In gratitude for yourself and living (and before you enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner!) join Datza & Annie for the vigorous, carefree yet meditative practice of movement and stillness.
108 Steps of Gratitude + 9 Sun Salutations + Cool Down w/ Datza
108 Breaths + Guided Meditation w/ Annie
Join us for annual Thanksgiving day practice!
Why 108? Such a good question! Because it’s a tradition, is one answer! But inquiring minds …(Thank you Wikipedia!):
Similarly, in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Lord Krishna in Brindavan had 108 followers known as gopis. Recital of their names, often accompanied by the counting of a 108-beaded mala, is often done during religious ceremonies.
The Sri Vaishnavite Tradition has 108 Divya Desams (temples of Vishnu) that are revered by the 12 Alvars in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses. There are also 108 pithas(sacred places).
In Buddhism, this number is reached by multiplying the senses smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight, and consciousness by whether they are painful, pleasant or neutral, and then again by whether these are internally generated or externally occurring, and yet again by past, present and future, finally we get 108 feelings. 6 × 3 × 2 × 3 = 108.
In Japan, at the end of the year, a bell is chimed 108 times in Buddhist temples to finish the old year and welcome the new one. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations (Bonnō) a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.”
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