SPREAD A LITTLE HAPPINESS AND JOY!!! An Ounce of Practice is Worth a Ton of Theory
Join Sivananda Yoga Canada in support of community projects
Having difficulties maintaining your spiritual practice at home? The pressures of work, family life and social obligations often push our practice onto the back burner. Well, Sivananda Yoga Canada is coming to your rescue!!!!
Every month we will announce a personal spiritual practice for you to do at a certain date and time of day in your own home or locality. You don’t have to go anywhere—a group practice, with all the benefits, but done remotely!!! And for every participant in the practice event the Sivananda organisation will pledge a donation to a community project. So not only do you have the support of knowing that others are doing the same practice at the same time throughout the country and perhaps even the world, but also that your participation will help towards a community project.
It is a win-win situation. You grow because you are doing the practice, and giving to the community, as well as creating a positive vibration benefiting society as a whole. And of course the project gains from the donation it receives. How wonderful is that?
HOW IT WORKS
For example, let’s say the Sivananda organisation designated project is to teach yoga at a Seniors’ Care Home. We commit to teach one hour of yoga at the Home for every participant in a practice event. So on a designated date e.g. December 12 we will ask you to practice perhaps for example one hour of mouna (silence) from 10am – 11am, wherever you are. If you are interested in participating you register with us before the event and at the designated time you do the practice. If 100 people sign up for this we will offer 100 hours of yoga teaching to the Seniors’ Home.
At the beginning of each month, information for the upcoming event will be posted on our websites, newsletters and social media outlets. A video will explain the community project being supported, and the individual practice event. There will be a sign-up form for every practice event. The day before the event takes place the sign-up form will be closed, and based on the number of participants in the event, the Sivananda organisation will then fulfil its pledge made to the designated project.
Serve love give…..Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda tell us again and again to give to others in the spirit of karma yoga….for our own spiritual growth and for the benefit of others. Join us in this great opportunity to unite with like-minded souls and spread a little happiness and joy to ourselves and the world.
Our next event will take place this Tuesday October 6th 2020. Our aim with this event is to raise awareness on our character, planting seeds of love and kindness, paying attention to our inner dialogue, to the thoughts we entertain and to how we treat and respect the people around us. To do so, we will spend the day in silence practicing the yogic discipline of “mauna”. In Hindu philosophy, Mauna (Silence) refers to peace of mind, inner quietude, Samadhi and the Absolute Reality. We begin to properly understand silence by experiencing it through control of speech and actions, and as a result, we become more conscious and careful with the words we choose to speak. Every thought, every word and every action are seeds cast into eternity.
We will take the pledge to keep total silence for the whole day from 6am October 6th to 6am October 7th. We also invite you to join us on Facebook and instagram live for chanting of the Lalitha Sahasranamam and mahishasura mardini on October 6th at 7:30pm.
By registering for and attending this event, we pledge to donate books and school supplies to community centre Tyndale St-Georges, an organization that serves children, youth and adults by helping them develop their skills and knowledge: http://www.paqc.org/en/home/