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FREE/LIVE sessions on the internet

SCHEDULE OF THE ONLINE SATSANG SESSIONS

NEXT SESSION : SUNDAY August 2nd

I am happy to invite you to this next free Leela Yoga Satsang Room this Sunday. Any questions on spirituality, yoga & meditation are welcome. Just click the link below to go to the Leela Yoga Satsang Room, at the following times : LA 9 am - NY 12 noon - London 5 pm - Brussels 6 pm - Delhi 9:30 pm.

Direct link to the Online Satsang Q&A

The session will take about 2 hours and it is no problem if you cannot be there from the start - just join when you can. In any case, we are all on the path, so no need to be shy or something and there are NO stupid questions.

The game of Leela by Harish JohariEven people without Facebook account should be able to enter easily by clicking this link. For those having difficulty to access, the reasons why are still quite unclear, but using Chrome as a browser seems a good idea and also to check if any app is using your camera in the background and might block you from entering. Anyhow, most people experience no difficulties.

 

ONLINE PERSONALIZED MEDITATION TRAINING

From April 11 till June 27 2020, a total of 12 training sessions was recorded. Together they now offer a complete teaching, through which you can really learn how to meditate in your own way. It will bring you a vast body of knowledge on the process of meditation and the individual choices we can and have to make to optimize this process. It also offers new daily exercises with every session & various online tools along with it. The possibility of asking questions about the program and your progress on the path towards deep meditation at the weekly Sunday Online Leela Satsang (see above) means that all aspects of a truly productive training can be met. It just needs you to take up this challenge and enjoy the ride. It is advisable to watch 1 training session per week and follow it up with the related daily exercises that allow you to develop your own meditation sequence. You are free of course to first bingewatch the entire series (over 16 hours) and then go to session 1 again and actually start practicing for real. Without regular practice, watching this series is actually not advisable.

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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 1 - INTENTION

- The basic process of learning how to meditate : intention-relaxation-concentration-meditation-absorption.
- Why different kinds of people need different kinds of techniques to get through these phases.
- The importance of your meditation intention and how to develop it based on a series of example intention phrases.

Home Resources : Session 1 Exercises - Ganesh mantra Ganesh mantra - Gayatri mantra Gayatri mantra - Kali mantra Kali mantra - Bhairav mantra Bhairav mantra - Shiva mantra


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 2 - SITTING

- Relaxation within the process of meditation and its relation to tension.
- Methods of relaxation through and off the body in corpse pose or in sitting posture, including the aid of breath.
- How to sit in meditation in relation to how flexible you are, including various sitting postures, exercises and optional props.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 2 - Asanas & Doshas Checklist - Mantra Meditation with Synchronized Breathing - Extended Corpse Pose Exercise Ganesh mantra - Sitting Statue Pose Meditation


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 3 - BREATH

- Introduction to the various breathing exercises and their purpose.
- Methods of relaxation of the mind and the emotions through breathing exercises including breath visualisation techniques.
- How to find your optimal breathing pattern in meditation.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 3 - Breath Retention with Mantra Synchronization Prana Visualization Exercise


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 4 - SENSES

- Sense relaxation and sense withdrawal within the process of meditation and in relation to the modifications of the mind.
- Methods of sense relaxation and withdrawal, including also visualisation techniques, the conversion of pain and the use of sacred ash.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 4 - Shiva Sunyata Exercise


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 5 - CONCENTRATION

- Concentration within the process of meditation, moving from hard to soft concentration.
- The relationship between body types and preferred methods of concentration.
- Analysis of various objects of concentration, such as awareness, third eye, heart centre and other means.
- How to gradually make your concentration power grow stronger through the development of self-awareness.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 5 - Dharana & the Yogic Paths - Sarve Bhavantu texts - Sarve Bhavantu Sanskrit - Sarve Bhavantu Sanskrit & English (Leela Bhajan Jan Band)


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 6 - LIFE

- Introduction to a lifestyle that supports meditation rather than having to be compensated by it.
- The impact of our daily rhythm on the process of meditation and how to create time for meditation.
- What are the best times to meditate, depending also on your duties.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 6 - The ideal daily rhythm - Singalong Bhajans


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 7 - DO'S & DON'TS

- Things that are better avoided in life to make real meditation possible.
- Things to do in life during the day in support of real meditation.
- How to apply ancient living principles to modern life & choices.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 7


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 8 - SELF

- Self-inquiry and contemplation exercises leading to real meditation on the self and from the self.
- Self-awareness as the ultimate start of any concentration effort.
- Self-awareness as the ultimate end of any meditation practice.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 8 - Purnamada - Asatoma - Bina Dhyanam


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 9 - MANTRA

- The power and process of mantra meditation, including the sound effect of Sanskrit syllables.
- How to gradually go inside using mantra and how to use mantra japa in daily life.
- How to chose the mantra that suits you best.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 9 - New mantras - 4 modes of speech - Saraswati Mantra - Vishnu Mantra - Lakshmi Mantra - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 10 - SAMADHI

- The process towards deep meditation (Samadhi) and what it may bring once you are truly inside.
- How to recognize deep meditation and what to avoid when deep meditation becomes a reality.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 10


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 11 - RITUAL

- Introduction to the spiritual world and how it affects our lives and meditation.
- The power of ritual to support your meditation practice.
- How to develop ritual actions that relate to your personal intention and beliefs, while still respecting universal spiritual laws and ritual language.

Home Resources (click the icons) : Home exercises week 11 - Mantras for Rituals - Morning Chants by Harish Johari


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The game of Leela by Harish JohariSESSION 12 - SADHANA

- The place and nature of spiritual exercise (Sadhana) within spiritual growth and meditation.
- How to decide upon your personal Sadhana and how to avoid losing it.


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About


Leela is the ancient vedic name for the theater of life. Life in all its forms is an illusion behind which we can find the ultimate truth of pure Being. Yet life is also a divine theater, a spiritual game played by us, the actors. Yoga allows us to hold on to the bliss of truth while playing the game. And also this yoga is a game, which we can only take seriously if we do not take ourselves and this game too seriously. That is the meaning of Leela Yoga, nothing more, nothing less. So, Leela Yoga is a vision on yoga and also a name for a simple organisation that allows me to bring this vision into practice... more about Leela Yoga & Peter Marchand

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International Leela Yoga Facebook Group

Belgium : www.leela-yoga.be

Harish Johari students sangha : www.sanatansociety.org

  in sweet memory
of Harish Johari

Quotes


As the destination is the same for all, it is easy to make the error of assuming that the path must be just as universal.

The attachment that happens in the pursuit of happiness is the main source of unhappiness.

Don't think of going somewhere, because this somewhere will come along with you wherever you go, as you are already there.

Yoga requires unity between enjoyment and suffering, between bhoga and yoga, even between attachment and detachment.

How can anyone be "good" without a choice between good and bad?

While the mind creates the illusion of the universe through the senses, the intellect creates the illusion of understanding it.

When our day has been entirely ego-centered, then our meditation will probably have similar poor quality.

When the focus on the self is held strongly enough, the flow of kundalini energy happens on its own, naturally.

Tiptoe inside, don't make a sound, don't scare away that which cannot be found.

Enlightenment is nothing more or less than the final level of the game of life.