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“The more you reduce your needs and wants, the greater your happiness is. As babies, we came with a smiling, beautiful face. What did we do to lose that? That’s worth contemplating. Let’s become like children again. In the babies and children you see the real divinity. Who is a wise person? The one who really knows who he or she really is.

—Swami Satchidananda

#happiness #whoareyou #💞

“The more you reduce your needs and wants, the greater your happiness is. As babies, we came with a smiling, beautiful face. What did we do to lose that? That’s worth contemplating. Let’s become like children again. In the babies and children you see the real divinity. Who is a wise person? The one who really knows who he or she really is."

—Swami Satchidananda

#happiness #whoareyou #💞
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We learn from all traditions, and actively promote Unity in Diversity through interfaith and interspiritual dialog, including perspectives from science and the arts. We seek to promote outer peace in the world through inner peace, by sharing  the wisdom and practices of yoga and contributing to a positive shift in consciousness on the planet. #omnamahsivaya #omshanti #ompeacepeacepeace

We learn from all traditions, and actively promote Unity in Diversity through interfaith and interspiritual dialog, including perspectives from science and the arts. We seek to promote outer peace in the world through inner peace, by sharing the wisdom and practices of yoga and contributing to a positive shift in consciousness on the planet. #omnamahsivaya #omshanti #ompeacepeacepeace ... See MoreSee Less

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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyones budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyone's budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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Unity in Diversity with Religion: Presenter Spotlight with Nathan Katz

Please share what you do in 10-15 words:
I am a recently-retired professor who specializes in Religions of India, Jewish Studies, Spirituality, and especially what I call Indo-Judaic Studies. In addition to writing and lecturing, I lead tours in India.

Why do you do what you do?
I believe my calling is exploring and expanding India-Jewish affinities.

What are you currently fascinated by in your work?
Right now I have a project to explore the impact of Indian spiritualities on Judaism as found in Israel and in North America.

How did you come to your path? Any aha moments or key teachers?
Most Buddhist or Hindu teachers I know have admonished me to explore Judaism more deeply, and one rabbi in particular advised me to cultivate my meditation practice.

What book(s) did you like reading this year?
Steinsaltz’s Opening the Tanya; J. Lahiri, The Interpreter of Maladies, G. Schweig’s translation and analysis of the Bhagavad Gita.

And …

What is one things that surprises you about teaching at the ashram?

The kindness and intelligence, a strikingly powerful combination that pervades Sivananda Yoga Retreat Bahamas.

Nathan Katz, PhD, is Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at Florida International University. He served as the Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies, Director of Jewish Studies, Director of Program in the Study of Spirituality, and Founding Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of 15 books, including award-winning Who Are the Jews of India? and memoir, Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall. He was awarded four Fulbright grants and is considered the leading scholar of India’s Jewish communities. He has studied, taught, and lived in South Asia for eight years and leads Jewish-interest tours of India.

Upcoming Courses

Yoga Vacation Program
August 27 — 29, 2018
Nathan Katz

Join the leading scholar of India’s Jewish communities, and relax and unwind with his inspiring stories about four Indian mystics.

 
Special Event
November 11 — 15, 2018
Nathan Katz, Daniel Matt, Judith Simmer-Brown, and Mirabai Starr

There is beauty in both darkness and light ― and both are recurring themes within the mystical treasures of many religions.

 

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