5 - Zoom Talks with Sutta Reading June 1Oth – 24th, 2020
Most Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi Mahathero presents for us a Zoom Talk Series from his present Lockdown location in Arpola-GOA, India. This will help us create more harmony within our relationships during the COVID-19 Lockdown time which has been difficult for everyone. For background on Bhante Vimalaramsi and Ven. Khantikhema, you can link over to www.dhammasukha.org The series is presented on ZOOM over a 2 1/2 week period. Each session will start with a short Q&A Capsule by Mataji (no more than 20 minutes long) followed by Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi presenting a one hour subject talk. Following each session, you are asked to send in questions by email to email@example.com with the subject line saying “SERIES TALK ONE QUESTION” we will provide Bhante’s answers for you in written email replies. The next session will begin with a 20 min capsule summary before the next 1 hr talk proceeds. This will be the pattern for presentation.
Wednesday June 10, 7:00-8:30PM- Sutta 111 Saturday June `13, 7:00-8:30PM- Sunday June 14, 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Special Session by Hugh & Sarah - How To Bring TWIM Alive In Yoga. Wednesday June 17, 7:00-8:30PM- Saturday June `20, 7:00-8:30PM- Wednesday June 24, 7:00-8:30PM-
All talks start same time: 7.00 pm India 8.30 pm Indonesia 9.30 pm Malaysia 11.30 pm AEST (Australia)
Start with a brief Q&A capsule by Rev. Khema. Then Bhante Vimalaramsi reads a Sutta which is related to the practice of meditation.
***All Zoom meetings have same id and pass :- Meeting ID: 716 3034 3799 Password: 1234 **All people may enter for this ZOOM series. **The talks will be posted to youtube following the sessions. **Marathi Subtitles will be applied by assistance from Mumbai Univ.
Join Hugh Poulton and Sarah Haden for an introduction to Sukhita Yoga, an approach to movement and daily life which embodies the principles of TWIM. In an hour long session you will find out the first principles of how:
TWIM comes alive in movement supporting longer sits and your physical health To connect mind and body with the 6Rs in movement supporting your embodied awareness in daily life situations
To experience the power of smiling in movement and feel the WOW of the Buddha's teaching from another perspective
To let loving kindness bring renewal to your body and mind
To learn how your body can feel spacious and balanced as well as your mind with right effort and compassion
About Sukhita Yoga
Sukhita Yoga is a training in mindfulness through yoga to take care of your body and your mind for your health, happiness and balance.
Using familiar yoga postures as a framework, Sukhita Yoga encourages subtle states of awareness based on the principles of TWIM (and the 6R meditation process). It is a great aid to longer sits as well as your physical wellbeing. The practice emphasises growing the capacity for a mind and body that is free of tension and inviting a softness around challenge and difficulty that is implicitly compassionate. In this way the principles of TWIM meditation (and the 6R meditation process) are brought to life through the physical form.
When you practice Sukhita Yoga your awareness grows of how your body's reactions (pushing or resisting) in movement mirror your mental states (craving). Discovering the body's early warning system in this way is a great tool for situations in daily life when you need a physical cue as a touchstone for your mental state. As you learn to let the power of smiling change your relationship to mental, physical and energetic tension, you inhabit a different way of moving. This is when you discover the capacity for energetic movement which is more subtle than the physical (as in tai chi, qi gong and yoga). Not only will you begin to feel more relaxed and fluid, but also you will feel an experience of renewal and space in your body and mind.
As you become more adept at letting go of any tension that arises, your body will have a greater transparency and lightness, becoming denser only when you experience the heaviness of your thoughts. Energetic expression within your body then becomes confirmation of a mind more in balance.
This gradual expansion of awareness through the physical, energetic and mental dimensions evolves into a moving meditation that supports your wellbeing and encourages you to integrate TWIM in all areas of your daily life.