"Taking Your Seat" Baul Feast Dharma Talk - On Site
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"Taking Your Seat" Baul Feast Dharma Talk by Kwong-roshi, Nyoze Kwong & Purna Steinitz
Please register to join us on-site (in-person viewing via zoom). As a part of “Taking Your Seat” Baul Feast 2021, the special dialogue will be given in honor of Lee Lozowick among Purna Steinitz from Trimurti in Bozman, MA, Kwong-roshi and Nyoze Kwong.
How we take our seat in our lives is seen in how we take our seat on a meditation cushion, at the dinner table, in front of the computer, in the car, and even on the toilet. The attention or inattention we bring to what we express in the moment shows the quality of Being we bring or don’t bring to what we do. Do we slouch with inelegance and casual childishness, or do we hold ourselves with dignity and presence as we rest in the Seat of ourselves?
The name Baul is derived from the Sanskrit word “vatula,” which means “affected by the wind” or “mad,” the madness of one obsessed with love for God. The Bauls live as beggars, writing poetry, singing, and dancing, in praise of the Divine. They are rigorous practitioners. The Bauls live a life of spiritual slavery or beggarship, surrendering to their Guru as well as what life brings. They practice kaya sadhana. Kaya is a Sanskrit word which means the body, so the Baul path involves the body as a vessel in which feminine and masculine energies unite in harmonious relationships within the individual. The Bauls use their singing, dancing and poetry as an expression of their practice and devotion to God.
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NOTE: Due to current Covid restrictions and protocols, we are limiting the number of on-site event participants in order to ensure health and safety.