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Vedanta

The term Vedanta literally means “the end” of the Vedas (or sometimes referred to as “the cream” of the Vedas). The Vedas are the ancient sacred text of India. The term Veda means wisdom or knowledge. The Vedanta is comprised of specific texts referred to as the Upanishads. The Upanishads are considered “revealed” text, which are concerned with the knowledge of …

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Yoga

Yoga means “union” or “yoke” in Sanskrit. It is the unity of the body, breath and mind and ultimately the spirit with the divine. Yoga can be practiced anywhere and by anyone. As one begins the hatha yoga journey he or she can hope to find improved posture, joint flexibility, strength, improved balance, improved concentration and better emotional balance. We …

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Meditation

Meditation is the central practice of Yoga. In the Raja Yoga system codified by Sri Patanjali, meditation is the seventh rung on the ladder to self realization, preceded by withdrawal of the senses and concentration. Meditation leads to Samadhi – levels of enlightenment. On a practical level, meditation helps us organize our mind and emotions. It leads to greater self …

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Classes & Workshops

Asheville Meditation Center – Meditation/Satsang (w/Pandit Jerome) Please join us for a weekly meditation (Satsang) at Om Sanctuary. This hour long session will include guided relaxation, seated meditation, and time for questions or discussion. Beginners are welcome, along with experienced practitioners who wish to meditate in a group setting. Please wear comfortable clothing and feel free to bring your own …