“Ananda (Happiness or Joy)”

with Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati

We in our Yogic practice, go through stages. Many feel that the practice of Yoga releases good feelings, happiness, Joy. What do these terms actually mean. Ananda especially is often translated as Joy, and as such it is a collective term that covers the joy of all creation. Life–force expressing its delight, its freedom to take whatever form.

When we go with yoga through different stages, eventually, hopefully we come to experience spontaneous joy, and freedom. Again big words…how to understand?

First we use the intellect, trying to understand with the conditioned mind until that gives way to intuitive, revealed insights; when this stage too is passed… “knowing itself” arises of that force that is behind the mind and everything. So Ananda, or “joy” has little or nothing to do with feeling good but is the direct experience of Shakti herself .When this happens this state is Ananda!

And yet there are even in the Yogic scriptures different perceptions of what this state actually is: the experience of God, the experience of Samadhi? Or, or…

We will explore and try to feel for understanding, to bring us closer to “knowing”.

2 & 3 January 2016, Saturday and Sunday
3:30pm to 4.45: Lecture
5 pm to 6.15 pm: Lecture
6.15 to 7pm: Meditation

To register please fill in this online form or call +65 6442 2881

The yogic practice of donation (dana / dakshina) is empowering you to decide how much to contribute in the balance of give and take of life. Hence participation is on donation basis.

About Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati:
Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati (Dr. Christa-Maria Herrmann) studied Theology, Education, Psychology, Philosophy and Art and Design (Ceramics) at various universities which was followed by extensive travel and study in Asia, Australia and America (Taoism, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and various indigenous spiritual paths.

Deep involvement in Meditation and working with great spiritual Masters , Zen-Masters, Siddhas, Lama and Tulku T.Y.S. Gangchen, the great Yogi Swami Maheshananda,  H.H. Swami Anubhavananda (Supreme Acharya of Vedanta) and Mandeleshwara Swami Veda Bharati from the Himalayan Tradition.

Her Doctorate is in Eco-philosophy: the Mahabhutas (Five Great Elements); she contributes world-wide in conferences and workshops on various aspects of "Yoga philosophy" and Meditation. In 1997 she received a 'World-Peace Prize' (LGWPF/ NGO of UN).

For more information on Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati, please visit her website at www.athayoga.info