Upanishads & the Yogic Life w/ Bill Mahony


This class is taught by:

“The Light in the Heart is Vaster than All the Worlds”:
Teachings of the Upanishads and the Yogic Life
w/ Bill Mahony
 
The Upanishads are collections of sacred teachings from India that have inspired spiritual seekers for well over two thousand years. The wisdom they hold can guide us as we deepen and refine our own spiritual lives in today’s world. The foundation of Vedantic philosophy, the core teaching of the Upanishads is that there is a splendid, divine presence within all that exists and that this same splendor shines within each of us at the deepest and truest level of our being.
 
This weekend Bill Mahony will share teachings from the Upanishads with us as we reflect on questions we share with the sages who first taught them: What is the nature of this divine presence that shines in the light of the heart? How can we come to know that light, immerse ourselves in it, and bring it forth? How can we more fully allow it to illumine our thoughts and perspectives, our relationships with others and our lives in the world?
 
The wisdom of the Upanishads can inform and support the yogic life as a whole. This will be an inspiring set of discussions. Come join us!

 

Schedule:


Friday, November 30

“In the Heart Dwell all the Gods.”


5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

We will learn of the historical and philosophical background of the Upanishads, hear some of their key teachings and begin our reflections on ways in which they can be understood from a yogic perspective.

 

Saturday, December 1

“Thou art That.”

 

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

We will hear and discuss teachings from the Upanishads regarding the liberating effect of opening our hearts to the divine Presence within.

 

“Within You is a Self Formed of Joy.”


1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

We will learn ways in which the Upanishads describe the true Self and talk about ways in which our practices can help integrate the body, breath and mind with it.

 

Sunday, December 2

“Your Life is Your Offering.”

 

10:00am - 1:00pm

 

Informed by teachings from the Upanishads, we will reflect on the importance of true self-respect, generosity of spirit and compassion as we engage the fullness and complexities of life.

  

 

Cost:

$289 Full Weekend

 

 

About Bill:

William K. Mahony, PhD, is known in the national and international yoga communities for his informed and warm teaching on yoga philosophy and practice that is accessible to students at all levels. Bill has published several books on the religions of India and has a deep appreciation for the yogic life grounded in nearly five decades of his own spiritual practice. He is professor of Religious Studies at Davidson College, where he has taught for 36 years. For more information, see his website: <wkmahony.com>.

 

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 30 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Longwave Yoga .
  • Sat Dec 01 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Longwave Yoga .
  • Sun Dec 02 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Longwave Yoga .