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The Power of Group Practice and Pilgrimage

As we progress along our spiritual path, how can we deepen our individual practice and foster a greater connection to our community and the tradition of our lineage? The answer lies in pilgrimage (the journey to a shrine or a sacred space) and group practice, which transforms the individual and awakens collective consciousness. In this workshop, Ishan Tigunait defines the idea of sacred spaces and shrines, underscores the importance of communal practice, and explains why the ancient ritual of Rudra Yaga is so powerful and so necessary today.

Format: Multiple videos with audio download
Length: 31 mins

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 11 mins

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About the Teacher

Ishan Tigunait

Growing up at the Himalayan Institute, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and has continued his spiritual education for the past 30 years under the guidance of his father, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute, and has been a driving force for the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa over the past 15 years. He also serves as Managing Director of Himalayan Institute India, and spearheaded the establishment of the Institute’s newest campus in Khajuraho, India. Ishan’s passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he is a key contributor to the Vishoka Meditation program and the Institute’s 500-hour yoga teacher training program, and also leads annual pilgrimages to India and the Himalayas. Holding a degree in computer engineering, Ishan worked for IBM before returning to the Himalayan Institute in 2006. Ishan is also co-founder of Moka Origins, a socially conscious bean-to-bar chocolate maker and specialty coffee roaster. He is an avid social entrepreneur, and is committed to sharing the transformational power of yoga to unleash our full potential.

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