Global Environmental Ethical and Local Alternative Organisations:
It is hoped that this page will support the potential for the wider Yoga community to share in the quest represented by the Yoga Sutra. This classic of Yoga psychology and its relevence to the whole World ethics views of ecopsychology is expressed in modern society by global insight and community outlook organisations such as the Earth Charter.
The Earth Charter offers one example of an authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are increasingly shared in all regions of the world. It offers a unique framework for assisting communities to move towards sustainable development, environmental protection and a culture of tolerance.
Transpersonal Psychology and Other Psychological Resources:
The focus, as in any quest into and beyond the psyche, is on exploring the perspective common to many psychological philosophies on suffering and looking at how to explore the deeper dimension and context of our lives whilst living, as if, within a mutually dependent and supportive community environment.
One approach is exploring our inner landscape through workshops and trainings linking Oriental and Occidental Psychological Teachings by Teachers in our own Healing and Psychotherapeutic traditions interested in Yoga, Vedanta, Samkhya and Buddhism in and for the West. This interest led me to undertake the completion of four years personal and professional training in Transpersonal Psychology and its emphasis on the wholeness of being, along with personal therapy and professional supervision over 15 years.
In the Indian tradition the act of spiritual pilgrimage, or Yatra, to significant places within nature each symbolising contact with the Divine is seen as important at some stage in each of our lives. Another aspect of a Yatra or Sacred Journey was as a means for self exploration and a support for the many changes we meet though everyday life.
Sacred Jouneys have long been recognised in India, as well as elsewhere in the world, as a means for change and fulfillment through personal journeying and expression of the inner guide through the outer travel to what are seen as significant planetary power points. These sacred points are often linked through mythology to stories from the heart of India’s wisdom teachings. Though such journeys are very possible within our own Western mythological and spiritual roots my own leaning is towards the Indian tradition and culture.