February 2 – March 9, 2021
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Samadhi Pada: Teachings From the First Chapter on Concentration
6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm EST
What you'll learn:
This is an inspiring and thorough study of the most important text for the yogis. The first chapter – Concentration which will be studied in this course deals with the various types of Samadhi or superconscious states of meditation, obstacles in meditation, the five types of Vrittis or thought-waves and how to gain control over them, what is non-attachment, and how to cultivate it, the nature of Iswara or God and the practice of self-surrender to God, various methods to enter into deep meditation or Samadhi and the way to acquire peace of mind by developing virtues.
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.
Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 & 9
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 Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.