Compassion for Community
Sangha for Liberation
A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Yoga is widely recognized as physical postures (asana) that are moved through with guidance of the breath. This is one aspect of yoga, yet I believe yoga can be so much more! Those of us who are drawn to yoga have a desire to commune with one another. To share, to support, to uplift, to validate. More and more we are in need of this in our world. A place where we can first and foremost, show ourselves compassion, and then extend that compassion out to all living beings. It starts within. Then we can extend outwards. We can truly be the change we wish to see in the world, if first we change our heart to match the true tune of our soul. This can be accomplished by communing together in a sangha of yoga, not only yoga asana, but by sharing yoga from one heart to another through benevolence and compassion.
How it works…
Compassion for Community classes are held weekly at Cubberly Community Center in Palo Alto, room G4, from 6:00-7:00pm.
Classes are free. We practice a gift economy philosophy. Pay what you can, if you can, if you feel you have received value out of your experience. No minimum donation is required.
All are welcome. No yoga experience necessary. Please bring a mat, props if you'd like, a water bottle, and dress comfortably.
Classes held every Thursday night, 6:00-7:00pm, Palo Alto Cubberly Community Center, room G4