Thursday Satsang: “Stories of Death and Return from the Indian Tradition” with Dr. Paul Emerson – October 27
Stories of Death and Return from the Indian Tradition
With the ending of summer and the nearness of All Saints and All Souls Day it is appropriate to spend some time contemplating our own endings and what comes after. Although there are many beliefs regarding “life after death”, the majority still follow the four major beliefs developed during the “Axial Age” some 2600 years ago. These range from the tenants of Charvaka (materialism) to the yogic theories of metampsychosis (reincarnation) as found in the Upanishads and epics. We will review these theories as well as explore possible methods of past life recall.
Signs of immanent death from the Skanda Purana:
If only the right or left nostril is active for many days
If both nostrils are equally active for 10 days
One sees snake-like apparitions in the sky
One sees the moon and the starts during the day
One sees ghosts dancing in the daytime
One cannot see their reflection in the pupils of the other’s eyes
One remains hungry after a full meal
One’s intellectual processes become confused
One does not see his own shadow.
Thursday Evening Community Gathering (Satsang)
You’re invited to get acquainted with the Center’s community of students and teachers by participating in our Thursday night community gathering (satsang). Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner you will enjoy sharing in satsang with friends you know and ones you will make.
6:00 – 7:00: Hatha Yoga for Everyone! ($10)
7:00 – 7:30: Guided Meditation (free!)
7:30 – 8:30: Inspiring Presentation and discussion (donation appreciated)
8:30 – 9:00: Vegetarian Buffet (suggested donation $3)
There is no need to make reservations. Simply show up and enjoy yourself!