Deepen Your Practice 10 - The Thread of Continuousness
Author: Mark Griffin, Mindy Rosenblatt, Evelyn Jacob
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Hard Light Publishing
Release Date: October 02, 2011
About the Deepen Your Practice Series
To study with an enlightened being is a truly rare and special opportunity. It is not a destiny that falls to many people. If it is your great good fortune to have come across the teachings of Mark Griffin, you may find yourself wondering “How do I study with him? How can I put my time to best use?”
Mark’s teaching style is so deep and encompassing that people often wonder where to begin or how to engage in the spiritual training he offers. Is there an order to what you should study, or are there lessons you could turn to? Yes - That’s exactly what the Deepen Your Practice course is – it is a sequential curriculum of study with this profound Meditation Master.
Mark is here to guide us on our spiritual path and illuminate the way, but if you work with him – while he’s working with you – you’ll be amazed at how fast you can progress. How can you do that? Study his teachings. Use the mind, and let the understanding and insights you gain bolster and enrich your sadhana – your spiritual practices.
Each volume of the series can stand on its own as a teaching, or you can approach them in sequence, starting with Volume One and progressing one-by-one through the entire Deepen Your Practice program. You may choose to focus on one volume each month or at whatever pace and tempo seems right to you.
About this Volume of Deepen Your Practice
The Thread of Continuousness
Volume Ten is the beginning of a four-volume focus about Guru Yoga. It begins the discussion of how one can establish an inner channel of communication with the Guru Principle – that universal catalyst for Awakening.
As Mark Griffin says: “We have introduced the force and practice of Guru Yoga and I’ve tried to teach you as much as I can by constantly, and in a swift turnaround basis, bringing the Guru Yoga training into the Hard Light Center on a regular basis. I do that because I think it is your best chance for your own Awakening.”
Centering the core of your sadhana, your spiritual practices, around the principles of Guru Yoga aligns every other practice with this fast path. In this volume, the main talk is entitled “The Thread of Continuousness”, and in it Mark explains the difference between the Inner Guru of Action and the Outer Guru of Cause.
About the Author
Yogic Mystic and Meditation Master, Mark Griffin, the founder of Hard Light Center of Awakening, was a student of Swami Muktananda of the Siddha Yoga Lineage who, in turn, was a disciple of Swami Nityananda. Griffin, who teaches in Malibu, CA, exists in states of Nirvikalpa Samadhi and identifies meditation as the core of his teaching.
He presents ancient knowledge of the various strands of Yoga dating back to the Vedas in contemporary terms, both mystical and scientific. As such, his work complements and agrees with many esoteric practices including Taoism, Tantra, Yoga, Shamanism and theoretical physics.
Mark Griffin is a Westerner who was born in the '50s in the Pacific Northwest. His childhood encompassed a usual American middle-class scenario, followed by tumultuous teen and early adult years spent in a very aggressive pursuit of higher knowledge and purpose. Mark's studies in art and music brought him to the San Francisco Bay area where he met his Guru, Swami Muktananda, in 1976.
After six years of full-time immersion in the study of meditation, Mark encountered a milestone of extreme spiritual significance-entrance into an advanced state of consciousness known as Nirvakalpa Samadhi.
Very shortly thereafter, Muktananda died.