Good King Wenceslas – Br. Shankara

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January 5, 2020

January is a month for study of Raja Yoga, a spiritual path often called the yoga of meditation. As a raja yogi, you use ancient, proven spiritual techniques to quiet your mind and gain control of your attention.

Regular daily practice of Raja Yoga increases your ability to concentrate, and may lead to meditation. This can unite you with the Divine Presence, the source of your being, and liberate you from the cycle of rebirth and death.

Good King Wenceslas

You may not have enjoyed the whole of Christmas, Charles Dickens might have said, if you had not yet heard the tale of Good King Wenceslas. Well, if you’re in that deplorable condition, it can be remedied this coming Sunday morning.

We will sing the saint’s Christmas Carol, discuss the parable’s inner meanings, and relate them to Raja Yoga. Rooted in Christian mystical traditions, the carol’s symbolism tells a story of a king who is both an humble servant of God in man and a master of spiritual power.