Even-Mindedness is Yoga
Dear Spiritual Adventurers
As we come to the end of January and head into another period of Mercury in retrograde beginning Feb 6th till Feb 28th learning to harness the monkeys of our minds is going to help us immensely.
For during this period when the planet Mercury starts to spin in the opposite direction it can be a tumultuous time where communication breakdowns are in abundance, technology does crazy things or ceases to work altogether and our minds go into overdrive as neurotic thoughts flood in. (To learn more click here.)
I share this with you so that if it all gets a bit much, you will know as with all things, this feeling will pass.
But even if you don’t believe in all that astrology stuff I think all of us could benefit from taming our thoughts. Wouldn’t you agree?
So I would like to share a verse with you from the Hindu classic the Bhagavad Gita to anchor you.
“Act thou, O Dhananjaya, without attachment, steadfast in yoga, even-minded in success & failure. Even-mindedness is yoga. Work without attachment being established firmly in yoga.”
~ The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi
My favourite bit of that verse is ‘even-mindedness is yoga’ & I think if we focus on just that part it will be of great benefit. If we consider yoga to be our spiritual practice or discipline, not the Western conception of it being a form of excercise, it brings a much deeper meaning to staying calm in the eye of the storm or at least aspiring to.
In practice this can mean not allowing emotions to rule us or dictate our actions. Rather safely express them & then look for what is behind them instead. In other words get your journals out folks and find that gem of self-awareness that lies hidden beneath the clouds. Moment to moment.
Then the month of February and all the turbulence it may entail can be turned into something really beautiful. A chance for some genuine spiritual growth.
Using the chaos we may experience as a reminder to come back to that profound wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita.
Allowing ‘even-mindedness is yoga‘ to become our mind calming mantra as it guides us ever closer to our spiritual awakening.
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Mastering the Buddha Nature Within – Bhutan
Dec 7 to Dec 18th 2014
Not many people have actually heard about Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon, or even know where it is located. For many years this little country about the size of Switzerland has been off limits of foreigners.
If you look at a map you will find Bhutan to be east of Nepal at the same latitude, with a tiny piece of India separating the two countries – and the northern edge touching the Himalayas.
You must realize that Bhutan is not like any place you are likely to travel to. It really is a sacred land dripping in an ancient wisdom – Mahayana Buddhism. And we are going right into the heart of it.
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3 – 14 July 2014 Leh, Ladakh, Northern India
We have had some folks get in touch to ask us to help them arrange their pilgrimage to the Kalachakra initiation taking part in Leh, Ladakh this year.
And we are loving making their dreams of attending a reality as we have been there ourselves & know what magic is in store for them.
It is a ten day ceremony and is considered to be the highest Tibetan Buddhist initiation one can receive & is carried out by the Dalai Lama himself. Being is his presence for such a long time, at such a high ceremony is a life changer.
If you are also curious about attending and would like to explore us helping you do get in touch.
In the meantime have a read of Lisa’s blog on her experiences at the last Kalachakra in Bodhgaya, India 2012 below. It was totally out of her world!
Blog – How The Dalai Lama Raised The Spiritual Roof At Kalachakra!
Ever dreamed of experiencing the power of Tibetan Buddhism at its peak?
Or thought of fully letting go of all physical comforts and attachments in search of the ultimate comfort, that of the mind and heart?
Upon hearing about the Kalachakra initiation happening in Bodhgaya India, the place where Buddha achieved enlightenment whilst sitting under the Bodhi tree, I just knew I had to be there.
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The Spiritual Quest Adventures Team