17 Dic Jivamukti Tribe Gathering October 1 – 4, 2020 Digital Edition
October 1 – 4, 2020 / Digital Edition
Let’s celebrate together life and joy by sharing online our yoga practice, devotion and love through digital classes, chants, meditations and satsang. All the world can be connected at the same time!
For Jivamukti Students, Teachers, and Yoga Lovers from all across the world! EVERYONE, regardless of age or level, if you are student, teacher, many years practitioner, or new to Yoga, is welcome!
Sat-sangatve nissangatvam nissangatve nirmohatvam nirmohatve nishcala-tattvam nishcala-tattve jivanmuktih bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam bhaja govindam mudha-mate
Good and virtuous company gives rise to non-attachment. From non-attachment comes freedom from delusion. With freedom from delusion, one feels the changeless reality. Experiencing the changeless reality, one attains liberation in this life. I-AM is the ocean of awareness. Realizing this, one feels “I am not the body and mind, although I have a body and mind.” Realize Govinda, realize Govinda, realize Govinda in your heart, O wise one!
From carpata-panjanka by Shri Sankaracharya. Translation by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.
Satsang is often defined as the company of like-minded people in pursuit of the truth. When a tribe’s common interest is the pursuit of truth – then it is a satsang. The Jivamukti Yoga global satsang is a tribe.
Suffering is the result of bondage stemming from bad company, and misperception of the true nature of reality; resulting in the pursuit of sensory entertainment to avoid the gathering sadness. The good association leads to freedom from the bad association. When we experience the support and community of good association and the freedom from bad company, we experience freedom from a life of misconception on a level of mental disorder. Then we no longer perceive the world mistakenly we start to perceive the subtle and real nature of the world at an essential level. This process leads to jivanmuktih, or the condition of total liberation from suffering.
Together we are on a vision quest for a world living in peace and harmony among all tribes – Forest tribes, water tribes, air tribes, tribes on plains and deserts, tribes of animal people, fish people, bird people, mountain people, valley people, and even city people.
We will be connected all together online from all over the world and once again we will feel the support and benefit of our amazing global satsang. So many of you tell me that you feel isolated in your little corner of the world. There is really nothing more lonely and isolating than living in the midst of a bad company. When you feel the support of others, you can be the change you want to see.
The experience of the tribe is universal. All cultures in the world today emerged from tribes of all kinds in our distant past. These tribes predate the creation of nation and states are rooted in cooperation in order to thrive. We learned how to form tribes from studying herds of bison, flocks of birds, and schools of fish. We formed tribes to lessen suffering…and it worked! We all practice yoga to lessen suffering…and it works!
The meaning of the word tribe has changed a lot through history. Tribe even became a disparaging term during the times of colonialism. The actual etymology of the word is somewhere between the Latin tribus and old French tribu, probably referring to the three tribes of ancient Rome, which became 35 tribes 240 years before Christ. Perhaps you feel a kinship with the twelve tribes of Israel or the Norse tribes of Vikings or the Germanic Iron Age. Do you count yourself among the members of Native American Tribes or First Nations, or even a Maasai, Himba, or Zulu? There are too many tribes to name.
The important thing is that you know we can all find our common ancestry in these social groups existing outside nation states and largely self-sufficient. Then we can gather together the tribes into a modern tribe of diversity and compassion.
To discover the programme, teachers and reserve your ticket, please visit https://tribe.jivamuktiyoga.com/