Yoga Philosophy Weekend with Professor Bill Mahony and Ezgi Fisher
“The Heart of Recogntion.”
Philosophy, Deep Self-Study, Asana and beyond
September 14-15, 2019 Zurich Switzerland
Bill and Ezgi will be teaching this beautiful combination to support the journey of deep self-study through philosophy and various other tools of yoga. Specifically Bill will be covering the “The Heart of Recogntion.” sutras: Pratyabhijna Hrdayam.
Nondual Tantric Yoga philosophy is grounded in several key points. One such understanding is that numerous divine powers inherent in the freedom of divine Consciousness find human expression in the dynamics of our own particular inner states, but that they are obscured and hidden by various limiting and entrapping forces. We move closer to inner freedom to the degree that we attune our awareness to those divine forces within us. Accordingly, nondual Tantra philosophy can inform and inspire our practice of a yoga in which we cultivate that awareness in the context of our own particular lives.
Beginning with the concept of nondualism itself, in four sessions, Bill will guide with us in understanding these aspects of nondual yoga philosophy and lead us in discussing them together. We will focus our conversations on just a few short yet deeply profound set of teachings from a 10th-century text from Kashmir Shaivism, namely, the Pratyabhijña-Hridaya or “Heart of Recognition.”
Woven throught and within these discussions, Ezgi will lead āsana, prānāyama, and meditation in all sessions grounded the nondual yogic perspectives we will will be exploring together.
Session 1: Saturday: 9:30-12:30
Existence as the Unfolding of Divine Consciousness.
Here, we will talk from a nondual perspecctive about the nature of absolute Consciousness and the way Consciousness takes form as our own relative awareness.
Session 2: Saturday: 14:00-17:00
The Individual as Embodied Consciousness.
We will ask: if the freedom of divine nondual Consciousness in some way dwells with me, then why do I sometimes feel so separate from it?
Session 3: Sunday: 9:30-12:30
The Recognition of Divine Consciousness.
Topics in this session will include a Tantric understanding of various functions within absolute Consciousness and ways in which we can cultivate our awakening to the powers of that Consciousness within our own individual awareness.
Session 4: Sunday: 14:00-17:00
The Liberating Result of the Unfolding of Contracted Awareness.
Topics here will include the bliss of awareness (cidānanda), and the liberating immersion into it from a nondual perspective.
Bill Mahony is Professor of Religion and former Chair of the Religion Department at Davidson College, where for thirty-five years he has taught courses on the religions of Asia, particularly of India. Bill also frequently travels nationally and internationally to lead seminars, workshops and retreats based on contemplative practices that integrate mind, body, heart and spirit. Participants in these workshops and retreats experience in Bill a warm and compassionate teacher who makes profound ancient philosophies accessible to people of different cultures and at all levels of familiarity with the spiritual life.
More about Ezgi Fisher: https://stambha.yoga/founder
Price: Per session CHF 108.- / Whole workshop 4-sessions CHF 400.-
(Early Bird pricing CHF 350.- if you register by August 15th 2019)
Location: STAMBHA Yoga, Seefeldstrasse 231 8008 Zurich