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Hybrid Thursday Satsang Via Zoom and In-Person Zoom Viewing at TMC: “The Ocean and Its Waves” with Michael Smith – August 4, 2022

Hybrid Thursday Satsang Via Zoom and In-Person Zoom Viewing at TMC. – August 4, 2022
“The Ocean and Its Waves”with Michael Smith
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If you come to The Meditation Center, we will be showing the Thursday program via Zoom on The Center’s TV screen in the Hall of the Tradition. Michael will speak on Zoom. He will not be at TMC in person.

6:00-7:00 p.m.: Guided Hatha Yoga with Chris Young – 2nd Floor Hatha Room
7:00-7:30 p.m.: Guided Meditation by Swami Ma Radha Bharati
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Talk by Michael Smith
8:30-8:40 p.m.: Evening Prayers

The Ocean and Its Waves

This guiding metaphor of this talk — “the Ocean and its Waves” — was one of Swami Veda’s favorites, but I never fully appreciated its profundity until I heard Shi Hong’s lecture at the HYT-TTP Virtual Workshop last March. This talk will explain how this metaphor not only explains the art of “action in inaction” in the Bhagavad Gita, but also relates to the “Four Levels of Mind,” the “Five Pillars of Sadhana,” Yoga-Nidra, the virtues of Silence, Tattvavalokanam,” “Quality Movement,” “Karma Yoga as Hatha Yoga,” “Sattvic Multi-Tasking,” “Witnessing,” Mindfulness, and how to communicate deeply and effectively in daily life. This talk is especially recommended for yoga teachers and for those aspiring to teach yoga.

Michael Smith has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 50 years and is currently a curriculum coordinator for the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. He has also been certified by the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association and the Behram Guard School of Yoga Meditation (an Iyengar-based Hatha Yoga School). He was a public school teacher for 35 years and also a professor of Comparative Religion at North Hennepin Community College. He has edited and/or illustrated several books on yoga and has lectured widely on stress management (the topic of his Masters Thesis) and also on holistic health. His main work has been to transcribe and to get the teachings of Swami Rama, Swami Veda, and the Himalayan teachers out to as many people as possible.

To support the work of The Meditation Center and register you can donate here (suggested donation $15.00) for Thursday Satsang or make a general donation by clicking on the “donate” button on the “Support TMC” website page.