THANKS-GIVING LUNCHEON & BUDDHI YOGA LABYRINTH DEDICATION CEREMONY
Sunday – November 17, 2013 * 9:30am - 2:00pm
AMI – 60 Garner Road, Averill Park NY
FREE (Love donations appreciated)
AMI’s Buddhi Yoga Labyrinth is a replica of an ancient Indian labyrinth known as Chakra-vyuha or Padma-vyuha. The design is derived from a defensive troop formation, a vyuha, employed by Drona–master of advanced military arts, Arjuna’s archery teacher in the epic Mahabharata, and one of the commanders of the Kauravas during their battle against the Pandavas at Kurukshetra. When viewed from above, the design resembles a disk (chakra) or blooming lotus (padma). The labyrinth construction begins with the letter Y (signifying the heart center bija mantra yam). The yam is then surrounded on three sides by a semi-circle and dot. Familiar as elements of the mantra AUM, the semi-circle symbolizes maya–the illusions that prevent us from fulfilling the true purpose of our lives, and the dot signifiesturiya–the silence experienced in the fourth state of consciousness that exists beyond waking, dreaming and deep sleep. Buddhi Yoga, the Yoga for which the labyrinth is named, teaches us the importance of creating a philosophical bridge in our lives that connects our outer actions with our own inner wisdom. Walking the labyrinth–as a form of meditation–can enhance happiness, health and peace of mind. The Labyrinth is available for anyone who wishes to visit and experience the positive effects of walking through it.
Please join us for the dedication ceremony of AMI’s newly completed Buddhi Yoga Labyrinth followed by a delicious vegetarian Thanks-Giving luncheon.
RSVP Required by November 14
(518) 674-8714 or RSVP now online