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Today and Everyday. Some people are sex workers by choice. Others have no choice. Either way we all deserve to be safe. To express ourselves freely. Look out for one another. Good night everyone. Love you, Tiaga Prem #thisisafeministissue Dec 17 is the day to raise awareness to end violence against sex workers
Show up as the best version of You. That’s what it’s all about. Design your life to support that. Challenge yourself to pass through the difficulties with an innate understanding of what you are. Bless Yourself daily. Remind yourself of Who You Are and expand your YOU, your unique, Infinite Self though your gifts and talents, and through every cell of your being. You were born to be beautiful. To be free. To be You! #goforit #goseahawks #petecarroll #footballsunday
Big day for the Seahawks! Lets win this one! Go Hawks
Order now and get the Voices of the Awakened Ones on LP
Including all 7 words the Trump Administration has ordered the CDC never to use...
Proud to Be Vulnerable.
My Entitlement as a Straight White Male.
Solidarity with the Trans Community.
Trans Kids Rock.
Every woman (not some male politician) deserves the right to choose what happens with her body (which includes the Fetus that is growing inside her body). I believe in Evidence Based Science.
And the modern day classic...Science Based Evidence is essential for our progress as Intelligent Humans.
Order Now and get an Up Yours Donny bumper sticker Love You, Tiaga Prem #alliwantforchristmasisanewpresident
Use your intellect to ask questions. To seek the truth. Rather than be controlled by the intellect and the need to be right (which is a common condition in today’s society). Instead of basing all of your opinions on the past, Think for yourself. Create your own culture. And on the journey, Keep asking questions. Keep challenging authority. Keep dropping away any layers that are covering up your unique, creative Self. You are here to be You, not to become someone else. Love You, Tiaga Prem #embodythedharma #bethebuddha
Live Feed teachings 9:30 am Pacific here on Instagram
What culture is Buddha Mind? What skin colour is consciousness? What country of origin is compassion from?
Where do you have to grow up to experience Yoga (Oneness with God)? Sound ridiculous? It is. The Buddha was very clear that Buddha Mind is in Everyone. That all beings have the capacity for enlightenment. It is Not only available to specific nations and skin colours. That kind of thinking is also what left women out of the religions that were built around spiritual teachers like the Buddha. Divisive BS. See through the illusion. And yet here we are at the end of 2017 with people complaining about how meditation belongs to one country, yoga belongs to one nationality...It is an absurd perpetuation of the illusion of separateness. One that Bruce Lee had to stand up against to teach martial arts in the West. One that women like Indra Devi had to stand up against to teach yoga as a western woman. I’m a this and you’re a that BS (belief system/bullshit) It’s time to let it go. It’s time to stop identifying so much with what divides us. It doesn’t exist. It is an old way of thinking. Honour the tradition, and where it came from on planet earth, but look deeper. Disassemble all countries and nation states. Live as a universal citizen. Deeper than skin. Deeper than countries and religions. Deeper than the intellect. From a PC perspective it may seems as though you’re really “making change” by addressing race/nationality when it comes to practices of consciousness, however comments like this are perpetuating division, what the Buddha called maya (the illusion of seperateness) and are no different than telling immigrants here in Canada to go back to where they’re from. Absurdity-We are all immigrants. We all deserve love and have the capacity for awakening. I bow & acknowledge the suffering caused by race, capitalism, genocide, patriotism & patriarchy. I’m a feminist who firmly believes that black lives matter. I’m gay positive & support trans rights. I’m a vegan. I am also a teacher and a yogi who feels a deep responsibility to encourage all of us to dissolve our differences. To see God in All. To acknowledge the illusion of separateness. Hope you’ll join me. TP
Noah Levine - although we haven’t met in person yet - has been a great influence in my life. I read his book Dharma Punx in the early 2000s and it helped set my feet on the path I walk today.(Eternal bows @noahlevine108 Your teachings + books have encouraged me In my recovery, in my learning to just be myself as a teacher (don’t try to be spiritual, Just Be You), in my commitment to punk rock as a spiritual practice, AND in my commitment to daily meditation + conscious living.) Soooo you can bet I was super stoked when I saw Noah sat down with the amazing @gurujagat to discuss Happiness as a Radical Action. I tried to get Guru J out to a punk rock show with me when we taught at Bloom together this year. She is an incredible teacher, and I’m pretty sure we will be rocking out somewhere together soon. Check the podcast out - Reality Riffing On iTunes. You’re definitely in for a treat! Love you, Tiaga Prem #punkrock #aquarianliving
Mr Huxley could see what was coming down the line during these times. Lets continue to be inspired by his work. Seriously, pick up a copy of Brave New World. Then, continue to show up and challenge the “get by” mentality around you. May we never forget who we are. May we live and love fully AWAKE. Love You, Tiaga Prem #humansovereignty #befree #beyou #aldoushuxley
The more aware of this you are...the more you get to be full on you. Which is what you’re here to do. Not become anything. Not get anywhere. Just walk through the world as an everyday Joe and a master at the same time.
The Householder Buddha. Unaffected by duality. It’s really not that exciting and at the same time it’s incredibly important. Just you Being You. Compassionate. Creative. Wise. Love You, Tiaga Prem #beautifullyboring #lifeunfolding #justbeyou
Shout outs to my spirit twin @littleone666 for reminding me about the sacred mundane. Love You.
As a yogi, a householder, a rebel, and a creative person I’m always experimenting with self expression.
I wore a turban for a year, grew my hair long and have kept a beard for the past 2 years. During this time I’ve come to the conclusion that there is great benefit to wearing a turban, especially for practicing Kundalini Yoga + Meditation. I also feel like growing my hair has been a great commitment, and I connect it to my spiritual practice and sobreity, at this point. As for my beard, this morning my daughter asked if I would shave, and promised me more kisses if I did. She dared me, saying she didn’t think I would.. she clearly doesn’t know who she’s dealing with, haha. Well, here it is. Now I’ll be experimenting with a clean shaven face as I continue with the practice of being my best self. Wonder if it will affect me in any way. For now, It feels pretty good! And now I’m looking forward to those kisses. Love You, Tiaga Prem #bendingtherules #dogmaisforsuckers #dothetestsyourself #vegansofinstagram #yogadudes
I remember when I almost broke the internet for posting this quote. Haha. Us humans sure love our opinions!
Anyways, I’ll be teaching a Hatha Yoga class tonight. Yes, there will be posing. So if you miss the old days of sweet tunes and fancy postures...tonight is the night.
Come get fancy, or just come and be you (which may or may not be fancy) See you there #dontbeaposer #beaposer #thechoiceisyours #justbeyou
How much longer can you go on cheating yourself? Discounting yourself? Doubting yourself? Running away from your spirit? Avoiding prosperity? It’s time to cozy up with your fear. Press back against adversity & Learn to fail well. To know that these stumbles are leading you to even greater opportunities. It’s all part of being human. Know that the teacher who is here to guide you in this Life - is You. Make space so you can hear this voice of wisdom that is speaking to you constantly. Love You, Tiaga Prem
#bethebuddha #expansionpack #spiritualactivism #expressyourself #satnam #toinfinityandbeyond *****************************
Hey everyone! We have passed the 10K downloads mark for Revealing the Diamond Podcast. Thank you for all the love and support! New Episode is up now! Link in Bio!
Lots of upcoming travel dates too
Jan 27th Ra Ma Institute in LA @ramainstitute
Feb 24/25 Junction 9 in Calgary @junction_9
March 16-18 The Movement Saskatoon @themovement_yxe
And tonight Live Here on Instagram 6pm Pacific or in person in Vancouver @thedharmatemple
#revealingthediamond #podcast #consciousliving #vegansofinstagram #meditation #inspirationalquotes #yogadudes #tiagaprem
What’s in a name? I was born Ryan - which means little king - a name given to me by my mother & father. To this day they still call me this. And my Oma (which means Grandma in German still calls me “My sweet Ryan”) Willhelm or William was the name of my Great Grandfather who fled from the Nazis in WW2, as he was openly opposed to the atrocities they were committing in our world. Münz or Muenz is my family name, when my family immigrated to Canada there was no umlaut on the typewriters at the time so they stuffed an e in there. Reno is the name my friends called me as a teenager. There were 7 Ryan’s in my homeroom class in 10th Grade, so I was happy to have a nickname. People called me this most of young adult life. I’ve taught yoga as Reno, I’ve dj’d as Reno, I’ve been married and divorced as Reno, Most of my addiction story is connected to the name Reno, I’ve fallen in love again and had a beautiful baby girl as Reno. Chaitanya means Consciousness. Deva is the masculine word for God. And OM is the vibration in all of life through out time. This name was given to me by a dear teacher Sri Dharma Mittra. Chaitanya is the 4th incarnation of Krishna and the author of the Maha Mantra - Hare Krishna Hare Rama etc. - this name is special to me however it never quite stuck. Tiaga means to commit to living a spiritual life as a Teacher - Prem means Love and Singh means King or Lion - Full circle - Tiaga Prem is the name I choose to teach as. It is a reminder of my commitment to being the teacher. It is connected to my recovery. It is connected to my commitment to my family. It is connected to my commitment to the many students who spend time with me regularly. It is connected to my spiritual teacher & mentor Guru Singh. Every time I hear this name, it reminds me to keep up! Each of these names are part of Who I Am. And I have learned a lot from each of them. Love You, Tiaga Prem #whatsinaname #betheteacher
If we can move mindfully through matter as matter
from Conscious Awareness - our feet will follow - matter will be there to walk with us. To support us.
If we resist matter (stand against one another rather than for one another) - or believe Supreme Reality to be only what is physically right in front of us-to define us...we are in danger of believing that we are only our “individual thoughts”, or emotions, or bodies, when in Reality all of Life is Interconnected. We Are Infinitely All of This. At this point science agrees that although the universe is constantly expanding, the same amount of energy has always been present, and always will be. Like the Infinite Worth/Potential you were born with. Meaning We Are All Infinite Energy being experienced as Matter. Denying this places us in danger of committing the most painful error in human experience - playing small. In danger of buying into duality and seperateness.
This is not just philosophy.
But Atomically speaking. Scientifically speaking...
We Are Infinite Potential Eternally Dancing With Herself. So, through meditation and compassion practices, may we learn to and strive to cause as little suffering as possible to ourSelf. Nurture ourSelf. Acknowledge our vastness as a practice. Taking great care with great compassion and awareness to support the Infinite Wisdom of Who We Are. Now that’s a yoga practice. Love You, Tiaga Prem #youareinfinite #bethebuddha #tiagaprem #revealingthediamond
Teaching live on Instagram and in person @thedharmatemple 9:30 am Pacific this morning
The Buddha is within You, not outside of You. Practice walking as this best version of Yourself. Place one foot forward. Check in to see that you are fully present, in the moment. And don’t step the other foot forward until you are. Continue in this way. Make room for the Buddha within you to walk. Give thanks that you are able to do this. You may even walk like this for others. Think of your ancestors, who may never have had the opportunity to walk with such clarity and grace. Ask them if they would like to walk with you. Think of the people who have hurt you, who may never have had the opportunity to walk with such compassion and awareness. Ask if they would like to walk with you. Soon you will be moving through life like the Buddha, practicing without practicing. Fully awake. As the master you were born to be. Love You, Tiaga Prem #bethebuddha #walklikeamaster #satnam #tiagaprem #alliswithin #healingwalk #walkingmeditation
We watched the movie Okja the other night. It’s really good. A creative reminder about how important it is to treat all beings with honor and respect. I’ve wavered on my commitment to being Plant Based in the past, mostly to be polite, sometimes out of selfishness, but this film instilled in me a renewed commitment to keep up with this Plant Based life. Part of my new Sadhana is to stay steady with my being vegan this holiday season. For our planet. For the animals. For our children. Love You, Tiaga Prem #plantbased #vegansofig #keepup
Everything around you is encouraging you to be You. Even though you may not acknowledge it in the moment, it’s true. What we see as mistakes, are actually resistance showing up to remind US of Who We Are. If we would all take the time to listen, without thinking, without needing to be right, we could experience it. The infinite potential that exists within each of us. It’s carried on the Breath. It’s carried in the spirit of our Inner Child. It’s carried in the teachings of Our Inner Sage. May you see the teacher in adversity and transform it into prosperity. For the benefit of ALL. Love You, Tiaga Prem #gurusingh #tiagaprem #dailywisdom #bethemaster #mymentorinlife
Access your intuition through meditation so you are not controlled by the intellect & the need to be right. Learn to communicate effectively rather than emotionally so that you can see the opportunity for prosperity in danger, rather than be defined by adversity and karmic consequences. Be Inspired by fear and the noise of confused media and politicians to live a life of leadership, compassion & creativity. The world needs you to be YOU! Love You, Tiaga Prem #bethemaster #liveyourdestiny #aquarianluminosity #tiagaprem #kundaliniyoga
Join us for a live class tonight on Instagram 6pm Pacific or in person @thedharmatemple
The sage is unaffected by duality. In our culture we expect to feel pleasure constantly, so we are addicted to only feeling good and to being entertained. Because of this many fear and avoid pain, which creates imbalance. Others become so overwhelmed with pain and poverty that there seems like zero possibility to experience joy. Which, when allowed to become regular neuroses, leads to deep bouts of depression. This creates a large gap in the distance of duality. Striving to be only this and not that, when in fact, the sage sees, we are all of this. These large gaps bring up resistance, the Saturn Teacher, to restore the balance. It is the nature of nature. When we are able to acknowledge pain and blessings as a part of life, simultaneously, the teachings from resistance are less severe. The goal of the sage is to catch these teachings from the resistance we create, individually and collectively, at a whisper, rather than ignore the teaching attempting to restore the balance. When our addiction to pleasure and fear of pain takes over, we allow the initial whisper of resistance to become a scream and the lesson then becomes an experience that is very difficult to manage. And it is all our doing, we decide how much resistance is necessary to restore the balance. In essence, as @babaramdass says “We Are all just walking each other home” May you develop the intuition, through meditation, to allow resistance to be a guide rather than tyrannical ruler. The choice is yours. When you are able to see the truth in the blessings and the challenges, resistance can guide you effectively to live life as a master. Restoring the balance consistently in the world around you. Love You, Tiaga Prem #restorethebalance #thetao #bethemaster #themiddlepath Image by @sirimarka
Great news! Our teacher & mentor @gurusinghyogi is on @richroll again! A great way to spend a Tuesday drive, walk, or cleaning session at home. Check out the Rich Roll Podcast it’s great! And also there are new episodes of our podcast up! Revealing the Diamond Up! Check those out too! #podcasts #mymentor Manifesting the day Revealing the Diamond appears on Rich Roll #lifegoals #vegansofig
Consciousness is our most valuable asset.
What does this mean?
The true value of being human is our ability to see the Infinite Worth we were born with, and then recognize that same infinite Worth in every being we connect with. Applying all of our gifts and talents through the lense of the heart. When all intellectual, scientific, financial, creative, environmental, agricultural, social, political (etc.) practices and endeavours are applied through the lense of the heart, the experience of Oneness, our Infinite Worth, we make great strides for peace, for Connection, for True Prosperity. We step into our Radiance and Grace, and declare our commitment to living as Humans rather than as disconnected savages. When we disconnect from the heart, we disconnect from our human-ness and great suffering occurs.
Join the human rEvolution. Remember Who You Are . Love You, Tiaga Prem #toinfinityandbeyond #spiritualactivism #bethebuddha #wakeupcall *****************************
Join us @thedharmatemple this morning at 9:30 am for class or watch the discourse live here on Instagram (Pacific time)