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About suryasanmiguel

I'm a Yoga teacher and educator. I was born in Madrid, Spain and came to Canada in the 70's to study but remained here. I received a degree in Education from McGill University. In my student's years I had the good fortune of meeting my Zen teacher, Roshi Phillip Kapleau and I studied with him for 15 years attending numerous retreats. In 1988 I was also very fortunate to meet Swami Vishnudevananda at the Sivananda Yoga Camp in Quebec where I became a certified Yoga teacher My interest in Budhism and Hinduism also led me to meet several Tibetan Lamas and study their teachings and traditions. I live presently in Montreal, Canada but travel frequently teaching Yoga and giving workshops and lectures on spiritual related topics.


Thank you for those of you who have inquired about my blog going dry for a while.  I am happy to say that this blogger is not going dry in spite of having to watch the “vata” that comes with … Continue reading

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Zen stories are full of curious anecdotes, contradictions and illogical statements.  They can even sound frankly irreligious although a Zen temple is full of Buddhist piety and ritual. How paradoxical! It would be difficult to understand Zen without looking at … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga, one of the main four paths of yoga, is an eight steps systematic path that prepares us for meditation and eventually samadhi. It is sometimes described as an eight-rung ladder. More and more people today want to meditate … Continue reading

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To Age Gracefully is the subject of a course I offer at the Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas from March 9th to the 13th. In those five days we will explore the challenges and blessings of growing older at any … Continue reading

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    When I go on hikes in the mountains of Mallorca I quite often come across gates that bar the path. All land in that small island always belongs to someone.  Then one has to go back or look … Continue reading

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As most of you probably know the Bhagavat Gita is part of the Mahabharata, the oldest epic known to humanity, older than the Bible or the Greek myths and vaster than all of Shakespeare’s work. When I studied the Bhagavat … Continue reading

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I am passing on to you this beautiful recording of Om not just as an aid to meditation but as a powerful vibration for healing.  At a time when we are surrounded by electromagnetic waves of all kinds (cell phones, … Continue reading

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