Μέθοδοι “Αυτοβελτίωσης” & “Θετικής Σκέψης”: Είναι συμβατές με την Ορθοδοξία; – Περιοδικό Διάλογος, τεύχος 73 – PDF

http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/holysynod/commitees/heresies/dialogos/Dialogos_73.pdf

Αντιαιρετικό Περιοδικό Διάλογος

Ιούλιος – Σεπτέμβριος 2013

τεύχ. 73

ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΣΤΙΑΝΟΙ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΟΝ ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΣΤΙΑΝΩΝ – Μία ἀκόμη περίπτωση

ΣΗΜΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΥ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΙΝΩΝ ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑΤΩΝ

ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ «ΑΥΤΟΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗΣ» ΚΑΙ «ΘΕΤΙΚΗΣ ΣΚΕΨΗΣ»: ΕΙΝΑΙ ΣΥΜΒΑΤΕΣ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ; – Β΄ Μέρος

ΚΑΤΑΛΥΤΙΚΕΣ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ – Α΄ Μέρος

ΟΙ ΝΕΕΣ «ΜΕΤΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΕΙΣ» ΤΗΣ «ΣΚΟΠΙΑΣ» «ΠΕΣ ΜΑΣ, ΠΟΤΕ ΘΑ ΓΙΝΟΥΝ ΑΥΤΑ;» – Β΄ Μέρος

ΛΟΓΟΣ – ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ – ΜΗΤΕΡΑ – ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ;

ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ – ΣΧΟΛΙΑ

Όλα τα τεύχη: κλικ ΕΔΩ

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Video: Saint Paisios of Greece (+1994) on Yoga & Hinduism

Saint Paisios of Greece (+1994) on Yoga & Hinduism

Yoga and Orthodox Christianity: Are They Compatible? – Dr. Christine Mangala, India

Yoga and Orthodox Christianity: Are They Compatible?

Dr. Christine Mangala, India

Source:

http://www.ancientfaith.com

ANCIENT FAITH

Dr. Christine Mangala was raised in India and brought up a devout Hindu. Her family was close to one of India’s leading Hindu gurus and teachers. Now an Orthodox Christian writer and teacher, she and Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen speak about whether various aspects of Hindu Yoga are compatible with Christian faith and practice, or whether Yoga should be shunned entirely.

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/illuminedheart/yoga_and_orthodox_christianity_are_they_compatible

The interview video of Dr. Christine Mangala & Kevin Allen

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Mr. Allen: Welcome to The Illumined Heart on Ancient Faith Radio. As many of you know, we have spoken often on this program about the influence of eastern, non-Christian, spiritual ideas, metaphysics, and worldviews on our culture. And this is the spiritual background I came out of, one which continues to be a subject of interest to me, and, I hope, for some of you as well.

Recently, my parish in southern California has begun to see a trickle of enquirers coming from various eastern traditions, especially those of Hinduism. So I hope our conversation today—Yoga and Orthodox Christianity: Are They Compatible?—will bring light to the subject.  In addition to enquirers from eastern spiritual traditions, many Christian believers also practice yoga asanas, physical postures which have become virtually mainstream in North American and European life, and even some forms of Hindu-influenced meditation. So the question of the compatibility of yoga in its various meditative and especially the physical postures forms with Eastern Orthodox Christianity is one that we’ll attempt to address on the program today.

My guest, whom I’m very very enthused to be speaking with, was born a Hindu, a Brahmin, the highest and priestly caste in India. She was brought up on yoga. Her grandfather, in fact, was a personal friend of one of the expounders of modern yoga and Vedanta philosophy, the well-known Swami Sivananda, who is the founder of the Divine Life Society. And Dr. Christine Mangala became a Christian at age 22, and later converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. She received her doctorate in English literature from Cambridge University, and has authored articles on literature and books of fiction, of which she has written several, as well as various spiritual subjects, including yoga and Christianity. She is married to Dr. David Frost, the director of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England—a fine program, by the way—with whom she has four children, and she attends St. Ephraim’s Russian Orthodox Church in Cambridge, UK, England.

Her excellent article, “Yoga and the Christian Faith,” provided the impetus for this program, and I’m speaking with my guest today by telephone in Cambridge, England. Dr. Christine Mangala, welcome to The Illumined Heart on Ancient Faith Radio. It’s great to have you as my guest.

Dr. Mangala: Thank you very much, Kevin. It’s a great pleasure and privilege to be on this program.

Mr. Allen: Thank you so much. It’s good to have you as my guest. I’m going to enjoy this; I can tell already. Let’s begin with this first question, Christine, if I might. Speaking of yoga, not in its modern and popularized context, but in Continue reading “Yoga and Orthodox Christianity: Are They Compatible? – Dr. Christine Mangala, India”

Are you Christian? Forget about doing Yoga! – The Church would like people to replace Yoga with Prayer

http://easternorthodoxchurch.blogspot.com

EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Are you Christian? Forget about doing Yoga!

The Church would like people to replace Yoga with Prayer

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church reacted to the UN’s decision to designate June 21 as International Day of Yoga in 2014. The Holy Synod’s statement says that the practice of yoga has “no place in the lives of Christians” since it is a fundamental aspect of Hinduism and as such is not considered a “form of exercise” but of worship!

Though praised for its calming effect and wellness, Christians are urged to seek the same comfort in God – not hindu practises. After all, the postures of yoga were created as adulation to 330 million Hindu gods. The postures are viewed in the Hindu faith as offerings to gods that in Christianity are considered to be idols.

Furthermore, a third of yoga is concerned with emptying the mind – a contradiction to what Christianity teaches. In the Christian faith, there is free choice and transformation through renewal. Furthermore, astral travel that yoga guides people into is a practise that the church continues to frown upon.

“For this reason, yoga is totally incompatible with our Christian Orthodox faith and it has no place in the life of Christians,” the statement said, even though it added that the the Church respects religious freedom.

Source:

http://orthochristian.com

http://orthochristian.com/80060.html

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

Video: Η Yoga από τη σκοπιά της Ορθοδοξίας – Δρ. Θανάσης Παπαθανασίου

https://whataboutyoga.wordpress.com

WHAT ABOUT YOGA?

2014-06-04 06_10_47-Η Yoga από τη σκοπιά της Ορθοδοξίας, Δρ Παπαθανασίου - YouTube

Η Yoga από τη σκοπιά της Ορθοδοξίας

Δρ. Θανάσης Παπαθανασίου