Here’s a new yoga word for you: satsang.
Satsang means to be in the presence of true people, where sat means truth and sang means assembly or gathering. Satsang is a way to connect with others on the spiritual path.
I’ve long felt lonely on this path, have you? There was a time when I gathered with a group of seekers in a cozy spot called the Makata Livingroom. We sat in a circle, studied the teachings, and kept each other out of free-fall. It was yoga philosophy with a heap of truth-telling and a good dose of pee-your-pants laughing.
That was before the Livingroom, along with my beloved mentor Kat, moved to the Skye property in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Skye several times, but I miss having a local community.
So, with help from the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, I’m doing my best to create one. Beginning on September 30, 2017, there will be a regular Saturday evening satsang from 7-9pm. Each will feature a different guest teacher who will present on a topic relating to yoga and spirituality. Each satsang will include lots of time for questions and discussion. My hope is to foster a community of seekers who will meet regularly and encourage one another on their path. I know I could use some encouragement, could you?
The fall 2017 line-up:
All satsangs will be held at Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, 342 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa.
Because I don’t want tight finances to keep people from coming, admission is on a “pay what you can” basis.
Let’s sit in a circle of true people and connect the teachings to our lives. Will you come?
Image © 2017 Erin Bidlake