Living, Loving Landscapes

Eco-Emplacement in Buddhism and Yoga

During this five week course we will practice sustained focus on earth, water, fire, air, and space as outlined in the Visuddhi-magga, the Samkhya Karika, and the Yogavasistha, in conjunction with the cultivation of precepts and perfections (yamas, niyamas, and paramitas). 

This class will gather monthly at the Hill Street Center, 237 Hill Street, Santa Monica 90405 from 1 to 3 p.m., on the following Sunday afternoons: January 10th, February 14th (Valentine’s Day!), March 13th, April 17th, and May 15th.  Materials will be provided in class.  Registration is available through InsightLA or LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality or by donation.  For information contact Chris Chapple,

The instructor

Chris Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University.  He trained in classical Yoga for 12 years with Gurani Anjali at Yoga Ananda Ashram in Amityville, New York.  A scholar of the religions of India and a pioneer in the field of religion and ecology, he has published 20 books and over 150 articles.  He edits the journal “Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology” (Brill).  He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Ahimsa Center (Pomona), the Centre for Jaina Studies (London), and the Forum on Religion and Ecology (Yale).