Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: Pada One – Samadhi

Both practical and profound, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's quintessential guide for the spiritual life shows us how to find peace and live with purpose.



Segment One: Now the Study of Yoga Begins

YS 1.1 "Now, instruction in yoga, in accord with an established tradition, begins."*

YS 1.2 "Samadhi is experienced when fluctuations and changes in the meditator's awareness are restrained and pacified."*

YS 1.3 "The seer then consciously abides in its own nature."*


Segment Two: Master Your Mind

YS 1.4 "At other times, one is inclined to identify with the changes and transformations that occur in the mind and awareness."*


*from Roy Eugene Davis’ translations of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras from his book The Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to Spiritual Practice in the Kriya Yoga Tradition





Master Your Mind: Insights and Practices from Patanjali's Yoga Sutra

April 15-18, 2021

Yoga Sutra retreat with Yogacharya O'Brian

Success in superconscious meditation comes quickly to those who are intensely focused.  1.21

Establish a strong foundation for steady, illuminating, satisfying, and successful practice of superconscious meditation. Learn how to meditate effectively, overcome the obstacles to your practice, and experience transformative higher states of consciousness.

This retreat includes:

  • An introduction and overview of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the essential guide to meditation and skillful living
  • Contemplation of essential sutras to inform and inspire spiritual transformation
  • Insights into the processes of the mind and the nature of Absolute Reality
  • Meditation exercises from the sutras to clarify the mental field

Sessions with Yogacharya include teachings on the sutras, meditation practice, contemplation, and Q & A. Additional sessions with CSE teachers include devotional chanting, hatha yoga, and morning puja for meditation.

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