11 am - 12 pm
2020 Dates (All Saturdays):
No signup necessary. You can come to one or all of these events.
A guided meditation class following traditional Indian teachings of Kundalini Yoga and in particular the Siddha Yoga tradition.
In these hourlong Saturday Kundalini Meditation Classes, we will learn and practice Kundalini Yoga. The class consists of didactic teaching from Hindu and Yogic texts such as Vijnana Bhairava, the Upanishads etc that allow the student to understand the nature of Self, breath, chakras, mudras and the nature of Truth, in hopes of experiencing higher states of awareness. The class is free of religious dogma but terms are used in Sanskrit and follow Indian teaching. No prior experience with meditation is required; Everyone is welcome.
ABOUT The Teacher
Milind Dhond, M.D. is a cardiologist practicing in Northern California. He has practiced Kundalini Yoga under the direction of Swami Radhikananda for the last fifteen years. He currently resides in Davis, California, with his three children. Dhond is a Professor at UC Davis, and the Sensei of Green Valley Kodenkan in Cordelia, California, where he teaches Jujitsu and Kundalini Yoga.
Everyone is invited!
Suggested donation: $10
The practice of kirtan, call and response chanting, is a participatory music experience that originated in India about 500 years ago. It is a devotional practice known as Bhakti Yoga.
Like other forms of yoga, Bhakti Yoga, is about connection. Connection to divinity, connection to our true selves, connection to others.
Kirtan uses the repetition of Sanskrit mantras, mystical vibrations encased in a sound structure, to help us to tap into sacred energies that serve to quiet our mind and open our heart.
My journey with Kirtan began during a Yoga Teacher Training in South India in 2009. There was something about chanting the names of the Divine on a daily basis that stirred something deep inside me. Having grown up in a strongly religious environment in the South, I was very familiar with devotional practices. However, nothing had ever touched me the way that Kirtan did. I witnessed its power to open the heart and to transcend both culture and religion. In India I sat with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, and people with no religious affiliation, all singing these sacred Sanskrit mantras with such joy and devotion.