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The Yoga Church is about Mystery and Love.
My intention is to support your efforts to connect with Divine Mystery (however you understand it) and build your capacity to love—we’re trying to learn how to love ourselves, our communities, and our world better.
Yoga is both a state of being and the practices that help us reach that state of being. It’s a vast spiritual science that includes so much more than postures.
The root of Yoga is yuj, which means union. Yoga is the union of God and Self.
Church is a word that signifies a community of people gathered together to explore and honor divinity. While the word church is most often associated with Christianity, it’s used by several non-christian groups including Buddhists and even atheists.
The Yoga Church is not a Christian group that practices yoga postures.
The Yoga Church is a gathering of diverse people with different religious experience and understanding, unified by their desire to live lives of intention, meaning, and mystery. Together we explore and honor the vast traditions of the East and West.
Our only dogma is LOVE.
The Yoga Church Sunday Sermons offer a weekly touchstone for your spiritual life.
They won’t give you hard and fast answers. Instead they’ll offer you new ways to think about the biggest questions in life.
They’ll inspire and challenge you.
They’ll nourish your spirit and help you build practices that support the action of living with intention, meaning, and mystery.
The Yoga Church Sunday Sermons weave together:
- Ancient teachings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Hebrew and Christian Bible.
- The Celtic Wheel of the Year, connecting us with the rhythm and spirit of earth.
- The Quaker traditions of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality.
They help us wrestle with big questions like:
- Who am I?
- How do I live a changed life in the regular world?
- How does my understanding of words affect my actions?
- What does it mean to believe in God without knowing what God is?
- How can I be religious when religion is responsible for so much pain and violence?
- How do I pray if I don’t know “who” I’m praying to?
- How do I mark important milestones in my life?
- How do I deal with difficult emotions and negative thinking patterns?
- How do I work for a more peaceful world?
The world is full of spiritually hungry people.
People for whom traditional forms of church can’t or don’t feed their hunger. The world is full of people hungry for spiritual practices and traditions that nourish rather than stress the soul, allow for vulnerability, and foster a love of spirit and body.
The Yoga Church Sunday Sermons seek to help feed this hunger.