The Fourth Noble Truth: The Middle Path

When we began talking about the Noble Truths, I started with the story of how Siddhartha turned into the Buddha. How he denounced his royal birthright, ditched everything and put on the clothes of a convict. Deciding to live in abject poverty. From his journey in extremes, he found a…

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Samadhi: Connecting to the Infinite

We are in a constant search for that which completes us. We often look outward for such a reward, but the truth is that it is within us. We are whole, as we are. Our circumstance may change, and we may find ourselves looking outward toward materialism, toward experiences that…

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Dhyana: Finding the Road to Samadhi

Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation) are linked. To achieve Pratyahara, one must practice Dharana (concentration) and by practicing the 5th and 6th limbs we create fertile ground for Dhyana (meditation). BKS Iyengar in the Light of Yoga says: As water takes the shape of it’s container, the…

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