Classes & Events


iRest Yoga Nidra at Wild Heart Yoga

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that supports physical and mental relaxation, which prepares the mind for deeper yogic and meditative practices.

Research shows that a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to about 4 hours of deep sleep.  It has also been shown that Yoga Nidra can be used as a therapeutic technique to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

We’ll be exploring the fundamentals of iRest Yoga Nidra through discussion, gentle movement, and a long iRest practice, which is most often done in a reclined position.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00pm 
Where:  Wild Heart Yoga, 5604 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746
What to bring: Yoga mat; blanket & eye pillow, if available.  Wear comfortable clothing.
Cost: $30/$25 for WHY members. 

Register online to ensure a spot.


The Freedom of Ethics & Vows 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ethics are the foundation and fuel for all spiritual growth. You do not need to become a Buddhist or have an interest in becoming a Buddhist to attend this class. It doesn’t matter what spiritual path you take – we’re all working on being kinder, wiser, free beings in the world – keeping an ethical practice helps us do this.

 

 

When:  Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 11:00am-4pm

11-1:  Lecture & Discussion
1-2:   Lunch Break  (Please bring a gluten-free dish or drink to share with the group.)
2-4:  Lecture & Discussion

4:30-5:30 (optional):  Buddhist Refuge Vows & Lifetime Layperson vow ceremony

Where:  Dripping Springs, TX  Please RSVP to Denise 
What to bring: Notebook, pen, cushion if you have one.  Bring a gluten-free dish or drink to share for lunch.
Suggested Donation: $25

 

**Required preparation:  Please listen to the audio of Lama Marut’s teachings on the topic. We will also be using the PDFs in class.  Since our gathering includes discussion, please keep a list of thoughts, questions, insights to share with the group.

This is a big Dropbox folder with 3 Dharma Essentials courses.
DE1:  Three Principal Paths:  If you haven’t listened to Course 1, it is highly recommended.
DE2:  Refuge:  Class 1 is the primary content, but if you can, (re)listen to the entire course.
DE9:  Buddhist Ethics/Vinaya:  Listen to the whole course.

 


iRest Yoga Nidra with Denise at Eastside Yoga

Fridays:  August 4, September 1, 2017

Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that supports physical and mental relaxation, which prepares the mind for deeper yogic and meditative practices.

Research shows that a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to about 4 hours of deep sleep.  It has also been shown that Yoga Nidra can be used as a therapeutic technique to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Come practice Yoga Nidra to experience greater levels of relaxation, energy, and contentment.

When: Fridays:  August 4, September 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm 
Where:  Eastside Yoga, 1050 E 11th St, Suite 150, 78702/  512.779.8543
What to bring: Yoga mat; blanket & eye pillow, if available.  Wear comfortable clothing.
Cost: $20.  

Space is limited.  Register online to ensure a spot.


Quiet Mind, Open Heart:  Awakening Wisdom and Compassion

Retreat with Kelly Lindsey, Marissa Knox and Brooke Binstock at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, CO

August 7- 11, 2017

 

Come home to yourself. Say YES to a spacious, 5-day retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. Connect with your heartfelt knowing through embodied practices inspired by sacred wisdom traditions. A nourishing daily schedule will include guided meditation, yoga, massage therapy, time in nature, and meaningful connection with others. You will leave this retreat feeling open, inspired, and ready to meet your everyday life with greater clarity and compassion.

More information and registration here.

 


 Past Events:

 

The Union of Tonglen Breath Meditation & FullSizeRenderAsana

with Denise Deniger & Katherine Winge

February 28 & March 6, 2016

How can your breath expand your heart and change your world?
Join Denise & Katherine for an exploration of your heart through Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, breath, and movement.   Learn how to access your ever-present love through these ancient practices and let it flow from your mat into your daily life.
Each workshop will include:
  • Philosophy talk on the Six Perfections/Practices of the Bodhisattva
  • Guided Tonglen breath meditation
  • Tibetan-influenced asana class with hands-on assists
  •  iRest yoga nidra relaxation
  • Time to integrate/journal about the practice

“Freedom, Bondage, and Interdependence”

CatLionMirror Tuesdays, April 29 – May 20, 2014
This is a deep-dive into how you and the world really exist. The course is based on Chapter 26 of Arya Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on the Middle Way.  This chapter covers the 12 Links of Interdependent Arising, which is a fancy way of describing how we create our suffering.   The good news is that knowing the chain gives us power to reverse it – which liberates us into freedom.  See the digital reading.

“Mindful Living”minful-2

Tuesdays, Mar 4 – April 1, 2014
Many traditions and sacred texts enumerate the practices that comprise a mindful or meditative lifestyle. Please note: a mindful life is not a boring life!

Our sources are Lama Marut’s newest translations of:

  • Buddha’s Mahasatipatthana Sutta
  • Kamalashila’s Bhavana Krama
  • Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
  • Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika

See the digital reading.

“The Problem, The Cause, The Goal, and The Solution”

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Tuesdays, Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2014
This course lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path:
  • recognizing the problems of a non-spiritual life
  • taking responsibility for one’s own well-being
  • the possibility of an alternative to a life of suffering and victimhood
  • the basics of a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness.
See the digital reading.

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