original yoga & tantra, translated to the world of today
While the path does not lead to meditation, it certainly passes through. Meditation is not a goal in itself, yet to increase inner peace, happiness & health, it definitely is the number one tool available. Too many people experience meditation as a stumbling block, finding it hard to quiet down mind. With correct training however, anybody can learn how to meditate. Looking at the state of the world today, it feels like a now or never situation.
This training is not going to teach you a specific meditation sequence, which would be the same for everybody. The aim is to make you understand the various phases towards deeper meditation and to teach you the different methods that are available to pass through each phase. That will allow you to step by step develop your ideal meditation sequence, adapted to your personality.
Some people are more emotional, more rational or more action orientated. Some are more visual or more auditive, more stressed or more relaxed, more interested in the purity of the self or more sensitive to the power of mantras,... Based on the traditions of advaita, ashtanga and tantra, you will be experimenting with the main meditation techniques of these teaching lineages and decide what works for you, based on actual experience.
How to participate ?
Halfway through this series, the purely Live sessions have been exchanged for pre-recorded class uploads combined with Live Q&A sessions about 24 hrs later... So each Friady the class is uploaded and on Saturday we meet online for the Live Q&A. Just be there - no need to subscribe or anything like that.
Do check the Sessions Program just in case the broadcasting time or dates would need to be changed for some reason or other.
In case you can't make it on time, no problem at all. Also the Q&A Live session remains available on my channel as a recorded video. However, if you wish to ask questions and feel part of the group, then do join the Q&A session Live.
New daily excercises every week ?
Well, yes, a free offer to do something at home every day is included with these classes every week. How else can you try out the diferent techniques and give them the chance they deserve ? How else to know what you have understood from the training and what feedback to ask for ? How else to get the full benefit from this training ? To spend 15 minutes a day is a minimum, 30 minutes is better and more is best. You will find a detailed description for each week's exercises in the Session Schedule as a PDF file, as well as some related audio files if needed.
Nobody is going to check on you if you do this or not, obviously. So it is entirely up to you. And if one day it doesn't work out, no problem. But do feel prepared when starting this training to commit to some daily excercise at home. If not, just looking at the video's will not gain you all that much. And as the distance between theory and practice grows, it might become a really frustrating experience.
Every session is thus now complemented by a Live online Q&A... These questions are very important so that every part of the session is well understood and the exercise for the next week is crystal clear. Any questions about the exercises of the previous week can also be asked there. For more detailed personal guidance, see my videocall coaching program.
Your donation makes it happen
This training program is something I can do to contribute during these challenging times, so I am doing it. However, we all have bills to pay. The more people can donate something to support this training program, the more I can focus on it. So, you do make all this possible by your free donation, small or bigger, as you are able.
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
Belgium : www.leela-yoga.be
Harish Johari students sangha : www.sanatansociety.org
|in sweet memory
of Harish Johari
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.