$15 at the door
Mystics & Poets Series | May-August 2019
Over the next 4 months we will cover 4 poets: Rumi, Mary Oliver, Thomas Merton and Rabindranath Tagore.
Poets have an elegant way of using language to express the sacred. Their poems have the power to trigger experiential sublime insights. You might agree that great poetry has a way of speaking directly to the heart and soul. It can spark a feeling of wholeness, to help correct the broken or dis-“eased” places that are deep inside every one of us. Poetry even has a way of radically changing views of the world and our story in it. Anything that can help us do this is valuable to the human spirit.
This Month’s Poet:
This month we will discuss and meditate on the words of Mary Oliver.
Host: Brigitte Snyder
20 min: Inspirational and educational discussion on the theme and meditation
30 min: Gentle Yoga Asana
20 min: Seated meditation practice + restorative Shavasana
To be at peace is to live in harmony with everything and everyone around you. It is total freedom from fear and resistance. But, in order to truly be at peace you have to find peace within. You may often find your outer world gets chaotic and feels out of balance. You may be trying to change your external circumstances to find peace, but find that nothing ever lasts long term. You will never find peace externally, if you are lacking it internally.
Meditation is a tool used to cultivate inner peace.
It is a way to practice focusing on the present. It’s a practice of acknowledging any regrets you may have had about the past or worries you may have about the future, accepting them without judgement and gently letting them go.
Sometimes in our busy lives we struggle to find the time or the “right place” to relax and sink deeply into our meditation. Group meditation can be extremely powerful in this case. Meditating as a group strengthens the mana of the practice. We support each other and remember that it is OK to “fall off” our practice, because we can always start again together.
Meditation For Peace is a monthly gathering created for you to work on cultivating your own inner peace. It is a place suitable for anyone, whether you are just starting out, have an intermittent practice or practice daily.
$15 at the door
Learn more about the venue here: Aloha Yoga Kula - Aikahi Studio
Brigitte's love of yoga began in 1990 after the blissful experience of her first savasana in a class taught by Brian Kent. Living in Los Angeles at the time, she was introduced to meditation in 1992 through the writings of Paramahansa Yoganada, and studied yoga with one of his devotees daily for over two years. She has done extensive training since then including studying with master teachers Mancuso Manos, Shiva Rea, Eric Shiffmann, Mary Dunn, Ramanan Patel, Rodney Yee and B.K.S. Iyengar… Learn More