Carolyn Christie began her study of both Buddhism and yoga in 1987 while working for the Peace Corp in Thailand. In 1998 she was initiated into the Kalachakra Tantra by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama in India and began studying with Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin in New York. She presently studies with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse and has also studied with Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche and Professor Robert Thurman. Carolyn is a faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and is certified as Junior Intermediate 3. She regularly studies in India with the Iyengar family.
Thanksgiving is a holiday when we recognize our dependence on each other. We learn from each other. We give to and receive from each other. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, along with practicing asana and pranayama together we will focus on: Maitri, Karuna, Mudita, Upeksa. = Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity Buddhist call these four […]
On this retreat we will invoke Krishna-Radha, Sita-Ram, Lokeshvara, Tara, and Hanuman, celebrating their tireless divine efforts to save the world from needless suffering with chanting, learning, meditating, and energizing and healing the body. This retreat combines Krishna Das’ bhakti and universal love teachings—descended from his guru, Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba—with Bob's teachings on mindful […]
“Yoga is both an Art and Science” -BKS Iyengar “Both Buddhism and science prefer to account for the evolution and emergence of the cosmos and life in terms of the complex interrelations of the natural laws of cause and effect. From the methodological perspective, both traditions emphasize the role of empiricism. For example, in the […]
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