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Mindfulness: Journey in Satchidananda

Tuesday, Apr 16

12:00 PM–12:45 PM


Artist Cauleen Smith has taken inspiration from Swamini Alice Coltrane-Turiyasangitananda’s Sai Anantam Ashram. It served as a sanctuary for seekers of all faiths in the Santa Monica mountains from 1983-2017. Today’s guest instructor Nora Vimala Pozzi and Coltrane both studied with Yogaville founder Swami Satchidananda. 

In 1970 Alice Coltrane recorded Journey in Satchidananda which she said was inspired by her “association with someone who is near and dear to me. I am speaking of my own beloved spiritual preceptor, Swami Satchidananda. Swamiji is the first example I have seen in recent years of Universal Love… Anyone listening to this selection should try to envision himself floating on an ocean of Satchidanandaji’s love, which is literally carrying countless devotees across the vicissitudes and stormy blasts of life to the other shore…”

Mindfulness meditation is a way of giving “kind attention” to our experience in the here and now. As these sessions introduce you to a variety of meditation techniques and breathing practices we will also be making connections to themes in our current exhibitions. The 20 minute guided meditation is followed by sharing and instructor feedback.

Doors open at 11:45 am. All participants are invited to check in at our Welcome Desk.

Mindfulness @ ICA is sponsored by the Institute of Contemporary Art and the College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute, both at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Guest Instructor Nora Vimala Pozzi, is the director of the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond (IYCoR), an affiliated School of Yogaville, promoting the teachings of Swami Satchidananda – its founder and spiritual leader. The IYCoR continues to educate the public on the yogic principles of peace and non-violence, the environment and health.