The Clay/Pot allegory was first used in the Chandogya Upanisad to illustrate the reality status of a thing, pot in relation to its cause, clay. The drsthanta, example, although limited, is used to explore the non-dual significance of what is generally conceived of as an ontological binary. Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, calls it Ganges bank people's arithmetic; If there are five clay pots, how many pots are there and how many clays?
In the West, E=mc2 presents an equation that envisions forms and the energy behind them as equal. How does this vision of equality impact our social conscience? Radical Non-Duality: An Ontology for Social Justice explores the philosophy of non-duality from a Vedantic perspective and asks, on what basis will you construct and discriminate against the "other?"
This workshop will spend the first half hour exploring verses from various Vedic texts, which reveal the non-dual identity of oneself. The next two hours will use Asana, Pranayama and Meditation to physically ruminate on these teachings.
Rooting into traditional Hindu knowledge, we will reduce our fuzzy Yoga notions, our imperial longing for planet bliss and embrace a vision of ourselves and the world we inhabit that is inclusive and subsequently without fear.Sri Louise