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Come dive into the 5,000 year old science of life, and discover the ancient wisdom of self healing through the basic principles of Ayurveda. We will focus on the foundations, exploring the intuitive art that lies within the heart of Ayurveda. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of how we can look at our daily life through an Ayurvedic perspective, bringing more balance and harmony to our body mind and spirit. In this course we will explore: -The story and philosophy of Ayurveda -The Purpose of Ayurveda & how Ayurveda defines health -Understanding Vata, Pitta, and Kapha -Discovering your unique constitution (prakruti) and current state of imbalance (vikruti) -The 20 Gunas- qualities of the universe -How to embody Ayurvedic principles in our daily life -Hands on practice on Ayurvedic daily routine & rituals **Fees** By heartfelt donation **Parking** Free parking in the front of the building along the street.
Menu Masala Dosa, Coconut Chutney, Indian Chai & Carrot Halwa Learn the art of Indian & Ayurvedic Cooking through a simple recipe that can be made and enjoyed by everyone! Masala Dosa is a typical South Indian thin and crispy Crepe made from slightly fermented batter of urad dal (split black gram) and rice, typically eaten for breakfast, a snack or light meal. In accompaniment we will be making coconut chutney, a savory dipping sauce, as well as authentic rich and aromatic Indian Chai from a special in house spice mix. For desert we will make a delicious Carrot Halwa, a sweet dish made from cooked grated carrot, nuts, milk and spices. In Ayurveda, food is the ultimate medicine. Eating according to our own unique constitution and present state of imbalance is key to achieving perfect health, stable mind, and connection with our spirit. Food IS consciousness, and when we add awareness to the whole process of cooking, food can become our medicine. Come learn, cook, eat, and enjoy the delicious tastes of Indian cooking. ****Space is limited to 5- Reserve your spot today!**** ****PLEASE RSVP HERE**** In order to confirm your spot, please follow the link below. https://www.purnamaya.com/events/ayurvedic-cooking-class-6 **Fees** By heartfelt donation **Parking** Free parking in the front of the building along the street.
Full-day retreat at ABMT (8 am to 4 pm) This will be an all-day, silent meditation retreat at ABMT, co-hosted by our friends Kate Ratliff and Ajahn Khamjan at the American Buddhist Meditation Temple. We will practice a variety of traditional techniques designed to work together to cultivate, develop and strengthen mindfulness in every aspect of our daily lives. Guidance and basic instruction will be offered at appropriate times but please bear in mind that this is a SILENT retreat. As such, talking should only be done when absolutely necessary or during periods designated for verbal interaction. Refraining from speech can be a powerful meditation tool. All experience levels are welcome. *Schedule* 8:00-8:15 Morning chanting 8:15-8:30 Sitting meditation 8:30-8:45 Dhamma talk 8:45-9:00 Basic instructions 9:00-9:30 Sitting meditation 9:30-10:00 Mindful movement 10:00-10:30 Sitting meditation 10:30-11:00 Mindful movement 11:00-11:15 Sitting meditation 11:15-11:30 Alms offering 11:30-12:00 Ayurvedic healing 12:00-12:45 Mindful eating (Don’t forget to bring your lunch!) 12:45-1:15 Mindful movement 1:15-1:45 Sitting meditation 1:45-2:15 Mindful movement 2:15-2:30 Sitting meditation 2:30-3:15 Tibetan singing bowl sound healing 3:15-3:30 Deep listening 3:30-3:45 Q&A 3:45-4:00 Evening chanting Please bring a small food offering for the monks, as described for the half-day retreat on August 24. Participants are welcome to come for the whole day, or for any portion of it. *****Fees***** There are no fees to participate in any of these events. Heartfelt donations for the temple and/or our co-hosts and friends Kate and Purnamaya would be gratefully accepted. *****Parking at ABMT***** Street parking is no longer permitted in the neighborhood around the temple. There is now parking for only five cars at the temple. All parking must be on the property of Cal-Orchid. Temple visitors are encouraged to park in the small dirt/gravel space to the left as you enter the property. Carpooling to the temple is highly encouraged. Alternatively, visitors can park at the bottom of the hill (on Shoreline Drive) then make the 10-minute walk to the temple.
This workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands on experience with the goal of getting a deeper understanding of AGNI the digestive fire. You will learn about how to determine your own unique metabolic fire and how to maintain a healthy digestive system through the application of intuitive Ayurvedic philosophy, implementing daily routine, eating according to your constitution, and cooking with medicinal and flavorful spices. In this course we will explore: • Vishama, Tiksna, Manda, or Sama Agni? Discover your unique digestive type • Dipan/Pachan- Make simple effective remedies to balance your digestion, and burn toxins. • Shad Rasa- Experience the six tastes and their effect on our body and mind • Dinacharya- Setting up a healthy routine and relationship with food • Food Combining & proper eating according to Ayurvedic principles About the Teacher Natalie Maharjan is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, who studied under the great master Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM as well as his school in Pune, India. She offers Ayurvedic consultations and treatments in Ventura, CA at Purnamaya Ayurveda & Sound Healing Center. **Fees** By heartfelt donation **Parking** Free parking in the front of the building along the street.