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From the Founder

A yogi’s ultimate achievement is to experience the state of niruddha—the suspension of all mental activity. While many of us have had glimpses of this state of absorption (a sense of being “in the flow” or “in the zone”), a yogi willfully and consciously attains this state through the cultivation of ekagrata, one-pointed focus, and vairagya, emotional detachment. When a yogi’s mind is in a state of niruddha the sense of time is distorted, the sense of self (ahamkara) is dissolved and a state of pure inner-peace (sattva) is experienced.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
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