Hybrid Thursday Satsang
In-Person and via Zoom
October 28, 2021
“Deja Vu All Over Again: Different Ways to Come Back”
with Paul Emerson, Ph.D.
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.: Meditation with Swami Radha Bharati
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Talk by Paul Emerson Ph.D.
8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers
Although this year it may have seemed like we were blessed with eternal summer, the change of leaves, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day remind us again of the ending of things. And endings in turn remind us of rebirth. The concept of reincarnation has long been a part of yoga as well as a variety of other traditions both eastern and western. In fact, roughly 50% of those who believe in an afterlife believe in some form of it. But like other ideas, reincarnation has a variety of forms and nuances. In honor of the season we’ll spend some time exploring the different reincarnation models people have used both in yoga and without.
Paul Emerson is a biomedical engineer with a Ph.D. He is the authority on the physiology of breathing for The Meditation Center and has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. Paul has worked as a research scientist, has been a manager of clinical research with a major biomedical company and a university instructor. In addition, he holds eight patents in the areas of dialysis and sleep therapy. he is a scholar of ancient yoga texts. Paul was certified by the Rockford School of Yoga and began teaching in 1975.
TMC policy for those entering the building or participating in outdoor ceremonies will be requesting all to practice non-violence – being fully vaccinated or wearing a mask w/social distancing. Staff and volunteers will not be asking for vaccine certification cards as trust of community will be sufficient. All are welcome.
To further protect the community, an Iso-Aire purification movable unit has been purchased to use in all rooms of TMC where people gather. These units have pre-filter, hospital quality HEPA filters, and a bi-polar ionization unit to remove pollen to pathogens.