Not so easy, easy Raja Yoga: Three Algorithms

Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Building 36, 112
50 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

Three algorithms from Raja Yoga for Reviving the Self and the World

The purpose of ‘yoga’ based on its origins is self-realization leading to material and spiritual upliftment of humanity. How does one apply that in practical life in a modern-day context, beyond just physical postures? How can one revive the self using resources from within using the Raja Yoga method? How to master the mind? How to not be limited by external labels of gender, nationality, religion etc.? How can one have a more beneficial relationship with nature and environment?

The session will cover three mental algorithms to demonstrate how the practice of “Raja Yoga” is a means of individual empowerment to become an agent of benefit for the world. The process empowers one with tools of self-dignity and an attitude of giving and uplifting, rather than just taking advantage of people, resources, or nature for one’s profit. This naturally leads to inner happiness, wellness  and external benefit.

Come invest in yourself with yoga for the mind!

  • Learn tools to revive the self towards wellness using resources from within

  • Become a more conscious agent of benefit for the world in your own way

Format: Interactive - Time distributed for theory, introspective portions to create insights and meaning for the self to apply in practical life, and q&a.

About the speakers:

Sudarshan Sundar is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft Corporation by profession at New England Research & Development (NERD) center in Cambridge, MA. Born in India, he grew up in Singapore and moved to the United States in 1999. Sudarshan has practiced Raja Yoga since 2002. He loves the positivity, purpose, and joy that the integration of Raja Yoga awareness brings into daily life. He helped start and co-coordinated the activities of Inner Space Meditation Center and Gallery in Harvard Square from 2012 to 2020. Sudarshan also presented at a Harvard Divinity School conference in 2023. Sudarshan is also a graduate of the LeaderShape institute.

Vandana Sareen, a master's graduate of MIT's Urban Planning program in 2000, is an urban planner by profession. She manages affordable housing real estate development projects for Just-A-Start Corporation, a Cambridge-based non-profit. She has lived and worked in India, West Africa, and the USA. She has been practicing Raja Yoga meditation since 2004. She is a 200Hr certified yoga instructor as well as a WELL Building Certified professional. She has helped design, plan, and co-facilitated workshops and mini retreats as a volunteer locally as well as at the Peace Village Catskills Retreat Center in New York. She aims to be an easy yogi and enjoys striking a natural wellness and balance with all things Yoga.


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