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…

#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…

#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…

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

This 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: Session 1 – The seesaw of happiness and dissatisfaction (June 6) Session 2 – The cause of the ups and downs (June 13) Session 3 – Ending the cycle (June 20) Session…

#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…

#40 October 2015 – Register today for Lama Marut and Cindy Lee’s classes

“Get Unbusy” This is set of 4 classes where we learn how to regain true peace in our modern era of constant activity and busy-ness. Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will teach us what it means to “get unbusy” and feel a greater sense of calm while fulfilling our responsibilities and living our daily lives. Date: Friday 23rd October 7pm-9pm Saturday 24th October 3pm-5pm | 7pm to 9pm Sunday 25th October 3pm-5pm Venue: Oasis Holistic Blk 10 Oasis Holistic #01-50 Selegie House Selegie Road S(180010) Cost: Free, by donation Click here to register  info@asc-sg.org ************ “From Victimhood to Mastery” Join…

#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…

#37_July 2015 – Wisdom 0.15

Wisdom 0.15 Nearly two weeks ago, I attended the Wisdom Asia 2.0 conference here in Singapore, organised by the effervescent Tan Chade Meng, who is Google’s Jollygoodfellow (it’s his real job title). He believes that through teaching mindfulness, businesses can become more ethical, more compassionate and wiser. And he enticed a lot of the big names of mindfulness such as Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel to share their vision and ideas here. Over and over again at the conference, we heard that all the beautiful ideas they presented will just remain words unless people try them out, practice them and…