What happens as we grow spiritually? Is there a step-by-step process that everyone goes through—all spiritual seekers, including those of any or no religious persuasion—as they gradually work their way upward, until they achieve the highest state of Self-realization? About 2200 years ago, a great spiritual master of India named Patanjali described this process, and presented humanity with a clear-cut, step-by-step outline of how all truth seekers and saints achieve divine union. He called this universal inner experience and process “yoga” or “union.” His collection of profound aphorisms—a true world scripture—has been dubbed Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi—has cut through the scholarly debris and resurrected Patanjali’s original teachings and revelations.
In this workshop, Nayaswamis Pranaba & Parvati Hansen, share their guru’s crystal clear and easy-to-grasp explanations of Patanjali’s aphorisms.
Bio: Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati are two of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers. They helped to create and direct Ananda centers in Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Assisi, Italy. Together they have been sharing Yogananda’s teachings for almost 60 years. Pranaba has been Director of the Yoga Teacher Training program and Manager of The Expanding Light as well as Ananda’s Retreat in Assisi, Italy. Pranaba has directed the membership training program at Ananda Village and has coordinated Ananda's Meditation Centers and Groups. He now manages Ananda Sangha Worldwide, Ananda's outreach ministry. An excellent teacher, he is known for his unfailing kindness and gentle approach.
Parvati currently administers the Janaka Foundation at Ananda. She combines deep inwardness with a childlike delight in the spiritual teachings. Both Parvati and Pranaba exemplify Yogananda’s definition of a yogi: A yogi is even-minded and cheerful at all times.
Taught by: Nayaswamis Pranaba & Parvati Register here: http://www.anandala.org/calendar/patanjalis-yoga-sutras-with-nayaswamis-pranaba-parvati/