From Eastern Wisdom

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Rev. Helen Avery teaches practical application of Eastern spiritual wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao Te Ching, the Yoga Sutras, and teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and more…

Suggested Readings:

Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell, Practicing the Tao Te Ching, Solala Towler, Chuang Tzu, The Inner Chapters, Solala Towler, Living the Wisdom of the Tao, Wayne Dyer, The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff.

Truth Teachings from Eastern Wisdom:
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Truth Teachings from Eastern Wisdom – 2/20/16

Rev. Helen Avery teaches from the great Classics of Eastern Wisdom, including: The Bhagavad Gita, The Tao Te Ching, The Upanishads, and more. Tonight’s recording is on The Tao Te Ching, Verse 1. 02/20/17 Connecting to Lao Tsu, The Way of Heaven, Verse 1 contemplation, the manifestation/unmanifest, the darkness/mystery and the Taoist philosophy of yin/yang. Truth… Continue Reading

The Tao Te Ching, Introduction. 02/13/17

The history behind Lao-Tzu and the book of the way, guidance on how to approach the text, and some practical ideas for how to delve into verse 1. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Suggested Readings: For the Yamas and Bhagavad Gita

The Yamas & Niyamas, Deborah Adele, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Edwin Bryant Paths to God, Ram Dass. The Living Gita, Swami Satchidananda, The Bhagavad Gita (God Talks to Arjuna 1 and 2), Parahamasa Yogananda, The Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Easwaran. Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Final Thoughts on the Song of God – 2/6/17

Rev. Helen Avery shares her own path of yoga, the kindness of Krishna, the circle of surrender and sacrifice of the yogic path.  Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Fifth Niyama: Ishvara Pranidhana (Surrender/Devotion to God) – 1/30/17

Surrendering requires choosing to listen to the Divine and allowing the higher purpose to direct our lives so that we become one with the flow. In this audio Rupert Spira’s talk, Allowing is what we are, not what we do is referred to, and we practiced a 20-minute yoga nidra/savasana – the posture of surrender. Other readings: Jason… Continue Reading

The Fourth Niyama: Svadhyaya (Self Inquiry) – 1/23/17

What is the difference between self-inquiry and Self-inquiry? Working our way to the question, Who Am I? Listen to this recording   Continue Reading

The Third Niyama: Tapas (Spiritual Enthusiasm/Commitment) – 1/16/17

How do we cultivate willingness, rather than will-power? Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Second Niyama: Santosha (Contentment) – 1/9/17

Moving beyond acceptance to generating joy. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The First Niyama: Saucha (Purity) – 1/2/17

No mud, no lotus. How can we use our ‘mess’ to wake up?  Listen to this recording   Continue Reading

The Fifth Yama: Aparigraha (Letting Go) – 12/26/16

What are you holding onto? Taking the steps towards the ultimate experience of saying ‘goodbye’ to the “I”. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Fourth Yama: Brahmacharya (Continence) – 12/5/16

The yogis believe we have a powerful creative force within us that, if we cultivate rather than waste, we can use instead to purify our hearts, bodies and minds. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Third Yama: Asteya (Non-stealing) – 11/28/16

Developing trust, and understanding that we are already abundant. listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Second Yama: Satya (Truthfulness) – 11/21/16

To experience Truth, we must first commit to being truthful in all of our thoughts and actions. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The First Yama: Ahimsa (Non-violence) – 11/14/16

How do we react to the world’s dramas from a place of love? Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Developing a Daily Practice (Sadhana) – 11/7/16

The Gita’s practices: Song, Japa, Mantra, Pratyahara. Why practice? Listen to this recording                           Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – What is God? – 10/17/16

How do we connect with God without knowing what God is? Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Reincarnation and Karma – 10/10/16

Is it helpful to think about reincarnation? And how do we stop the cycle? Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Jnana Yoga – 10/3/16

The Yoga of Wisdom.  What is the difference between wisdom and Knowledge? .Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Bhakti Yoga – 9/26/16

 The Yoga of Devotion. How to cultivate devotion? Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Karma Yoga – 9/19/16

Living a life of service. Offering up all our actions to the benefit of others. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

The Bhagavad Gita – Exploring the conflict of our mind – 9/12/16

Holding Krishna in our hands, making the choice in every moment to move towards Truth. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita – 9/5/16

The Song of God, The Mahabharata, and the colorful stories that lead us to the battlefield where Arjuna receives the timeless wisdom of Krishna. Listen to this recording   Continue Reading