Ruminating on 2009…a love story…

Since returning from India on a pilgrimage to Varanasi (abode of Shiva & Parvati),as well as a personal retreat in Kerala and then a return to India for my father’s last rites, some major shifts in the teaching and learning experiences that have arisen…

Tulsi ghat at Varanasi

Tulsi ghat at Varanasi

2009 has been quite a pivotal year in the unfolding of new experiences: a miraculous journey into the psyche. It has revealed unconditional love and the acceptance of a challenge. The challenge is, of course, multi-faceted. Like a diamond. Hard, yet beyond belief in its beauty, it approaches us on the physical, the mental, the emotional and, of course, the vibrational plane we call the “spirit”. And there, behind these maya koshas, I catch a glimpse of the only one who has ever offered us all, all of us, this unconditional love: the one who has no name.

At the Palace Shivalingam, Varanasi

… And it is indeed Pure Love, manifesting as Creativity/Truth, Innocence/Wisdom and Joy/Bliss or sat-chit-ananda. And the hardness of this diamond is the cutting edge that chips away at ancient karmas: samskaras that surface over and over again, asking to be acknowledged, to be accepted as the payment due for moving forward past the toll gates placed at the entrance of each maya kosha. On the physical plane I personally found the responsibility of carrying genes of osteoarthritis; on the mental, the fever we call rajo guna and the dark disease known as tamo guna, which obscure the inherent sattwa found in the embrace of a loved one, in the written words on a jeweled book; in the act of teaching yoga and letting the teaching itself become the guide; and in the practice of Ayurveda, where every diagnosis and potion is given with a prayer.

Ganesha sharanam, sharanam Ganesha...

Can we know that there is Truth, Reality and Bliss awaiting us if we only turn away from the gossamer veils of the anna, prana, mana mayas with their constant fluctuations between happiness and unhappiness…can we pierce through the Vijnana and find the Bliss that fills the empty hole we all carry deep within. This is the prayer I carry into 2010. As we approach 2012 and find the journey speeding up, may the result be that of Awakenings from the ghosts of the past. May we, like Hanuman, find our Bliss at the feet of Rama! Jai Shree Rama! Jai Hanuman! Jai Ma!


Liberation Yoga
Saturdays: 8-10AM: Vinyasa Krama Yoga w/Meditation

Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda 323-934-8332
Tuesdaya: 9-10:30AM: Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Sundays: 10:30-Noon: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Please note that because of traveling schedule, it is best to call to see if the class is being led instead by a very trusted friend/teacher! Grateful to all who pick up the slack and honor this path so beautifully with their own Grace & Wisdom!

Available once a month in Dana Point/San Juan on Sundays, Mondays and occasional Tuesdays at the Ayurvedic Garage.
Please call  310-435-4197 to schedule.

Available in West Hollywood :
Please call Arun at 310-358-9555 or 310-435-4197 to schedule

Om Aim Hreem Hanumate Shri Rama Dhutaya Namaha!

The Ganges

The Ganges

On the Ganges

On the Ganges

2 thoughts on “Ruminating on 2009…a love story…

  1. Arun,
    What a beautiful tribute to your Father. Thank you for sharing pieces of your very personal and illuminating journey through a delicate and vulnerable period.

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