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DurgaDas Patient Expert

Nanaimo, Canada
Regis Chapman (DurgaDas) is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher, having taken his Teacher Training Course at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA, USA in October 2005. A practicing lifecoach, he helps people with his years of combined coaching and spiritual practice experience.... Full Bio
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Happy Holi by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I am pleased to be able to write to you on this Holi. The festival of Holi is the origin of the word holiday. The reason I am so happy is because yesterday I met an India ... Read on »
Testimonial- Sean Pamphilon by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Sean Pamphilon I am writing to extol the virtues of Regis Chapman, who I have known for the better part of two years. I first met Mr. Chapman while working on a docu ... Read on »
Protesting Youtube Sivananda Videos by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPHt-PIIgsk&feature=channel This channel contains some high production value, but otherwise horrible videos of someone teaching a Sivananda ... Read on »
Bill Maher, Religulous, Atheism, The Godless, Doubters and Agnostics by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Knowing God Recently, I came across a quote that summarizes my feeling about spiritual practice and the desire to connect with God in a real and personal way, as well as re ... Read on »
Nice Buddha Quote by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga “There are these four ways of answering questions. Which four? There are questions that should be answered categorically [straightforwardly yes, no, this, that]. There ar ... Read on »
Swami Sivananda Quotes by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga ESSENTIALS ARE SAME The essentials or fundamentals of all religions are the same. Only non-essentials differ. `The Noble Eightfold Path' corresponds to `The Sermon ... Read on »
Swami Sivananda Quotes by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga LIFE AND DEATH Death is only a process by which life is continued. Death is not annihilation of the self. Hence do not be afraid of death. Death is for the better; ... Read on »
Swami Sivananda Quotes by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga RENOUNCE Go wherever you like. Go to Kashmir, to Darjeeling, to Vienna or the Alps, you will not find any real rest. The charming scenery may soothe the retina fo ... Read on »
Swami Sivananda Quotes by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga THIS IS THE WAY TO SPIRITUALISE ALL YOUR ACTIONS What is divine life? To shed the animal in man and to sublimate the human in him to the divine; to express the subl ... Read on »
Atheism, The Godless, Doubters and Agnostics by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Recently, I came across a quote that summarizes my feeling about spiritual practice and the desire to connect with God in a real and personal way, as well as really speaking o ... Read on »
Religion & Spirituality by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This Holy Moment It’s taken an entire life’s practice, much pain and causing of pain throughout. These are the experiences that have stripped me of my pretenses and my self ... Read on »
Spiritual Teaching, Training and Coaching by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga In this post, I would like to talk about a subject I have studied at some depth. This is the subject of spiritual training, teaching and coaching: my view of it, of what doe ... Read on »
Be Inspired by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Here is a guy who is a motivational speaker, and has a unique perspective on how to live life. Still, his perspective is one that’s informed by the same principles that is tak ... Read on »
Sanskrit Classes by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Sanskrit Classes Sanskrit Teacher A.K. Aruna A teacher of Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta, A.K. Aruna (M.A., University of Washington) teaches in India and in the United St ... Read on »
Where Foods Are Made by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My friend Dr. Parvati Barnett has an excellent website and she has published this great article called “Made In China” about how to tell where foods are made. It’s a way to ... Read on »
Memories of the Bicycle by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga For a great many years, I was active in racing and riding bicycles. I even coached some pretty elite athletes, once upon a time. Through circumstances and a sad move on the ... Read on »
The Hidden Whistle by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I was just thinking of past times living in the ashram, and was thinking of Daya Devi (Edie O’Reilly), now living in Ireland along with Krishna and Vishwakarma (Paddy O’Reilly ... Read on »
What is True Religion by Swami Sivananda by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Thanks to Ganesha on Facebook for this one; by H.H. Swami Sivananda, pictured below: Not by mere argument or discussion can religion be taught. Not by precepts or mora ... Read on »
New Year's Resolutions by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga We all spend some part of the late half of the wintertime recovering from our holidays and during New Year’s it seems our minds turn toward New Year’s Resolutions. This is a t ... Read on »
Spiritual Teaching and Left/Right Brain Episode 1 by DurgaDas Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A Stroke of Insight One Youtube video that has had a large influence on my thinking about spiritual teaching is “A Stroke of Insight” by Jill-Bolte Taylor, posted below. Man ... Read on »