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March 21- May 23, 2022

Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Practical Guide - Cultivating Freedom from Binding Thoughts and Emotions through the Five Yamas

Swami Brahmananda

10 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 6:00-7:45pm ET 

Course Description:

Learn how to cultivate compassion, discernment of the truth, commitment to your spiritual studies and practices and purity of heart and mind through meditations based on the teachings of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This is the best and easiest way of keeping the mind free of binding emotional reactions to situations and individuals.

Join this 10 week course with Swami Brahmananda and learn practical tools to cultivate Ahimsa or non-violence and compassion, Satyam or truthfulness, Brahmacharya – commitment to the spiritual path and purity, Asteya and Aparigraha – freedom from binding desires to objects and possessions. The teachings and practices are meant for new and experienced students alike.

Students will have the opportunity to receive personal guidance from Swami Brahmananda on their studies.

What you'll learn:

“I feel very fortunate to take courses with Swami Brahmananda. He is a great teacher! His love of the teachings comes through and is so inspiring, as is his faithfulness to the teachings.”
– Nathalie.
“Studying this material with Swami Brahmananda was a richly rewarding experience. He is an ocean of knowledge and presents the material with great respect, love and clarity. I look forward to being with him again soon.”
– Rev. Manjula S.
"Swami Brahmananda is a wonderful teacher. Although I have always been spiritual, I understand more about my spiritual sadhana because of his guidance and teachings. I hope more people will take his classes. It will change your life."
- AG

Additional Information:

Offered as 10 weekly sessions on Mondays, Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23   6:30-7:45pm 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.

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Swami Brahmananda

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.

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