CHRISTMAS HOURS OVER THE HOLIDAYS AT THE YOGA STUDIO
Tuesday, December 24 All Classes Cancelled
Wednesday, December 25 All Classes Cancelled
Thursday, December 26 All Classes Cancelled
Tuesday, December 31 All Classes Cancelled
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wednesday, January 1 12-1:30 Bring Your Own Aspirin To Class with Maureen
Wishing you and yours the very best for 2014!
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Seasonal Gift Packages
Holiday Package #1 2 Class Pass with 2 of Maureen’s CDs…. $25
Holiday Package #2 5 Class Pass with Yoga Mat…………… $85
Holiday Package #3 10 Class Pass with Yoga Mat ………… $140
Holiday Package #4 10 Class Pass ………………………….. $125
Holiday Package #5 20 Class Pass, Yoga Mat and 2 of Maureen’s CD’s…………$250
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December Yoga Teaching of the Month: Tis the Season to be Jolly
What ever happened to We??.....No, not Wii, We. Oh, I long for the days when neighbours brought casseroles when we were sick.......when drivers stopped to see if they could help a distressed car............when people opened doors for others? Perhaps it is a factor of living in the gigantic city of Toronto where there are so many of us, but I am lamenting the lack of kindness, the isolation, and the loneliness of these times.
Many have written about the “Me’ generation – supposedly those born in the 70’s who are overly concerned with material and personal gain, characterized by self-absorption. Yet, I am seeing this across the ages.....it appears that Me is in, and We is out. As practicing yogis, we turn to the traditional teachings to light the way.
Acharya Buddharakkhita writes.....
The Pali word metta is a term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. .... as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others. Essentially metta is an altruistic attitude of love and friendliness, as distinguished from mere amiability based on self-interest. Through metta one refuses to be offensive and renounces bitterness, resentment and animosity of every kind, developing instead a mind of friendliness, accommodativeness and benevolence which seeks the well-being and happiness of others. True metta is devoid of self-interest. It evokes within a warm-hearted feeling of fellowship, sympathy and love, which grows boundless with practice and overcomes all social, religious, racial, political and economic barriers. Metta is indeed a universal, unselfish and all-embracing love.
And here are the words of the Buddha on kindness.....
This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all beings be at ease!
Indeed, in this coming season, let us all do what we can to have………………………….
All Beings Be At Ease.
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