Dharma Talk With Gabriel Halpern
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About the Event
Many traditions use a quadrated order model as a window through which to see the world. This theory becomes a practical guide on how to apply spiritual teaching to daily life. This dharma talk will enumerate the four Yogas as described in the Indian tradition and compare them to the Jungian archetypes of the mature male and female embodiments. The parallels are unmistakable.
In such times of uncertainty, the perennial philosophy shines as a lighthouse to point the way to safety. Now more than ever each of us needs to find a way to combat anxiety, depression, and the free fall into the unknown future. Yoga provides clarity of decision amidst hesitancy, calmness of mind amidst chaos, and heartfelt compassion for the suffering within and all around us. There are few better ways to bring dignity, elegance, and magnanimity into what is constant and grave in human life, so we can show up with the best we have within us.
Gabriel Halpern holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Health Psychology, and was trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. Gabriel has practiced since 1970 and gives workshops nationally and internationally. He founded and directed the Yoga Circle in Chicago, IL from 1985 until 2018. For over twenty years he was a core performance faculty member at De Paul University’s Theater Department. In 2011, he was awarded the Elder/Mentor of the Year by the Mankind Project. Owing to the direct influence of BKS Iyengar and over 50 years of continuous study Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring. At 72, he has finally turned into the ritual elder he has been seeking his whole life.
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