October 11 – January 3, 2022
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Kaivalya Pada Teachings from the fourth chapter on Kaivalya or Liberation
12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:45pm ET
Learn timeless teachings from the most important text for the yogis, the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Swami Brahmananda will offer an insightful summary of the first three chapters and an in-depth study of the fourth chapter or Kaivalya Pada on the topic of liberation or spiritual independence.
Join this inspiring course and learn an in-depth study of the fourth chapter of the Yoga Sutras, called Kaivalya Pada. It deals with asamprajnata samadhi or the final non-dual state of deep meditation. It also describes how to deal with the potential dangers of the siddhis or powers, how to destroy the karmashaya or storehouse of accumulated karma from previous births (sanchita), how not to generate fresh karma (agami), the transformation of the mind from samadhi with duality to the non-dual samadhi and the final state of kaivalya or liberation.
What you will learn:
Offered as 12 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:00-7:45pm ET
This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.
For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.
It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.0
Requirements and Recommendations:
Swami Brahmananda is a monk and senior teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is the current Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. Swami Brahmananda joined the Sivananda organization in 1999 and was initiated into Sannyasa (monasticism) in 2006.
A long-time practitioner of yoga, meditation and philosophical studies, he regularly teaches meditation and yoga philosophy for the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses as well as the Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses. He also teaches online courses on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Vedanta. Swami Brahmananda is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.