All the lower impulses of the body, mind and senses must be controlled by the power of the higher Self. Then the higher Self becomes one’s friend. (Swami Sivananda's commentary to Chapter 6 of the Bhagavad Gita). According to the teachings of yoga and vedanta, the origin of suffering is in the mind. By controlling and eventually transcending the mind we can free ourselves from suffering and attain eternal peace and everlasting happiness. Learn about the structure of the mind, discover the power of thoughts and explore ways to turn the mind from a foe to a friend. Join us for a weekend of teachings which will inspire you to rise higher and find infinite knowledge and bliss.