January 11 – March 29, 2022
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Samadhi Pada: Teachings From the First Chapter on Samadhi or Concentration
12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:45pm ET
Learn what makes our spiritual life effective and successful and how to overcome emotional addictions and attachments. You will learn tools to strengthen your meditation practice based on the most important Yogic scripture – the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. . Swami Brahmananda will offer an in-depth study of the first chapter or Samadhi Pada on the topic of Samadhi or concentration.
Join this inspiring journey through the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, discovering the true nature of who you are, what is the mind, how the mind can bind and how when purified it paves the way to liberation and true lasting happiness. The teachings and practices are meant for new and experienced students alike.
Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive and scientific approach to God-Realization. The precepts and doctrines of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali Maharishi, the greatest psychologist of all time. Never has man’s mind been so completely analyzed. Never has the process of eliminating human suffering been so succinctly presented. The methods of Raja Yoga are profound and timeless. They are the most useful techniques available to modern man beset by the tremendous stresses and strains of our competitive society.
Students will have the opportunity to get personal guidance from Swami Brahmananda on their studies.
What you'll learn:
Offered as 12 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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.
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.