Culture, Video, Wisdom Manoj and Jyothi Chalam: Goddess Lakshmi’s Abundance Manoj and Jyothi Chalam discuss the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities in the practice of yoga and life By Nicole McLaughlin “The real obstacles in your life are not out there, they are within you.” Manoj and Jyothi Chalam discuss the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities in this Speakeasy talk from Wanderlust Whistler 2014. With their gentle guidance, we explore the idea of a universal connectedness and learn how to cultivate and quiet our internal awareness. During this lecture they delve into the auspicious nature of deities and their roles in deepening the spiritual practice of yoga. Manoj and Jyothi stress the importance of balance in life and address the ultimate goal of being at peace with the world, no matter what the situation. They offer tools and helpful suggestions to remove fear and encourage surrender as well as a way to manage and develop your personal archetype. By understanding how these divine forces influence our lives, we can begin to realize that the guiding light is not only all around us, but also springs from within. This lecture also covers: A discussion of the four goals: Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha The history and divine symbolism of Lakshmi, Shiva, and Ganesh What an archetype is and the role it plays in life Techniques to work with and play to your archetype To learn more about Manoj and Jyothi Chalam, visit uniqueartsintl.com.