Upcoming Events

Ayurveda Self Care Courses
Spring 2016, Loyola Marymount University

Through our Extension program, these specialized courses will develop a working knowledge of how the Science of Life (Ayurveda) is related to Yoga, identify and understand the basics of the Ayurveda/Yogic Health paradigm, as well as apply Ayurvedic principles to the practice of Yoga for health and balance.

For more information, visit: http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/programs/yogaphil/.


Basic Principles of Jainism Lecture by Living Saint, BEN Sri Ratna PRABHU
May 18 (Weds), 2016, 8 p.m., Theology Village, University Hall 3700, Loyola Marymount University

“Jainism is all about a logical insight towards the inner world. It leaves aside anything but the ways to realise the self. It is a model of disciplined path to liberation.” -BEN PRABHU

The core of Jainism lies on core principles, including: Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya(truth), Achauray (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (celibacy), and Aparigraha(non-attachment). These principles are widely practiced under Jainism. In this lecture, we will hear about BEN PRABHU’s own, approachable view on these principles, focusing on the spiritual dimension rather than the social vows. For example, for ahimsa, or non-violence, BEN PRABHU says that rather than approaching this with a mindful control to not hurt anybody, a person should rather develop so much love and compassion in her heart that there is no act of hers which hurts anybody physically or mentally.

This event is free and open to the public!


Yoga, Ecology and the Environment with Swami Omkarananda
May 21 (Sat), 2016, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., University Hall 3226, Loyola Marymount University, $45 registration fee

The path to living in harmony with Earth begins not with fixing the environment, but with fixing ourselves – specifically our perceptions about Earth. Our environmental and social problems (e.g., climate change, species extinction, environmentally-linked cancers, genocide, deforestation) are rooted in separation between ourselves and the environment. We need to see everything; Earth, Cosmos, Sun, Worm, Bee, as well as each other with “new eyes”. This workshop will explore how we can connect modern ecology and environmental activism with the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires contemplation and action.

To register online please click here.


Good Karma Gardens with Swami Omkarananda
May 22 (Sun), 2016, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., University Hall 3226, Loyola Marymount University, $45 registration fee

Join Swami Omkarananda as she provides a hands on approach to some of the practices shared in her previous workshop "Yoga, Ecology and the Environment". A large portion of this workshop will take place outdoors in a garden - dress accordingly!

To register online please click here.