Sunday, November 17, 2013

Solar Eclipse 11/3/13

Today is the Full Moon  that is associated with the Total Solar Eclipse we had on 11/3/13, which we have been talking about in Kriya Yoga Theory 2; and now is a chance to see the thumbnail picture.  For the next 2 years, 2 months and 28 days the bigger picture will unfold.  Mark these dates and actively participate with the brush strokes, colors and scenes to complete the drawing of your life. Namaste!

The Solar Eclipse is a symbol for the inner marriage of matter, mind and Spirit. Apotheosis, the process of the human becoming Divine. Once the seed of the conscious mind has been impregnated with the Life Force there is a 2 year, 2 month and 28 day gestation period where the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, the larvae into the adult, the boy becomes King. Practice Kriya Yoga to become the best you can possibly be. Namaste! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Food for Thought sent to Yoga Alliance 

It was great to see you again and see that you are doing so much with Yoga Alliance. We had a conversation with Pam Weber and she seems very interested in some of our ideas. We really like Yoga Alliance and the fact that the organization is American, however, we don't like some of the things people say about Yoga Alliance's standards. Tony, Lisa and I were talking and came up with the idea of YA adding a Category. In the same way Colleges and Universities have Masters Programs. What if YA added a Masters Division that was above Teachers. This way you could stay with the present set up and have another category that will inspire teachers to achieve and also stipulate the 8 essential stages of Yoga. To uphold the integrity of Yoga.

One of the things we always talk about is the difference between "change" and "transformation." It is the difference between a mechanical change and a chemical change. Not all change is transformation.  Transformation is going from ice, to water, to vapor that's a chemical change and taking wood and making furniture is mechanical. Any yoga can effect change but to transform the human into the divine requires a more exact plan and procedure.

I think it would help YA enormously if they established a standard with the goal being Samadhi instead of "what ever",  people would respect the organization more and the program could not just change but transform the world.

I talked  about the American Welding Society and explained that fusion of metal and fusion of consciousness are identical. The AWS recognizes many different types of welding but holds them to the standard of a flawless (within limits) bond. I think a Masters Program in Yoga could do the same thing; following the generic steps of the Yoga Sutras. Clear goals get better results! Having a well defined standard for Yoga would give YA a more respected presence in the Yoga world and would give aspiring Yogis tangible guidelines.
Hey, lets face it Yoga has become a very broad topic with many approaches and applications. There isn't anything wrong with diversity but it can get confusing.  Just like welding there are many processes and there are different applications of those processes. For example there are tack welds, fillet welds and full penetration welds. In all of these applications there are ways of determining the integrity of the weld without confusing the application of the process. The same can be done with Yoga.
              Lets say, there is yoga for status quo, yoga for change and yoga for transformation. Just like in welding you are using the same tools but have different applications.
  • Yoga for Status Quo:  - Some people go to yoga for entertainment, relaxation, company etc. they don't need the eight stages and for the most part aren't even interested in them. A little movement, some breathing exercise and throw in a guided meditation and they are all set.  Tack welding is how we begin fusion of metal and learning how to manipulate molten metal; sometimes, you are just trying to hold something in place.
  • Yoga for Change:  those who are looking to go deeper into the practice will apply these strategies with some intention and perhaps make changes in diet and nutrition. With the law of diminishing return with 20% of anything you can get an 80% return which is enormous. Even diluted yoga has great benefit especially for those practicing skillful use of breath, skillful use of water, skillful use of food and skillful use of exercise-- it can sustain big changes. Fillet welds require the skill to run a uniform bead of metal,  in various positions without undercut or excessive buildup.  You can hold things together indefinitely with this process.
  • Yoga for Transformation: This is for the serious seeker the ones who are willing to do the 80% to get the remaining 20% return. There should be no mistake about who these people are. These are the followers of the 8 essential stages of Yoga laid out by Patanjalis. They have a path of action, a path of knowledge and a path of devotion-- total consciousness is an all or nothing venture. Truth is an arrow and the path is narrow.  Full penetration welding requires joint configuration with a lot of preparatory work and the welding requires  a high level of skill to deposit the metal consistently in a flawless bond.  Unity is the intention here fusion of metal and fusion of consciousness are identical but they require the highest standards.

Yoga as a Transformational Science is a complete holistic health management system of practices to initiate a process that leads to the expansion of the individual identity beyond the limits of the physical body. The merging of the human into the Divine.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Just wanted to let you know the Hampton Kriya Yoga Center will be closed from Saturday 10/12/13 until Saturday 10/19/13. Except for the Wednesday Evening Kriya Yoga Asana Class at 7:00 PM any questions contact . Regular schedule will resume on Sunday 10/20/13 at 8:00 AM in Hampton. 

No Kriya Yoga Asana Classes at Therapeutic Massage Company during this week Saturday 10/12/13 to and including Saturday 10/19/13. Regular schedule resumes on Monday 10/21/13 at 8:30 AM 

Sunday morning Kriya Yoga Asana Class at Seacoast Sports Club in Portsmouth on 10/13/13 at 10:15 AM will be taught by Tony Anni. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Swami comments on "The Secret"

The Secret misses the mark because it doesn't follow the law of attraction correctly. Like attracts like and two things can't occupy the same space at the same time. These are the laws of physics but reality is multidimensional and things are happening on different levels simultaneously; physical, mental and Spiritual. Sure like attracts like but desire is the root of all suffering. Manifesting things isn't freedom from desire it is indulgence and you may have more things but you will continue to have problems. The real Secret to life is freedom from desire-- true liberation. However, physics shows us matter can't be created or destroyed only changed. We incarnate with a physical body and the body has instincts, appetites and desire. We can't get rid of it but we can redirect desire from dualistic attachments to desire for the Void (the indivisible unified field called non-locality in quantum physics or Prana in Yoga, or Chi in Taoism, or God in scripture.) When we rebirth our physical bodies in the Life Force we then desire "Nothing" and we are free from the cycle of death and rebirth. The term is called apotheosis the process of the human becoming divine. When we do this, like attracts like but we are no longer desiring particles or waves, matter and mine,  or fear and limitation; but we are desiring God! This is the real secret to life. Come to IPD and experience the benefits of preying on Prana. Namaste.  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Save Your Religion by the Practice of Kriya Yoga

Yes, it is very apparent that our present "Religions" have failed desperately, but lets face it the self made belief systems and philosophies that are taking its place are even farther off point.  Religion is needed for humanity to grow-- the term means "relink" in order for the human to develop beyond instinct and appetite we must separate from one source of sustenance and reconnect to another. It's not that hard but it is missing in our Spiritual communities, our celebrity pseudo spiritual communities,  the new age communities, and our school systems. Here at IPD we teach the physics of Spirituality; founded in the traditional practice of Kriya Yoga. Yes, Yoga means union to "relink" the individual with the Divine. No Dogma just clear scientific instruction.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

If Nobody is Right then Everybody is Wrong!

      I think it is time to examine the term Spiritual because what we call Spiritual may not be Spiritual at all. If nobody is right than everybody is wrong. I have spent a number of years looking at what is being called Spiritual and I just shake my head and wonder how did it come to this? There are so many shames and delusions esteemed as the soundest truths. Don't people know what being Spiritual really is?
           There are a couple of movies that I saw recently one is Enlighten Up and the other Kumare both movies are great for displaying exactly how far off the mark we are collectively concerning Spirituality. Spiritual seems to be a category we can dispatch information into that no longer requires any explanation. The conclusion to Enlighten Up is summed up by saying there isn't any one Yoga. Kumare is even better because the intention of the movie is to create a shame Spiritual practice and actually proves out to be every bit as good as everyone else is doing. Wow! Isn't that scary. This is only possible if there isn't any "real" goals and objectives regarding Spirituality. The Tibetans say, "you need the finger to point to the moon but woe unto them who mistake the finger for the moon. For, they shall not understand the bright light of the moon, nor what a finger is." The bible, calls it false gods and the Yoga Sutras call it avidya (ignorance), mistaking the impermanent  for the permanent.  Or as Jackson Browne says it in Before the Deluge
While the sand slipped through the opening
And their hands reached for the golden ring
With their hearts they turned to each others heart for refuge
In the troubled years that came before the deluge.
            In Matthew 22:37  "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." However, if your body is longing for a Starbucks, a snickers, or a text-- you can't get Spirit in it. This is why we have to rebirth our bodies in the Life Force in order to experience all the benefits that come with preying on God.
            Here at IPD we have taken the ambiguity out of the term Spiritual and reestablished it into a real experience.  "The eight essential stages of Kriya Yoga are a complete holistic health management system; that translates into a path of action, a path of knowledge, and a path of devotion. These lifestyle strategies are designed to initiate a process in physiological, psychological, and spiritual development that unfolds in three phases: pre-personal or unconscious awareness, personal or self-conscious awareness and transpersonal or super-conscious awareness. Total consciousness is the goal of Yoga." Come and experience the difference! Namaste
     The clearer the goal, the easier the result.   

Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to fix the world - fix yourself.

         Why is the world in such a state of unrest? Does it have to be like this or is there something that can be done to change it? People are unhealthy, unhappy and inundated with symptoms of guilt, shame, anger, resentment, blame, emptiness and boredom. We have government officials who are dishonest and indulgent. Virtue is useless and unnecessary in business, relationship, medicine, politics and law. Dante's Inferno is all around us. Unless you decide that you want to get out; it isn't going away.
          Liberation is talked about in all the scriptures and it isn't that hard--- if you follow the plan. The major problem is that most of the plans have become corrupt and don't contain all the necessary pieces to get you out of the insanity.  The secret to life is to "put God first", the challenge is to figure out what that means and what it is going to look like when you are actually doing it. In order to fix the problem-- Disconnection from Spirit;  we have to fix the institutions that are in charge of uniting individuals to the Source-- Religion and Yoga. You have to become an educated consumer and be able to distinguish shames and delusions' from sound truths. Get connected to the Life Force and become the change you want to see.  Namaste!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Full Moon Message 6/23/13

Full Moon delivers-- remember the New Moon on 6/8/13 today is a chance to see how well you are doing in the Cosmic Classroom. Guilt, shame, anger, resentment, blame, emptiness and boredom are all symptoms that come from a neglected innate drive that we want to be whole and complete.

In order for a human to actualize the experience of wholeness we must "Transform" and this means exactly that "trans" (go through), "form" (the physical) and in order to do this we need a plan. It doesn't happen by itself. " The eight essential stages of Kriya Yoga are a complete holistic health management system that translate into a path of action, a path of knowledge, and a path of devotion. These lifestyle strategies are designed to initiate a process in physiological, psychological, and spiritual development that unfolds in three phases: pre-personal or unconscious awareness, personal or self-conscious awareness and transpersonal or super-conscious awareness. Total consciousness is the goal of Yoga."
Come to IPD and learn how to become an individual with a real purpose in life. Namaste!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice the Sun enters Cancer and it is the longest period of daylight in the year. A great day to focus on Self expression and go through all the departments of your life.  The Sun is the symbol for Spirit in the Heavens-- we rely on its energy for our existence however few of us feel the connection because our bodies are looking for "other" things that we esteem as important. The major difference between children of men and children of God is what we use to validate our existence. Come to IPD and get your conversion kit to go from powered by things to powered by no thing (Prana).  Experience the difference, Namaste!