Highlights for Week 2 - July 2022 Virtual Workshop

Dear Friend

Today, we are happy to share the second week highlights for the July 2022, 12-hour HYT-TTP Virtual Workshop: Deepening Mantra Sadhana.

You can still register for this virtual event! Please note, for those unable to attend any of the live sessions, recordings of the sessions will be available to registered participants for 3 months after the workshop closes.

Virtual Workshop Details: The Virtual Workshop runs from 07/10/2022 - 07/23/2022. Please see times and dates below.

Evening session timings are as follows:
8H30 PM EDT / 2H30 AM CEST (next day) / 6 AM IST (next day) / 8H30 AM SGT (next day)

Morning session timings are as follows:
10 AM EDT / 4 PM CEST (Europe) / 7H30 PM IST (India) / 10 PM SGT (Singapore).

Session Overview:
07/10: Opening/The Process of Initiation - Swami Ritavan Bharati with Adhikari Bhoi
07/12: The Six Treasures: Shama, Dama, Uparati, Titiksha, Shraddha, Samadhana - Carol & Charles Crenshaw
07/15: The Four Right Attitudes - John Sellinger 
07/16: Purusha Pariksha - Personality and Initiation - Swami Radha Bharati
07/17: Power and Practice of the Mantra - Swami Ritavan Bharati
07/19: Malas: Type and Usage - Rabindra Sahu
07/21: Spanda and Levels of Initiation (Anava, Shakta, Shambhava) - Pt. Stephen “Stoma” Parker
07/23: Questions and Answers/Closing - All Faculty

This 12-hour Virtual Workshop is designed for all HYT-TTP Students, Graduates and Mentors; as well as any current Yoga Teachers or serious practitioners. We will provide Yoga Alliance CEUs for all sessions. The HYT-TTP Faculty will provide approximately 1.5-hour sessions, including live Q&As. 

Read on for details on the second week's sessions!
Week 2 Highlights: 

July 17th, 10:00 AM EDT:

Power and Practice of the Mantra - Swami Ritavan Bharati
Through the aeons of time, the Himalayan Tradition has been a pathway for the flow of mantra.
From teacher to student, mantras are imparted as a key part of practice just as the Rishis
provided. Let us look into the variety of practices and the power mantra contains to guide the
Swami Ritavan Bharati, MS, E-RYT-500, Ashram Pramukha and Spiritual Guide has lived a life dedicated to serving Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati since 1970. After having been initiated at the age of 20, he transited through all the three Ashrams of Vedic life (Brahmacharya, Grihastha, and Vanaprastha) under the direct guidance of Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati. He was then initiated into Sanyasa in 2007. He has guided numerous silence and meditation retreats throughout the world and has been instrumental in guiding the International HYT-TTP. He is also a Mantra Initiator within the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters.
July 19th, 8:30 PM EDT

Malas: Type and Usage - Rabindra Sahu
Using a string of beads (Maala) as a spiritual tool to increase focus and stay present during Japa/prayer is found in virtually every cultural and religious practice. Even though there are traditional types and usage of Maalas, they are as unique as the people who use them. In this session, we will try to explore the different types of Maalas and learn how to use them for deepening our spiritual practice.
Rabindra Sahu is a teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, based at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) ashram, Rishikesh. Introduced to the Indian philosophy at an early age, Rabindra has been teaching at SRSG and traveling within India and overseas for outreach programs for many years. He is deeply devoted to study of ancient scriptures and believes in experiential understanding.
July 21st, 8:30 PM EDT:

Spanda and Levels of Initiation (Anava, Shakta, Shambhava) - Pt. Stephen “Stoma” Parker
In this session, Stoma will describe layers of practice in our tradition from the perspective of Kashmir Shaivism. The three levels of practice, the upayas, roughly parallel the three prescriptions of practice in Patanjali's Yoga-sutras. Each of these levels has its own experiential component of initiation. Most students of the Himalayan Tradition are familiar with the term shakti-pata, which is usually described as a feature of the shakta-upaya. There are aspects of initiation, the direct induction of a higher experience, in the other upayas as well.
Stephen (Stoma) Parker Psy. D., E-RYT 500: Stoma is a Sanskrit scholar and a leading teacher of yoga and meditation under Swami Ritavan. He is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary's University and at the University of St. Thomas School of Professional Psychology. Stoma has lectured throughout the world on yoga and he serves as a senior instructor for the Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP).
July 23rd, 10:00 AM EDT:

Questions and Answers/Closing - All Faculty
The last presentation of the workshop will bring the faculty together to discuss further the topic of Deepening Mantra Sadhana. There will be an integration of all the previous sessions allowing time to answer questions that remain from those sessions. Swami Ritavan will be present at this session to give his blessings and his appreciation to all for participating in this workshop and supporting the fundraising efforts for The Meditation Center in Minneapolis. 
Cost of the Virtual Workshop
To help support fundraising efforts, all proceeds for the virtual workshop will be donated to The Meditation Center of Minneapolis. 

We are recommending a donation of US$150.00 for those that live in High-Income Countries, US$115.00 for those in Middle-Income Countries, and US$75.00 for those in Low-Income Countries. Of course, any additional donations will be appreciated.  

The registration site is on Constant Contact and will allow you to pay using your credit card or your PayPal account.  
In Loving Service,
HYT-TTP Administration
If you have any questions, please email: info@hyt-ttp.com
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