Welcome, and blessings on your path
Sean Feit Oakes, PhD
Sean Feit Oakes, PhD, teaches Buddhism and Yoga focusing on the integration of meditation, trauma resolution, and social justice. He received teaching authorization from Jack Kornfield, and wrote his dissertation on extraordinary meditative states. His current research explores identity, ancestry, and rebirth, and working with the body in contemplative inquiry.
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This month at Satsang (July 2020)
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Intro to the History of Yoga: Philosophy, Practice, Transformation
for Yoga teacher training programs
Intro to the History of Yoga is a 20-hour online course, approved by Yoga Alliance, to fulfill the foundational yoga history and philosophy curriculum in yoga teacher training programs. This curriculum provides a deep dive into the ocean of ideas, practices, and culture that evolved into modern Yoga and equips graduates with a deep understanding and reverence for the culture and traditions from which these transformative practices arose.
5 Recollections for Daily Practice
I am of the nature to age, I have not gone beyond aging.
I am of the nature to sicken, I have not gone beyond sickness.
I am of the nature to die, I have not gone beyond dying.
All that is mine, beloved and pleasing, will become otherwise, will be separated from me.
I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related to my actions, abide supported by my actions.
Whatever action I do, for good or for ill, of that I will be the heir.
(AN 5.57, tr. Forest Saṅgha)