Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD and Ishan Tigunait are excited to be guest presenters at Kriplau’s Amplify Voices of the Global Majority: The Roots of Yoga summit. This online summit is free to attend and runs from Monday, May 6 to Thursday, May 9. Read more on Kripalu’s event page for information about all of the presenters and sessions.

Adversity to Opportunity: Lessons for Navigating a Turbulent World from an Ancient Wisdom Tradition

with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, and Ishan Tigunait
Thursday, May 9, 2024 7:30-8:30 ET

Positive and negative forces always have coexisted. It’s simply a matter of the proportion in which they exist that makes a dark age or golden age. We currently find ourselves caught between these two extremes, leading to a profound lack of stability and peace in our world. Ancient wisdom tells us how to manage this situation wisely and skillfully.

Resolving issues in a manner that causes the least amount of pain and further disintegration of our society and values is what is urgently needed. This is what ancient masters like Buddha and Patanjali taught—that friendliness, compassion, cheerfulness and non-judgement are the fundamental principles for living a happy life. When we apply these principles, and cultivate our willpower to bring positive change, this is called using ancient wisdom to navigate a turbulent world.

Key Takeaways:
  • How our worldview and values create our reality. As we understand the mystery of how the mind works, we gain practical self-mastery.
  • What are the deeper causes of instability and conflict in the world, and how our ability to be at peace in the external world is directly related to cultivating positive inner virtues.
  • Why Buddha and Patanjali prized four key inner virtues—friendliness, compassion, cheerfulness and non-judgement—above all else, and how to apply these in our life.
About The Series

The third summit in Kripalu’s online Amplify Series focuses on the Roots of Yoga. This online summit is free to attend and runs from Monday, May 6 to Thursday, May 9.

Throughout history, voices of the Global Majority—Black, Indigenous, and People of Color—have been at the forefront of breaking down barriers of systemic issues that affect both the planet and humanity while ushering in radical change, whether that has been bringing yoga to the West or fighting for justice on the front lines.

Join us for a transformative journey where we passionately embrace the theme “The Roots of Yoga” with a dedicated focus on centering South Asian voices in exploring the profound evolution of yoga in the West. Our carefully curated lineup of presenters ensures a diverse range of perspectives, providing a platform for underrepresented voices to share their wisdom and experiences.