Wesley, The Quiet Yogi


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What’s it like to lead one’s life as a teacher of the practice of Yoga and meditation? Meet Wesley Zineski, a Yoga practitioner who has spent his entire adult life in this practice.

Swami Suryadevananda and friends will offer a tribute to Wesley,  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on March 4 at AgeSong, Laguna Grove, 624 Laguna Street, San Francisco. AgeSong Institute and AgeSong Elder Communities are pleased to sponsor this presentation, the second in a series of spirituality workshops this winter/spring (see Introduction to Passsage Meditation, February 25).

In a recently published book, The Quiet Yogi, Swarmi and other practitioners share remembrances of their friendship with Wesley through letters, prayers, notes, clippings, photos, and even recipes.  The book was obviously a labor of love.

Wesley was a Holocaust survivor who earned a living initially in the auto industry and later by running Launromats.  During the 60s, and for the next 40 years, he would draw together friends throughout the world to share Yogic practice.


Swarmi, a poet, songwriter, and contributor to The Quiet Yogi,  offers the following comment on Real Friendship:

Here is such a beautiful picture: Real Friendship with all – a taxi driver in Japan sharing his lunch with a pigeon. They always dress very nicely and are well groomed and courteous. Look at the other one waiting for his meal. We worry about so much unnecessarily! Some talk about brotherly love, some just live it…

Samples of Swami’s poetry:

Can the Heart Expand to This

Till Foolishness is Exhausted

Download attached flyer of the Quiet Yogi event.

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