Well, well, well…pumpkin time is upon us yet again!
To inaugurate the coming of Fall we had a brief, but eventful tour with Teacher Miao in LA!
We celebrated Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) Yoga Day with an introductory class of Yoga of Joy. Yoga Day was filled with workshops and lectures from various yogic traditions including classical Yoga Therapy, Sanskrit & Sutra studies to modern Acro Yoga. We were happy to join in on the occasion to share the ancient, “emptiness wisdom” of Yoga of Joy.
Our class was filled to overflowing and unfortunately, due to our capacity, some folks had to be turned away. However, all was not lost as these students patiently sat outside the door, ready to receive Teacher Miao’s mantric voice! That’s good!
Everyone’s spirits were high as Teacher Miao shared the 4 “types” of joy. The first joy, requires that we love ourselves; joy begins within. Secondly, we must love the world and all its manifestations: up, down, good, bad, hard, easy. However, the world appears, we must learn to have a joyful response and attitude toward it! Thirdly, by loving our ancestors, teachers and teachings we solidify our joy. Lastly, there’s the love of emptiness and the ultimate joy of enlightenment!
We practiced several steps of Yoga of Joy, but the highlight was of course, mantra since Teacher Miao truly wanted to transmit esoteric sound healing. Together, we purified ourselves and released stuck energies through a bit of dakini movement combined with Guan Yin’s heart mantra: Om mani padme hum! Then everyone moved into stillness to quietly receive high vibrational frequencies from Teacher Miao’s mantric voice and a few members of her Phoenix Sound Healing team. Christo Pellani, Eddie Young and Vito Gregoli all joined in with bells, frame drums and singing bowls to help support the high energy field.
All in all it was a powerful, packed event with old students, Mainlander students, new students and everything in between! By the end of the brief, 1-hour class, everyone’s smiles had brightened and our human loads felt infinitely lighter! All students got to experience firsthand the energy of “Ya la suo!” Celebrate! No matter what…
As Divine serendipity would have it, Teacher Miao also manifested an intimate, profound concert at Jane Gehr’s Guan Yin-infused home. Jane has long been a devotee of Guan Yin, and in virtually every corner, one will encounter a statue, an image or token of Guan Yin energy.
The concert was a scaled-down redux of the sound healing concert Teacher Miao and the Phoenix Rising Sound Healing Team toured in China. It was a wonderful opportunity for a select group of film producers, singers, psychiatrists, healers and yogis to experience the healing power of Miao’s mantric voice.
At the close of the event, we chanted, “Om mani padme hum,” surrounding the pool, which glowed with a subtle pink hue, the color of unconditional love and solidified our commitment to journey hand in hand and heart to heart to the New Century.
For any of you who missed Teacher Miao being interviewed by host Heidi Valdies on The Unsung Goddess, thanks to modern technology…you haven’t missed a thing! Click the link below and hear Teacher Miao discuss Kundalini and Shakti energy and how best to receive empowerment from these energies. Miao discusses why modern day people who practice at a superficial level often encounter confusion and negative emotions. Learn how to fulfill your spiritual vow by connecting to Shakti or Phoenix energy with the strength of Vajra Pride.
An excerpt from the interview where Miao discusses the lotus’s guru:
Teacher Miao: It’s mud! Right? You’ll never see a lotus growing very healthy, beautifully in clear water. A real lotus, the most beautiful lotus has to have the foundation of mud for…this is the personality or essence of a lotus. The lotus is always humbly bowing down to their guru, which is mud. This is the tantric way. Tantric practice. Not idealistic! Many spiritual practitioners, since they became spiritual practitioners…they got another identity, “I’m spiritual. I’m a spiritual practitioner.” They go from being materialistic to being idealistic. But, they still have a lot of habits…human habits or human needs about the material world. That’s why they’re confused. When they think something about the material world, they say, “I’m so greedy! I shouldn’t think about that.” This is another reason for fear. They fear themselves. And that makes them tired. They feel so contradictory. They don’t know how to balance this.
We recommend listening to this highly relevant show! In fact, give it more than a few listens to capture the point. Let the message percolate deeply…
Dakini Yuan Miao and the True Purpose of Yoga on The Unsung Goddess
Until we meet again, “That’s good!”
Ya la suo!