On And Off the Mat
Spiritual Practice is often associated with actions that occur on a rectangular mat or meditation cushion. From one perspective this is valid. There are important techniques to learn that open the possibility of a new way of living, experiencing ourselves and the world around us.
Vedanta 'practice' is typically associated with non-doing, subtle practice and/or meetings to explore questions about consciousness. This may include meditation - as part of the gathering or afterwards.
Either way the 'full' practice begins in relationships - with people and in our daily activities - 'Life is the Teacher' is a good way to express this reality.
Equipping people with the tools and capability to bring a conscious approach to all aspects of living is central to holistic practice that can allow spiritual development/Self-realisation. This is why I draw on the wisdom contained in: Yoga, Ayurveda, The Fourth Way, Adviata Vedanta and the Direct Path.
This approach promotes:
Helping people to be their own teacher
Community of equals
Personal verification of all ideas
Friendship rather than leadership
Enjoyment and simplicity
What you can expect
Respect, kindness, dignity
Compassion, tolerance, patience
Empathy and support
What you can bring
Willingness to explore new ideas