Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion

Join the discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana. Drawing on the book: Science of Happiness – According to Yoga Vedanta by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana: a compilation of her talks given to students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 2018. Pravrajika Divyananandaprana is a nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Thousands view her talks on YouTube. Our discussions tap into the wisdom of major world faiths and thinkers relating them to our daily life. You’re welcome to share your insights, experiences, and doubts with the group.

Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, Friday 12 August, 7.00 – 8.45 pm


On Zoom from 7.30 pm:

Themes for Discussion: 

  • Meditation: Emotional Maturity Needed: Increased concentration power is one of many benefits gained from meditation, but it’s a double-edged sword. An increase in power needs increasing emotional maturity and stability to manage it well.
  • Yoga and Emotional Maturity: ‘Many feel Yoga is just about concentration techniques. It is not so. It is about reorienting our entire personality, thought, emotion, Will and awareness. And emotional maturity is the most important criterion for yogic practices.’
  • ‘Catching’ Emotions: Harvard and University of California studies show how infectious emotions are. Our state of mind can influence friends living nearby. It’s no surprise we can also catch the stress of others from emails, social media and texting, hence Yoga’s emphasis on cultivating good influences, helping us to face and digest bad ones.

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