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About sueannmckean

My search for meaning in life turned serious in my late teens and included a sustained practice with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation in 1973 that I practice still today. In 1973 I also became a student of Aikido with Shihan Robert Nadeau Sensei in the Bay area of California, received a black belt (currently 6th dan) and have been teaching Aikido for the next 37 years, mostly at Bay Area dojos in Los Gatos, San Francisco, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto and colleges : Hayward and San Jose State Universities, Sofia University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) and De Anza College. I had a 6 year career as an international bodybuilder, was a finalist in the pro- world championships 3 times and in the IFBB Ms Olympia in 1986 & 87. I was introduced to the Enneagram in 1978 and became a certified teacher in the narrative tradition with Helen Palmer and David Daniels in 1993. I integrated the Enneagram with principles of Aikido in my teaching. In 1990 after a pilgrimage to India I reconnected to Vedic wisdom with a focus on Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), a study that really took off when I met my guru, Pundit Sanjay Rath in 2005. Since 2007 I went to the Himalayas yearly to study Jaimini Sutra Upadesa and Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra graduating in 2011 as a Jaimini Scholar from the 5 year Master's Course. For nearly 3 years, from Jan. 2010, I mentored in the Parasara Jyotish program created by Pundit Rath. I am a level 1 & 2 teacher in the AIAC (Ancient Indian Astrology Classes) founded by Chicago based Guru Souvik Dutta. (see the Ayurjyotish course in 2012, the Visesa Lagna course in Jan. 2014 and Panchanga course in Jan. 2015) Teaching what I am learning deepens understanding and joy. Currently I have a Level 1 foundation course going on skype (Sept. 2015 I live in the hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay with my husband Jack Labanauskas, publisher of the Enneagram Monthly, also a practitioner and student of Vedic wisdom.

Simplicity is the key

Originally posted on Nature's Diet:
The more I study ayurveda the more I appreciate simplicity. It is a way of living for me and it is a very powerful way of healing. I think it is one of the…

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Historical Parasara

Originally posted on hṛdayāravinde:
(Published in the January 2012 issue of Saptarishis Astrology Magazine) Introduction The origin of Vedic Astrology has always been camouflaged in myths and legends. Although the ancient sages had a purpose of doing so but as time progressed…

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Solis Invicti

Originally posted on hṛdayāravinde:
(Published in the December 2016 issue of Batayan) A 6th grader was asked by her bus driver why she is celebrating Christmas, when she is of Indian origin. She smiled at her bus driver…

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Enneagram & Jyotish

“Space and Time Part 2: Lunar Mansions”  is an article by Jack Labanauskas the publisher and editor of the Enneagram Monthly an eclectic journal with readers in many countries that he started 22 years ago.  It is largely about the … Continue reading

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Please click the link  http://www.enneagram-monthly.com/ Go to issue 227 for part 1 of Enneagram and Jyotish by Jack Labanauskas. Go to issue 228 for part 2 of Enneagram and Jyotish Stay tuned for part 3. http://www.enneagram-monthly.com/

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Mantras-on-Skype

What is a Mantra? The word mantra comes from man + tra which means “protection of mind.” Mantra is something which protects our mind. The Physics of Mantra: Mantrās are sound vibrations… Source: Mantras-on-Skype

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Born or Died During an Eclipse: Leaders of the World

Not that everything important happens during Solar and Lunar eclipses, but many major events in our lives do. Numerous important rulers, kings, presidents, leaders and CEO’s are born or have died d… Source: Born or Died During an Eclipse: Leaders … Continue reading

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