Dr. Kapila Castoldi, of the Sri Chinmoy Centre, will be offering an Introduction to the Principles of Ayurveda from 3 to 6 p.m., September 23 and 30 at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore. Topics include Ayurveda as a Philosophy of Life; Basics of Ayurveda; Discovering Your Ayurveda Constitution; Secrets of Balanced Living; and Awareness and Conscious Living.
Castoldi will conduct a free introductory meditation series at 3 p.m., October 7, 14 and 21, at the bookstore. The class will introduce basics of meditation, explore the concept of meditative lifestyle and how to achieve self-awareness through meditation. Concentration, breathing, visualization and chanting techniques will be explored.
She states, “It’s the time of the year when the days are growing shorter, the trees are shedding leaves and nature prepares for the long winter to come. Like nature, we should prepare by turning our minds inward. Once we detach our mind from the clamor of external impressions, we become gradually able to access the deeper part of our being, achieving a sense of peace and harmony.”