educate and connect to the bliss from within and strengthen the
Prasanna Yoga Ashram is a place where we strive to experience
the bliss from within. We live here, off the land, harmoniously
with no enemies or boundaries. The Sanskrit word "Ashram"
means a place of learning, within a natural environment, away
from the busy bustle of the world.
Yoga means "the science of self realization." As we
naturally ask a reoccurring questions: Who am I? Who are we?
What do we feel? What do we really want? What am I to do in life
so I be liberated from suffering?
Blissfulness is a complete state of happiness. Here are a few
words on the subject.
A blissful state of mind, one can say is "having a bliss
attack." It is when one's feelings reach intense satisfaction
or "Ananta." It can accrue either in Samadhi, or in
a humble giving, or as in a sexual orgasmic release, also when
intensely surprised, or as ecstatic emotional feeling. Also when
laughing with deep breathing, shivers, uncontrolled gestures
or cuffing. Bliss is then experienced from within, in our true
self. At that moment we can expend our hearts and embrace pure
Love, one experience, now. The moment will be imprinted in memory;
still the feeling can go on, aware with gratitude and satisfaction.
Then, when one thinks about the experience and remembers, when
did I have my last bliss attack, ah a very gratifying feeling
But, when a person with no such memory is entrapped in a life
of alarm clock mornings, commute to work, TV dinners, bills,
obligations and commitments, there's hardly any time between
chores to be in bliss. We all have bliss moments of joy from
within, for different reasons. Sometimes it is a falling in love
or getting a promotion, winning something or closing a deal,
dating your charm or the anticipation to meet a friend. There
are various other ways. Essentially, the same joy occurs every
time we connect with our deep inner self.
There are three different "modes of material nature"
in this world: Goodness, Passion and Ignorance, as there are
three primary colors yellow, red and blue. Also the delightful
experience of bliss is in those sub-categories. Happiness in
the mode of goodness is pure, lasting, spontaneously inventive
and intensely satisfying, as is the art of living, or being at
the right place and time under just the right circumstance.
Bliss in the mode of passion can be an intense relive, success,
accomplishments, also a letting go of struggle, dumping is uplifting,
liberating, freeing from burdens. Much bliss in the mode of passion
can be drug related. It might be the healing medicine from past
depression and conformity. Then bliss in the mode of ignorance
is, when we feel that we got something we always wanted, desires
fulfilled. We got it, we won the lottery. Short lived and sometimes
followed by a hang over, there is hardly any pain, and mostly
extensive learning involved.
It is a sign of progress for a human being when he is able to
enjoy the bliss and does not need to sweat the small stuff, and
can forgive in peace and emphasize others difficulties in life.
have practiced Yoga since 1971. The Prasanna Yoga Ashram started
some 20 years ago here in Redwood Valley. I built it from the
raw land, to face the eastern sun. This micro-climate has a steady
supply of spring~water, redwoods and peace. Surrounding neighbors
are Thailand Forest Monks and Orthodox Christan Monks.
can schedule yoga lessons. Free of conditions, needs, expectations
and fears. Questions are welcome. Bhakti is the yoga of love
to the spiritual conscious aspect of the divine self. Brahman,
Paramatma, Bhagavan are the three aspects to be discovered. Personal,
divine, discrete, private, open, timeless. Yoga is transcendental,
it is bliss. Not like religion, taboos, and status in society.
OM TAT SAT!
You could be happy and
content if youre informed about the bigger picture. All
9 dimensions need to be activated to be fully in bliss. I am
here to give you the information so you can activate youre
Seminars on weekends:
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