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News & Featured Events
friday, JUly 31st | 8 - 11pm
The VANARAS return to BYS for a special three-hour kirtan on Friday, July 31st in celebration of Guru Purnima. Chanting led by Anjula Prasad, Devadas Lily Cushman, Jeremy Frindel, Nina Rao and Shyama Chapin! Guru Purnima honors those in our lives who guide us in our lives, our teachers on the outer and the inner. Join us for this evening of gratitude and joyous celebration. Complete details HERE.
Nov 19 - 22nd | Phoenicia, NY
Cultivate the "Power of the Loving Heart" with Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, Lily Cushman and friends in the fifth annual Menla Mountain Retreat in Phoenicia, NY. Combining the complementary practices of devotional chanting, Lovingkindness meditation, and Classical Yoga, we come together to discover and celebrate the power of the heart in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Complete details HERE.
Exploring the first limb of classical Yoga
The Yama Series is an ongoing series of articles on the BYS blog written by BYS Founder, Lily Cushman. The Yama Series explores the first step of Classical Yoga and it's relevance to practice and life. Each month, Lily will be posting in-depth articles on the five different Yamas, looking at both how they present in ancient texts, and how to work with them as practical tools for today. This first stage of yoga is often overlooked or misunderstood, however it can be a extremely helpful to understand the nature of our own suffering - not only the role we play in this suffering, but also a pathway to find freedom from it. Check out the series HERE.