Culver City, California
“In our Yoga practice, the act of focusing is an exact science! Together, our conscious, rhythmic breath patterns, combined with a drishti, opens a gateway to a higher state of calm-alertness.”
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Dhanpal-Donna Quesada teaches eastern spiritual philosophy at Santa Monica College and Kundalini Yoga at the renowned Yoga West, in Los Angeles. She is an author, healer and meditation guide. Her book, Buddha in the Classroom; Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers, was released by Skyhorse Publications, in 2011. Now a classic, it is scheduled for re-release in 2015, under its new title, The Inspired Teacher; Zen Advice for the Happy Teacher. Her audio CDs of guided meditations and positive affirmations feature a variety of meditation styles and reflect the way she begins all of her classes, whether teaching Yoga or eastern philosophy. Quesada has also received formal training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. She lives with her family and her beloved terrier, Marcel, in Culver City, California.
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Donna Quesada: And it seems that all these practices have that in common…getting you to wake up to what was already there. There is no attainment. Arjuna Ardagh: Well, yes…This led a bit into the Radical Brillance cycle… DONNA: And [...]
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Donna Quesada:: Well, good morning Arjuna. Arjuna Ardagh: Hey. DONNA: I want to thank you for joining us. I know that our Awaken.com listeners will love what you have to say. And especially about your new book. You have a new book [...]
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Donna Quesada: I guess I have two questions. Why isn’t this stuff taught in our curriculum? Why is it so antiquated? And then, number two, I would really like to talk more about language. I think that it is overlooked [...]
- Awaken Interviews Caroline Myss – What Is In One Is In The Wholeviews: 544
Donna Quesada: So, breaking away from the tribe? Caroline Myss: But you have to understand what you just said. What do I mean by breaking away from the tribe and what you may mean are two different things. I don’t mean [...]
- Awaken Interviews Carolin Myss - The Real Heart of a Spiritual Journey Is the Pursuit of 'What Is Truth?'views: 674
Donna Quesada: Hi Caroline, thank you again for sharing your time with us and the Awaken community. And I just want to thank you personally, for sharing your time with us. I’ve been influenced by your books and your teachings [...]
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- “When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.”
- “When you blame, you open up a world of excuses, because as long as you're looking outside, you miss the opportunity to look inside, and you continue to suffer.”
- “The effects you will have on your students are infinite and currently unknown; you will possibly shape the way they proceed in their careers, the way they will vote, the way they will behave as partners and spouses, the way they will raise their kids.”
- “Courage is often associated with aggression, but instead should be seen as a willingness to act from the heart.”
- “What we can change is our perceptions, which have the effect of changing everything.”
- “You don't think your way back to joy; you open to it.”
- “Each situation is a blossom to be picked with a curious spirit.”
- “To see change is at the same time to allow change.”
- “Think of the jazz improv artist responding to the musical banter among her fellow players onstage. Aside from whatever training they've done in advance, as soon as the curtain opens, they move into unknown territory together, creating something new each time by remaining in a state of undivided presence.”
- "Don’t “personalize” the situation or the other person’s actions, since, those actions were never about you, anyway, they were always about the other—betraying their own state of consciousness."
- "Your inner glow and light, which radiates outward and is felt by all who come near you, will affect the material context in ways that others are unable to understand. It’s like a secret."
- "When we live from the heart, we are dwelling in God. And God doesn’t take things personally or get involved in drama. God doesn’t compare, judge, get wrecked by anxiety and unfulfilled expectations and certainly has nothing to prove and no sense of lack."