Victoria is offering a set of sessions on: PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION: A Developmental Transmission For Our Times
Note: Although this is a set of seven successive and developmental sessions, it is not necessary to attend them all. Life, after all, consists of us constantly stepping into and of each others’ lives, which flow along, regardless.
What is, and what might be our response to some of the traumatic circumstances of our times? Though yogis and meditators have always addressed the perennial human suffering of sickness, old age and death, we now face a perfect storm of such conditions:
- New forms of sickness, war, and climate destruction
- Uncertainty about our own welfare, that of those around us, and that of those yet to come
- Inequity and injustice
What kind of world do we want to give and to receive? How do we uncover our inmost intention, and access the universal energy and specific tools to help us realize it? How do we live in oneness, being and inspiring peace?
This seven-class series will build a progressive understanding of pranayama and meditation, our tools to meet the human condition from a deathless, painless, effortless place—and to bring the fruits of our practice back into the world.
Over 50 years ago at age 18, I began daily practice of Zen Buddhism and Iyengar yoga after a near-death experience opened my sense of response to the suffering of my parents’ Holocaust survival. These formations had blocked me from understanding how the path was already at my feet to be walked with appreciation—beginning, middle, and end.
With gratitude to the teachers who transmitted these practices, we will focus on one of their teachings each day. Each class will include a short practice suitable for everyone, a brief discussion, and a developmental practice for more experienced students. Modifications and alternatives will be offered to meet a variety of experience levels, abilities, and needs.
Although this is a set of seven successive and developmental sessions, it is not necessary to attend them all. Life, after all, consists of us constantly stepping into and of each others’ lives, which flow along, regardless.