Rohini reads her poem “consequences,” and then shares a few minutes of silent meditation and reflection, so we can inwardly be with and support those around the world struggling to breathe, whatever the reason.
After reading her poem “re-cognize,” Rohini shares a story about a powerful experience of re-cognition shared by two Jewish mystics.
Rohini explains how all human conflict and hate are rooted in the dichotomizing activity of the intellect.
After a reading, Rohini works with three students on burning up and resolving a vibration connected with the fourchotomy of “bitter.” She then shares two instructive Zen stories.
After reading her poem “The Prescription,” Rohini leads a short meditation in which we can be with our experience, whatever it is, and still our underlying vibrations.
Rohini uses rubber duckies to explain the abiding substrate of consciousness that undergirds all the modifications of the mind. If we identify with the modifications of the mind, we are lost. If we still all modifications, our minds can serve as clear mirrors reflecting the light of the Self, which then can be revealed as our true nature. Rohini’s talk elucidates Vyasa’s commentary on Yoga Sutras 1.32.
After reading her poem “banquet,” Rohini explains how we must never conflate humiliation with humility, or getting and giving love with Being Love–the Love that is our true nature.
Answering a student’s question, Rohini explains how the intellect leads us into delusion if we identify with it, and clarifies how it is to be used as the instrument it is, not who we truly are.
Rohini reads her poem “straw dog,” which strips away the delusion that our separate, individual selves are Real.
Starting with her poem “against the grain,” Rohini explains six ways in which we might respond to experiences deeper than our ordinary. In each case, we believe we see all there is to see; in only one case are we correct, and in only two are we actually practicing sadhana.