Video “Freedom”, by Swami Satchidananda

When: Tues, June 17, 7:30pm – 9:00pmGarland-SS Tiger Lotus Web
Friends Meeting of Richmond, Kensington Ave, Richmond, VA, United States (map)

Description: This talk begins with the question “Who is  responsible for our bondage?“ Material things change constantly and they don’t stay permanently. The body and mind change constantly. If we identify ourselves as those changing things, that is bondage. Real freedom means to free ourselves from the wrong identification that we are the ever changing body and mind. The goal of Yoga is to realize we are the never changing spirit.

In this DVD, Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) teaches that we do not have to feel bound by position, power and possessions. Instead, we have the ability to control our lives—to be free. We can live a life of freedom from all the anxieties and worries. Then there’s no stress, nothing to block anything. To liberate ourselves, we simply need to let go of our attachments. If we can reduce our wants we can increase our happiness. If we have no wants at all, we will have full happiness! It may be easier said than done but, fortunately, we have a great spiritual master to guide us. Sri Gurudev offers us techniques we can use to attain true freedom, and gives us inspiration to help us achieve our goal.

Topics include:
• What Binds Us
• Why We Run After Things
• Story of the Servant King
• The Secret of Happiness
• How to Let Go

About Sri Swami Satchidananda:  Sri Gurudev founded and spiritually guides Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville® and the global Integral Yoga® organization. One of the most revered Yoga masters of all time, Sri Gurudev is regarded by many as an apostle of peace. He is the author of many books, among them: Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, and The Golden Present.

FREE, but a $5 suggested donations is welcome, but not necessary.

A brief Kirtan (chanting) before the screening of this talk, lead by Lydia Nitya Griffith and Vimala Nora Pozzi.

About Yogaville: It is a large spiritual center in central Virginia. A focal point is the LOTUS  (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine), an interfaith shrine dedicated to the Light of all faiths and to world peace. In 2002, Sri Gurudev entered Mahasamadhi (a God-realized soul’s conscious final exit from the physical body).

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