Yoga Vedanta Festival – Auckland
Saturday 23 June, 2018
Swami Karma Karuna will be a Speaker on the panel on “Good Karma, Bad Karma – How does it work?” starting at 2.30pm.
Come and join us to celebrate a unique fusion of practical philosophy, music and Vedanta
The first ever Yoga-Vedanta festival in Auckland is about celebrating the wisdom of ‘Yoga’ and ‘Vedanta’. It is dedicated to people who like to think about living, its purpose and many issues related to life. The festival endeavours to bring together experts, thinkers, intellectuals and practitioners to share the deeper truths about life and its mysteries. This festival aims to bring the benefits of Vedanta and Jnana yoga to the wider community. It is being organized on a not-for-profit basis to spread the awareness of the benefits of Jnana yoga and Vedanta which have been the science of life for centuries.
2018 Festival theme: KARMA
Karma is one of the most intriguing and misunderstood concepts today. Karma means many things to many people, but how it really works is a real mystery. Every day lots of people across the globe browse the internet to find answers to intriguing questions like ‘Why me?’, ‘why good people suffer?’, good Karma, bad karma etc. We also hear people repeat the cliché ‘what goes around comes around’ which has become part of our daily conversations. Though it is a direct reference to the age-old concept of karma, its meaning, import and implications requires deeper understanding.
This festival aims to provide a platform to share, research and gain more clarity on the dynamics of karma. To decode this concept, we are inviting experts from the field of Yoga, Vedanta, psychology and philosophy. Leading practitioners of Yoga and Vedanta will also conduct workshops on practices that offer a wholistic roadmap to journey through our karmic lives.
- Featuring nine distinguished speakers from Australia, New Zealand and India who will share their expertise on the wisdom from Yoga and Vedanta traditions
- Round up panel discussions with Q & A
- Breakout workshops on life-knowledge and guided meditation that could transform our practice
- Covering a broad range of topics with a focus on dynamics of karma, the choices we make and the consequences of our decisions
Opportunity to mingle with speakers, researchers, Vedanta and Yoga teachers informally
|Sessions Welcome||2.00 pm||Inauguration, Welcome and Invocation chants|
|Keynote speech||2.10 pm||Keynote speaker|
|Panel discussion||2.30 pm to 3.45 pm||
Panel discussion x 5 speakers with Q&A
Topic: Good Karma, Bad Karma – How does it work?
Meaning, concept, perspectives of karma by various scholars
|Break||3.45 pm||Tea/coffee break, Music|
|Two workshops||4.15 pm||
Workshop 1: ‘Significance of karma in Funeral rites’
Workshop 2: Guided meditation: From action to actionlessness
Topic: How Karma really works? (Karma according to Vedanta)
|Reflections||5.15 pm||Reflections on the festival by speakers and participants|
|Vote of thanks||5.45 pm||President, Board of trustees Chinmaya Mission New Zealand|
|Close||6.00 pm||Mix and mingle|
Swami Karma Karuna, founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, NZ, is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of training and experience. She specialises in therapeutic applications of yoga, yoga nidra relaxation and prank practices and shares in a simple and practical way, inspiring people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.
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