Svādhyāya is a Sanskrit word that means “self-study,” meaning independent study of texts and teachings, but also study of yourself, in an intimate, experiential way. And of course they’re not separate. Come study the gorgeous and inspiring roots of the Buddhist and Hindu Yoga systems with me.
I’m excited to announce that two online study courses are near completion! The first, Intro to the History of Yoga: Philosophy, Practice, Transformation, is in testing mode and will launch to the public this fall.
The second is a course on the beautiful and mysterious Buddhist text known as the Heart Sūtra, offered through The Sūtra Project. Registration for the Heart Sūtra course is now open, with a 15% discount! Use the code illuminatedhearts at checkout.
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To study the buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of realization remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.
(Dōgen, Genjō Kōan)