April 9, 2022
Free Webinar: 5 Secrets to Deepen Your Meditation Practice Through the Narada Bhakti Sutras
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
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All of life springs from love. The origin of all life is love. All of life seeks love.
What is the goal of life? And how is life sustained? The goal of life is also love and it is love that sustains life. Every creature on planet Earth knows love; there is not a single creature that is devoid of love. The art of Bhakti (devotion) is the art of bringing love into all corners and crevices of your soul, heart, mind, physical body, and external world. By transforming one’s internal perspective, the practice of Bhakti allows one to see everything with the pervasive color of love.
To learn more about the uplifting nature of Bhakti Yoga, to experience the community aspects of attending a full-time online course with Rukmini Chaitanya, and to discover the 5 secrets to deepening your meditation practice through the Narada Bhakti Sutras, join us for this inspiring free webinar.
This webinar is an introduction to the upcoming course The Yoga of Unconditional Love – Introduction to the Practices of Bhakti Yoga with the Narada Bhakti Sutra which begins April 16.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of yoga that is also known as the Yoga of Unconditional Love and the Yoga of Devotion. It is prescribed to those who are interested in finding ultimate peace and joy through the cultivation of unconditional love and complete devotion.
Bhakti Yoga has been used for millennia by yogis and sages as a method for overcoming negative emotions, deepening one’s meditation practice, and reaching enlightenment. Many of us have grown accustomed to experiencing negative emotions in our daily lives, especially over these last two years of global challenges. The ancient spiritual practices of Bhakti Yoga help us to transmute emotions like stress, anxiety, anger, depression into higher emotions like lasting joy, compassion, love, gratitude, and patience.
In Sanskrit, bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means “to adore or worship God.” Bhakti Yoga has been called “love for love’s sake” and “union with the Higher Self and the Divine through love and devotion”. In these turbulent times, it is considered the easiest path to self-realization. The theory and practices of Bhakti Yoga can be found in the 84 aphorisms of the Narada Bhakti Sutra, which include the 9 modes/practices and the 5 bhavas/mental attitudes. The cultivation of these practices and attitudes helps one to achieve the experience of oneness with everything, otherwise known as God-realization or self-realization.
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Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.
Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.