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Thanksgiving Weekend Symposium on Unity in Diversity

Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29

Thanksgiving Retreat

Tuition: Sliding Scale- $50 – $250

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Thanksgiving Retreat
Recognize our unity of consciousness while bridging our diverse religious cultures and backgrounds. Paths are many but Truth is One! Names are Many but God is One!

Daily Schedule
* all times are listed in eastern time-zone
Individual workshops are available as well- CLICK HERE to purchase individual session

** Yoga Classes daily from 11-1 am & 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, November 25
9 am – 12:00 pm – PUJA – “Honoring shastapurti of Swami Sivasankari. A special puja celebrating 60 years” – Swami Vasishtananda
3 – 4:00 pm – “Make your home into a yoga retreat” – Swami Dharmananda
4 – 5:00 pm – “Thanksgiving Cooking Workshop” with Mahalakshmi
5 – 8:30 pm – HOMA – “Honoring shastapurti of Swami Sivasankari. A special puja celebrating 60 years” – Swami Vasishtananda
8:30 – 10 pm – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “60 years Blessings of Jupiter” – Swami Sitaramananda

Thursday, November 26
9 – 10:30 am – Satsang and lecture on “Sivananda 4 paths to meditation” – Swami Sitaramananda
3 – 4:30 pm – “Hatha Yoga workshop – Benefits of hatha yoga for meditation students” – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
5 – 6:30 pm – “Judaism & Meditation” – Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
8:30 – 10 pm – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Service as Love in expression” – Swami Sivasankariananda

Friday, November 27
9 – 10:30 am – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Essence of Srimad Bhagavatam” – Srinivasan
3 – 4:30 pm – “Tibetan Buddhist Way of Meditation” – Anam Thubten
5 – 6:30 pm – “Unity in Diversity, the teaching of Vedanta according to Swami Sivananda” – Swami Jnaneswariananda
8:30 – 10 pm – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Forgiveness Therapy” – Fred Luskin

Saturday, November 28
9 – 8:30 am – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Vedantic meditation and Questions and Answers on Unity in Diversity” with Swami Swaroopananda
3 – 4:30 pm – “How to increase self awareness” – Swami Vashistananda
5 – 6:30 pm – “Wisdom Therapy” – Shani Robins
8:30 – 10 pm – “Satsang & Nada Yoga Concert” – Silvia Nakkach

Sunday, November 29
8:30 – 9:30 am – “Classical Vietnamese tea meditation and Vietnamese songs on meditation on the breath” – Swami Sitaramananda & VN staff
9:45 – 11:15 am – “Heart of Christianity life of saints or prayers of Saint Francis. ” – Brother Rolph

Dates and Pricing
November 25 – 29, 2020
Sliding Scale: $50 – 250
Individual workshops are available as well- CLICK HERE to purchase individual session
Recordings will also be available

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Streamed Live by Zoom

TEACHERS

Srinivasan

Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and Yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda, and now teaches around the world, continuing to carry the teachings as a direct disciple. As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.

 

Swami Sitaramananda

Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and Yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda, and now teaches around the world, continuing to carry the teachings as a direct disciple. As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.

 

Swami Swaroopananda

Swami Swaroopananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. A practicing yogi from a very young age, Swami Swaroopananda has dedicated the past thirty six years to the practice and teaching of yoga. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. He is the director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and the Acharya for the Sivananda centers and ashrams on the West Coast of the United States, the Middle East, and the Bahamas.

 

Komilla Sutton

Komilla is co-founder and Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally-renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making this subject more accessible for Western readers. She is author of Vedic Love Signs, Vedic Astrology, The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, Lunar Nodes: Crisis and Redemption and Indian Astrology.

 

Tulku Sherdor

Tulku Sherdor is born in Montreal, Canada in 1961, he began studying Buddhist Insight meditation from a very young age, and met his principal teacher, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, in Nepal in 1981. He was fortunate to study with other pre-eminent masters of the 20th century, including His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche, Dung Say Trinley Norbu Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima.

 

Brother Rolph Fernandes

Brother Rolph Fernandes for 43 years has been a Franciscan Monk. All these years of prayer and meditation, interactions with many saints and sages of the East and West and his commitment to discover Gods presence has shaped him into a being of deep compassion and wisdom.

 

Swami Dharmananda

Swami Dharmananda is the assistant director and spiritual advisor to staff and students of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, where he teaches yoga and meditation in the Teacher Training Course. He presents the classical teachings in a practical and accessible way to people of all backgrounds.

 

Swami Sivasankariananda

Swami Sivasankariananda has 23 years experience of teaching both in San Francisco Sivananda Yoga center and Los Angeles Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center where she is serving as director. She is a member of the faculty of Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training program. She is a compassionate teacher and is able to convey devotion and enthusiasm through kirtan and Bhakti Yoga teachings.

 

Swami Jnaneswariananda

Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher’s Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001. She is currently a senior teacher at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley. She teaches with great enthusiasm and humor.

 

Rabbi Prof. Alan Brill

Rabbi Prof. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish studies in the Department of Religion and the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program. Brill received his B.A., M.A. and Ordination from Yeshiva University and his Ph.D. from the Department of Theology at Fordham University. He specializes in interfaith theology, Jewish mysticism, modern Jewish thought and contemporary Jewish Orthodoxy. Dr. Brill is also the author of Judaism and World Religions:
Christianity, Islam, and Eastern Religions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Judaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin (Yeshiva University Press, 2002). Prof Brill was a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for research and teaching at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in
India. This research produced his recent volume Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish Hindu Encounter (Lexington Books, 2019).

 

Silvia Nakkach

Silvia Nakkach is a Grammy® nominated composer and internationally known pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness. Her heart opening vocal work ranges from traditional chants to contemporary vocal improvisations. She is also a former music psychotherapist and teacher.

 

Dr. Fred Luskin

Dr. Luskin holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University. He is Co-Director of the Stanford-Northern Ireland HOPE Project, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on the victims of political violence. He served as Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, the largest research project to date on the training and measurement of a forgiveness intervention. He currently works as a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.

 

Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a Hatha Yoga teacher for more than 10 years. He has taught the Hatha yoga section in many International Sivananda Teachers Training Courses in many countries Vietnam, China, USA and has taught many Hatha Yoga intensive courses. He is a dedicated sadhak and pranayama practitioner.

 

Swami Vashistananda

Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies at all the ashram temples and shrines. Swamiji teaches and does story-telling with much inspiration and humor.

 

Anam Thubten

Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English language. His books in English include The Magic of Awareness and No Self, No Problem. To view Anam Thubten’s teaching and retreat schedule, please visit www.dharmata.org/events-calendar. Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings and invites everyone to participate.

 

Details

Start:
Wednesday, November 25
End:
Sunday, November 29

Venue

Online Course
NY

Organizer

The Sivananda Yoga Ranch
Phone:
845-436-6492
Email:
yogaranch@sivananda.org
Website:
sivanandayogaranch.org