Enlightenment Centers

Tranquillity Within http://www.EighthLimb.com

Mission: The mission is to encourage, educate and promote alternative healing arts for those seeking peace and tranquillity in the midst of everyday life, while providing a consistent level of quality care and treating everyone with loving kindness and respect. Kornfield, Jack (2011-08-18). Teachings of the Buddha: Revised and Expanded ENLIGHTENMENT has no definite form or nature by which it can manifest itself; so in enlightenment itself, there is nothing to be enlightened. Enlightenment exists solely because of delusion and ignorance; if they disappear, so will Enlightenment. And the opposite is true also: there is no Enlightenment apart from delusion and ignorance; no delusion and ignorance apart from Enlightenment. Therefore be on guard against thinking of enlightenment as a “thing” to be grasped at, lest it, too, should become an obstruction. When the mind that was in darkness becomes enlightened, it passes away, and with its passing, the thing which we call Enlightenment passes also. As long as people desire Enlightenment and grasp after it, it means that delusion is still with them; therefore, they who are following the way to Enlightenment must not grasp at it, and if they reach Enlightenment they must not linger in it. When people attain Enlightenment in this sense, it means that everything is Enlightenment itself as it is; therefore, people should follow the path to Enlightenment until in their thoughts, worldly passions and Enlightenment become identical as they are. Kornfield, Jack (2011-08-18). Teachings of the Buddha: Revised and Expanded Edition (Kindle Locations 2243-2252). Shambhala Publications. Kindle Edition. Edition (Kindle Locations 2243-2252). Shambhala Publications. Kindle Edition.


Understanding Your Own Mind - Jack Kornfield

jackkornfield.com Understanding Your Own Mind In popular Western culture we are taught that the way to achieve happiness is to change our external environment to fit our wishes. But this strategy doesn’t work. In every life, pleasure and pain, gain and loss, praise and blame keep showing up, no matter how hard we s...


9 Easy Stretches To Release Lower Back And Hip Pain

higherperspectives.com Everyone needs to stretch more!


I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being

I always start with the breath...yoga is breathing.

thecut.com “Stimulating” it leads to calmness, but how and why?


The Difference between Restorative and Yin Yoga

Restorative is about resting and Yin is about releasing.

yogainvietnam.com “What is the difference between Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga? Aren’t they the same?" This is a question we are asked often. The simple answer is no. Restorative yoga and & yin yoga are two very powerful and yet different physical practices. Here are the differences.

Jack Kornfield

#metta #mindfulness #lovingkindness


Longer Exhalations Are an Easy Way to Hack Your Vagus Nerve


psychologytoday.com Respiratory vagus nerve stimulation (rVNS) counteracts fight-or-flight stress.


Yoga For Seniors - Modified Sun Salutations with a warm up by LoveYoga.org

This gentle variation of Sun Salutations is suitable for seniors or anyone who is unable to bear their weight on their hands. (e.g. in Downward Dog). This se...

Looking to rest, relax, release and heal? Sign up today for classes through the city of Tempe.
Monday, 10:30 am - Noon; Slow and Gentle
Tuesday, 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm; Restorative with Reiki
Wednesday, 5 pm - 6:15 pm; Healthy Back
Thursday, 7:10 pm - 8:40 pm; Yin and Yoga Nidra
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10 Reasons to Make Time for Yin Yoga When You’re Too Busy

Make time for Yin Yoga, Thursday, 7:10 pm – 8:40 pm; Yin and Yoga Nidra Sign Up Here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/tempeopportunities/Activity_Search/yoga-yin-and-yoga-nidra/11852

yogajournal.com Think you don’t have time to slow down? Yoga Medicine teacher Shannon Stephens makes a case for why yin yoga may be the best practice for your busiest times.


Yoga and Advanced Aging, Part 4: Teaching in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care Spaces

accessibleyoga.blogspot.com Music , Dorrit Black, 1928 By Carey Sims Carey will be presenting a workshop “Yoga and Advanced Aging: Teaching in Assisted Living, Skil...


The Science of Stretch (w/ Dr. Helene Langevin, Harvard Medical School and Brigham Women’s Hospital)

Okay, stretch and hold and hold and hold. What happens when you stretch? What exactly are you stretching? Is it your muscle or is it your connective tissue? ...


What is TRE ( quick & simple animated explanation of TRE)

This is an easy explanation of TRE. It is a method of stress reduction that is simple and easy to apply because it naturally follows the physiology of the hu...

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Increase Dopamine Levels 65% Using This Little-Known Yoga Trick

Join me for the new Yin and Yoga Nidra beginning soon. Sign up today: https://apm.activecommunities.com/tempeopportunities/Activity_Search/yoga-yin-and-yoga-nidra/11852

draxe.com Bliss out your brain! (Free guided audio inside...)

Sign Up Now for Summer Yoga Classes in Tempe:
Monday, 10:30 am - Noon; Slow and Gentle #62168
Tuesday, 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm; Restorative with Reiki #62167
Wednesday, 5 pm - 6:15 pm; Healthy Backs #62163
Thursday, 7:10 pm - 8:40 pm; Yin and Yoga Nidra #62165


Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day

businessinsider.com You can see significant positive changes in just 15 minutes a day.

Tao Te Ching

The master of Tao relaxes,
And allows situations to rest and settle
with ease and comfort.

When nothing is done...
Nothing is left undone.

Summer Session Yoga Class Sign Up for Tempe Residents began today and Non-residents April 29th. Here are my summer session classes which begin in June:
Monday, 10:30 am – Yoga: Slow and Gentle #62168
Tuesday, 7:15 pm – Yoga: Restorative with Reiki #62167
Wednesday, 5 pm – Yoga: Healthy Backs #62163
Thursday, 7:10 pm – Yin and Yoga Nidra #62165

Sri Swami Satchidananda


A Meditation on Grief - Jack Kornfield

jackkornfield.com A Meditation on Grief   When after heavy rain the storm clouds disperse, is it not that they’ve wept themselves clear to the end? —Ghalib Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss. When we grieve we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of betrayal or tragedy ...


In India, People Make a Pilgrimage for Kriya Yoga

nbcdfw.com Two pilgrims on the same spiritual path, yet from different parts of the world. They agreed on this: a passport isn’t required to feel God’s presence.

Sign up for Relaxation and Stress Reducing Yoga and Meditation classes. Join me for my Spring Session of classes through the City of Tempe. Small Classes with Individual Attention and The Price is Right!
Monday, 10:30 am – Yoga: Slow and Gentle #60697
Monday, 4:15 pm – Yoga: Stress Release #60698
Tuesday, 7:15 pm – Yoga: Restorative with Reiki #60696
Wednesday, 7:10 pm – Yoga: Healthy Backs #60694
Thursday, 7:10 pm – Yoga: Nightcap Nidra #60695
Friday, 5:30 pm – Yoga: Yin with Meditation #60699

Energy Therapy

Chinese proverb (heed it well!) ✌️❤️


Functional Yoga: When Is Alignment Important?

yogainternational.com Alignment is personal, not universal. Rather than maximizing performance and flexibility, why not optimize health and mobility?


Yoga: A Warrior’s Practice ~ Chris Kiran Aarya

brahmalokaorbust.com As a samurai, I must strengthen my character; as a human being I must perfect my spirit ~Yamaoka Tesshu, Founder of Shoden Muto-Ryu School of The Sword If you tell most people that yoga is a warrio


How to Handle Grief, Loss & Loneliness

How to Handle Grief, Loss & Loneliness: Swami Satchidananda is asked about how to use Yoga practice and philosophy to deal with these challenges in life. He’...

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Remembering Who You Are - Jack Kornfield

jackkornfield.com Remembering Who You Are “How amazing. All living beings have the Buddha nature of awakening and freedom, yet they do not realize this. Unknowingly they wander on the ocean of suffering for lifetimes. It is time to realize your own Buddha nature.” ~Prajnaparamita Our delusion can be dispelled in ...


Yoga Tips to Thaw a Frozen Shoulder

yogajournal.com Chances are good that at least once in your yoga teaching career, you'll encounter a student with a frozen shoulder. In fact, chances are even bett...


Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior

nytimes.com Many members of the military now include yoga — often taught by veterans — as an element of their workout routine, and veterans turn to the practice for therapeutic applications.

Buddhist Boot Camp

"Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are" -The Dalai Lama

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Let Go of Unhealthy Thoughts - Jack Kornfield

jackkornfield.com Let Go of Unhealthy Thoughts   Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind. —Buddha Speak and act from unwise thoughts, and sorrow will follow you as surely as the wheel follows the ox who draws the cart. Speak and act from wise thoughts and...

City of Tempe winter session class schedule. Sign up begins Dec. 10th for Tempe Residents, Dec. 17th for everyone. Classes run Jan through March. A great holiday gift for you! For more information check the schedule of classes at eighthlimb.com
Monday, 10:30 am – Yoga: Slow and Gentle #60691
Monday, 4:15 pm – Yoga: Stress Release #60692
Tuesday, 7:15 pm – Yoga: Restorative with Reiki #60690
Wednesday, 7:10 pm – Yoga: Healthy Backs #60688
Thursday, 7:10 pm – Yoga: Nightcap Nidra #60689
Friday, 5:30 pm – Yoga: Yin with Meditation #60693


9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

blog.paleohacks.com Loosen up sticky muscles with these pain-relieving moves.


Authentic Thanks Giving (2018-11-21) - Tara Brach

play.google.com How do we awaken our natural capacities for gratitude and generosity? This talk explores the pathways of honest presence and purposeful cultivation, and offers several reflections that guide us in contacting and expressing our love.

Jack Kornfield

When we consider loving well and living fully, we can see the ways our attachments and fears have limited us, and we can see the many opportunities for our hearts to open. Have we let ourselves love the people around us, our family, our community, the earth upon which we live? And, did we also learn to let go? http://ow.ly/LgWY306EpJX


4 Guided Meditation MP3s - Eighth Limb Enlightenment Centers

Cyber Monday sale

eighthlimb.com Yoga Nidra is the Yoga of Sleep. Based on the Amrit system of Integrative Relaxation.  

Yoga for Healthy Aging

In our new post today, guest writer Sandra Razieli writes honestly about the challenges she has had with practicing Triangle pose and how she learned a different--and pain free--way of practicing it. She says that while she was studying in Pune, she "learned about what was becoming an open secret among the senior teachers: Many of them had hip problems. Even so, they kept pushing themselves into more extreme hip positions."

Jack Kornfield

Midweek #metta

Jack Kornfield

"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., talked about the need for 'aggressive nonviolence.' There are times and situations in which we have to show up and throw down, and this may be such a time."

Jack Kornfield

#happyfriday #happyweekend (Let thoughts come and go like clouds in the clear sky of mind.) Image: Betsy Streeter

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