Saturday, July 22, 2017

Swami Durgananda

Spiritual Leader of Samata Yoga Australia

Dear Seeker

Our theme for this year is “INNER PEACE OUTER HARMONY”.  How relevant it is to the spiritual journey you may ask.  Harmony within is important as it balances our vibration to enable us to change the course of our outer lives.

In this physical world, there are many stresses and strains which brings about disharmony and distress in our relationships with loved ones, as well as all those who come into our lives either passing or staying.  We will this year teach you how to create this refuge of harmony within with our hatha classes, workshops, retreats and of course with wonderful chanting which calms the soul.

This year we must try to consolidate what we have learnt and experienced with love and longing for the Grace of Divine presence in our lives.  This is a year of living in the moment to enjoy that moment to look within and reach that temple of refuge that is unique, individual but an important destination for all of us.

At initiation the teacher points the way and beckons us to follow on a divine journey of discovery that takes each of us to “The Place Inner Peace”, there to sit in meditation and contemplation.  A place of meeting a place of peace and joy

For 2017 I wish for you, courage to go within and find your true self and to live the life as you were meant to, within the vibration of your dharma.  Only then will you find “That Peace That Passeth all Understanding”.

May the Grace of the Masters be with you always.

Swami Durgananda

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Welcome to our year of inner peace and outer harmony. We have a busy year planned for the devotees and friends of Samata Yoga.

The experience of outer harmony is made manifest or enhanced by the Yamas.  These are self-regulating behaviours involving interactions with other people and the world at large, they include: non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, non–excess, non–possessiveness and non–greed.

There are personal practices that relate to our inner world which will enhance our inner harmony. These are the Niyamas and include: purity, contentment, self-discipline, training our senses, self-study, inner exploration and surrender to God.

We will be exploring these concepts within our hatha yoga and meditation classes, discourses, retreats and celebrations. We look forward to seeing you at the Satya centre.

Kabir and Maya