We heartily welcome you to join us on the opening weekend of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda’s return to Houston. Blessing line (darśan) and a simple vegetarian supper prasāda will be offered after the conclusion of the discourse.
His Holiness will offer a discourse on the primary methods of achieving stillness which is a fundamental step of higher yoga and meditation. In this context he will discuss how the breath-led movement of yoga-vinyāsa, devotional trance while singing, after-effect poise of breathless chanting, and sitting practice of meditation bring about tranquil states upon achieving the purification of the mind.
His Holiness will share how integrating breath-awareness while walking, sitting, and discharging duties bring about mindfulness and the attendant freedom from anxiety. Further, he will talk about how loving feelings cultivated during the sacrifice of devotional service assist a devotee in an immersive experience in the moment. Both pressure from time and stress from striving are overcome through this sacrifice. Verily this results in feelings of unalloyed love when devotion is directed to Iśwara (God).
Please feel free to review the free videos on mindfulness practices on our multimedia website, especially the first 12 episodes.
His Holiness is a Himalayan monk of the ancient Vedanta order, who is a kriyāyogi and a meditation master from the combined heritage of rishi sages and nath yogis. He was awarded the degree of Mahāmahopādhyāya (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature. He teaches cardinal philosophies of Vedanta, Sankhya and Yoga with exquisite clarity and initiates seekers into Himalayan meditation techniques. He is the spiritual founder of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship and head of the Hansavedas Mission.
This fellowship is being hosted by Mr. Adhish Raj Gupta and we expect a full house, so only pre-registered guests will be admitted. Kindly arrive early to check-in and be seated.
Entrance is free with required registration, but love donations made to the Nonprofit for supporting the Houston fellowships are deeply appreciated.