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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- Awaken Interviews Chameli Ardagh Pt 2 - We Are Part Of A Collective Unfoldingviews: 253
Donna Quesada: When you were talking about myth, I couldn’t help but think of Joseph Campbell, who was one of the academic pioneers of the power of myth. It’s interesting because so many people…when they hear that word, they think [...]
- My New Year’s Message: Enter The Field Of Magic - Dhanpal-Donna Quesadaviews: 244
by Dhanpal-Donna Quesada: The whole idea in life is to live in ease. To put it as Buddha did, to reduce suffering and mental angst… Finding a path of ease becomes our polestar. As Abraham Hicks says… “Whatever we do, we do [...]
- Awaken Interviews Chameli Ardagh Pt 1 - Embracing Into The Fire Of Presenceviews: 418
Donna Quesada: Welcome, Chameli! I’m Donna, and it’s so nice to meet you! Chameli Ardagh: I wanted to be here. DONNA: I wanted to thank you for your time first of all, and let everyone know in case they don’t know your [...]
- Awaken Interviews Jonathan Robinson Pt 3 - Witness Consciousnessviews: 332
Donna Quesada: Would you be willing to share what works for you? Jonathan Robinson: Something that works for me is…I often do something called The Headless Way, which was a popular book many years ago. And you know, from our point [...]
- Awaken Interviews Jonathan Robinson Pt 2 - Align With Your Higher Selfviews: 442
Donna Quesada: Yes, yes. You also talk about scheduling things in life that make us feel good. And I loved this, and I think this is in one of your audiobooks. You know, we’re so busy, and we’re so goal oriented, [...]
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- Awaken Interviews Robert Thurman PhD Pt 3 - Be Lucid Wakingviews: 1671
- “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."