Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Learn techniques to help you dissolve pain at its roots, and to use pain as a transformational tool for healing.

How can we use the experiences of pain, ill health, and mental distress to grow spiritually? Pain can seem a spiritual test, a karmic punishment, or a blessing in disguise. Explore your relationship with pain and learn ways to use it to deepen your awareness of the soul’s transcendent qualities of acceptance, freedom, and love.

In this class you will learn how to: 

  •  Use pain as a transformational tool 
  •  Experience successful techniques for transforming patterns of energy and  thought, dissolving pain at its very roots
  • Develop attitudes for overcoming the consciousness of suffering
  • Use prayer as service and self-transcendence
Meditation & Healing with Dr. Shanti Rubenstone

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Teaching through Experience

Dr. Shanti Rubenstone has a practice now called, “Transformational Medicine” where she helps and supports people to find the most healing and expansive way through any crisis of the body, mind, or soul. Nayaswami Lahari has lived well with a medical condition for the past 26 years, and, in the process, has gained a great appreciation for the power of Paramhansa Yogananda's teachings.

 

Tip for Living with Chronic Pain

Do “Hong Sau” into the center of the pain.

* Take deep breaths into the center of the pain.

* As you breathe in, mentally repeat, “I am” (or Sanskrit mantra, “Hong”).

* As you breathe out, mentally say, “Spirit” (or, in Sanskrit, “Sau”).

* Keep the breath and mental sounds focused at the center of the pain.

Do this for 3 to 5 minutes when you awake, before going to sleep, or anytime you want to minimize pain.



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Shanti Rubenstone, M.D.

Shanti Rubenstone, M.D.

Guest Teacher

Dr. Shanti Rubenstone is the doctor you’ve always wished you could have. She is a board certified internist who received her medical education and training from Stanford University in the early 1980s. Her keen and compassionate attention to her patients’ needs, her lively personality, and her brilliant insight make her outstanding in her field.

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Nayaswami Lahari

Nayaswami Lahari

Minister/Lightbearer in Ananda Palo Alto

As part of her 30 year adventures with Ananda, Nayaswami Lahari has led retreats in Healing and Healing Prayers. She has served in 5 Ananda World Brotherhood Colonies and with her husband, Biraj, helped on the startup team with Swami Kriyananda in Gurgaon and Pune, India. She has lived well with a medical condition for the past 26 years, and, in the process, has gained a great appreciation for the power of Yogananda's teachings. Lahari currently serves as a Minister/Lightbearer in Ananda Palo Alto.

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Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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