Yoga Practice and Buddhist Thought
The Buddha Was a Yogi! Buddhist Yoga and Ashtanga Meditation In Practice
January 7 - 14, 2012
with John R. B. Campbell, Ph.D.
About the Retreat
Join scholar-practitioner John Campbell -- Certified Ashtanga Teacher and scholar of Tibetan Buddhism -- for a week of Ashtanga Yoga practice and Buddha Dharma instruction.
Through daily lectures, meditation instruction and Ashtanga Yoga practice, students learn to experience their yoga practice as the practical means of liberating the ordinary body-mind complex from the "inner enemies" of ego-centric ignorance, and the extraordinary means of cultivating a Vajra Body, the compassionate embodiment of one's perfect knowledge of the ultimate ground reality.
An ideal environment for the experienced yoga enthusiast who wants to deepen their practice, it is equally suited to the total beginner who wants a powerful, practical introduction to these ancient methods of liberating the ordinary body-mind complex from egocentric suffering.
This course is open to all levels of students.
About the Teacher
John Campbell lives in New York City with his wife and their children and a few pets. He began practicing Ashtanga Yoga nearly 20 years ago under the guidance of the South Indian master, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, and in 2003 became one among the few Certified Ashtanga teachers worldwide. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2009 for a study of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist yoga systems. He is currently a researcher with Columbia University's Department of Religious Studies, as well as a yoga teacher.
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:30 am||Yoga practice taught either in the Mysore style where students are guided individually to progress through their practice or lead practice all together. This will include some introduction to pranayama and meditation practices.|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||Workshop - Ashtanga Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra and Philosophy
Including a very open interactive discussion where John will answer your questions in terms of practice and the relationship of all this with life. Plus the opportunity to do more with the asanas and breath.
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 pm||Optional evening program or quiet time|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html