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Upcoming Yoga Community Events

     
 
 
  • Shakti Dance Workshops™ with Dharma Devi, February 28 and March 1st. Saturday 2-5pm, Sunday 11am-2pm.
     
      http://sd3ho.org/2014/01/shakti-dance-workshop-with-dharma-devi/
  • Coming Soon:
    KRI Level 2 Conscious Communication with GuruMeher Singh and Gurutej
     
      http://sd3ho.org/2014/11/coming-soon-kri-level-2-conscious-communication-with-gurumeher-singh-and-gurutej/
  • Conscious Communication Workshop
    Saturday, February 7 from 1pm - 4pm
     
      http://sd3ho.org/2015/01/conscious-communication-workshop/

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  • Conscious Communication Workshop

    Date: Saturday – 2/07/2015
    Starts at: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Address:
    Karma Yoga
    1901 4th Ave. Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92101
    To register visit www.karma-yoga.net
    sjkk@karma-yoga.net
    Contact:
    For questions please call (619) 269-1769
    Event Information:
    At what level do we communicate?
    Do we communicate to impress others or to relate to others.

    Communication is essential for human beings. How we communicate with
    others is a reflection of how we communicate with our own self.
    Drawing on sacred, and previously secret teaching, left by Yogi Bhajan, this
    course gives you the necessary tools and experience to learn to
    communicate consciously, first with yourself and then with others, as well as
    the means to create a more authentic and powerful projection of yourself.

    Guru Mantra Singh and Meherbani Kaur have been married to each other for over 35 years.
    They are both original students of Yogi Bhajan, each with over 40 years of Kundalini Yoga
    teaching experience. They also practice the healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan® and are one
    of a handful of teachers worldwide of this sacred science.

    In 1993 they founded the Kundalini Yoga Center and have been opening their doors daily at
    3:50am for morning Sadhana, teaching several weekly classes, and hosting monthly
    community events and special concerts, intensives, and seminars.

    $35 – Pre-registration
    $45 – Day of

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  • Two Shakti Dance Workshops with Dharma Devi

    Three Shakti Archetypes to re-align our lower and higher Self

    Date: 02/28/2015
    Starts at: 02:00pm to 5:00pm
    Address:

    Girl Scouts Balboa Leadership Center
    1231 Upas Street
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Contact:SD3HO
    For questions please call Meherbani at (619) 692-3521
    Event Information:
    Three Shakti Archetypes to re-align our lower and higher Self.
    More information at Shakti Dance™ USA

    • ATHENA: Inner Wisdom = Rely on yourself
    • GENEVIEVE: True Love = Rely on the Infinite
    • KALI: Endings and beginnings

     

    Pre-registration $30.00 At the door: $40.00
    Each class stands alone. Both classes: Preregistered $55 At door $70
    Click Here to Register

    Three Shakti Qualities to balance our projection, intention and our will

    Date: 03/01/2015
    Starts at: 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Address:

    Girl Scouts Balboa Leadership Center
    1231 Upas Street
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Contact:SD3HO
    For questions please call Meherbani at (619) 692-3521

    Event Information:
    Cultivate the three Shakti Qualities to balance our projection, intention and our will.
    More information at Shakti Dance™ USA

    • RAJAS: The power of action = Kali
    • TAMAS: The power of knowledge = Athena
    • SATVA: The power of true Love = Guinevere

     

    Pre-registration $30.00 At the door: $40.00

    Each class stands alone. Both classes: Preregistered $55 At door $70
    Click Here to Register
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On Seva and Service

The original article is found at www.3ho.org  and reposted here for our local yogis to read.  Sometimes this comes down to the most important aspect of yoga, yet so often overlooked.  It is not the action, but the cultivation of strength and perception to offer yourself to another.

SEVA AND SERVICE

“You do good to somebody, it remains good if you do it in the name of your own God. That is a seva. If you do it in the name of your own spirit, your own soul, that is seva. If you do something expecting something tomorrow, you better not do it. It’s not worth it. It’s not seva. Seva is a conscious and deliberate service to benefit another person, even at your cost. Remember, whosoever does seva it is one to a hundred, God comes through.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

WHAT IS SEVA?

Seva is an attitude as much as it is an action.Seva, defined as selfless service, is when you approach the world around you from the perspective of “what can I provide to uplift these people, this place.” Then, going to the grocery store is not about restocking your pantry but an opportunity to connect to people in your community with a smile or a joke as well as support your family and household. Every action and interaction can become seva when it is conceived and executed without thought to how it benefits you or if you will receive praise.

At other times, seva can be a focused, premeditated activity such as preparinglangar, a community meal, volunteering with an existing service organization, or even starting your own organization to fill an unmet need in the community. The concept of seva is familiar, usually central, to many faiths and cultures. And doingseva feels good!

POWER TO SACRIFICE LEADS TO HAPPINESS

In the seven steps to happiness outlined by Yogi Bhajan, the sixth step, Power to Sacrifice, equates to seva and leads directly to happiness

Once seva has truly become selfless, then you know you’ve made it. When your actions are without all the trappings of ego and maya, then you are in a state of yoga, a place of union. It is the culmination of all those Kundalini Yoga kriyas, the early mornings of sadhana, meditations to clean the subconscious, and the commitment to live consciously. Possessing the power to sacrifice manifests asseva, living in a space of neutrality, beyond duality.

AN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE

Being able to give is also an expression of deep gratitude. Starting with our breath, each of us receives so much, every day, from the Infinite that participating in sevais a natural response rooted in gratitude. When connected to sweet presence of the divine, serving others is a way of expressing thanks and responding to the gifts we receive.

Seva allows us an opportunity to be fully compassionate, to engage with our world and community. Along with creating a space of neutrality that results in happiness, the act of seva is one of gratitude.

INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER

The power in kind words, thoughts, and compassionate responses given in the name of love is the energy of grace. In her book Invisible Acts of Power, Carolyn Myss, Ph.D., offers this “to-do” list of invisible acts of power that hundreds of people reported meant the most to them:
1. Hold a door open.
2. Smile.
3. Offer a kind word and encouragement.
4. Give a compliment.
5. Listen without interruption.
6. Make a call when your intuition tells you to.
7. Offer a prayer for a homeless person.
8. Pray – period.
9. Forgive others and yourself.
10. Prepare a meal for a friend.
11. Refrain from judging another person harshly.
12. Remember that life is full of miracles and have faith that every difficult situation can change in the blink of an eye.
13. Remember the truth that there is no such thing as a small or insignificant act of service.
14. Keep your power and attention in the present time.
15. Begin and end the day in appreciation of either doing or accepting an act of service.

RECEIVING SEVA

As a recipient of a kind act, we often react with the thought, “Oh, I must pay this person back.” Whether it be about acknowledging the gift, evening the score, or displaying gratitude, this response tends to be centered in the ego. Instead, when you receive a gift, physical or otherwise, first bring it to your altar. Thank the Infinite, the true source of all we receive in this life, and recognize that the person who gave it to you is G.O.D. Saying a prayer or blessing for this person is a beautiful way to acknowledge his or her seva. And, of course, a big smile or thank you directly to the person is a wonderful courtesy.

 


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