Building a Spiritual Practice That Includes Health, Healing and Wholeness
Below is full lecture outline (Friday lectures are just an Introduction)
“Spirituality is dynamic, profound and connected to the whole of life.”
Vasant Lad, MASc
What does it mean to live a spiritual life? What is the difference between spirituality and religion? How does one integrate spiritual practice with day-to-day life in a way that is meaningful and practical and includes health, healing and wholeness?
In this week-long summer intensive with Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, explore the many ways of building a personalized spiritual practice. Whether you are just starting out or deepening an existing practice, learn how to choose a personal deity based on your Vedic birth chart, how to set up an altar or meditation space at home using the rules of Vastu Shastra. Incorporate ancient techniques of meditation, mantra, japa, mudra and yantra that are appropriate for your unique spiritual journey. Guided by Vasant Lad, you will learn seven pranayama: ancient yogic breathing exercises that can heal the body, stabilize the mind, and expand the consciousness when incorporated into a daily spiritual practice.
Other hands-on, experiential sessions include learning how to make ghee candles and flower garlands, and how to perform a simple fire ceremony that can be done at home.On Sunday afternoon, participate in a Ganesh Puja led by Vasant Lad, followed by the sharing of prasad (sweets), chai and bhajans (group chanting/singing). You will learn the outward steps of puja and their inner meaning.