This course is Part 2 of the 3-Part Self-Mastery Series with Panditji and Ishan Tigunait. Take all parts together for the full Self-Mastery experience.
- Dates: August 1st to 24th 2022; Every Monday and Wednesday, 7-8:30pm US Eastern (8 sessions total)
- Format: Online (weekly progressive format); combination of lecture and self-reflection exercises led by Panditji and Ishan Tigunait
- Contact Hours: 12
- The relationship between Vishoka Meditation and self-reflection
- Understanding the subtle obstacles which prevent our practice of Vishoka meditation from deepening, and learning how we can transform these obstacles through abhyasa, vairagya and self-reflection
- The role of self-reflection in understanding the nature and sources of shoka, and how this understanding can help our experience of vishoka mature
- Vishoka Meditation as the union of abhyasa and vairagya
- The mutually supportive relationship between abhyasa and vairagya in context to Vishoka Meditation
- A classical understanding of vairagya (YS 1:15) and its relationship to the vritti-samskara-chakra (wheel of karma) and our self-identity
- Optimizing your practice of Vishoka Meditation through self-reflection, self-discipline, and non-attachment
- A systematic practice of self-reflection leading to Vishoka-illuminated self-identity
- Retaining the state of vishoka while living in the world through the practice of the yamas and niyamas (enriched by the practice of YS 2:33) in context to vairagya and self-reflection.
- Restoring and retaining the clarity of our mind and self-reflection through application of the 4 yogic attitudes (YS 1:33) and kushalam (skillfulness)
- The intersection of self-discipline (anushasanam) and yogic lifestyle—a deeper exploration of yukta (purposeful, yogic balance) in light of self reflection
- Understanding how Vishoka Meditation empowers self-reflection, purposeful engagement with the world and and enlightened worldview
- The relationship between pranic absorption, jyotishmati and svadhyaya
- Investing the capacity gained through pranic absorption and Vishoka Meditation to enliven self-reflection
- How to bridge the gap between our inner experience of vishoka, and our desire to experience vishoka in our external life.
- Harnessing the power of Vishoka Meditation and self-reflection to purposefully engage with the world
- Glimpses of lasting fulfillment and Higher Reality (bhoga and apavarga) through self-reflection and Vishoka Meditation