As Part of Loka's Fall Workshops
The Gita, considered both one of the greatest spiritual books of all time and "Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Life." These yoga scriptures take the form of conversations between the small self and the Great Self, between Arjuna and Krishna, spoken in Sanskrit 5000 years ago. There are four main Yoga paths, or yoga systems, featured in the text through which one can unite with the Divine:
• Jnana Yoga: the path of self-knowledge
• Karma Yoga: the path of action in the world
• Raja Yoga: the path of meditation
• Bhakti Yoga: the path of devotion
In this 4 class series, Laxman will guide you through a detailed discussion of these four yoga systems, with contextual references to the background of the text and other major streams of thought. From his own experience, Laxman believes the Bhagavad Gita is an extraordinary tool for maintaining mental, emotional and spiritual health in this world. We are all increasingly challenged by the potentially catastrophic changes that seem to hit us every single day. Through the Bhagavad Gita's guidance, we will explore managing internal conflict through difficult times in the internal world so that we can meet the challenges of the outer world with serenity, grace, skill, power and purpose.
This is the true practice of yoga.
No prior knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita or these paths of yoga is necessary; the only requirement is to bring an open mind and a sincere heart.
All students will receive a copy of the Bhagavad Gita after enrolling for this workshop. Please pre-register so that we will have enough Bhagavad Gita's for all students!