of this page. For enquiries, write to info@asc-sg.org.


About the teacher:

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She teaches dharma classes for ASC and also offers regular classes with TheStillSpace.org. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.


The Problem, the Cause, the Goal and the Solution: a 4-week course with Charu Ramesh

June MWCThis four-class MWC course is designed by Lama Marut and lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path. It explores the basis of the discontent that lies beneath the surface of all our lives, leading us through the reasons for it and the path out of it, outlining a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness.

The structure of the sessions is as follows:

  1. Session 1 – The seesaw of happiness and dissatisfaction (June 6)
  2. Session 2 – The cause of the ups and downs (June 13)
  3. Session 3 – Ending the cycle (June 20)
  4. Session 4 – The path to happiness (June 27)

To really understand and be able to put these teachings into practice, we encourage you to attend all four sessions.

Date:  Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: 51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown, 
​Singapore ​

Cost: By donation. Suggested donation – SGD 10.

Please register by filling in the form below. For enquiries, write to info@asc-sg.org.


About the teacher:

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She teaches dharma classes for ASC and also offers regular classes with TheStillSpace.org. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.


 

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

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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.