Dada has been practicing yoga and meditation since his early childhood, deepening his practice thanks to a chance meeting with yoga monk Acharya Jinanananda Avadhuta. Dada left the corporate world 16 years ago for a life of yoga. His teachings are inspired by the philosophy of Ananda Marga, which weaves Tantra, psychology and social theory together in order to take students closer to self-realization and service to humanity.
He says that the motivations for satsang discussions are simple: “To widen our perspectives, having better reason and understanding of why we meditate and do spiritual practices, and then inspire and motivate us to implement those beautiful ideas to practice to benefit us and the society around us.”
Take a reprieve from the pressures of life and join Fivelements’ new monthly programme Into the Light. An informal gathering held in our inspirational Mandala Agung, your body, mind and emotions will gradually quieten during our uplifting and cleansing guided meditation, followed by satsang (an enlightening spiritual discussion).
Monthly Meditation and Satsongs with Dada at Fivelements:
May - Ahimsa (non-harming) and other principles of Yoga
June - Santosa (gratitude) and other principles of Yoga
July - What is yoga and what is not yoga
August - 5 Layers of Mind and yogic way to purify them
September - Teaching of Shiva (1)
October - Vidya and Avidya Tantra
November - Life, death and samskara
December - Microvita: Mysterious emanation of Cosmic Factor.