PANCAMUKHA: The 5 Faces of Hanuman
Douglas Brooks October 2 - 4 2015
please join us for this very special weekend:
Of all the characters that inhabit the lore of yoga, none is more popular or important than the monkey-god Hanuman. Confidant of the great prince Rama, counselor to monkey-king Sugriva, brother to the indomitable Bhima of Mahabharata fame, Hanuman’s tales are more than the stuff of legend, they are signposts to the gateway of the heart and the affirmation of life worth living. Within Hanuman lore there is a little known self-formulation known as Pancamukha Anjaneya or the Five-Faced Son of Anjani. Here Hanuman appears not only in his familiar monkey self but as Varaha the wild boar, Narasimha the man-lion, Garuda the raptor, and Hayagriva the horse-headed sage. While this icon is relatively familiar, even common across India, it’s significance and mythic roles are rarely considered. Most scholars have had no access to this esoteric Hanuman whose purposes remain recondite and largely unknown to the populace. In this seminar we will dive deeply into Pancamukha and not only tell his tales but also learn his significance for deeper yoga practices. Here is a way to refract and reflect upon oneself with tangible, practical benefits to your everyday life. These stories and teachings will change the way you think about the body, our lives as natural beings, and the processes of awareness that inform our greater self-awareness.
NO previous experience is expected or required.
Bring an open mind and a monkey’s worth of enthusiasm!
Click here to register:
We'll send you the latest info about classes, workshops and special series.
Have a look around our studio, boutique and more.
Follow the link below to sign up and pay for workshops online!